Wins abound for Hillcrest who are a perfect 8-0 this season. The Comets have 46 goals on the season, and until Tuesday's game, haven't given-up a goal. Ten minutes into Tuesday's game the barrier behind the Hillcrest net was broken, and the Comets stormed back in vengence.
Hillcrest's defense is known for great communication and strong goalie play. Tuesday's game saw a rare miscommunication between defenders and the Comet goalie, leaving the net wide open. The unfortunate occurance is rare for Hillcrest, and after the mishap the Comets played down a goal for the first time this year.
After the ten minute goal by St. Johns Prep, the Johnnies thought Hillcrest was against the ropes. With a few smooth moves at midfield, the Comets carried the ball forward. Expert passing by Hillcrest's forwards opened a hole at the top of the box where Zakaria Mohamud, a Pelican Rapids player on Hillcrest's cooperative team, beat a defender and placed the ball passed the Johnnie keeper.
Two minutes after Hillcrest's equalizing strike, Tommy Thompson beat the Johnnies on the outside. His swift dribbling up the right side enabled him to beat the defenders back leg as Thompson turned the corner and centered his pass. Brian Villagommez mirrored Thompson's move in front of the net and finished the centering pass with his right foot, redirecting the ball and beating the Johnnie keeper. The Comets entered the half with a 2-1 lead.
The second half saw defensive stands and slow movement up the field. 60 minutes into the game Hillcrest placed a solid shot on goal from a Villagommez strike. The rebound was misplayed by the Johnnies and Hillcrest took advantage. Marcus Hagen played the rebound and ended scoring for the game with his right foot.
Hillcrest had 16 shots on net, while the Johnnies only passed Comet defenders 3 times to place a kick on goal. Hillcrest takes their win streak home Thursday for a 6pm game vs. Minnewaska.