COLBERT, Wash. — The Spartan girls soccer team lost 6-1 here against Northwest Christian Sept. 26. Head coach Shannon Fraser said, “It was a rough game but the girls played well, even when we went down with 9 players due to injuries, we played hard.”
NWC scored their goals early on in the first half. Priest River’s Karah Fink scored off a direct kick in the 29th minute of the match, said Fraser. Spartan goalkeeper Lilly Hernandez made 17 saves in a losing effort. Priest River managed only two shots on goal for the game. “NW Christian went to goal the first half and possessed the second,” said Fraser.
The girls soccer team has been decimated with injuries this season, which led to the cancellation of a match against Newport Sept. 29.
On Sept. 30, the Spartans hosted Bonners Ferry and came out with a 3-1 victory.
Fraser said, “Our girls finally came out to play today and beat Bonners Ferry and won 3-1. We played a great game of possession and are hopeful that we can keep building up our play to districts.”
After giving up an early 1-0 lead, Priest River’s Hannah Brengle came back to tie the game late in the first half. Then in the second half Liann Kren made a beautiful pass to Fink who scored to give the Spartans a 2-1 lead. Eight minutes later, Fink scored off an assist from Brengle after nice work by Kren, Hailey Hatfield and Jasmine Martin, said Fraser.
Shots — NWC 17, PR 2.
Saves — NWC 2. PR, Hernandez 17.
First half — 1. NWC, 1:00. 2. NWC, 5:00. 3. NWC, 11:00. 4. NWC, 15:00. 5. NWC, 17:00. 6. NWC, 19:00. 7. PR, Fink, 29:00.
Second half — None.
Shots — PR 7, BF 4.
Saves — PR, Hernandez 4. BF, Tianna Keller 7.
First half — 1. BF, Holly Ansley (Kassy Skeen), 25:00. 2. PR, Brengle, 38:00.
Second half — 3. PR, Fink (Kren) 50:00. 4. PR, Fink (Brengle) 58:00.