The Tigers, on the strength of an early goal by T.J. Hofer, came out on the winning end of a 1-0 final versus Canterbury.
Hofer’s unassisted goal in just the second minute of the contest lifted Class 2-A No. 3 Warsaw to the big win over Class 1-A No. 5 Canterbury.
Warsaw lost in the Class 2-A semi state final last year to eventual state champion Crown Point to finish 18-4-1. Cantebury concluded an 18-1-4 campaign by winning the Class 1-A state championship in 2011, its fourth state title.
Coach Scott Bauer’s Warsaw squad improved to 12-1-1 with Tuesday night’s victory. The Tigers have now outscored their opponents 41-7 this season. Canterbury drops to 7-5-1 with the loss.
Senior keeper Michael Yantz continued his stellar season in goal for the Tigers with eight saves in Tuesday’s win.
Warsaw plays a huge Northern Lakes Conference game at Goshen Thursday night. The Tigers are 3-0-1 in NLC play with just a 1-1 tie versus Concord as their lone blemish. Goshen improved to 7-2-2 overall and 3-0-2 in league play with a 4-0 win over Wawasee Tuesday night.
The Thursday contest at Goshen begins with the JV game at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity.