Upson started the Lady Jaguars’ scoring 10 minutes into the first half with her first goal coming off an assist from Lydia Whitworth. Hassey scored on an assist from Barlow and Griffin scored on an assist from Sara Nicholson to give Spalding the 3-0 lead at halftime.
Barlow and Upson each added a goal in the second half, with Upson’s goal coming with 14 seconds remaining in the match, to lead Spalding (2-3) to its second win of the season.
“It’s nice to come away with a win,” Spalding coach Wayne Gardner said. “We saw a lot of good things tonight.”
Gardner said he was pleased with his team’s response from Saturday’s 5-0 loss to Salem, particularly the effort given by the team’s younger players.
Despite being shutout in its previous three matches, Spalding produced its highest offensive output of the season.
Gardner said the team did not make any changes to its offense during the week, but it was able to keep pressure of the Upson-Lee defense and attempt more shots on goal.
“We had more opportunities to keep Upson-Lee in their defensive half most of the match. That makes a big difference because eventually you’re going to start peppering the goal with shots like we did today,” he said.
Spalding now turn its attention to Saturday’s match against No. 5-ranked Columbus at Columbus State. Columbus eliminated Spalding 2-1 (4-2 on PKs) in the second round of state last year.