Game of the Week (3/3): LTFC vs. Sparkle FC
The GOTW comes from the indoor co-ed C league, featuring LTFC and Sparkle FC, ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively. This season is up for grabs and it has been a tight race between the top four teams, so this match was cut out to be an exciting one. After just a few minutes the action started when Jason Kenway dribbled from the halfway line and scored a skillful goal for Sparkle FC. His teammates put another two in the net soon after. Although LTFC were putting up a strong fight and making it difficult, Sparkle FC seemed to find the back of the net with every strike. Jason Kenway scored again right before the close of the second half to make it 4-0.
The second half opened up and the LTFC goalie, Calli Bergstrom, was tested as Sparkle FC attacked from every angle. She had over 10 saves in the second half alone. Sparkle FC continued to attack while LTFC began to find their rhythm and produce some great offense, making it an exciting match to watch. LTFC’s first and only goal came just around the 15-minute mark in the second half by way of Kyle Summers. He found himself on a break away and slotted it brilliantly past Sparkle FC’s keeper.
The game ended with an 8-1 win for Sparkle FC. However, LTFC can take pride in the fact that it was a hard fought game and much closer than the score suggests. Jason Kenway is named MVP of tonight’s match not only because of his hat trick, but because of the way he was able to facilitate the action on the field.
Sparkle FC will face off against Saints in the league championship next Tuesday. Saints upset the league front runner, Pain in the Grass, with a 4-1 win to advance.