Highland started hot against Hillcrest Academy on the soccer pitch in Kalona Tuesday, but it was the Ravens who finished strong in a 5-2 win over the Huskies. Highland came out firing, scoring twice in the first 10 minutes to go up 2-0. The Ravens broke through when Johnny Diaz found Will Kolck with an assist and goal. Kolck then evened the game at two just before half when he received a John Hughes throw in in the box and finished to the back of the net.
In the second half it was Hughes’ unassisted goal in the 49th minute that would give the Ravens their first lead. Noah Miller then took matters into his own hands, beating a handful of Highland defenders for an unassisted goal in the 52nd minute to make it 4-2. Kolck finished his hat trick in the 75th minute on an assist from Dominic Bouse. With the loss, Highland is 0-2 as they get ready for Columbus April 15th. Hillcrest is 1-0 and will meet Burlington, Notre Dame on the 15th.