Westover High had a mixup Friday with transportation for its boys and girls soccer teams and didn’t provide a school bus. Since the teams weren’t going to walk from Albany, the match became a forfeit win for Spalding (13-2).
“We really wanted to play the match Friday and had been working hard to get our groove back since the loss to Upson-Lee on Monday,” said Lady Jags head coach Wayne Gardner. “We didn’t know too much about Westover, so it would’ve been interesting to see what they looked like.”
Now Gardner and the Lady Jags will have to focus their attention on Region 4-AAA foe Eagle’s Landing High, whom they will face next Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Eagle’s Landing.
ELHS is 7-2-2 overall and 5-1 in the region while Spalding is undefeated in region play at 7-0. The Lady Golden Eagles are coming off a 2-1 loss to region foe Sandy Creek March 31 while Spalding blasted region foe Jackson 10-0 the same day.
“Eagle’s Landing is a very good test for us. We really need to win that match for the region title,” he said. “We’ll come out for practice on Monday and work on some fundamental things to get ready for them.”
Gardner said ELHS has some talent, including a strong player who was injured against Sandy Creek, but probably healed by now.