Submitted by Coach Bob Hietala

BALDWIN, WI – The BWHS Blackhawks Girls' soccer team had a rough week.  The week started with a match against Somerset at home on Monday, May 6.  This would be the third match in a row without a training session in between.  This would be the second meeting between the two teams and I was hopeful for a different result.  

The Spartans got up early on the Blackhawks scoring 2 in the first half.  The team played well but we struggled finding the goal.   Seniors Jessica Moor and Jordan Drilling would combine for the Blackhawks only score in the match.  Drilling dribbled in deep and made a pass back to the 18 yard box as Jessica Moor stepped in and struck the ball finding net.  Somerset would score once more making the final 1-3.  The girls played well and the match was even despite the outcome.  

On Tuesday the Blackhawks hosted New Richmond.  New Richmond had outscored their opponents 46 to 1 coming into the match Tuesday.   The Blackhawks took a defensive strategy and tried to hold off the Tigers.   The Tigers scored only 1 in the first half.  The Blackhawks continued to hold the Tigers down to 3 more goals in the second half, one being contested, but stood.

The girls played really well together.  Goalkeeper Alison Nutt had an exceptional match along with the rest of the squad.  We really didn't get any attacking traction, but we did have a couple of opportunities.  I thought we did well against a very high scoring side. 

Finally, the Blackhawks hosted their final home game of the season against Amery.  Amery has always been a very closely matched team.  Coming into the match I felt we had an opportunity for a conference win.  The Blackhawks played good soccer but seemed to be a step behind the Warriors.  Amery would get up early on the Blackhawks scoring 3 in the first half. 

The second half was dominated by Baldwin-Woodville, but the team could not find goals.  Senior Jordan Drilling finally put one in after getting a throw in from Senior Olivia Kaiser.  Drilling got the ball on her feet and made a strong turn and let loose a rocket into the back of the net.  That would be the extent of the scoring ending the match 1-3 for a third in-conference loss for the week.  

The JV squad also struggled losing all three matches on the week.  The JV squad has showed great improvement over the season and seem to be coming together and getting closer to goal every game.

The Blackhawks are 2-9-0 on the season with 4 conference games left before the Regional playoffs begin. 

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