Here is the 2019 Girls’ Soccer team and coaches at the B-W Spring Sports award night on May 15. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Here is the 2019 Girls’ Soccer team and coaches at the B-W Spring Sports award night on May 15. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

Submitted by Coach Bob Hietala

BALDWIN, WI – New Richmond - The Blackhawks on Tuesday, May 14, travelled to New Richmond to play the Tigers for the second time in a week.  In the first meeting the Blackhawks held the score heavy Tigers to 4 goals.  This match would be a little more difficult as the Blackhawks tried to open up and get some offense going. 

The team never gained any real traction but spent more time in the attacking half of the field. Because we did not play defensively the Tigers scored 4 goals in each of the halves making the final, 0-8.  The girls played hard, but we struggled with the speed and physical play of the larger Division 2 school.

Osceola - On Thursday, May 16, Osceola hosted the Blackhawks for a conference match.  The Blackhawks went down quickly 0-2 in the first half due to some defensive mistakes.  After the 2 goals it was all Baldwin-Woodville.   The girls settled in and dominated possession.  The team was combining passes and creating opportunities on attack but struggled scoring.  The Blackhawks out-shot their opponents 24 shots to 8 and spent the majority of time on the attacking half. 

Jordan Drilling would find the net mid-way through the second half for her 8th goal of the season.  The Senior had a great game with 5 shots on goal and the Blackhawks' only score.   Junior defender Montana Peterson also had a great game smashing a shot of the crossbar from 30 yards out.  Junior Jessica Jarvis filled in at midfield from her normal center back position and had 2 shots of her own and created several opportunities from her position. 

The larger turf field let the girls really open up and play great soccer.  Not to take anything away from Osceola but in this case the better team did not win the match and the score did not reflect the kind of soccer the Blackhawks played.  

With two matches left in conference play the Hawks are 2-11-0 overall.  The seeding for Regional playoffs is complete and it shakes out like this: 1. Rice Lake, 2. Ashland, 3. Somerset, 4. Hayward, 5. Barron, 6. Baldwin-Woodville, 7. Osceola, 8. Altoona.   Somerset will host B-W on Tuesday May 28 for the first Regional playoff match at 4:30 p.m.