Little Hawks Win First Substate Game

Noah Bullwinkle, Video Editor

In City’s first substate game against Dubuque Epworth, the Little Hawks pulled off a convincing victory, winning 10-1 with a slew of goals coming in the second half.

“We had a few lineup changes that really got our offense going and we tired them out a lot at the end of the game with our subs,” left back Adam Engelbrecht ‘20 said.

Jackson Meyer ‘18 started off the game with two quick goals in the first half, ending the game with a hat trick. Five minutes into the second half, Epworth capitalized on a communication error by the City back line and scored on a through ball, closing the score 2-1.

“They got into our defensive third and took a shot that wasn’t well closed out by any of our defenders, and that went in,” Temesgen Schumm ‘20 said.

But with a quick response to the goal, the Little Hawks looked like a different team entirely and held Epworth down for the majority of the rest of the game, putting in eight goals by the end of the half.

The Little Hawks look to be one of the only teams to reach the state tournament six times in a row this Saturday against the Pleasant Valley Spartans.