After a tough stretch of conference games, Wawasee showed it still had some fight with a runner-up finish at the Crown Point Invite Saturday afternoon.
Wawasee swept its pool games, including a rare win over South Bend St. Joseph’s. Wawasee downed the Indians 25-23, 26-24 and also took games from Highland 25-22, 25-23, and from Hanover Central 26-24, 25-21.
The Cardiac Kids were pitted against Crown Point in the final, and were soundly beaten 25-11, 25-10.
For the day, Meghan Fretz led the team in kills and blocks with 19, Liz Hardy had 9.5 blocks, Becca Anderson, Aly Anderson and Seaquinn Bright had two aces each, Aly Anderson added 41 digs and Alli Ousley had 53 assists and 31 digs.
“This was the first time in a while to beat St. Joe,” Phillips said. “The girls played great all day and showed some heart and determination coming back in several games. Crown Point was a deserving champion, they are legit.”
Wawasee (15-11) will play at Whitko Tuesday night.
Mixed Signals At Culver Invite
Wawasee’s cross country program had mixed results at the huge Culver Military Invitational Saturday morning.
The girls team had a great day, finishing fourth out of 25 teams while the boys slid to 17th out of 28 clubs.
Sarah Harden led the girls with a time of 21:20 to take 29th place overall. Aubrey Kuhn (21:32), Yanelly Pizana (21:33) and Courtney Linnemeier (21:34) were the next three runners for Wawasee.
“It was really nice seeing our pack so close,” stated Wawasee head coach Doug Slabaugh. “Now that pack has to drop time as we get into championship season. Sarah Harden, Yanelly Pizana and Aubrey Kuhn all had very good races.”
Zach Cockrill led the boys team with a 17:21 to land 25th, but 56th was the next best place for the Warriors, claimed by Troy Carolus’ 17:58. Erik Diaz (18:19) and Sam Griner (18:47) were the next two on the sheet for Wawasee.
“Today was a tough race for the guy’s team,” Slabaugh said. “We had a couple guys not race today to heal up. Erik Diaz had a good race and was close to a personal record. Troy also had a strong race.”
Wawasee closes out its regular season Tuesday in hosting Northridge and Concord.
Plymouth Slips By With ‘W’
The Plymouth JV football team was one score better than Wawasee Saturday morning in Syracuse, winning 20-14.
Kolin Bell had two passing touchdowns for the Warriors, finding Cole VanLue both times. Bell had 122 yards passing and VanLue 86 yards receiving. Nick LeCount continued his strong defensive play, making 15 tackles while Jeremiah Dilley had six tackles and two sacks.
Wawasee (3-2-1) will visit Warsaw next Saturday morning.