The No. 6 state-ranked Lady Jags won their second straight match to improve to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in region play, good enough for first place. Dutchtown remains winless at 0-3, 0-2.
McIver scored her first two goals midway through the first half to give Spalding the 2-0 lead. Junior Li Anne Harris added another goal with 2:27 remaining to give Spalding the 3-0 lead, which stood that way at halftime.
Dutchtown was overmatched in this contest. The Lady Bulldogs couldn’t move the ball at all and Spalding kept the ball in Dutchtown territory in the second half. Lady Jags freshman Marissa Hendrix scored two consecutive goals early in the second half to give Spalding the 5-0 lead and it was all over from there.
Dutchtown had two shots on goal in the entire second half — the first was by Stacey Sadoff and the other was from sophomore Kalen Roberts. Other than that, the Lady Bulldogs were stymied for the majority of the match.
Spalding junior Cydney Swain scored two second-half goals, Harris scored her second goal and McIver completed her hat trick with her third goal with 36 seconds remaining in the match for the final 9-0 margin. The Lady Jags get back in action Friday at region foe Woodland-Stockbridge at 5:30 p.m. This will be a big match for Spalding — Woodland is 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the region and has won five matches in a row.