Hockey - Girls Varsity
|Date:||February 10, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 3 - Pomfret 3|
Berkshire travelled to Pomfret on Monday to make up a game that was cancelled due to earlier snowfalls. Despite the long ride on a Monday evening, the Bears were coming off a great win overDeerfield and stepped on the ice ready to play.
The Bears knew they were in for a battle as Pomfret, who is coached by former Berkshire forward Becky Zavisza '05, was doing well in the standings sitting fourth in D1.
The first period was fast paced and Pomfret came at Berkshire hard. The Bears were scrambling a bit to adapt to the quicker pace and found themselves down by one heading in tot he locker room after one period of play. Jamie Ernst '15 played well and kept things close saving 9 of the 10 shots she faced that period.
When Berkshire returned to the ice in the second, they were fired up and ready to play. While play continued to go up and down the ice, Berkshire worked hard to force turn overs and win 50/50 battles. The result of their strong efforts was a goal scored by Renee Dreher '15. Lauren Henman '14 picked up the puck on the left side of the net and wrapped around to the left side sending the puck out front. Renee had parked herself in front of the net and was waiting for the chance to put the puck in the back of the net. The second period would end tied at one with Ernst saving all 14 shots she faced that period.
The third period was extremely exciting with four goals scored between the two teams. Berkshire took the lead at 13:14 when Maddie Beitler '17 picked up the puck in the corner from KenzieLancaster '15 and sent it on net. Pomfret's goalie got a little tangled up and the puck was pushed over the goal line. Pomfret came right back at the Bears and scored off the next face off. Beitler scored her second goal of the game a couple of minutes later when she cut in from the blue line and put away a beautiful feed from Erin Dillon '17. Kylie Wilkes '16 had the second assist on the goal. Pomfret again put in an equalizer and then both teams would trade chances through the periods end. Overtime would end the same way and Berkshire would come away with a 3-3 tie