The Hillsboro Hawks Girls Varsity Soccer team fought hard in their last regular season game against the St. Pius Lancers. All the hard work the Hawks had put in during the season really showed during the matchup, but unfortunately, they fell just short in the end, losing 2-1.
The Lancers struck early, scoring in the fourth and seventh minute, but that would be the end of that as the Hawks stepped up and took control of the ball. A strong defensive showing led to the Hawks getting some looks of their own at the goal but none that were able to find the net. That hard work was encouraging for Head Coach Sam Nansel to see.
“This was our best game of the season,” Nansel said. “The girls played hard all 80 minutes. This is exactly how we want to be playing going into Districts next week. We are super proud of the girls’ hard work and effort!”
There was still plenty of game left and the Hawks were determined to make the most of it. With a stalwart defense to fall back on, the Hawks found their success on a goal from the foot of Colleen Theiss, assisted by Bella Stephens. Theiss was proud of the team’s effort that led to her goal.
“They did great winning the ball out of the air and connecting passes was definitely a huge contribution,” Theiss said.
The Hawks kept up the pressure, hungry for another goal and a potential shot at overtime, but were unable to find the net again, handing them the 2-1 loss.
Baylei Clubb played in goal all 80 minutes and had four saves. The Hawks tallied up four shots on goal while the Lancers had seven.
With the regular season finished, the Hawks will have a short break before taking on the first round of the District Tournament. Their first game will be at home on May 18th at 7:00 p.m.