SJCD wins 6th straight girls soccer title


DELAND, Fla. – The St. Johns Country Day girls soccer team won their sixth consecutive state title today.

The Spartans defeated Lakeland Christian 2-0 in Deland this afternoon to complete an undefeated season at 25-0. The Spartans are also the top ranked high school girls soccer team in the nation.

SJCD got on the scoreboard in the 2nd minute when Payton Walton's long throw in was knocked into the goal by the Vikings for an own goal and a 1-0 lead.

The Spartans added to the lead in the 33rd minute when Abby Newton beat several defenders before striking from 12 feet out.

That was plenty of offense for the Spartans who posted their 20th shutout of the year.

The Vikings only scoring chance came on a penalty kick in the 70th minute but Cassidy Wasden knocked it away and the victory was assured. The Spartans allowed seven goals all year in their 25 games.

St. Johns Country Day has won nine state championships, trailing only St. Thomas Aqinas (14) and American Heritage Plantation (10).