“We played a pretty good team today. We’re disappointed in the loss, but not in the team,” said Lady Jags head coach Wayne Gardner. “It was a great season and we had a nice run.”
Spalding (13-3), the No. 9-ranked team in the state, played hard all game and held No. 7 state-ranked Columbus (17-2-1) scoreless in the first half.
The teams went into halftime tied at zero.
The Lady Blue Devils managed to dent the scoreboard in the second half at the 27:00 mark for the 1-0 lead.
Spalding then re-adjusted its alignment to try and tie the game, but Columbus took advantage and scored two more goals and won the game, 3-0.
“We had to make the adjustments to try and score, but we exposed the back and Columbus scored,” Gardner said.
The Lady Jags were unlucky, as they had several shots on goal that didn’t find the net. Gardner also said his keeper Abby Stephens did great at her position.