Caleb Riordan | Ameritime Sports Writer
The Hillsboro Hawks edged out Windsor 3-2 on Tuesday.
The Hawks came out firing and jumped out to an early lead. The first goal came off the foot of Colton Leonard in the 18th minute and was assisted by Patrick Lee.
Not even two minutes later, Leonard struck again. This time it was unassisted. The Hawks were up 2-0 and were capitalizing on scoring chances.
“I think the team did an exceptionally well job at passing in the attacking third and finishing on our chances,” Leonard said.
Windsor was able to cut into the lead before the first half ended. The Owls scored in the 28th minute to make it 2-1.
In the second half, it was Windsor that struck first. They scored a goal in the 56th minute to tie the game at two.
The tie was broken in the closing minutes of the game. It was Andrew Chaves that put the Hawks up 3-2 in the 78th minute. It was his first varsity goal as a Hawk. Hillsboro held on to win.
“We are really happy with the way the boys have been playing lately,” head coach Sam Nansel said. “The boys have been practicing and playing hard and it’s nice to see it pay off during a game.”
AJ Krasnesky started the game in goal for the Hawks. He played all 80 minutes and made five saves. Windsor fired seven shots on goal. The Hawks launched ten shots on goal.
The in-conference win brought Hillsboro’s record to 5-10. The Hawks’ next test will come against North County on Thursday Oct. 15.