Wawasee Sports Wrap – Aug. 24

Wawasee logoVolleyball Red Hot With Pair Of Titles

After pushing state power Fairfield Thursday night, Wawasee pulled in a pair of volleyball trophies for the case Saturday.

The Wawasee varsity won all four of its games to take the podium at the Elwood Invitational.

In pool play, Wawasee beat Lewis Cass 25-14, 25-19, Mississinewa 27-25, 18-25, 15-13, and Tipton 26-24, 25-17. In the final, the green and gold put away Danville 25-20, 25-20.

Hunter Gaerte had a monster day, recording 38 digs and 26 kills while Alli Ousley was equally to the task, sending up 65 assists, 33 digs and nine kills. Aly Anderson added 55 digs and five aces in the team effort.

“Hunter Gaerte was our MVP today,” said Wawasee head coach Jeff Phillips, whose club is now 5-1 on the season. “She played great all the way around, but her 26 kills led us to the title. All nine players stepped up in critical spots to earn this trophy.”

The Lady Warrior junior varsity continued to ride the up arrows with three wins and a trophy at the Wawasee Invite Saturday morning in Syracuse. The Lady Warriors beat South Bend Washington and West Noble in three games and Lakeland in two games.

Seaquinn Bright had a nice day, posting 16 digs and nine kills while Ashley Beer had 14 digs and Tia Long eight kills. Skylar Janda added 14 aces and Taylor Mock 12 assists on the day for Wawasee, now 4-1 on the season.

The Wawasee program will take on Lakeland Monday night in Syracuse.

Wawasee Posts Third At Rochester

In a field clouded with level competition, Rochester came away with the girls golf title at its own Rochester Golf Invite Saturday morning at Mill Creek Golf Course.

Rochester took honors with a 361 followed by Southwood’s 375 and Wawasee in third at 378, two shots better than South Bend Adams’ 380. Culver Academy shot a 385, Plymouth and Fairfield 391, Whitko 466, Northridge 474 and Tippecanoe Valley 477 among the 17 teams active.

Aubrey Schmeltz posted her best 18-hole round of her rookie campaign with Wawasee at 86, which was fifth-best overall. Elizabeth Jackson chipped in a 90 for the Lady Warriors.

Scores were not made available for Whitko or Valley golfers.

Wawasee returns to the course Tuesday with a home date at Maxwelton with Goshen.

Westview Pounds Away On Pitch

The lack of offensive punch by the Wawasee offense was exploited by a powerful Westview girls soccer side as the hosts pounded Wawasee, 6-0, Saturday afternoon in Emma.

Westview posted three goals in the first half and then added the insurance of three more tallies in the final 15 minutes of the match to tuck the game away.

Wawasee, now 0-3 on the young season, have scored just one goal in three matches against its Northeast Corner Conference opponents.

“We were beaten by a good team,” stated Wawasee head coach Doug Heinisch. “Westview are fundamentally sound, pass well and have strong individual skills. This was a much better effort for us than Monday (against Lakeland). We played hard. Our defense held up until the last 10 minutes. We are getting better. The goal is to keep improving and we did that today.”

Wawasee will look to reverse fortunes Tuesday in hosting Manchester.

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