Spartans, Lady Spartans continue to impress

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:56

FLORIDA-The week after their inspirational Homecoming Day, the Seward Spartans and Lady Spartans continue their impressive play. Last Monday the Spartans shut out Liberty in a non-league game 3-0, and on Wednesday they had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Division V opponent Fallsburg. In their lone encounter of the week the Lady Spartans topped Division rival Tri-Valley 6-0. Against Liberty, first-half goals by Chris Slesinski and Dylan Gaucher proved to be sufficient. Bryan Folkl added an insurance goal in the second half. Evan Michael and Gaucher were credited with assists. At Fallsburg, the Spartans outplayed the Comets but could not drive home that winning goal. Fallsburg scored its lone goal five minutes into the game, and Florida didn’t tie it up until five minutes were left in the first half. On that one Mickey Collins managed to cross the ball to Rich Nozkowski who booted in the tying goal. The Spartans came close in the second half and two ten-minute overtime periods but just couldn’t get that elusive ball over the goal line.The Spartan defense led by keeper Wayne Hallock kept the host team from scoring. The Spartans return home with an 8-0-2 overall record and are 2-1-1 in league play. The Lady Spartans moved up to 9-1, 4-0 in league play, with their 6-0 win against Division rival Tri-Valley. Theresa Space continues to pile up the goals, notching four in her latest effort. Ninth-graders Jillian Collova and Michelle Dugan accounted for the other two goals. Of the six goals, five were unassisted. The lone assist was recorded by another freshman, Vivien Greiser. At the other end of the field, keeper Alina Greiser kept Tri-Valley scoreless. Another short week follows as the schedule enters the second half. So far, so good.