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Lady Spartans fall to No. 1 Assumption, beat Mustangs

MOUNT VERNON– Friday’s 5-2 win against the Mount Vernon Mustangs boosted Solon’s Lady Spartans to a 6-1 varsity soccer record.
Once again the girls proved that hard work and great coaching are the key to a winning season. Seniors Anna Seydel and Brianna Pike and freshman Josie Durr scored a goal each with junior Emma Moss bringing home two goals.
Seydel and Durr each had an assist, as did Jade Flansburg, while Ali Herdliska had two.
“We have been doing a good job playing through the bad weather and poor field conditions,” said head coach John Tucker. “We are looking forward to getting back to our home field after several away games.”
Monday’s home game against Davenport Assumption was a combination of brilliant talent and sportsmanship. Both teams showed that the level of play is definitely advancing, although the Lady Spartans ended up on the losing side of a 3-0 score.
Solon’s total of 10 shots on the goal compared to Assumption’s 14 kept Solon Goalie Senior Katie Silberstein on her toes. She worked hard to protect the net with seven saves. “I’m very proud of their efforts. The girls played extremely well,” Tucker said. “Obviously Assumption is a good team. We stepped up and played an amazing game.”
As the girls approach midseason great things are happening. Ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, the news came Friday afternoon the team’s slow climb from 11 to 4 is a school record for Solon.
Freshman Josie Durr is tied for second in the state 1A single game individual stats for goals and Junior Emma Moss is sitting strong holding a third place tie.
The Lady Spartans host another game tonight against Central DeWitt at 5:30 p.m. and again on Saturday morning against Dyersville Beckman at 10 a.m.