Tie Keeps Spalding's Streak Going
Spalding 1, Pallotti 1
By B.J. Koubaroulis
Second-ranked Spalding didn't get the win yesterday at Pallotti, but the Cavaliers didn't lose, either. Hence, what has become known as "the streak" at Spalding remains intact.
Since losing to O'Connell, 2-0, in September 2005, the Cavaliers (9-0-1, 2-0-1 IAAM) have posted a 43-0-5 record and have outscored opponents 145-13. Spalding compiled 18 wins before defeating Pallotti (5-0-2, 2-0-2), 1-0, in last season's IAAM A division championship game and showed yesterday it is still an offensive machine by outshooting the Panthers 20-9.
Nairn, an All-Met and U.S. under-17 women's national team member, this season has 16 goals and five assists. She has 59 goals and 29 assists for her career, both school records.
Nairn connected on a left-footed penalty kick in the 62nd minute to force the tie and save the streak.
All-Met goalkeeper Karen Blocker has recorded 28 of her career 360 saves and nine of her 49 career shutouts this season. Both are school records.