RAVEN’S RIDE ENDS IN PLAYOFF OPENER
Article submitted by Zach Ulin/KCII
The Hillcrest Academy boys soccer team saw their season draw to a close Monday in the opening round of Class 1A district play, falling to Central Lee 2-1 in Donnellson. The Hawks were able to turn the tables on the Ravens on their home field after dropping a regular season contest in Kalona by the same score on extra penalty kicks earlier in the year. All of the matches’ scoring took place in the first half, with Central Lee finding the back of the net twice, midway through the frame as Dante Merschman beat the Raven defense for a pair of goals, both assisted by Landan Lowenberg. The Ravens got one back right before intermission when the sophomore duo of Jesse Blossom and Phoenix Anderson connected. Anderson had the goal and Blossom the help to cut the Hawk’s lead in half going to the break.
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