The Hillsboro Hawks varsity girls soccer team improved to 12-7-1 after Wednesday’s 3-1 home victory over Maplewood-Richmond Heights. Before the match, the team recognized over 40 women who have battled, or are currently battling breast cancer. The girls made pink tye-dye shirts and wore them as their uniforms for the match.
Hillsboro jumped out on top at the 38:05 mark when Abby Schacht found the back of the net off an assist from Colleen Theiss. It was Schacht’s team leading 12th goal of the season, while Theiss picked up her fifth assist. In the second half, the Hawks would make it 2-0, 55:43 into the match as Theiss scored her eighth goal of the season. Bre Sebaugh got the helper, her tenth of the year.
Maplewood would creep to within 2-1 with a goal at 72:11, but the Hawks put the game out of reach two minutes later when Payton Kuehn scored her fourth goal of the season with the help of an assist from Schacht. It was Schacht’s four assist of the season.
“The girls created a lot of chances again upfront, which is something we haven’t been doing a whole lot of lately,” said head coach Chris Schacht. “So it’s good to see them kind of starting to get their attack going again consistently. Defensively, we didn’t give up a whole lot as Kenzie Baker only had one save, and we gave up our only goal in transition.”
Hillsboro has just one regular season match remaining, as they play at DeSoto tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30 p.m. This will be a preview of the Hawks’ first match in the district tournament as the two teams will battle three days later on Monday. For a look at the entire district bracket, follow this link: Class 3, District 2 Girls Soccer District Tournament