Decked out in pink to show support for breast cancer awareness, the Hillsboro Hawks Girls Varsity Soccer team took on the Northwest Lions at home. Despite a strong defensive showing, the Hawks fell in a 5-0 matchup.
Northwest took the lead with a goal in the sixth minute, but the Hawks stepped up to the challenge, holding off the Lions for almost the entire rest of the half. The Lions were able to sneak in one more goal in the 38th minute before going into halftime.
“Our defense did a great job of going to the ball as well as being physical with the team,” Ashlynn Dean said. “They also communicated well!”
The Hawks’ defense stayed strong the second half as they looked for a chance of their own to put a goal on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, the Lions scored three more goals in the 43rd, 47th and 56th minutes, signaling a loss for the Hawks. In spite of the score, Head Coach Sam Nansel noted the team’s improvements.
“Despite the score, we actually played really well in the midfield and on the back line,” Nansel said. “We communicated with each other and did some things really well defensively. It was nice to see the girls having fun while playing even though the score got away from us in the second half.”
Baylei Clubb played in goal all 80 minutes and had 21 saves. The Hawks had one shot on goal to Northwest’s 26 shots on goal.
The Hawks now look to face off against the St. Clair Bulldogs for a rescheduled game on April 29th. Kickoff is at 5:00 p.m.