The East Noble Knights enjoyed the feel of its home turf in using its team speed to its advantage in a 2-0 boys soccer win Saturday morning in Kendallville.
East Noble held Wawasee to just three shots in the match, whereas it doubled Wawasee’s output on offense. The loss drops Wawasee to 4-4-3 on the season.
“We were not ready for the fast-paced turf fields,” stated Wawasee head coach Jordan Sharp. “Our boys played hard but lacked team chemistry.”
Wawasee will welcome in Goshen Tuesday for a Northern Lakes Conference matchup in Syracuse.
NorthWood Stout In Football Win
A defensive struggle Saturday morning saw the NorthWood JV football team hold on for a 12-0 win at Wawasee.
The Warriors (1-4) were led on defense by fumble recoveries by Austin Pearish and Steven Possell.
Wawasee will suit up again next Saturday with a trip to the Rock Pile to face the Plymouth Rooooockies.
Middle School XC Finish Top Five
Carmen Yoder’s fourth-place finish helped Wawasee’s girls cross country team to a third-place score of 67 points at the West Noble Middle School Invite. Aubrey Kuhn was tenth and Yanelly Pizana 15th among Wawasee’s runners. Maple Creek won with 46 points and Indian Creek were runner-up with 58 points.
The boys had a second-place run from Luke Griner in building a third-place team finish with 93 points. Brady Robinson was 15th to help the Warrior cause. Westview won the team scoring with 41 points, followed by Maple Creek’s 66 points.
Both Wawasee JV teams were fourth place, Kaia Manning and Jared Pritchard the top finishers for both clubs.