Both Spartan teams fell to the Wildcats last Friday.
The JV team fought hard against Cy Woods on Friday, but came up short. Mariah Tellez got her second start in goal this season.
The varsity played with intensity and heart, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the powerhouse Woods team. Due to illness, sophomore JV keeper Genesis Guzman earned her first District varsity start in goal. Within the first five minutes, senior captain Andrea Villegas had to be pulled off for a season-ending injury. The Wildcats scored early in the frenzy of sorting out a new line-up. The Spartans held on for the remainder of the half until the final five minutes. The Wildcats came out strong in the second half, netting a quick third goal. The Spartans responded with tough play, however, not allowing another goal until the final two minutes of the game. Genesis Guzman recorded 7 saves on the night. Freshman defender Sofia Salgado stepped up on defense to mark the District’s leading scorer, and senior captain Jennifer Andrade was a leader on the back line. Overall, the Spartans played strong.