Wawasee’s drum beat kept pounding Tuesday night with another three-match win, this time at Central Noble. The Lady Warriors finished off the Lady Cougars 25-22, 25-18, 25-19 to run its team mark to 7-1 on the season.
Wawasee had a great defensive effort from Aly Anderson, who led the team with 20 digs, but Hunter Gaerte, Alli Ousley, Kasey Napier all had 11 digs each while Gaerte and Addison Ayres both had 1.5 blocks apiece. Paige Hlutke led the attack with 10 kills and a pair of aces while Meghan Fretz added five kills and two aces. Ousley hoisted another 23 assists.
“Another solid overall performance,” began Wawasee head coach Jeff Phillips. “Paige Hlutke was great with 10 kills on 19 attempts and zero errors. Aly Anderson at libero is coming into her own.”
The Wawasee JV dropped its second match of the season to Central Noble 25-16, 21-25, 10-15. Tia Long paced the Lady Warriors with nine digs and three aces.
Wawasee will take on Bethany Christian Thursday.
Manchester Keeps Wawasee On Slide
The Lady Warrior varsity soccer team continued to struggle out of the gate, losing its fourth match in a row, 1-0, Tuesday night to visiting Manchester.
The Lady Squires scored the dagger with four minutes remaining in the match to pull off the upset.
“We had a slow start, but after the first ten minutes it was an even game,” said Wawasee head coach Doug Heinisch. “A lot of nice moments, but we still need to work on controlling the ball and action.”
The Wawasee JV, on the other hand, moved to 3-0 with a 2-1 win over Manchester. Leigh Ann Shrack scored with two seconds left in the match to take the cake. Brooklyn McCullough started the scoring with a first-half goal for Wawasee. Manchester scored just before half.
Wawasee will jump into Northern Lakes Conference play Saturday when Concord serves as host.