Soccer Season comes to a Halt


Devon Howell, Sports Writer

The 2022 Lakeland girl’s soccer season has come to an end. The Hawks (6-6) recently fell 5-0 to their 4A Inland Empire League opponents, the Moscow Bears (8-5-1). The Hawks lost all three games against the Bears this season. 

The Hawks played hard this season and made adjustments week by week. They tried moving players to different positions to see what would suit the team best. 

In their other league games, the Hawks lost twice to the Sandpoint Bulldogs. In these two games, the Hawks gave up a cumulative score of ten to the Bulldogs.

The Hawks faced some really tough opponents this season and came out winning 50 percent of their total games. The Hawks ended up taking third in their conference this season.

The Hawks recently also beat the St. Maries Lumberjacks in a 6-0 blowout.

“It was one of the most fun games I have ever played. I feel like everyone let loose and had fun, but we still did our job and got the win,” said goalie Malia Batman

The Hawks also beat their district rivals, Timberlake Tigers, twice this season. In the first game, the Hawks won 2-1, and in the second game, they came out on top, 6-1. 

The Lakeland Hawks boys soccer team also recently finished up their season. The Hawks (2-11) lost to the Moscow Bears (4-7-1) in their 5A Inland Empire League matchup. The Hawks fell with a final score of 5-2. 

Senior Owen Rose said, “Even though we did not play the greatest, I had a lot of fun. It was my senior season, and I feel like I gave it my all and did what I could to help my team.

The Hawks boy’s soccer team plays in the 5A classification instead of 4A. Most of Lakeland’s sports which means that they play more league games. The Hawks played a total of eight league games but were not able to pull through with a win. 

The Hawks had multiple close games that came down to one or two goals in the final minutes. However, they played with heart and never gave up. They always tried to get better and left no room to say, “I wish I would have worked harder.”  

Rose said, “We just needed to take advantage of the opportunities that our opponents gave us. We worked hard at practice and played hard in the games; We just were unable to capitalize on the opportunities given to us, plus we played some really tough teams.”

Both teams fought hard all season and did their best to battle bigger teams.