Sparks sisters help propel Okanogan girls soccer team to top of the league and #1 seed for league tournament

OKANOGAN – 97, that’s how many goals the Okanogan High School girls soccer team has scored this season as they look to make another deep post-season run.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the season with 14 wins and only one loss, going 7-0 in CW2B League games, scoring an average of six goals a match.

“So far this season I feel good about the way we have played,” said Dean Klepec, head coach for Okanogan.

Okanogan is quickly looking like a team that could hoist up the 2B league title as their only loss was to Cashmere of the 1A ranks in a 7-1 defeat on Sept. 25. Other than that, the Lady Bulldogs have been blowing out the opposition.

Senior forward for the Bulldogs Danielle Sparks (Colville tribal member) is finding her groove as she has been scoring and assisting on goals the whole season.

“Danielle is passing the ball very well and scoring and assisting on lots of goals,” said Klepec.

While Danielle is a weapon on the offensive side of things, her younger sister Sydney is a defensive specialist.

“Sydney in the back has been shutting people down on her side of the field and getting up into the attack at times,” said Klepec.

“The Sparks girls are great kids and great players,’ said Klepec. “They are both huge contributors to the success of our team.”

With this being the last season, that Klepec has both sparks sisters on the team, he has optimism about what this team can do.

“We are hoping to make a playoff run and have set up our schedule so that we have the opportunity to play good teams from all over the state,” said Klepec.

Okanogan will host Bridgeport on Saturday, Oct. 30 in the first round of the Central Washington 2B League Tournament with kickoff set for 11:00 a.m.

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