Bulldogs pound Panthers

J. Jarnot
Berwick surrenders only thirteen shots and Alex Ramsay stops every one

NORTH ANDOVER, MA –In desperate need of a win, Berwick played like they had something to prove this morning. In the dreaded 9 a.m. matchup against in-state foe NYA, Eric DeGregorio (Dover, NH) got the Bulldogs on the board early as he scored for the third time in as many days on a Jackson Sidford (Newburyport, MA) feed. In the second period, Tanner Derby (Newburyport, MA) worked the puck to his younger brother Connor who wristed one hard and low on net. Jackson Sidford took the rebound and backhanded it home for a 2-0 Berwick lead. Cole Hernon (Hampton, NH) scored a similar goal in the third, this time scoring on a rebound from a Cole Shelgren (Dover, NH) point shot. NYA got chippy down the stretch resulting in a 5 on 3 for the Bulldogs. Ten seconds into the two-man advantage, Chris Dowd (Danville, NH) dished to Tanner Derby who buried one top shelf. Just one minute later, DeGregorio capped off a strong weekend with another laser that the goalie never saw. Alex Ramsay (Yarmouth, ME) earned his first career shutout, turning aside all thirteen NYA shots, including a huge breakaway save when the game was only 2-0. After a tough stretch that saw the Bulldogs lose seven straight, hopefully yesterday’s tie and today’s win can turn it around for Berwick. With seven days off before returning to action for the Roxbury Latin Holiday Showcase, the Bulldogs hope to find some health in the new year with a returning Zander Lizotte and Ryan Gaulin. If the Bulldogs have any shot of reaching the postseason, they will need to go on a run in January.
Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.