NEWTON, NJ – The Sparta High School girls soccer team is going to the finals.  Sparta defeated Kittatinny 1-0 in the semifinal round of the North 1 Group 2 division on Monday afternoon. 

The game was tied 0-0 until the second half.  The only goal of the game was scored by Alisa Williamson.

Sparta keeper Julia Flake made seven saves to keep the Cougars scoreless. 

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“It’s really exciting, especially since we didn’t start off the season as strong as we had hoped,” Captain Hailey Mead said. “As the season went on, we really came together as a team, and received positive results because of it.”

“Kittatinny is a very strong team and we knew we were going to have to bring our very best against them,” Coach Caitlyn Botti said. “It was a great team win.” Westwood is an impressive team and we are excited for the match up!

The seventh seed Spartans will travel third seed Westwood on Thursday with a 6 p.m. start.  

“Westwood is an impressive team and we are excited for the match up,” Botti said.

Mead said, “If we play like we have been playing tomorrow, I know we can come through with a win.”

The team will have a celebratory police send off from the school beginning around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday according to team parents. 

“We are hoping to get as many fans to the high school as possible to send the girls on their way,” parent Peggy Fischer said.