SPARTA, NJ – Under a bright blue sky the Montville Township High School girls soccer team fought hard but ultimately fell short against Sparta, 1-2, on Wednesday. Sparta played strong to the last whistle, pressing in the Montville side for much of the second half. 

Montville's Halle Fiedler scored in the second half with an assist by Kerry Hojecki.  Sparta’s first goal came in the first half made by Brianna Lamoureux.  Early in the second half, Kelly Carolan scored after challenging the goalie Katya Vidovich, getting her to commit out of the goal.

Vidovich had a busy game with 15 saves, while Sparta's keeper Julia Flake had four saves.

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Sparta’s Captain Taylor Nolan said, “I thought we played really well, working as a team, with a lot of pressure up field.  Montville is a really competitive team every year and especially this year with so many Juniors and Seniors.”

Montville (4-1) plays next at home against Mendham (2-1-1) on Friday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m.