PARTA, NJ -Playing the first varsity home game on the newly turfed Cassels field, Sparta field hockey lost a close game to Lenape Valley 1-0 on Tuesday.

The only goal of the game came in the first half when a Patriot shot was able to get past the Spartan goalie Denmead. 

The teams were so evenly matched they each had 10 shots on goal.

Sparta is now 1-2 for the season.