Although the Colleton Prep Varsity Lady Hawk Soccer team’s season came to a screeching halt due to cancellation of school and sporting events due to COVID-19, they opened their season going 1-1 in week one. The Lady Hawks earned a 5-0 win over Patrick Henry Academy and an 8-1 loss against Northwood Academy.
Emily Wilson scored the lone goal against Northwoods.
“The girls played very well and fought hard,” said Coach Ashley Whaley, who is leading the program this season. “We had the misfortune of rain causing our practices to be canceled or in the gym the two weeks leading up to this game. We also had several games that had to be canceled before this game because of the weather. It would have been very beneficial if we could have played them before our game against Northwoods.”
Against Patrick Henry, Emily Wilson scored three goals and Laura Barnes scored twice.
“After our loss Monday against Northwood, the girls did a great job of adjusting,” said Whaley. “They worked hard in practice to improve in certain areas and it showed in the game Friday against Patrick Henry. The girls did a great job of going to the ball and winning the ball. Hannah Wilson, Becca Grant and Cassie Craven did a great job of stopping the ball in the back field and Kayla Banks made some great saves, making this game her second shutout of the week.”
The Lady Hawks celebrated their senior players, Hannah Wilson and Becca Grant, against Northwood Academy in a last-minute effort to ensure the players would have a senior game should the season not resume.
The junior varsity team earned a 4-0 win over Patrick Henry. Kayla Banks had a shutout in goal and Anne Hatcher White scored three goals. Kaylee Spears added one.
“The girls played a great game,” said Whaley. “They adjusted well when we had to play down two players. Our mid-field and back-field did a great job of stopping balls and getting the ball back up the field.”
War Hawk Middle School Soccer
The CPA Middle School War Hawk Soccer team lost 4-0 against Northwoods Academy.
“It was our first game of the season and it showed a little bit as we were somewhat rusty,” said JV Head Coach Packy Burke. “Newcomer Payton Sullivan had a solid game in the midfield. It was Northwoods’ fourth game and that was the biggest factor — experience playing together.”