Despite a valient effort to come back from two goals down, JV Gold could not find the magic today. Perhaps the 103-degree heat index on the turf had an impact on their performance, but Turpin’s superb pinball style passing and ball movement, such a common sight in the past 5 matches, went missing from the Spartan’s arsenal.
Girls Soccer JV
On Wednesday August 31st the JV Maroon girls battled MVCA at Clearcreek Park. This is the field a lot of these girls probably got their start playing soccer. You know the days of picking weeds out of the ground as a player runs by. Probably why the fields there are so well kept.
During the first 10 minutes of the match, Turpin’s versatile defense completely held Lakota East Thunderhawks out of their offensive third of the field. The Spartans back line accomplished this impressive feat by lifting their assertiveness and coordination.
While the Milford Eagles brought a strong mix of players to this first ECC matchup of the season, the Spartans looked the better team as they opened the match with six minutes of successful tackles, promising lead passes, and steady offensive pressure. At the 30 minute mark, Cara Hauserman played a ball to Maggie Moore who delivered a nice pass from the right to a streaking Isabel Shim who drove a textbook shot past the goalie just inside the left post for the Spartans first ECC League goal of the season.