PK gives Albia substate win over Hawks

DONNELLSON – Central Lee gave up a penalty kick with 1:50 left in the match to end their season Thursday night.

The Hawks battled back from a 3-1 deficit in Class 1A District 5 substate soccer action at Central Lee against Albia.

A tough defensive battle out of the halftime break kept both teams scoreless until the Hawks’ Javier Guevara scored on a pass from Landan Lowenberg with 15:18 left. Logan Crank would score seven minutes later at 8:35 unassisted to tie the game up at 3.

But with just 1:50 left in the match the Hawks were whistled for an infraction setting up an Albia penalty kick that got past Central Lee keeper Jacob Vollmer to set the final score at 4-3 and bring the Hawks’ season to a close

Albia opened the scoring early with a shot just four minutes in, but the Hawks answered 40 seconds later when Ayden Kent got an assist from Clayton Geerdes to tie it at 1-1. Albia would score again at the 28:29 mark and at 8:07 to set a 3-1 halftime advantage.

Central Lee ends the year at 5-6 overall and 3-3 in the SEI Superconference.

On Friday, the Hawks fell to Hillcrest Academy in the opening round of the SEI Superconference tournament in Donnellson.

The Hawks kept Hillcrest out of the net until 2:02 left in the first half when the visitors went ahead 1-0. Central Lee gave up another goal at 25:19 left in the match, but Logan Crank scored on an assist from Drake Weber with 11:18 left in what would be the final score of the night.

Kent, just a freshman, led a very young Central Lee team in scoring with 11 goals on the season. The Hawks played the year with three seniors and the rest of the squad were all freshman and sophomores. Crank had six goals on the year and Guevara had four goals.

Vollmer, also a freshman, played the whole season in the net recording 70 saves.

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