A winning season in the Berkshire League and a healthy taste of life in the state Class S tournament are now safely ensconced in the memory bank of the Shepaug Valley School girls' soccer team.

Coach Tara Flaherty's Spartans demonstrated good skills and plenty of potential for good things to come this fall en route to an 8-6-2 campaign in the Berkshire League.

The Region 12 girls met defeat twice apiece to Nonnewaug, Housatonic Valley Regional and Lewis Mills, but otherwise were unscathed in 10 other matches.

Among the highlights in late season was a 5-0 whitewashing of visiting Thomaston as Caroline Kelly scored twice and added an assist, and Samantha Patrick and Margot Wilhelm contributed a goal and an assist each.

Lily Keefe tacked on the final goal and Maddie Gorra chipped in with an assist to support Samantha Moravsky's goalkeeping, one of the talented junior's six shutouts this autumn.

The Spartans earned an 18th seed in a 29-team state Class S field and easily ousted 15th-ranked Capital Prep 8-0 Nov. 4 in the state tournament's first round.

Third-seeded Oxford ended Shepaug's tournament hopes Nov. 6 with a 2-0 decision.

Comprising the Spartan roster this fall were Samantha Moravsky, Noelia Aguirre, Maddie Gorra, Marin Keefe, Caroline Kelly, Emma Krebs, Micaela O'Malley, Samantha Patrick, Sarah Stratton, Maisie Wanag, Margot Wilhelm, Cassidy Borger, Nathalie Diller, Megan James, Lily Keefe, Pearl Lewis, Claire Lyons, Shannon Miller, Nadia Racz and Avery Serra.

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