Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Clarkston High School
Berkley High School
The Varsity boys took on the Berkley Bears Tuesday evening at Berkleyâs Hurley Field. It was a very warm steamy night that proved to challenge both teams as the night progressed.
Berkley opened the scoring early in the match with a combination play through the midfield that freed an attacking forward for a clear shot that found the back of the net. However, the Wolves answered back almost immediately with a throw in from Matt Heilman to Ethan Wise. Ethan was able to cut back on a defender and dribbled the ball towards the center of the box and placed a firm shot to the far post past the diving goaltender. Clarkston then worked hard on defense and transitioning the ball, but Berkley was able to get a few quality chances on Noah Bridgeman who was up to the task. However, a poor clearance in the box was able to be moved into the front of the net by Berkley where a forward was able to deflect a ball into the bottom corner of the net for Berkleyâs second goal. The half concluded with Berkley leading the match 2-1
The wolves regrouped at halftime and started the half with a refreshed approach. The boys were able to once again tie the game off a corner kick. The ball travelled to the back post and was headed back to the near post by John Loch. Mason Gergar attacked the cross and headed the ball into the night to knot the score up at 2. The tied score was broken about 5 minutes later when the bears were able to convert a direct kick just above the top of the box by deflecting the ball off the wall and into the corner of the net.
Once again, the wolves found themselves down a goal, but once again, the boys dug deep and were able to tie the score. Ethan Wise had a ball knocked back to him on one of his long throw ins, he was able to collect the loose ball and cross it back into the center of the box. Finn Eblenkamp attacked the cross and headed it into the net for the Wolvesâ third goal of the match with approximately 15 minutes to go.
The pace of the match slowed as it neared its conclusion with players from both sides starting to feel the effects of the heat and humidity. The match ended tied 3-3. The Wolves record is now 6-3-4 as they enter the final two weeks of the regular season with five games left to be played.
Next up for the Wolves will be at Stoney Creek High School. The match will be Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 pm.