Evan Miller rallied for a three-set win at No. 2 singles Thursday night to lift Warsaw to a 3-2 win at Elkhart Memorial in its Northern Lakes Conference opener.
Miller prevailed 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-0 as the Tigers edged the previously unbeaten Crimson Chargers, who fall to 6-1 overall and 0-1 in league play.
Warsaw, which lost 3-2 at No. 10 Penn Wednesday, swept doubles play in straight sets. AJ Herendeen and Sam Rice won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1, while Will Petro and Connor Singrey took the No. 2 match 6-1, 6-1.
Mazin Hakim defeated Kyle Wettschurack 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles for Memorial. The hosts also won at No. 3 singles as Chirag Patel beat Alek Jansen 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Warsaw won the JV contest 5-0. Nic Hamrick, Nic Jansen and Wesley Shuler won in singles play for the JV Tigers. The doubles teams of Chris Herendeen and Caleb Snyder and Nikos Schlitt and Caleb Ray also won for WCHS.
Warsaw (3-1, 1-0) hosts NLC foe Goshen Tuesday night.
Boys Soccer Squad Blanks Plymouth
The Class 2-A No. 3 Tigers got a pair of first-half tallies to open conference play Thursday night with a 2-0 victory at Plymouth.
Junior Zack Tucker and senior Nathan Kolbe each scored a goal in the opening half as the Tigers remained undefeated with the Northern Lakes Conference win. It was the seventh goal of the season for Kolbe.
Michael Yantz posted the shutout in goal for the Tigers.
Warsaw (4-0, 1-0) hosts Penn Saturday with the varsity match scheduled to begin at noon.
Girls Soccer Team Ties NorthWood
The Warsaw girls soccer team rallied to tie NorthWood 1-1 in an NLC match at home Thursday night.
The guests led 1-0 before Kelly Williams notched the tying goal, off an assist from Brooklyn Jackson, in the 58th minute for the Tigers.
Warsaw was without standout Meredith Hollar. The senior, who missed all of last year due to a knee injury, injured her knee Tuesday night during a 3-2 conference win at Plymouth.
WCHS coach Dan Miller expects Hollar to be sidelined for a while, but is not sure at this point how long as she is still seeking medical advice on the injury.
Hollar, who has committed to play at Grace College next year, has scored eight goals this year. She now has 50 for her career, just 11 away from tying the school record of 61 held by Ashley Kitchens.
“The first half NorthWood had the better run of play, but we put forth a great effort in the second half and got a well-deserved tying goal,” said Warsaw coach Dan Miller.
Miller praised the strong play of Danielle Hutcherson in the midfield, along with the great passing in the midfield by Elizabeth Van Wormer.
Each team had four shots in the game, while NorthWood had a 3-2 edge in corner kicks. Tiger keeper Abby Schue made three saves.
NorthWood won the JV contest 2-0.
Warsaw (4-0-1, 1-0-1) hosts NLC foe Goshen Tuesday.
Golfers Go 1-1 In NLC Play
The No. 18 WCHS girls golf team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday during an NLC triangular versus NorthWood and Goshen.
The host and undefeated Panthers, led by medalist Heidi Morganthaler’s 39, shot a 180 in action at the McCormick Creek Golf Course in Nappanee.
Warsaw shot 189 in the conference match, while Goshen came in at 216.
Elizabeth Meadows and Nikki LaLonde each shot a 45 to pace the Tigers, who are now 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the NLC. Alexis Manwaring shot 48, Morgan Sands 51 and Ashley Murrell 58 for Warsaw.
Teage Minier led Goshen with a 40.
NorthWood improves to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in league play. Goshen drops to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in conference action.
Warsaw shot 267 in the JV match. Goshen totaled a 277 and NorthWood’s score was incomplete.
Warsaw hosts Culver Academy Monday and then entertains Wawasee and Plymouth Tuesday with both matches at Stonehenge.