Red-hot Spartans clinch second place, will host playoff

by Scott Ludwig

Philadelphia Spartans (7-3-0) are streaking into the MASL 3 Playoffs, winners of their past six games. Last Saturday the Spartans closed out their regular season with a 7-5 victory over the Virginia Marauders to clinch a playoff berth where they will host third seeded Fredericksburg Fire (5-5-0).

Kevin Flavin was an offensive force in the game scoring three goals. Tyler Fabian added a pair of goals for Philadelphia with Timothy Dugan and Charlie Livesey also finding the back of the net.

The previous night Philadelphia hosted the Baltimore Kings winning 12-8.

Leading the offense in the win was Jason Rocha with three goals. Darius Madison scored twice while Flavin, Schweizer, Livesey, Nick Brown, Dillon, Bryan Carabali and Dugan chipped in with a goal each.

MASL 3 Playoffs

Next up for the Spartans is a playoff matchup against the Fredericksburg Fire. The teams split their two games during the regular season with Philadelphia winning 15-2 on March 4. The Fire won the first matchup of the season 9-7 on January 14.

The one-game playoff will decide who will face NoVA FC in the championship game.