(Photo by Michael Fischer)
Monday evening, it was by way of another shutout, the seventh of the year. The Tigers handled MOC-Floyd Valley 5-0 as they improved to 10-0. The Tigers got two goals and two assists from sophomore Kim Shabino as Spencer put 18 shots on goal during the match. Shabino leads the team with 13 goals this season.
Ashley Williamson scored her ninth goal in the first five minutes to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Grace Martinez scored in the 32nd minute to make it 2-0 in the first half.
Shabino would score both her goals in the second half, and both would come in front of the keeper. The second goal was off a rebound of a Macy Kuehler shot, which made it 4-0 Spencer.
Maddie Gould finished the scoring with a goal in the 78th minute. Spencer defeated MOC 3-1 on April 10 in Orange City.
The Tigers also won two matches on Saturday at the Denison tournament. Spencer beat Denison-Schleswig, 6-0, in the first game of the day. Shabino scored twice, as did Sierra Beschorner, and Perri Higgins and Kuehler each added one goal.
In the second game, Spencer beat Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln, 3-0, with Williamson scoring twice and Higgins adding one.
Spencer will play at Hull against Western Christian on Thursday, May 3. They defeated the Wolfpack 3-0 on April 9.
BOYS DROP SECOND IN A ROW
The Spencer boys dropped its second match in a row Monday in Orange City, 2-1, to the Dutch of MOC-Floyd Valley. Spencer had defeated MOC 2-1 in a shootout on April 10 but couldn't get a late equalizer as they fall to 7-2-1 on the year.
The Dutch got on the board with a minute to play in the first half on a corner kick to go to the intermission leading 1-0. MOC added a second goal with roughly 15 minutes to play on a free kick to extended the lead..
Spencer continued to battle as Zach Vanderah got on the board with nine minutes remaining, and the Tigers had numerous chances late in the game but couldn't tie it up. Spencer put 13 shots on goals to MOC's three, but couldn't punch one in to force overtime.
"It's simple - we missed our chances," Spencer coach Ben MacRae said. "We're getting chances, we're just not putting it in the back of the net. It's a lack of finishing in front of the goal."
Spencer will host Western Christian on Thursday, May 3 at Spencer Soccerplex.