Spartans continue winning streak in girls soccer
By BRIAN KELLY
Bainbridge Island Review Editor
October 5, 2012 · 12:46 PM
The Spartans rallied from a 1-0 deficit to beat Bishop Blanchet 2-1 in girls soccer Thursday in Seattle.
The Braves scored first on a goal by Erica Blume (31st minute).
The Spartans answered in the second half after Natalie Vukic scored in the 60th minute to tie the game at 1-all.
Claire Marcum put Bainbridge in front with an assist from Rosie Kerstetter in the 75th minute.
Before the game, Bainbridge Coach Scott Druker recalled the Spartans' late loss to the Braves last season, and said the team wasn't going to look past any Metro League opponent.
In that previous matchup, the Spartans were in front but Blanchet scored three goals to steal the win.
"We've got a little sour taste in our mouth," Druker said, also noting a come-from-behind loss the team suffered earlier this season against Seattle Prep.
In the Sept. 18 game against Prep, Bainbridge led 2-1 until the Panthers pounced and scored two goals in the 78th and 79th minutes and ran off with a 3-2 win.
"The Seattle Prep game tells the story," he said. "We played 78 good minutes, and then..."
"Granted, it was great play on their part. We let up for a little bit, for two minutes, and bam! They score and we lose the game."
It was the Spartans' only loss this year. Lesson learned, the hard way.
"We're not taking anybody lightly this year," Druker said.
The Spartans (5-1 Metro, 10-1 overall) will face Holy Names Academy (3-3-1, 7-4-1) at Bainbridge High Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Varsity play gets underway at 6:45, the junior varsity game is at 5:15 p.m.
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