West Delaware is still looking for its first girls soccer win of the season after dropping a tough 2-1 match at Monticello, May 13.

“It was a fun game for our girls that ended in Monticello’s favor, but the team put up a good fight to the end,” said West Delaware coach Hannah Crumpton.

The Hawks came out looking sharp and grabbed an early lead in the contest, controlling the tempo with good passing and ball control in the attacking third of the field.

“We had many shots on goal from Alyssa Holtz, Emily Prier, Gracie Weeks, Sarah Weber and Georgie Hilby,” Crumpton said.

Freshman Prier got West Delaware on the board 15 minutes into the match when she connected on a half-volley that just cleared the Monticello keeper following a corner kick from Holtz.

The Hawks retained the advantage until Monticello scored a late first-half goal to go into the break tied 1-1.

The Panthers took a 2-1 second-half lead when a long ball got behind the West Delaware defense and that was all the scoring in the match.

“We continued to fight to the end with more shots on goal, but nothing connected with the net,” said Crumpton.

Beckman won its sixth match in a row with a 10-0 whitewashing of the Hawks in Dyersville, May 14.

“Beckman was a tougher team and we played a heavy game defensively,” said Crumpton. “We had some opportunities to get the ball downfield but couldn’t execute a shot on goal.”

“We’re working on capitalizing on our forward movement, timing runs and finding gaps through the defense,” she added.