The Hillsboro Boys Varsity Soccer team entered the Timberland tournament last week, which is a round-robin style format. The Hawks played three games…
The week started on Tuesday, September 7th, with a rough game for Hillsboro. The Hawks lost game one of the tournament to the host team, Timberland, by the score of 6-2.
Timberland took an early two goal lead, but Elliott Puhse had an unassisted goal at 38 minutes of the first half to cut the lead to one.
In the second half, Timberland added a third goal to make it a 3-1 game. Nick Marchetti rifled a shot off a pass from Andrew Chaves that found the net, making it a 3-2 game. However, that was all that Hillsboro could muster, as Timberland rallied to put away three more goals to win the game 6-2.
The Hawks only managed four shots on net, while Timberland had 24. Tate Volmert played all 80 minutes of the game in the net for the Hawks, and made 18 saves, including coming up huge to save a penalty kick.
Head Coach Victoria Jackson commented, “We knew going into this season that some of our toughest opponents were right here at the beginning of our schedule. We just need to focus on keeping ourselves in the game after the first half is over. This team has the ability to do great things, we just need to work on a few things and play to our potential for a full 80 minutes.”
The Hawks then faced Pattonville on Thursday, September 9th, and were defeated 2-0.
Pattonville came out playing solid soccer and managed to score at minutes 25 and 39. Hillsboro was never able to get going offensively as evident by only getting off three shots on goal. Volmert played the whole game in the net and stopped 11 of Pattonville’s 13 shots.
In the final game of the tournament, Hillsboro took on Duchesne. It was another unsuccessful effort for the Hawks, who ended up losing the game 3-1.
However, the Hawks played better, managing to get on the board this game. Duchesne scored first at minute 20, but Marchetti answered at minute 36, making it a 1-1 game at half time. Unfortunately, Duchesne put two more goals on the board in the second half without a response from Hillsboro.
Goal keeper Gabe Perry played all 80 minutes for Hillsboro, stopping 10 of 12 Pattonville shots. Hillsboro only had two shots all game.
With the three losses in this tournament, Hillsboro is now 0-4 on the season, still looking for their first victory. Hopefully the team can find what they are missing as they prepare to take on the De Soto Dragons on Tuesday, September 14th , at De Soto.