Sparta girls best Newton in soccer

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  • Sparta's Bailey Kellenberger steers the ball while being shadowed by Newton's Grace Young. Kellenberger scored one goal. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • Sparta's Brianna Falco maneuvers the ball next to Newton's Brianna Giordano. Falco contributed one assist.

  • A Sparta Spartan and a Newton Brave step to the ball.

  • Sparta's Hailey Mead in the midst of kicking the ball.

  • Sparta's Savannah Rode and Newton's Kaitlyn Lynch maneuver near the ball.

NEWTON — Sparta High School defeated Newton High School in girls varsity soccer on Monday, October 30, 2017. The final score was 2-1. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament, First Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 game took place at Newton High School in Newton.

Anya Helmer and Bailey Kellenberger each scored a goal in the second half for ninth-seeded Sparta. Brianna Falco contributed an assist.

Sparta goalkeeper Julia Flake made five saves.

Kass Wojcik scored a goal in the first half for eighth-seeded Newton off an assist from Davis Ann Boyd.

Newton goalkeeper Karis Steele made six saves.

Team records: Newton Braves 17-6-1. Sparta Spartans 11-6-2.

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