The Larks faced their best competition of the year so far against a well-coached Tabor College reserve squad. Wearing down their opponents, Hesston College ended up with a 3-0 win but it did not come easily. On the back foot for the first 15 minutes, the Larks absorbed pressure and started to find a rhythm.
With 21 minutes left in the first half, Dawson McCawley broke the deadlock for the Larks with a left footed curler from 20 yards. The game continued to go back and forth through the second half until Ricardo Pineda added a second for the Larks. A few minutes later, Zach Williams whipped in a corner kick and McCawley added a third goal, his second of the game, putting the game out of reach.
“I love how we kept grinding and looking for our chances,” said Head Coach Matt Gerlach. “We need to start quicker, be more fluid as a team and play the style of soccer we’ve been working on the last few weeks in practice, but it does feel pretty good to be 3-0.”
The Larks travel to Neosho County Community College on Saturday, September 2, for a 7 p.m. game.