GIRLS SOCCER: Sparks finds two, Dukes go down fighting


Wellington’s Samantha Sparks scores her first goal in a playoff fight against the Raiders.


Faith Alley passes the ball to a Dukes teammate.


Jenna Calfo makes a pass against Columbia.


Rachel Barletta fights to maintain possession of the ball with Columbia’s Sami Carrico.


Emma Horoschak moves upfield as Wellington searched for a playoff win.


Photos by Russ Gifford | Wellington Enterprise

Samantha Sparks was on fire Thursday, scoring both of the Lady Dukes’ goals and putting Wellington up 1-0 at the half in soccer playoff action. But the Columbia Raiders buckled down in later play to win 3-2.

Wellington’s Samantha Sparks scores her first goal in a playoff fight against the Raiders.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/10/web1_WHSGirlsSoccerVsColumbia_Playoffs-1-of-6-.jpgWellington’s Samantha Sparks scores her first goal in a playoff fight against the Raiders.

Faith Alley passes the ball to a Dukes teammate.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/10/web1_WHSGirlsSoccerVsColumbia_Playoffs-2-of-6-.jpgFaith Alley passes the ball to a Dukes teammate.

Jenna Calfo makes a pass against Columbia.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/10/web1_WHSGirlsSoccerVsColumbia_Playoffs-3-of-6-.jpgJenna Calfo makes a pass against Columbia.

Rachel Barletta fights to maintain possession of the ball with Columbia’s Sami Carrico.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/10/web1_WHSGirlsSoccerVsColumbia_Playoffs-4-of-6-.jpgRachel Barletta fights to maintain possession of the ball with Columbia’s Sami Carrico.

Emma Horoschak moves upfield as Wellington searched for a playoff win.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/10/web1_WHSGirlsSoccerVsColumbia_Playoffs-6-of-6-.jpgEmma Horoschak moves upfield as Wellington searched for a playoff win.