Elkhart Memorial’s singles courts were all in sync, helping Memorial to a 5-0 win over Wawasee in Syracuse.
Spencer Gilbert led the charge with a love and love roll of Dylan Houser at two singles. Chirog Patel lost just one first set game in beating Roz Kunkle at three singles and Mazin Hakim beat Kyler Love 6-2, 6-0 at one singles.
Stephen Tefft and Jon Bailey had little trouble with Doug Hapner and Todd Hauser at two doubles, winning one and two while Trevor Tavallali and Elliott Denton needed to work, but overcame Isaac Rigdon and Chase Myers, 6-3, 7-5 at one doubles.
Wawasee drops to 1-13 overall, 0-6 in the Northern Lakes Conference while Memorial moves to 10-4 and 3-3 in the NLC. The Warriors will head to the Merrillville Invite Saturday morning.
DeKalb Shuts Out Girls Soccer
DeKalb kept up the scoring pace, beating Wawasee 5-0 in girls soccer action at the Warrior soccer complex. After picking up a win over Whitko a week ago, the Lady Warriors (3-6-1) have lost its last two games via shutout while giving up nine goals to Culver Academy and DeKalb.
Kacey Wells had herself a huge night, scoring four of DeKalb’s goals and assisted on the fifth, which Katie Hamlin put in the back of the net. Hayley Gibson assisted on Wells’ fourth goal late in the second half. DeKalb (5-4) led 2-0 at the half and uncorked 28 shots in the game, Wells with 10 of those hoists.
Wawasee moves back into conference play next Tuesday when Northridge comes calling.
Concord Conquers WHS Volleyball
Concord kept Wawasee winless at home since Aug. 21 with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 victory in Syracuse.
Hunter Gaerte did what she could for the Lady Warriors (12-6, 1-2 NLC) with 18 digs, eight kills, three aces and a block. Alli Ousley added 17 assists and three kills and Aly Anderson dug 29 Concord (11-9, 1-2 NLC) attempts.
“We are at the point where we don’t get anymore moral victories, but we can learn something from every loss,” offered Wawasee assistant coach Kari Walmer.
Wawasee will host its own varsity tournament Saturday morning.
Concord Steamrolls In Freshman Football
Concord carried on its momentum from a pair of big wins over the weekend against Wawasee, and throttled the Warriors, 40-6, in freshman football at Concord Thursday night.
Sam Clark had the lone highlight for Wawasee (1-3), scoring a touchdown during a 103-yard rushing night.
“We are still struggling to put together four quarters of football,” said Wawasee freshman coach Brent Berkeypile. “This team has the talent to win football games, they just need to put together four quarters and believe in themselves.”
The Warriors will get back at it next Thursday when it hosts NorthWood.