9/8/2017 3:57:00 PM HAMILTON HEIGHTS SOCCER ROUND UP
The Hamilton Heights girls soccer team defeated visiting Kokomo 8-0 on Thursday night. The Huskies dominated the game from the beginning and controlled the pace of play with quality passing and movement off the ball. The defense played solid when tested and held the Wildcats to only three shots on goal. Leading the offense for Hamilton Heights was Elaina Page with four goals. Adding one goal apiece were Emily Stirn, Madison Bickett, Madi Hasler, and Jenna Peterson. Lauren Stirn contributed three assists, while Emily Stirn had two and Bickett had one. Tessa Harr had three saves in goal for the Huskies.
The team moves to 6-1-2 on the season and will play at Westfield on Monday.
The Huskies lost the first round game of the conference tournament to Western 2-1. The Huskies came out very sluggish in the first 30 minutes of the game and Western came out ready to play scoring their first goal 5 minutes into the game.
Their second goal came 16 minutes into the half. Western outshot the Huskies 5-3 in the first half. In the second half the Huskies came out to play and dominate but it was too late to dig out of the deficit. The Huskies peppered the goal in the second half out shooting Western 9-3, but only found the back of the net when Josh Thorpe was taken out by the Western goalie and was awarded a PK that he converted. The game got very intense as four Western players were given yellow cards. Caleb Grabarz recorded four saves on the game.
"Player of the game goes to Jackson Stuart who shut down several Western attacks and also contributed too many great attacking runs offensively," said coach Derrick Dean. "Tough loss but the Huskies are back in action Saturday morning for conference play."