Memorial Shuts Out Wawasee
Two goals in the first half and a late goal put the cap on a 3-0 boys soccer win for Elkhart Memorial over Wawasee Saturday morning in northern Elkhart County.
The loss sets the Warriors at an even 3-3-3 on the season.
“The guys fought hard, and I am proud of their effort,” said Wawasee head coach Jordan Sharp. “We are one step closer. I saw plenty of positives to take away from today.”
The Memorial JV rolled to a 4-0 victory in the matinee.
Wawasee will host Columbia City Wednesday afternoon.
Ladies Run Out Of Gas
Wawasee broke out of a five-game streak of goallessness, but were not able to catch Culver Academy in a 5-1 loss in girls soccer along the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee.
Leigh-Ann Shrack rang the bell midway through the first half, but Culver tallied two goals in the first half and buried three more in the second half to separate the two teams.
Wawasee had not scored a goal since the second game of the season, a 3-1 loss to West Noble and falls to 1-7 overall with the loss Saturday.
“We played hard, played a pretty good first half and had some nice offensive pieces,” stated Wawasee head coach Doug Heinisch. “Defensively we countered pretty well. We gave up an early goal in the second half and then ran out of gas.”
Wawasee played one half of JV soccer against the Academy and suffered a 2-0 defeat.
The Lady Warriors will get back at it Monday at Fort Wayne Concordia.
JV Settles For Rare Tie
It doesn’t happen that often, but a football game ended in a tie Saturday morning. After two overtimes, Concord and Wawasee settled for a 13-13 stalemate on the Warrior Field gridiron in Syracuse.
Paul Mendoza had a monster game for the Warriors, rushing 13 times for 56 yards, but defensively, Mendoza forced two fumbles, recovered one of them, and accounted for seven tackles. Noah Watkins and Michael Katzer combined for 75 yards rushing and a touchdown each.
Zac McKee added to the Wawasee defensive effort with two interceptions.
“We played really well,” stated Wawasee JV coach Brent Berkeypile. “I’m proud of the way our kids played. We took a good Concord team into two overtimes and had our chance to win. Next week, we have to take advantage of those opportunities.”
Wawasee (2-1-1) will play next Saturday morning at NorthWood.