Lakewood’s girls soccer team hosted the Lady Spartans from Union on Tuesday in a game that featured a rematch of the two non-conference foes from last week.
Last week, the Lady Spartans took care of business, downing Lakewood 6-4 on their home field. Lakewood returned the favor on Tuesday, when they dropped Union by a score of 3-2.
Lakewood was led by Jessica Espinoza’s 2 goals, while Brianna Lindley scored a goal as well.
For Union, Paola Sevilla scored a goal in the first half, and Rebeccas Sevilla scored the other on a penalty kick in the second half.
Alyssa Neimeyer, the Union head coach was not looking for a loss, but saw some positives on the game as well.
“It was a tough loss,” said Neimeyer. “We knew they were going to come out fighting, and they played great on defense and offense. They were more into than we were it seemed like, and it showed. We had some bright spots, but sometimes you get outplayed.”
Lakewood’s head coach, Jennifer Wuester, liked what she saw from her team.
“It was a great win for us,” she said. “We are really proud of the girls and the way they played tonight. We were clicking on both sides of the ball, and we made some adjustments since the last time that we played Union that really seemed to help us out.”
Wuester and the Lady Leopards improve to 1-1 on the season. Neimeyer and the Lady Spartans fall to 3-1. Union is back in action at home against West Bladen on Tuesday, and Lakewood travels to Spring Creek on Thursday before a trip to Midway on Friday.
Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585