Hawks end four game losing streak, crush Oak Harbor 3-1

Senior midfielder Allison Lorraine kicks the ball.

On Tuesday night the Hawks women’s soccer team defeated the Oak Harbor Wildcats in a 3-1 rainy battle. The win ended Terrace’s four-game losing streak. The Hawks sprung on the Wildcats early in the game with two goals in the first five minutes of the game.

Only 1:56 into the first half, Senior midfielder Allison Lorraine scored an exciting goal, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

Just a few moments later senior forward Lily Hart scored a goal on a breakaway only 4:35 into the game. Spirits were high for the Hawks and they definitely showed the Wildcats and everybody watching the power of this team.

“We tend to score early, often,” coach Evan Hatch said. “We wanted to start the game off on the right foot, which we did.” This is due to strong players like Lorraine and Lily Hart.

The Wildcats responded, scoring a goal on the Hawks 22:40 in the first half. This didn’t discourage the Hawks, who followed by another goal scored by Lily Hart in stoppage time of the first half.

“I have really good midfielders, like Lorraine, who give me good balls and I can finish easily.” Lily Hart said. “I’m really glad we got a win.”

The Hawks were sitting pretty with a score of 3-1 leaving the first half.

The second half was not nearly as exciting as the first with no new goals. This doesn’t mean that the Hawks let up. The rest of the game was lots of pressure on the Wildcat’s goal by the Hawks. There were many close calls and close shots by the Hawks.

The Hawks play the Glacier Peak Grizzlies this thursday at Glacier Peak.

“Glacier Peak is one of the biggest games of the season, because we need that win for playoff points,” Hatch said. “They’re a team that we should beat if we play well.”

The Hawks have a good chance of going to state despite their hard end of the season schedule. The Hawks have to play Edmonds Woodway and Arlington, two of the best teams in their league.

“This is a team that doesn’t have a long history of playoff runs,” Hatch said. “The season really means nothing except for the seed in playoffs. Once your in playoffs, that’s the real season.”

The Hawks have a tough road ahead of them, if they a strong game like they did Tuesday, they will be very successful.

The Hawks play the Grizzlies at Glacier Peak on Thursday, Oct. 16. The game is set for 7:00 p.m.