Seniors recognized at last home soccer match
Hillcrest honored its seniors, then found a way to defeat Washington 2-0 though Washington controlled the majority of possession in the game. Playing on tired legs after the weekend when they made their way to the championship game of the conference tournament, the Ravens struggled to maintain possession of the ball as Washington was able to consistently beat the Ravens to the ball. Despite the difference in possession, Hillcrest scored six minutes into the game after being awarded a direct kick just outside the box. While Washington organized their defense, Jorge Canchola calmly took the shot and found the net after ricocheting the ball off the goal post and into the net. In the meantime, the backline of Grant Bender, Aaron Hershberger, Eli Ours and Aidan Yoder stood tall, knocking aside dangerous balls and trying to limit Washington runs into the box. Goalie Aiden Krabill made several acrobatic saves on his way to collecting twelve saves on the night.
In the second half, Hillcrest struggled to maintain possession of the ball but found a way to create several good chances. With the ball deep in Washington territory, Dominic Bouse sent a throw-in to Andrew Starr who sent a pass to Noah Miller who blasted a shot into the far corner of the goal for the 2-0 lead.
Hillcrest moves to 8-5 overall as it prepares to host Central Lee of Donnelson, Thursday evening in the first round of substate play.
Along with the senior soccer players, the senior track athletes were honored before the soccer match by coach, Marty Gingerich. Senior Aaron Hershberger will compete at State on Friday in the 110 Meter High Hurdles and the 400 Meter Hurdles!