The Warsaw girls soccer team stayed undefeated in league play by blanking NorthWood 5-0.
The host Tigers tallied three goals in the opening half en route to the Northern Lakes Conference win.
Abby Steffensmeier got Warsaw going as the talented freshman scored a pair of goals in the first half. Steffensmeier scored in the 29th minute, assisted by Dayle Harvey, for the 1-0 lead. Steffensmeier then scored in the 36th minute, off an assist from Breck Jackson.
The Tigers took a 3-0 advantage at intermission as Jackson scored on a free kick just before the halftime horn.
Warsaw added a pair of goals in the final half. Brennan Buhrt scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute and Delaney Taylor tallied a goal in the 70th minute. Sydney Wiedeman assisted on the final goal of the night.
“The ladies played well tonight, earning their second NLC victory against Northwood,” said Warsaw coach Peter Lucht via email. “I thought that our center defensive mid, Brenna Shipley, earned player of the match through her defensive organization, effort and ball winning. Brenna Buhrt also played well tonight, continuing her trend of good games. There were a lot of good decisions out there, with good ball distribution leading to good goal scoring opportunities. Congratulations to our entire team for earning their third shutout of the season, limiting Northwood’s opportunities significantly. And congratulations to all of our ladies who tallied offensive points on the evening.”
NorthWood won the junior varsity contest by a 1-0 final.
Warsaw, now 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the NLC, will host Goshen in another NLC match next Tuesday night.
The Warsaw boys soccer team opened Northern Lakes Conference play with a 2-1 loss at Plymouth.
Andrew Mevis scored the lone goal for the Tigers, off of a corner kick from Joaquin Juarez.
Warsaw won the junior varsity match by a 2-0 final. Jorge Rico and Elian Mejia scored goals with Ricardo Saldivar getting an assist for the Tigers.
Warsaw, now 0-1-2 overall, will host Penn Saturday. The JV match begins at 10 a.m. with the varsity tilt to follow.