Lady Spartan Seniors lead team to win on Senior Day, 3-1

Seven Seniors took the field for their last regular season home game in a match against the Lakota West Firebirds; Captain Jenny Lippowitsch, Captain Claudia Reynolds, Julianna Drambarean, Brittney Gardner, Grace Hamilton, Hailey Siler, and Lauren Wiesman.

Just five minutes into the game, the Lady Firebirds tallied the first goal of the match and led the Spartans, 1-0. This is the second game in a row the Lady Spartans have conceded the first goal and played from behind.


Six minutes later, the Lady Spartans gathered themselves and started playing Spartan soccer. Senior Hailey Siler distributed a corner kick across the mouth of the goal, and then Junior Taylor Gebhart delivered a solid strike and score into the back of the net for the equalizer at 1-1. With just under 18:00 to play in the first half, Senior Jenny Lippowitsch used an acrobatic “flip throw-in” with such velocity it traveled across the mouth of the goal to the far weak post. Junior Casey Kupferberg literally “bodied” the ball into the opposite side post with her hip. The Spartans had captured the lead, 2-1, at the half.

Casey LW

The Spartans would add another goal in the second half to seal the win, 3-1. Senior Lauren Wiesman laid out a nicely paced pass through the Firebird defenders to Junior Elise Crew who found herself wide open on the left post. Elise easily found Senior Hailey Siler charging through the middle of the goal box who blasted a laser shot into the goal for the 3-1 lead and eventual final outcome. This is the second game in a row the Lady Spartans have rallied from a 1-0 deficit to win.

The Lady Spartans are now: 6-5-3; ECC, 2-2-1.

The Lady Spartans play their final regular season game and ECC contest against the Glen Este Trojans on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Glen Este High School. JV Gold plays at 5:00 pm and Varsity plays at 7:00 pm.

Elise Crew
Julianna Drambarean
Brittany Gardner
Andrea Gatje
Taylor Gebhart
Grace Hamilton
olivia Heltman
Spencer Heming
Casey Kupferberg
Jenny Lippowitsch
Chloe Meagher
Ellie Mink
Claudia Reynolds
Emma Siler
Hailey Siler
Chloe Smith
Caroline Welsh
Lauren Wiesman

Meet Coach Nicki Skylis


Nicki Skylis is a graduate of Turpin High School, where she helped lead the Spartans to the 1996 State Championship under coach Dave Lawson. She played collegiately at Ohio University, where she captained the 2001 team.

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Girls Varsity Soccer Roster

0 Molly Glandt GK 10
1 Caroline Welsh GK 11
2 Grace Hamilton MID 12
3 Chloe Meagher MID 11
4 Casey Kupferberg MID 11
6 Hailey Siler DEF 12
8 Lauren Wiesman MID 12
9 Jenny Lippowitsch MID 12
10 Andrea Gatje DEF 11
11 Brittany Gardner MID 12
13 Taylor Gebhart MID 11
15 Julianna Drambarean DEF 12
16 Olivia Heltman FOR 11
17 Chloe Smith FOR 11
18 Elise Crew FOR 11
19 Emma Siler FOR 10
22 Spencer Heming DEF 10
23 Ellie Mink MID 11
24 Claudia Reynolds DEF 12