|Hockey - Girls Varsity Lawrenceville|
|Date:||January 12, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 4 - Lawrenceville 2|
Event Recap:Berkshire returned to the ice on Sunday to face off against Lawrenceville. Although it was not a league game, Lawrenceville is a great team and being well coached, pushed the Bears to continue to make adjustments to their game. Berkshire did an excellent job finishing today and that combined with some spectacular saves from
Jamie Ernst '15 allowed the Bears to come away with the victory.
In the opening period, Berkshire came out strong and put a lot of pressure on Lawrenceville. The Bears were working hard for lose pucks and forechecking well. Despite the hard work by Berkshire, it was Lawrenceville who go on the board first. The bears stayed positive and kept on pressuring the puck trying to force turnovers. Kenzie Lancaster '15 tied the game three and a half minutes later with some nice moves to gain a lane to the net where she shot top shelf. The remainder of the period saw some chances from both teams, but the
would enter the locker room tied at one.
The second period of the game went to Berkshire. They continued to battle hard and produced several quality scoring chances. Berkshire's first gaol came just two minutes in when Kylie Wilkes '16 roofed the puck up over the shoulder of the goalie. The assist on the goal went to Erin Dillon '17. Just two minutes later, Lauren Henman '14 would head man the puck to Wilkes who hustled past the final defender to break in and hit top shelf on the other side of the net. Berkshire continued to bus around the net and with one minute to go,
Dillon would score on a great effort in front where she stood her ground and burried a feed from Wilkes short side on the ice. Maggie Curran '17 also had an assist on Dillon's goal.
Lawrenceville came out strong in the third and held the momentum for most of the period. Jamie Ernst made some game saving stops that allowed the bears to settle down and regain composure in their defensive end. Lawrenceville did finish to make the game 4-2 thirty seconds into the period, but Berkshire shut them down for the remainder of the game. The Bears came away with a 4-2 win.
Berkshire put together a great game. They played well in the D-zone, they re-grouped after falling behind early and they finished when given the opportunity. The offense was led by Wilkes (two goals) and Dillon (one goal one assist), but the efforts of Ronnie Lortie '14, Kenzie Lancaster '15, Maggie Curran '17, Olivia Good '15, Kate
Klimaszewski '16, and Maddie Beitler '17 helped create Berkshire's offensive opportunities.
Berkshire has another home game on Wednesday against NMH.