Lady Hawks eye rebound soccer season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 August 2017 at 6:52 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Leading the Holley girls varsity soccer team into the up coming season will be this large group of returnees. In front are Haylee Passarell, Lexi Milazzo, Maddie Papaj, Olivia Radford and Julia Smith. In back are Rachel Killian, Sarah Harrington, Kayleigh Neale, Abby Williams Peyton Sargent and Khiva Huxhold.

Looking to rebound from last year’s two win campaign, the Holley girls varsity soccer team returns a large contingent of 11 regulars.

That veteran group includes seniors Maddie Papaj (goalie), Lexi Milazzo (defender) and Khiva Huxhold (defender); juniors Julia Smith (defender), Abby Williams (midfield/forward) and Peyton Sargent (midfield/forward); sophomores Rachel Killian (defender), Olivia Radford (defender) and Sarah Harrington (midfield/forward) and freshmen Kayleigh Neale (midfield/forward) and Haylee Passarell (midfield/forward).

“We’ve got a lot back but we’re still going to be young,” said Coach Renee Wolf. “I think we’ll do better this season.”

The Lady Hawks will host their annual tournament on August 31 and September 2 to open the season. They will face Greece Olympia in the opening round.

August: 31 – vs. Greece Olympia in Holley Tournament, 6:30 p.m.

September: 2 – Holley Tournament; 5 – Attica, 6:30 p.m.; 7 – Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.; 9 – at Wheatland-Chli, 6:30 p.m.; 11 – Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m.; 13 – Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.; 16 – Alexander, 6:30 p.m.; 22 – Kendall, 6:30 p.m.; 25 – Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 6:30 p.m.; 27 – Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.; 29 – at Attica, 4:30 p.m.

October: 3 – at World of Inquiry, 4:30 p.m.; 5 – at Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.; 11 – at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.; 13 – Lima Christian, 6:30 p.m.