On Tuesday, The Emporia Middle School Spartans proved to be too much to handle on the Swather’s home turf on Tuesday afternoon.
The Spartans came away with a sweep of the two Hesston Middle School Swather Soccer teams, 2-6 in the “A” game and 0-4 in the “B” game.
In the “A” game the Swather’s came out and started the game very strong and scoring firs at the 10-minute mark from a rebound scored by Kolton Evancho.
The Spartans were quick to answer, scoring just minutes later tying the game at one goal apiece. The Spartans then took the advantage putting another goal away before the Swathers were able to regain the confidence they needed to find another goal from Matthew Waltner.
The scoring line would remain the same going into the break.
In the second half the Swathers were knocked back on their heels with Spartans dominating the midfield. The Spartans would put three more goals away before the final whistle would sound.
Coach Andrew Stauffer found the positive in this loss saying, “It is always tough to swallow another loss, but I am very pleased in the direction we are moving as a team this year, every game we get better.
“And we finally found the back of the net tonight, this just means there are a lot more goals to score for us, this is going to be a very fun team to watch coming down the stretch!”
In the “B” game the Swathers were just never able to find their rhythm as the Spartans were constantly on the attack.
Gracie Dawes was able to repeal countless shots from the Spartans only allowing two goals in the first half.
The second half proved to be no different for the Swathers as they tried to ward of countless attacks from the Spartans. The Spartans were able to find the back of the net 2 more times to end the half.
Stauffer said this B game was also a tough loss for his team.
“This one was tough loss to swallow, our team just has to find their confidence in their skills that they are developing and use them. If can the team can utilize their skill sets that we have seen from them in practice there is nothing in this world that can stop them,” he said.
The Swathers played Monday Sept. 26 in their final home game of the season, results were not available as of press time.