Viking Sports Wrap

Girls Soccer defeated Blythewood 2-1
Boys Soccer lost to Blythewood 
Girls Lacrosse defeated Dutch Fork 8-7
Boys Lacrosse defeated Dutch Fork 8-7
JV Softball defeated Blythewood 6-3
Varsity Softball lost to Blythewood

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Girls Soccer
Tuesday night, the girls soccer team defeated favored Blythewood 2-1 to improve to 6-2, 3-0 in the region (Blythewood dropped to 5-2, 2-1).  In a first half where Spring Valley had a favorable wind at their backs, goals were scored by Angela Downs (assisted on a cross by Kat Lenti) and Caroline Herrera (a beautiful free kick from about 20 yards).  The second half was played into the wind (which blew harder as the half progressed), resulting in the vast majority of the half being played in the SV end of the field.  Inspired second-half defense (back line of Allyson Frame, Cierra Smith, Laurel Sawyer, Caroline Herrera, and later Angie Downs) by the backs and a large number of midfielders, along with several key saves by GK Alex Ramos, resulted in Blythewood being held to one second half goal. The varsity team travels to RNE this Friday, March 28th, for a 5:30pm Region match.

The JV was defeated by Blythewood in last night's opening match.

Boys Soccer
Spring Valley boys soccer team suffered their first region lost to Blythewood Tuesday night. Brandon Virk for SV had an outstanding game. Friday night the Vikings take on RNE.

Girls Lacrosse
Spring Valley girls lacrosse hosted Dutch Fork Tuesday night. The Vikings were able to hold off the foxes to win 8-7. Scoring goals for the Vikings were Rimel Mwamba ( 3 goals), Vanessa Walter (2 goals), Courtney Grooms (2 goals), and Hillary Reeves (1 goal). Defensively, the Vikings had 7 caused turnovers, 2 interceptions and picked up 46 ground balls. Gabrielle Coward had 6 saves the first half with Hannah Hawkins making 8 saves the second half. The Vikings will travel to Ridge View on Thursday, March 27th. 

Boys Lacrosse
The Viking boy's lacrosse team traveled to Dutch Fork Wednesday for a game and came away with a win in a tough game, 8-7. Scoring goals for Spring Valley were DeShan Wilson (3 goals), Paul Currey (2 goals, 2 assists), Noah Diamond (1 goal, 1 assist) and Gerard Smith and Mathew Hogue scored one each. Jay Johnson added 2 assists while going 10 of 17 on faceoffs. On the defensive half, Connor Sears played very well garnering 11 saves. The defense also stopped all the extra man situations and only turned the ball over 4 times the entire game.  Suraj Vytla led the defense in ground balls with 3.

Next up is a 7 pm away game against  Ridge View on Thursday, March 27th. A win clinches at least a share of the Region title.

The JV softball team defeated Blythewood last night by a score of 6-3.  The varsity team wasn’t able to do the same.  Ashley Evans hit her first home run for the Vikings in the top of the first to start the team off on a high note. However, Blythewood was able to get the momentum back in the bottom half of the inning.  Both teams will travel to Dutch Fork on Thursday, March 27th, to take on the Silver Foxes.