Last Monday the Lady Maroon Spartans took on cross-town rival Anderson at Anderson. This was the second meeting of the year for these two teams. The first was a 1-0 victory for Anderson. This game had the mood set just right, under the lights and many in attendance. Both teams came out looking to best the other. I don’t know if it was beating your friends, possibly all the young men in the stands, or the rowdy excited crowd, but both teams were playing at a neck breaking pace. At first I thought this might be a disadvantage for the Spartans as they only had 2 subs. I quickly realized in a Turpin VS Anderson game that the ADRENALINE level is through the roof. Getting tired is not an option!!!
Girls Soccer JV
Another beautiful evening for soccer, another display of exceptional skills by two rival teams, and a familiar tied score line for the Spartans. Hundreds of fans, most of which are friends and neighbors, eagerly gathered in support of this much-anticipated matchup of crosstown competitors Turpin Spartans and the Anderson Redskins. Today’s match was a 72-minute head-to-head, shoulder-to-shoulder, toe-to-toe bout between friends looking to secure local bragging rights for the next year. The action did not disappoint, despite the tied result.
It was clear after the opening minutes of the match that both teams had enough elite-level skills and power to rack up numerous goals, yet they also possessed impenetrable defensive lines. The result was amped up action in every corner of Schottzie Stadium, and dozens of spectacular individual efforts throughout the match. Today felt like a championship contest from whistle to buzzer.
The Lady Maroon Spartans traveled this past week to Seton and St. Ursula for their 7th and 8th road games of the year. The first was out to the Westside on Wednesday to take on Seton. I know folks say the Westside is the best side, I believe they are referring to the best side to get lost on. However, the Spartans would find the field, and they appeared ready to play from Jump Street. Kerianne White made some good runs down the left side early, crossing several balls into the box. One of which was a great scoring opportunity to Natalie Wilson who’s shot found the goalies hands. Ceci Malagari from her right back position found a streaking Natalie Wilson down the middle of the field, but she was shut down by a Seton defender.