WARSAW RECOVERS AT INDIAN CLASSIC
After taking a ‘Royal’ beating Friday night in a 10-goal loss to Hamilton Southeastern, Warsaw recovered with a pair of positive results in Saturday play at the Indian Classic.
Playing at Newton Park in the tournament hosted by South Bend St. Joe, Warsaw won its morning game, 4-3, over Lake Central. Four different Tigers found the back of the net in Abby Steffensmeier, Corissa Koontz, Audrey Grimm and Kierstin Parker.
Game two had Warsaw and Mishawaka Marian tie at one goal apiece. Trailing 1-0 in the second half, Steffensmeier hit Grimm with a through-ball that Grimm calmly tucked past the Knights’ keeper for the equalizer. Warsaw had several bad strokes of luck in the match, including hitting the post on two occasions.
Warsaw (1-1-1) will enter Northern Lakes Conference play Tuesday when it hosts rival Plymouth.
WESTVIEW GIRLS 7, WAWASEE 0
Wawasee continued to struggle defensively, losing its third straight game via lopsided result Saturday morning in Emma.
Westview took over 30 shots in the contest, and had three players each tally a pair of goals. Jodi Hostetler, Paige Schwartz and Alexys Antal all had a pair of tallies, Schwartz adding an assist. Julie Miller also scored, and single assists were credited to Alexis Miller, Andrea Miller, Allie Hillman and Addie Bender.
Westview won the JV contest by a 2-0 count.
Wawasee (0-3), which didn’t manage a shot in the contest, tries again Tuesday at home against Manchester.
NORTHWOOD GIRLS 2, BETHANY CHRISTIAN 0
In a tight defensive battle, a pair of goals from Caitlin Knepp made all the difference.
Knepp took a cross from Emma Martz three minutes before the half and buried the header to get the Panthers on the board.
Knepp added insurance in the 67th minute when Morgan Conrad found Knepp open, and the freshman made the chance true for the two-goal advantage.
Lili Lomeli kept Bethany off the board to earn her first shutout of the season and second win between the pipes.
NorthWood (2-0) continues forward with a match Tuesday at Westview.
GRACE WOMEN 6, SHAWNEE STATE 1
Grace’s women’s soccer team enjoyed a goal fest on Saturday at Shawnee State.
Liz Van Wormer scored twice during Grace’s 6-1 win. Freshman JJ Aalbue passed out two assists, and Alexis Larimore had a goal and an assist.
The Lady Lancers (2-0) netted all six goals before halftime in a whirlwind of offense.
Within eight minutes, Grace had gotten on the scoreboard. Aalbue delivered an assist to Cassidy Wasson at the 7:41 mark.
In the 18th minute, Grace’s pressure resulted in an own goal by Shawnee State for a 2-0 advantage.
Three minutes later, Larimore found the back of the net for her first goal with the Lady Lancers.
At the 29:15 mark, Aalbue had her second assist of the game when she set up Van Wormer. A mere four minutes after her first goal, Van Wormer scored again off an assist by Larimore.
Freshman Rebecca Steininger recorded her first collegiate goal in the 43rd minute, sending the Lady Lancers into halftime with a 6-0 advantage.
Grace used its full roster liberally in the second half and coasted to a victory. The Bears scored a goal in the final eight minutes to serve as a consolation.
For the game, Grace held a 21-7 edge in shots. Aalbue had six shots to lead all players, Wasson shot five times, and Van Wormer had three shots.
Bethany Blackwood earned the win in goal with four saves in 90 minutes.
The Lady Lancers finish their road trip on Monday with a game at West Virginia Tech at 2 p.m.
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN BOYS 4, NORTH MIAMI 0
After a week off, LCA got back to action Saturday and strung together a solid win over the Warriors.
Parker Stewart had two goals and an assist while Garrett McKeever scored and assisted on goals as well. Aiden McQuade also scored for the Cougars while Brayden Lane and Matthew Helton provided assists in the shutout win.
LCA were credited with an 18-3 advantage on shots on goal in the match and drew 10 corners to none for North Miami.
“We played against a very organized and compact defense today,” stated LCA head coach Dan Miller. “I was pleased with our possession of the ball. I challenged the team to score off of a set piece, and we scored two – Aiden McQuade on a free kick and Garrett McKeever off of a corner kick. Landen Bremer was a standout defensively.”
LCA (2-0) takes on rival Bethany Christian at their place Thursday.
WAWASEE-CONCORD MATCH MOVED
Due to a scheduling snafu, the Wawasee boys soccer teams will not be playing at Concord on Monday, Aug. 26.
The JV and varsity teams will be travelling to Concord on Thursday, Sept. 26. The JV game will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity to follow.