Tori Calizo was on fire again, and had help from lots of teammates in an 8-1 romp over Culver.
Calizo punched home three more goals, as did Anna Reimink, to overwhelm the Cavs. Lauren Starrett and Joy Haines also scored for the Lady Cougars among a 27-shot barrage. Haines’ tally was her first of the year.
Culver scored its only goal on a penalty conversion by Lilly Sayavongsing in the first half. The try was Culver’s only shot on goal in the match.
Brady Gross picked up the otherwise effortless win for LCA.
“I was a bit nervous that we would have a let down in the second half,” noted LCA head coach Nat Raber. “Our defense played great to stop any counter attacks and really shut down Culver’s offense. Then opening up a lead took the sails right out of Culver and we were able to come out with a win.
“Tonight was senior night and the last home game of the season so we really wanted this one. We will graduate four seniors in Amy Hartzler, Jessica Slone, Cristel Vindel, and Brady Gross. Each of these girls have given a tremendous effort in the restart of LCA girls soccer program. They set the tone of being encouraging and upbeat no matter what happens.”
LCA is now 6-5 and looks to a contest against Goshen’s junior squad.
Culver Academy overwhelmed LCA in a 6-0 result at the Academy.
The Eagles took 31 shots, 24 finding their way to goal. Five of those tries went into goal in the first half.
LCA managed just two shots on net and three shots overall. Cougars keeper Remington Swanson made 18 saves in the loss.
Lakeland Christian Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team drops to 6-9 in all competitions and 0-4 in Northern Indiana Soccer Conference games. LCA will take on Trinity on Friday, Sept. 29.
Lakeland Christian Academy lost to Lakewood Park in 3 straight sets, 25-9, 25-13, 25-20.
Kyla Kohler had six assists and a pair of kills while Heather Plastow added six digs and three kills and Baylee Wiley two kills. Kenzie Burns had seven digs.
LCA will host Elkhart Christian Academy on Thursday.