By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Vikings overcame a one hour, fifty minute weather delay to advance to the SAA semifinals over Centre 13-9 on Saturday night.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Vikings jumped out to an early lead, remaining ahead 7-3 at halftime.
- Centre kept the game close though, scoring six times in the final 30 minutes of play, but Berry’s five tallies in the third quarter ensured the 13-9 victory.
- Berry bested Centre in ground balls (55-24) and face offs (19-7), while both teams added 19 clears.
- The Vikings defense was solid all night, causing 11 turnovers and holding Centre to just 29 shots.
- Four Vikings scored twice in the contest: Bailey Martin, Chris Berchock, Jason Wilhlem and Hudson Harris.
BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Martin: 2 G, A, 2 SH, 2 SOG
- Wilhelm: 2 G, A, 7 SH, 5 SOG, 3 GB, CT
- Harris: 2 G, A, 8 SH, 3 SOG, 2 GB
- Berchock: 2 G, A, 10 SH, 4 SOG, 2 GB, 2 CT
- Nick Zakucia: G, SH, SOG, GB
- Quentin Johnson: G, 2 A, 9 SH, 4 SOG, 6 GB
- Luke Koferi: G, 5 SH, 4 SOG, 2 GB
CENTRE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Austin Zehnder: 2 G, 6 SH, 2 SOG, 2 GB
- Lorezo Powell: 2 G, 4 SH, 4 SOG, CT
- Leland Gray: 2 G, A, 5 SH, 2 SOG, GB
- Bryant Portwood: 2 G, 8 SH, 3 SOG
- Graeme Warner: G, A, 3 SH, SOG
- Sam Long: 23 SV, 13 GA
- Berry improves to 11-4 on the year with the win.
- Centre finishes the season 5-9 overall.
Berry will take on Sewanee in an SAA Semifinal matchup on Friday, April 28 at 4 p.m.