Viking Sports Wrap

SV Boys Lacrosse lose to Blythewood 19-5
SV Girls Lacrosse lose to Blythewood 7-8 (OT)
SV Varsity Girls Soccer lose to Lexington 3-0
SV JV Girls Soccer lose to Lexington 3-0

Boys Lacrosse
The boy's lacrosse team traveled to Blythewood for a game Tuesday night. The Vikings were unable to overcome a very talented Blythewood team, losing 19-5. An inexperienced Viking team was able to build a little momentum for the rest of the season during the game.  

Goals were scored by Matthew Cox (2), Tre Hollis, Clark Finch and Tate Iaulualo. Assisting on the goals were Nygal Green and Scott Schmitt. Goalie Caleb Conner had 7 saves, while the defense held the opposing offense to 1 of 2 extra man opportunities.  

Next game for the Viking Lacrosse team is a home game against Dutch Fork on Thursday.  JV 5:30 and Varsity at 7.

Girls Soccer
Last night, the girls soccer team hosted Viking Cup champions\AAAA #2 Lexington. After a tentative start that resulted in an early Lexington goal, the Vikings decided they belonged and could compete, resulting in an exciting match with continuous back and forth action. In the end, SV pushed extra numbers into the attack to attempt to equalize, but the result was a pair of Lexington goals in the final four minutes of the game, resulting in the final score of 3-0. Effort on the part of the SV team against arguably the top team in the state was exceptional. SV travels to Northwestern on Friday at 7pm.

The JV team was defeated by Lexington by a score of 3-0. The JV team also gave a great effort against a talented Lexington squad. The JV opens the double header at Northwestern on Friday at 5:30pm.

At Spring Valley (Varsity box score)

Lexington 3
Spring Valley 0

L: Madison Carrier, Megan Classer, Julia Gheraldi
Goalies: L: Maggie Carpenter  SV: Alex Ramos

Records: L 4-0-2  SV 1-2-1

Girls Lacrosse
Spring Valley girl’s lacrosse held their season opener Tuesday, March 1st against the Blythewood Bengals 7-8 in overtime. After a quick goal by Blythewood, the Vikings’ attacker Hannah Huntley answered with a goal assisted by Zhane Bradley. The Vikings then held Blythewood to 1 goal while Breanna Seawell and Zhane Bradley added to the lead. A last minute 8 meter free position goal by the Bengals ended the half with a score of 3-2.

Vikings defense continued their incredible performance in the second half with notable contributions by Taylor Motlong, Krysta Wilson, and Ainsley Cherubin working hard to keep the Bengals attack out of the critical scoring area and shutting down their options. Ainsley Cherubin forced several turnovers that lead to successful clears into the Viking’s offensive end.

Spring Valley lead by 1 goal the majority of the game, answering back swiftly each time the Bengals tied the score. In the final few minutes, Ainsley Cherubin seized the ball from the Blythewood offense and took advantage of the fast break to score the last Viking goal, making the score 7-6. With 9 seconds left, Blythewood scored on an 8 meter shot leaving the Vikings without time to respond and forcing overtime.Ultimately, Blythewood’s midfielder took possession of the ball and scored, giving them their first lead of the night and ending the game 7-8.