Spartan girls defeat Raiders 2-1

SOUTH DUNDAS – The Seaway Spartans girls soccer team sit in a three-way tie for first place for Single-A schools after playing the first three games of the 2018 season. On May 2nd, the team traveled to North Dundas to take on the Tagwi Warriors. North Dundas does not have a team in the league this season.

The Spartans and Warriors were tied 0-0 through the first 30 minute half of the game.

Early in the second half, a questionable pass on the goal line to the right of Seaway goalkeeper Martina Lewis saw Tagwi center the ball for a shot. The resulting play put the Warriors in the lead 1-0.

Six minutes later, a charge at the net by Tagwi and a high shot saw Lewis get a piece of the ball as she attempted the save. However the ball squeaked under the bar, giving the Warriors a 2-0 lead.

The Warriors defence did not allow the Spartans to get a shot off at net. Tagwi protected their lead for the remaining time in the game, handing Seaway their first loss of the season.

Seaway’s first game on May 4th did not see a better result. Going up against Double-A school Holy Trinity, the Spartans were shut out in that game 4-0.

In the team’s late match of the day, the Spartans doubled the Raiders 2-1. A change in goalkeeper saw Julenea Barnhardt fill in for Lewis in goal.

Seaway forward Abby Jordan put the Spartans ahead 1-0 midway through the first half. The team remained in the lead until early in the second half when the Raiders tied the game.

A penalty called late in the game against the Raiders in their end awarded the Spartans a penalty kick. Jayme Henry scored the game winning goal for Seaway, securing their first win of the season.

The win gives the team three much-needed points and moves the team into a tie for the lead in the standings.

Seaway hits the middle of their season with a pair of games May 9th at Seaway, facing off against the Char-Lan Crusaders and the La Citadelle Patriotes. They play Glengarry and St. Joe’s May 16th before traveling to St. Lawrence for the final game of their eight-game season May 18th.