Wawasee lost its first home dual of the season by a stroke to Culver Academy Wednesday afternoon at Maxwelton Golf Club, 178-179, but Lady Warrior girls golf head coach Steve Coverstone was rather pleased.
“This is our best score of the year,” offered Coverstone. “The girls played well. CGA just played a little better. You don’t play defense in golf, so out hat is off to Culver.”
Wawasee (9-3) had previously shot a season-low 181 in a loss at NorthWood last week, but reached its 179 against Culver Academy by using a 41 from Mikala Mawhorter, 43 from Elizabeth Jackson, 46 from Aubrey Schmeltz and 49 from Kylee Rostochak.
CGA were led by Lauren Read’s fantastic round of 39.
The Lady Warrior JV were able to slide past the Academy, 222-225, led by the round of 47 from Kamryn Foy.
“We are pleased with the way we played and I would take 179 on nine holes any time we could get it,” Coverstone said.
Wawasee will move into its final Northern Lakes Conference match Thursday when it checks into Bent Oak Golf Course for a date with host Concord and Warsaw.
Academy Shuts Out Wawasee
Wawasee’s road fortunes were not made of gold Wednesday in Culver, as the Academy trumped Wawasee 3-0 on the banks of Lake Maxinkuckee in boys soccer.
Wawasee would outshoot CMA 9-6, but were unable to maintain stability on defense as Culver made better use of its opportunities.
“Hard fought match, proud of my boys,” quipped Wawasee head coach Jordan Sharp. “This was some of the best play we have seen yet.”
Culver Academy would take the JV contest, 2-1. Adrian Crabb had the lone strike for Wawasee, assisted on the play by Austin Shrack.
Wawasee falls to 2-3-1 on the varsity season, and will next take the pitch at home Tuesday when Huntington North comes calling.