Another week, another pair of tough losses for West Delaware’s girls’ soccer team.
The Hawks dropped a 9-1 home field decision to Cedar Valley Christian, May 3, before an athletic Marion team — still in search of a nickname — bounced Coach Hannah Crumpton’s crew, at Marion, May 6, 10-0.
“Last week we played some tough teams,” said coach Hannah Crumpton. “The Cedar Valley Christian game presented us with some opportunities to take shots on goal.”
CVC raced to a 4-0 lead at the half, but the Hawks found the net in the second 40 minutes.
“Freshman Hannah Pederson was able to score on an assist from Alissa Holtz,” said Crumpton.
Cedar Valley managed 42 shots on the night, with 23 on goal. Keeper Taylor Hammer registered 13 saves, but the Hawks managed only eight shots on goal.
Marion improved to 8-3 on the season and put 14 shots on goal in the opening 20 minutes to end things early.
Crumpton knows it’s not going to be easy for the Hawks the rest of the year, but likes the effort and attitude from her players moving forward.
“As a group, we are continuing to work on our mental game and communication,” Crumpton said.