The Hawks Soccer Team lost their opening round in the 18th District Tournament Oct. 15 to Taylor County.
Top-seeded Taylor won 4-1, handing the fourth-seeded Hawks their second loss in six days. On Oct. 9, Taylor won 3-1.
The Hawks were without the services of senior Quintin Majors who was involved in a vehicle accident.
“Thankfully, everyone involved is all right,” said Head Coach Derek Bell. “His influence in midfield was greatly missed.”
The Hawks played a hard game taking early control yet were unable to capitalize on their dominance. Taylor County took the lead when the Hawks’ midfield lost possession with a wayward pass.
The Hawks trailed 2-0 at halftime. Taylor scored again after a collision in the box between defense and the keeper allowed a simple tap to make it 3-0.
“An inexplicable trip in the box when no danger was present gave Taylor county a penalty kick which they dispatched to make it 4-0.”
With a few minutes on the clock, senior Raymundo Perez scored a consolation goal – and the last goal of the season and the last goal of his high school career.
Sophomore keeper Austin McCreery made nine saves.
Marion County was the eventual district winner, defeating Taylor County 5-1.