The Bears journeyed to the hallowed halls of Greenwich Academy today for a scrimmage against GA's junior varsity side. As expected, the host team proved to be well coached and technically strong. As for Berkshire, the girls showed improving court movement and a feisty spirit. Some inconsistent decision making and imprecise ball striking opened up a few too many options for our opponents, but the captains Maisie Noesen '13 and Chase Gerber '13 felt pretty good about the team's efforts today.
Surrounding the squash were a couple of long drives, as well as some great parental and alumnae support. Berkshire was cheered on by the Noesen, Gerber and Brazo families, and the Silvermans were pleased to be able to celebrate the birthday of Olivia '15. A hearty, eclectic meal at the Glory Days Diner -- as coach's wife's niece's husband's grandmother points out, "Everybody gets what they want at a diner" -- provided a good opportunity for muscle recovery and team bonding, as well as fuel for the ride home and the end-of-semester push.
The season officially opens this Saturday at Miss Porter's, where the Bears will take on the host school and Hopkins in a tri-meet. Asked if he could think of anything his team could work on during Thursday and Friday practices, Coach K was wryly inscrutable. "Yep," he said, turning his attention back toward the rush hour traffic in Greenwich.