SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School field hockey team lost a close one to Lenape Valley on the damp Monday afternoon at home.  Sparta outshot Lenape Valley 13 – 7 but could not get past Patriots’ goalie, Saige Berkowicz.

Delaney Forziati and Bella Tracy scored for Sparta assisted by Stephanie Villar and Lucie Wolfson.

Morgan Denmead and Carley Hoover split time in the net for Sparta; Denmead had four saves and Hoover stopped three.

Sparta will go across town to play Pope John on Thursday beginning at 4 p.m.  Their record stands at 5-6.