Wawasee evened its Northern Lakes Conference mark at 1-1 with a 25-23, 26-24, 25-14 slugfest at Goshen in volleyball.
The Lady Warriors (8-4 overall, 1-1 NLC) had a huge night defensively, with Anne Beer digging 31 Goshen attempts and Aly Anderson digging 29 more. Hunter Gaerte added 20 digs and led the offense with 10 kills. Ally Ousley had 17 assists to go along with 10 kills.
“A great night all the way around, especially on defense,” stated Wawasee head coach Jeff Phillips. “A nice way to come back from the holiday weekend and get an NLC win.”
The Wawasee JV moved to 9-2 on the year with a 22-25, 25-22, 15-13 rally at Goshen. Jada Antonides led the Wawasee defense with 24 digs while Olivia Huffman assisted on 12 points. Mikala Mawhorter, on loan from varsity golf duties, led Wawasee with four kills.
Warriors And Panthers Settle Nothing
Both teams scored two points, both teams left with little but a tie. Wawasee had a pair of second half goals from Luke Smith and Fernando Camargo to break even with NorthWood, 2-2, in varsity soccer at Wawasee.
The tie for Wawasee is the first point earned in NLC play since 2010, when it tied Plymouth.
“Not the best game we have played all year but we came out with a tie,” said Wawasee head coach Tom Taylor. “I promise you, we are greatly improving.”
Golfers Close Regular Season With Win
Wawasee tuned up for the NLC Tournament on Saturday by hosting Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont, and came away with a 204-212 win at Maxwelton.
Elizabeth Jackson shot a 45 to lead the field while Alex Goralczyk offered a 47. Courtney McDaniel had a 55 and Kylee Rostochak and Kamryn Foy both shot 57s to complete the Wawasee (13-6) scoring.
Fremont had a 47 from Alisha Dennfeldt, 48 from Jessica Mofield, 58 from Tonya Cessna and 59 from Lexi Skeens.
The NLC Tournament at Bent Oak begins at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
Freshmen Earn First ‘W’
By the skin of their teeth, the Wawasee freshmen picked up its first football win of the season, 15-13, over visiting Northridge.
Sam Clark rushed for a 25-yard touchdown and picked off a pass for a 70-yard return score. Jeff Bartman knocked away a two-point conversion attempt by Northridge to make the difference stand up.
“We fought hard and it was a good win, but next week we need to put together four good quarters,” said Wawasee freshman coach Brent Berkeypile.
Northridge Makes Quick Work Of Tennis
The Raiders made a quick night of the boys tennis match in Middlebury, giving up just five games in a 5-0 sweep.
Josh Garfein at two singles and Eric Beck and Michael Eash at two doubles both won the courts in shutouts against Todd Hauser and the team of Doug Hapner and Roz Kunkle, respectively.
Chris Robbins beat Kyler Love love and one at one singles while the one doubles team of Andrew Gingerich and Byron Slabach beat Isaac Rigdon and Dylan Houser love and two. Jed Miller won the three singles match over Chase Myers two and love.
Northridge moves to 5-4 (2-2 NLC) while Wawasee falls to 0-4 in the NLC and 1-11 overall.