By Kelly Kucsan
On Friday October 30th, the Salisbury girls’ soccer season came to an end. In the District 11 Class AA quarterfinal, Salisbury and Southern Lehigh went head to head in an intense competition. Prior to the game, Joana Hatzis, a junior on the team, said that Salisbury has a good shot of winning based on how they were practicing. Salisbury went into the district tournament as the number seven seed while Southern Lehigh was the number two seed. For the first half of the game, Salisbury gave Southern Lehigh a run for their money. However, during the second half, the Spartans went ahead by two and the Falcons lost the game 3-1.
Southern Lehigh scored fairly early in the game, but that didn’t knock the Falcons down completely. Salisbury pushed through with all their power and kept the game pretty even. Caylin Meikrantz got the game tying goal from inside the eighteen half way through the first half. Salisbury’s spirits were instantly lifted and the girls knew that they could win if they scored another goal. The first half was over and the score was tied 1-1.
Not even five minutes into the second half, Southern Lehigh scored. A Spartan player kicked the ball up the field through the defenders, resulting in a score and a 2-1 lead for the Spartans. After fifteen minutes into the second half, Southern Lehigh got their third goal. The Falcons then lost the connection that they needed to win. The game was over as well as their season. The Falcons had a long, hard-fought season. The girls hope for a better outcome the next soccer season.