Lady Hawks look for rebound after Christmas Tournament

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Emma Dziezgowski takes the ball to the net in the Lady Hawks’ game vs. McKeesport on Dec. 20.

Logan Burke, Girls Soccer Correspondent

This past week, the Lady Hawks competed in their annual Christmas Tournament along with Seneca Valley, South Fayette, and Moon Township.

The Lady Hawks’ first opponent was the Moon Lady Tigers on Monday, Dec. 27. The Lady Hawks battled, but came up short, falling to the Tigers 52-47.

After a quick turnaround, the Lady Hawks played the South Fayette Lady Lions the following day. The Hawks lost 46-42 after a hard-fought game.

The Lady Hawks JV team also competed in the Christmas Tournament winning their games against Moon and South Fayette. The JV Lady Hawks are currently sitting at 7-0 and have won every game by a 10-point margin.

“The JV team played really well,” said Caroline Willig, the Lady Hawks’ JV coach. “Everyone got to play and everyone contributed which is really important.”

When looking at the remaining games of the season, Coach Willig said, “I am hopeful for the rest of the season. If we all keep working as a team, I do not see any problems for winning games in the future.”  

The varsity team is also remaining hopeful for upcoming section play. “We’ve had some pretty tough losses this year, and we are more than our record shows,” said senior point guard Riley Miller. “If we can lock down our defense and get some more balls to drop on offense, we can make some noise in section play.”

The Lady Hawks play the Peters Township Indians at home on Monday, Jan. 3, and they take on Upper Saint away on Thursday, Jan. 6.