OTTUMWA, Iowa – Despite leading 2-1 at halftime, the Northeast Community women's soccer let its lead slip away on Saturday, falling 4-3 to Indian Hills Community College in ICCAC action in Ottumwa, Iowa.
The Hawks (13-4, 5-3 ICCAC) got on the board first with a goal from Kahrena Thompson (Jamestown, Colo.) in the fifth minute, but Indian Hills quickly answered four minutes later.
Emma Weaver (Lakewood, Colo.) gave Northeast a one-point lead after finding the back of the net off an assist from Kyla Ryan (Seymour, Wis.) in the 21st-minute. Indian Hills quickly tied the game after halftime, and ultimately took a 3-2 lead after 70 minutes of play.
Ryan tied the game for the Hawks in the 81st-minute off an assist by Thompson; however, it was Indian Hills that put the game out of reach a minute later to seal the victory.
Indian Hills out-shot the Hawks, 15-11. Mackenzie Byrnes (Brighton, Colo.) had seven saves in the net.
"This was an exciting game," head coach Chad Miller said. "It went back-and-forth the whole game. We moved the ball well against a very good Indian Hills team. It was competitive and it came down to who could score last and Indian Hills finished it. We had some opportunities late but, couldn't get the equalizer."
The Hawks head into the playoffs as the No. 4 seed and will be hosting an ICCAC playoff match on Saturday with the time and opponent yet to be determined.
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