Northland Prep is closing in on its second perfect regular-season record over three seasons.

Ellie Karren found the back of the net three times and added four assists, Sydney Sventek scored twice and notched a pair of assists, and Mia Blair had two and two as well as the Spartans rolled through Round Valley 9-1 on Thursday.

“It’s a fun part of the season because all the teams are at their best," Spartans co-head coach Michael Blair said. "It took us a bit to figure how to get through their defense but credit to our girls, once they did, they lit up the goal."

Sventek found Karren for a goal just 25 seconds into NPA's road match but the second wouldn't come until the 26-minute mark off a pass from Mia Blair to Karren. The Spartans, ranked No 1 in the 2A Conference, took a 4-0 lead into halftime against their eight-ranked 2A opponent.

Round Valley scored three minutes into the second half to make the score 4-1. Off the kickoff, senior Ginger Blodgett received the ball and took a shot from 20 yards out over the keeper into the far post side netting for the quick answer.

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From there Northland Prep (10-0, 3-0 Central Region) pulled away to another mercy-rule victory.

Junior defender Anna Kellar sustained a concussion with 10 minutes left in the game and had to be transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Round Valley (3-7-1, 1-3 East Region) has now lost three straight.

Northland Prep hosts the Payson Longhorns at Sinagua Middle School on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. match before putting a cap on the regular season in Page on Thursday.

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