Spartans stay optimistic

On Wednesday, the Spartans took the field with the Vikings’ from Francis Howell hoping for redemption.

The game started off rough for the Spartans. The Vikings score their first three goals before the Spartans got a shot at their first and only shot of the game. The first half ended with the Spartans stuck at zero.

The second period began with a goal by sophomore Zemene Muche. Leaving the score 3-1, Vikings on top and 30:55 left in the game.

“I can’t put into words how it felt to score against Howell, it was my first varsity game and I was the only one to score,” said Muche.

After the Spartan’s goal, the Vikings dominated the rest of the game, ending the game 6-1 Vikings.

Prior to the Howell game, the Spartans took on the Wolves from Timberland, for their first game on the new turf last Thursday.

“If we don’t win, it’ll be disappointing,” junior Marc Crawford said before the game.

Shortly after the game began, the Wolves scored their first point of the game followed by two Spartan goals, ending the first half 2-1 Spartans.

Almost immediately after the second period began, junior Ryan Hutson scored another one for the spartans. The impressive lead, shortly ended with the Wolves tying up the game 3-3. As the last minute of the game began, the crowds and players all assumed over time was in the future for the boys that night, until with 47 seconds left in the game the Wolves scored what would be winning goal of the night.

“The loss just made me realize how much more work we needed before the Troy game,” said Muche.

Despite their 0-4 record, the Spartans are still practicing as hard as ever, and are expecting to turn the season around with their game against the Troy Trojans on Tuesday, according to junior Max Kirkpatrick.

“We play Troy next, and we’re expecting to do quite well,” Kirkpatrick said.