Saturday, October 14, 2017
Simley High School
Visitation High School
On a cold & rainy afternoon, the Spartans’ season ends with a loss in the Section 3A quarterfinals to Visitation, the #2 seed. Visitation was able to get on the scoreboard within the first minute of the game. The Spartans battled back and in the 20th minute, junior Natalie Leeder took things into her own hands firing a shot from distance over the outstretched hands of the Visitation goalkeeper. Visitation was able to take advantage of the sloppy field conditions scoring three more goals before halftime. In the second half, with 8 minutes left, sophomore Norah Larson found sophomore Sydney Loomis on a cross after a corner kick. Loomis was able to redirect Larson’s cross past the Visitation goalkeeper.
The game was the final high school contest for six Spartan seniors – Britt Deutsch, Gabby Roberts, Zoe Stone, Mackenzie Sullivan, Erin Sweeney, and Maddie Wicke. We thank them for their hard work, positive attitudes, leadership and guidance this season. They were all vital in creating a positive team environment that brought players of all three levels closer together. We will miss having them on the team next year and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
Spartan Goal Scorer (Assist)
1. Natalie Leeder, jr (unassisted)
2. Sydney Loomis, so (Norah Larson, so)