All-Region 24 Honorable Mention:
Heartland Hawks Women's Soccer Team
9/06/14 - The Heartland Hawks faced Lewis and Clark Community College on Saturday, September 6th in Godfrey, Illinois. Although the Hawks made a valiant effort to find their second win of the season, the final score was a loss of 0-5. Bruna Prates made 16 saves in the net. The Hawks will look for a rebound win at their first home game of the season on Wednesday, September 10 against Lincoln College. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m.
9/03/14 - The Heartland Hawks women's soccer team achieved their first win of the season against Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois. The final score was 3-2 with Hailee Whitmire scoring one goal and Karolinna Garcia scoring two goals, her second straight two goal match. One assist was made by both Katie Druien and Garcia.
8/30/14 - The Heartland Hawks women's soccer team began their 2014 campagin with a 4-4 tie against Jackson College at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. Karolinna Garcia shined for the Hawks as she scored two goals and tallied one assist, while both Amber Villarreal and Hailee Whitmire scored one goal a piece. Heartland came very close to winning the match within the final minute before Jackson scored the equalizer. Katie Druien and Karely Draheim also each added an assist for the Hawks. In the goal, Bruna Prates stopped 15 shots. The Hawks will look to grab thier first win of the season Wednesday, September 3, as they take on regional foe Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois. Match time is set for 5 p.m.
11/3/2012 - Heartland's Season Ends at District Championship
The Heartland Hawks had and amazing season, for the first time in the program's history they were Region 24 Champions. On Saturday they faced off against St. Louis CC for the District Championship and the chance to move on to the National Tournament. St. Louis made the first mark scoring in the last two minutes of the first half, going up 1-0 before halftime. Heartland answered in the second half scoring with Jackie LaRocco finding the net off a Brittany Mielke assist. St. Louis CC answered the Hawks goal with one of their own a minute later and with their third goal with 16 minutes left in the game. St. Louis CC moves on winning 3-1 and will head to the National Championship.
10/28/2012 - The Hawks Continue Their Run
With the time winding down in the Region 24 Championship game the Hawks were looking for a chance to score. With about five minutes left in the game Heartland got their chance. With three hawks players in the box in front of the opponents goal, Rachel Murrill found a chance to score and put the Hawks up 1-0 over Kaskaskia College. Time would expire and the Heartland Hawks would be the Region 24 Champions for the first time in the programs history. Heartland is now headed to the District Championship, Saturday, November 3rd at Heartland in the Corn Crib against St. Louis CC.
10/25/2012 - Heartland is Headed to the Region 24 Final
The Hawks win the semi-final after a Penalty Kick Shoot out 5-3 over Parkland College. Brittany Mielke scored the first goal of the game off a direct kick from about 20 yards out, perfectly into the opposite upper corner of the opponents goal, with 10 minutes left in the half. In the second half Parkland scored with about 5 minutes left in the game off a deflection from Heartland's goalkeeper. The game would remain tied 1-1 after two 10 minute golden goal overtimes. The teams headed to the penalty kick shoot out, where five players from each team would have a shot on goal. Danielle Koncius, goalkeeper for Heartland stopped Parkland's second attempt, while all five Heartland players placed their attempts to the low corners of the goal to make the outcome 5-3 in favor of the Hawks.
10/16/2012 - The Hawks Keep Their Streak Alive
Heartland Women's Soccer managed another shutout win on Tuesday. Alex Fahlbeck scored early in the first half on an assist by Sarah Snow. Snow passed the ball to Fahlbeck and Fahlbeck turned on it at the top of the 18 and sent a rocket shot to the far left corner of the goal. The Hawks kept the pressure and staved off Lewis & Clark for the 1-0 win. Danielle Koncius had four saves in goal.
10/15/2012 - Heartland Seeded First for Region Tournament
The Heartland Hawk Women’s Soccer team is seeded #1 for the first time heading into the Region Tournament. The ladies have gone on an 11 game winning streak, 10 of those games have been shutouts. In that time they have scored 29 goals in those 11 games and only allowed two goals from their opponents. Heartland has a bye for the first game so will not play their first region game until next Thursday, October 25 at 2:00 PM which will be here at the Corn Crib vs. the winner of Parkland College/Lewis & Clark.
10/14/2012 - Another Shutout for the Hawks
Heartland had its tenth shutout of the season after defeating Southwestern Illinois College 1-0 on Sunday. The Hawks got some help from the wind as a SWIC defender tried to clear the ball the wind ended up pushing it over the goalkeepers reach to put the Hawks up 1-0 for the game.
10/13/2012 - Fahlbeck Scores in the Last Minutes
Heartland controlled the ball for most of the game but was tied 0-0 all the way to the end. With less than three minutes left in the game, Alex Fahlbeck followed the ball to the goal and scored the lone goal after it deflected off St. Charles' goal keeper.
10/05/2012 - The Hawks score five against Waubonsee
The Hawks scored two in the first half coming from Olivia Crockett and Rachel Murrill. Then three goals came in the second half from Ariel LaRocco, Alex Fahlbeck, and Kalee Hutchison.
10/06/2012 - Heartland Wins 4-0 over Elgin
Heartland started the game off strong going up 3-0 in the first half. Goals came from Allison Rodriguez, Alex Fahlbeck, and Olivia Crockett. Fahlbeck also scored the fourth goal in the second half.
10/03/2012 - Heartland Defeats ICC for Second Time
The Hawks have never defeated Region opponent, Illinois Central College in the program's history. However, they defeated the Cougars for the second time this season. Jackie LaRocco followed the ball and scored the lone goal of the game off a deflection from the goalkeeper. The Hawks are now 6-2-1 on the season.
9/29/2012 - Hawks Win in Double Overtime
The Hawks came out strong scoring the first two goals of the game. Olivia Crockett scored the first goal off an Alecia Mantei cross. Sarah Snow contributed the second goal but Kaskakia answered before the end of the first half with one goal. Heartland started the second half strong but allowed another Kaskaskia goal, tying the game 2-2. In double overtime Jackie LaRocco sent a through ball that Alexis Fahlbeck connected on with 3:14 left in the game, ending 3-2 in favor of the Hawks.
9/18/2012 - Mantei Scores Two in 6-0 win over Lincoln
Sophomore, Alecia Mantei led the Hawks to a 6-0 victory over Region 24 opponent Lincoln College. Mantei scored the first Heartland goal on a cross by Olivia Crockett, her second goal came outside the 18 after Lincoln tried clearing the ball. Alexis Fahlbeck, Christyne Grabanski, Victoria Griffin, and Jackie LaRocco also found the back of the net for Heartland.
9/8/2012 - Heartland Loses to St. Louis CC
The Hawks faced off against St. Louis CC but couldn't find the back of the net. They lost 2-0.
9/6/2012 - Hawks Tie Region Opponent Parkland College
Freshman, Heather Nowakowski scored Heartland's goal on Saturday helping the Hawks to a 1-1 tie with Region 24 opponent Parkland College.
9/4/2012 - Heartland Falls to Schoolcraft College
The Hawks faced off against Schoolcraft College on Saturday afternoon. Freshman, Olivia Crockett scored the only Heartland goal. The Hawks were tied with Schoolcraft 1-1 till the last 3 minutes of the game, when Schoolcraft found the back of the net and went up 2-1.
7/31/2012 - Heartland Women's Soccer is underway, first practices will begin August 1st. Don Ideran has taken over the coaching duties for the Hawks. Heartland will begin season play on August 12 in a scrimmage vs. the University of St. Francis at 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis.
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