The girls soccer regular season came to an end Thursday for the Wawasee program. Unfortunately, lightning shortened the final match even further, with a 4-0 result in favor of NorthWood standing after one half due to lightning in the area.
Wawasee remain winless on the season at 0-16, looking to shock the world next Thursday in its Plymouth Sectional matchup with Warsaw. The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Warriors, 5-0, last Saturday at Wawasee.
“This was not one of our better games,” stated Wawasee head coach Doug Heinisch. “We were not making fundamental plays and that came back to haunt us. We will be better prepared for sectionals next week.”
The Wawasee JV did have a better result in the night’s first matchup, using a goal from Sam Malik in the second half to top NorthWood, 1-0. LeighAnn Shrack assisted on the play, which gave Wawasee its fifth win of the season. The JV slate ends Saturday at the NLC JV Invite at Warsaw.
Memorial Continues Stronghold On Wawasee
There would be no breaking of the chain for Wawasee as it visited Elkhart Memorial Thursday night in volleyball. The host Lady Chargers continued its Northern Lakes Conference win streak against Wawasee, beating the Lady Warriors 25-12, 25-14, 25-15.
Since Memorial joined the NLC in 2001, the Lady Chargers have never lost to Wawasee, a string of 13 consecutive matches. Thursday’s contest didn’t show the gap closing between the two squads as Wawasee (14-13) dropped its fifth conference match and seventh contest in a row. Elkhart moves to 16-7 on the season, and are riding high after rallying to beat Fairfield Tuesday.
Addison Ayres had a season-high eight kills and Tia Long dished 15 assists and added 13 digs to lead the Lady Warriors. Aly Anderson added 20 digs.
The Memorial JV also won big, 25-11, 25-7. Kayleigh Rhodes, Ashley Beer, Jada Antonides and Becca Anderson combined for nine digs in the match. Wawasee falls to 8-7 on the JV campaign.
Wawasee will look to change its course when it travels to sectional host West Noble next Tuesday.
Freshman Footballers Fall Again
After starting its season 4-0, the Wawasee freshman football team lost for the second straight week. Plymouth scored five touchdowns Thursday night to clip the Wawasee team 35-20.
Wawasee (4-2) will travel to Warsaw next Thursday.