The Berkshire Bowl

The YMCA Camp Hi-Rock versus YMCA Camp Sloane staff soccer match has been held each summer since 2008. It has always been a close competition with no team ever winning back-to back games. The series currently stands at 3-2 in Hi-Rock’s favor. The trophy which spends the year at the winning team’s camp, is a golden toilet, formally dubbed the Berkshire Bowl.

This summer’s match went into extra time. A 3-1 win began with a brilliantly timed cross from Mohawk Unit Director Itai Gruss which left Fergus Butt, a day camp counselor, with the simple job of connecting with the ball to put the visitors in front. Sloane then equalized from the penalty spot and the game got tight

with Frontier UD Ian Ruiz-Carlile pulling off a string of game saving saves. After an inspiring huddle with the team manager, Assistant Day Camp Director Ahren Parry, they headed into extra time. Hi-Rock went in to the lead after Mohawk counselor, Daniel Holden, dispatched a stunning free kick from 30 yards away. The scoring was complete when Frontier counselor Ollie Kent neatly went around two defenders and slotted home the winner to secure victory.