After a tough loss to state-ranked West Noble Thursday night, Wawasee’s boys soccer team righted the ship a little Saturday with a 3-2 win at South Bend Riley.
Wawasee (2-2-1) received goals from Rasmus Rich, Fernando Camargo and Harvey Lopez. Camargo, Carter Jones and Junior Garcia were all credited with assists in the match.
Wawasee outshot the Wildcats 9-4 and drew four corner kicks.
The Wawasee junior varsity also picked up a 3-2 win over the Wildcats. Austin Shrack scored two goals and Brady Wickersham added a tally. Zeb Glon and Carlos Camargo notched assists.
The Wawasee program will head to Lake Maxinkuckee for a visit to Culver Academy next Wednesday. JV opening kick at 5 p.m., varsity to follow.
Concord Continues To Have Soccer Number
After the boys soccer program at Concord had its way with Wawasee last weekend, the Lady Minutemen took the stage and had similar results.
The varsity soccer club from Concord awoke from just a 1-0 lead at the half to conquer Wawasee, 5-0, Saturday morning in the Northern Lakes Conference opener for Wawasee.
The Concord JV also earned a big win, taking a 3-0 halftime lead to run out to a 6-0 win over Wawasee.
“Concord is at a different level than we are right now,” said Wawasee head coach Doug Heinisch. “We played hard throughout the game. Defensively, we are doing the right things and making it difficult to score. We still need some work offensively, but that always takes time to come together. We are getting better.”
The Wawasee varsity (0-5, 0-1 NLC) will travel to Argos Thursday while the Lady Warriors JV (3-1) will host Goshen Saturday ahead of the varsity game.
XC Tunes Up At Prairie Heights
After over a week off from the season opener at NorthWood on Aug. 20, the Wawasee cross country programs returned to the trail Saturday morning at the Prairie Heights Invite.
The boys team finished third overall with 86 points, led by a third-place time of 17:07 by Adam Doll and a sixth-place time of 17:38 by Zach Cockrill. Austin Yoder (24, 18:17), Jacob Tucco (27, 18:22) and Austin Krizman (29, 18:23) rounded out the point point scorers for the boys.
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger used three top-five times, led by Greg Tippmann’s runner-up 16:54, to claim the title with 48 points, ahead of the 72 from runner-up West Noble. Charger Brandon Arnold won the race with a time of 16:23.
The girls team did not match the output of the boys, landing in eighth place with 158 points, 10 behind a Fairfield team it had just beat last week at the NorthWood quad.
Bre Robinson ran her first race of 2013 and finished in ninth at 21:07, leading the Lady Warriors. Bridgette Yoder (22, 21:59), Molly Swartz (26, 22:20), Sarah Harden (60, 25:27) and Elizabeth Zorn (62, 25:50) rounded out the scorers for Wawasee.
Fremont’s duo of Abby Hostetler (19:41) and Katie Culler (20:25) were first and fourth overall to lead the Lady Eagles to a title with 58 total points, 14 ahead of Dwenger.
Wawasee will next run Sept. 7 at the Marion Invite, to be held at Indiana Wesleyan University. First gun is set to fire at 8:30 a.m.
St. Joe Wins Again
After a lightning-shortened varsity game Friday night dominated by the Indians of South Bend St. Joseph’s, the JV followed suit.
Taking advantage of Wawasee miscues, St. Joe claimed the junior football victory, 13-0, Saturday morning in Syracuse. Game stats were not provided.
“Our defense played well, but we made a few mistakes that cost us the game,” said Wawasee JV coach Brent Berkeypile.
Wawasee (1-1) will host Northridge next Saturday.