Concord scored early and often Saturday. Minutemen junior Taylor Lantz started out her team’s barrage of goals in the game’s seventh minute after threatening on two previous attempts. The speed and strength of the Minutemen would overpower Wawasee again in the game’s 31st minute when senior Amanda Schoeffler scored an unassisted goal.
Emma Paden scored just six minutes later, assisted by Tori Moore. A deflected free kick by Jen Reyes found net just a minute before half. Concord in the first 40 minutes outshot Wawasee 9-0, but kept bombing away in the second half.
Buchanan went unassisted in the 44th minute and Schoeffler returned to the score sheet when she found junior Jackie DeNova for a goal in the games two minutes later.
Despite the lopsided effort from Wawasee, Blunk pointed out play from freshmen Maddie Birch, Savannah Schwartz and Sarah Lancaster, along with the play of backup keeper Nicole Streby, who relieved Jordan Edington at the half.
“Those girls played really well in the second half,” Blunk stated. “All freshmen played well tonight.”
Another freshman that Blunk highlighted was Darrian Rosenberry. Rosenberry made several plays in the second half that kept Concord from adding any more goals to the scoreboard. “Darrian gave a great effort and played very well tonight.”
Wawasee would again not see much time in Concord’s half of the field and managed no shots on goal. Concord matched their first half total with nine more second half shots on goal for a whopping 18-0 advantage in shots.
“We played well most of the second half in keeping them off of the board from the 47th minute on,” Blunk said. Looking forward to Thursdays game Blunk had this to say, “Argos is well coached. I am pretty sure they are a ranked team in 1A. They are very physical. We are looking forward to it because they will play us just like an NLC team.” After today’s NLC game the Lady Warriors fall to 0-1 in conference play and 2-2-1 in overall play. Wawasee will welcome in Argos Thursday night with kickoff at 630 p.m.