The other teams that saw the Spartans’ first game of the state soccer tournament no doubt have their eyes wide open now.
Bainbridge High played its first game of the tournament against Hazen Wednesday and came out with intensity — and a shutout win.
Right from the get-go, the Spartans fired in two goals, courtesy of Peter Fawley and Sebastian Scales.
Bainbridge head coach George Vukic said his team was confident.
“When you score two goals in the first five minutes, yeah, you are pretty confident,” he said. “We have a lot of belief we can win big games.”
The Spartans were not done after the early goals, however.
Scales added another goal, and Jesse Moore and William Economy also scored for the Spartans in the 5-0 hammering of Hazen.
Vukic said the defense will be a big factor in the next few games, and being able to keep their heads up under pressure is big.
On Saturday, the Spartans face Shorewood.
Shorewood finished the season 20-0-0, a perfect record, but the Spartans have also yet to lose this season. This game has the qualifications to be a memorable game, and the winner goes to the semi-finals.
“We are a difficult team to beat; we are taking it one game at a time,” said Vukic. “If we can keep (Shorewood) from scoring early we have a good chance, we believe we can beat any team at any given time.”