|Jayden and her Florida Hawks teammates took to the field this
morning for the final game of the spring season and, for a year at
least, Jay's final rec game for the Hawks, as she is joining their
competitive team this fall!
This game looked as though it was
going to get away from the Hawks, as the Wimauma girls scored on
their first shot of the game to take an early 1-0 lead. Based on the
previous games between these two teams, the early goal was not a
good sign for the Hawks. Fortunately, today was going to be
different, as they came back to answer the early Wimauma goal with a
goal of their own on just the second shot of the game, tying the
score at 1-1 just moments after falling behind. The two teams would
split the scoring changes over the course of the opening half, but
it was the Hawks that take advantage of their opportunities, netting
a goal on their final shot of the half to take a 2-1 lead.
Jay and her Hawks teammates scored again early in the second
half, opening up a two goal lead with a 3-1 score. Unfortunately,
things turned in favor of the Wimauma side next, as they would score
goals on consecutive shots to retie the score, this time at 3-3. The
action slowed considerably after the second half water break, as
each team managed only a single shot on goal, and neither side was
able to take advantage of their shot. If you told me at the start of
the game that it would have ended in a tie, I would have taken it.
After grabbing a two goal lead, I was a little disappointed that it
ended in a draw.
Although most of the games didn't end in the outcome the Hawks
players and fans would have liked, there was progress over the
course of the spring, and that is what we were looking for. Great