TIPPECANOE VALLEY BOYS 2, MACONAQUAH 1
For the second time in a row, Valley traveled to Maconaquah and came away with a win. After winning its first-ever sectional game last fall at Maconaquah against the Braves, the Vikings topped the Braves once again Thursday. Osbaldo Sanchez got Valley on the board in the first half, helped by Jon Ruiz. Caleb Petgen then notched the game winner with just under 20 minutes left in the match to send Valley to its first win of the season. Gerardo Fernandez made a pair of late saves to preserve the win for Valley.
WARSAW BOYS 6, BISHOP LUERS 0
The Tigers earned a big win in the first game of the two-day Fort Wayne Carroll Invite. Warsaw overwhelmed Luers in the first half, taking a 4-0 lead and rolling for the shutout. Warsaw had single goals from Blake Burns, Tedros Berelsman, Jorge Rico, Ivan Rico, Jose Lara and Alejandro Murillo in the win. Miles Burkholder was credited with four saves to collect the clean sheet. Warsaw will meet Homestead Saturday morning as the event continues.
ARGOS BOYS 6, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 1
LCA had no answer for Chino Roque and the Dragons Thursday night in the shadows of the Academy. Roque had four goals as the Dragons overpowered the Cougars from the start. Caden Nifong and Jake Stults each scored for Argos. Parker Stewart had LCA’s only tally on a penalty kick conversion. Pete Koller had to make 18 stops for LCA to keep the match respectable.
“We’ve played five games and two have been against ranked opponents,” started LCA coach Dan Miller, citing matches against Argos and Bethany Christian, both losses. “We were playing a bit shorthanded tonight due to injury, but despite that we didn’t play our best match tonight. The team will learn from this experience and get better. Peter Koller played heroic in goal tonight, even saving a penalty kick. Credit Argos, they played well and are very good side.”
SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.) WOMEN 5, GRACE 0
For the first time this season, Grace’s women’s soccer team tasted defeat.
The Lady Lancers (4-1) were beaten by No. 3 Southeastern 5-0 on Thursday. The Fire (2-1) only outshot Grace 12-9 in the match, but Southeastern was efficient with its shooting to score five times.
The Fire struck quickly in the first half. Southeastern sent in a dangerous cross in front of Grace’s goal and headed in a shot in the third minute. The Lady Lancers seemed to settle down after the early goal, and the ball was moved evenly from team-to-team. Sacia Hanson and JJ Aalbue provided the most dangerous movements for Grace’s attack. Hanson’s left-footed shot went wide, and Aalbue’s slicing shot forced an acrobatic save.
Uchenna Kanu, the NAIA’s goal-scoring leader last year, scored against the run of play for a 2-0 lead.
Taylor Fort tried three shots with one on goal to lead Grace, and JJ Aalbue shot twice. Joana Schimmel also had a shot on goal.
HOMESTEAD GIRLS 1, WARSAW 0
The Warsaw Lady Tigers fought to a 1-0 loss against the Class 3-A No. 5 Homestead Spartans Thursday night. Homestead’s lone goal came off a free kick from Lauren Moellering eight minutes into the game. Jasmine Ochoa had 10 saves and Brielle Harrison had four for the Tigers. The loss marks the first time this season that Warsaw failed to score a goal.
The Warsaw JV also lost to Homestead, this game by a 2-1 count. Warsaw’s lone goal came from Macy Wayne, who converted a cross from a free kick off the foot of teammate Taylon Chastain.
NORTHRIDGE GIRLS 3, NORTHWOOD 0
Northridge picked up a key Northern Lakes Conference win on the turf at Wellfield Park. Goals from Madison Wienert, Delaney Hoag and Lauren Kollat helped Ridge to its second win in the conference slate. NorthWood managed just three shots on target in losing its second straight NLC loss. Lili Lomeli made five stops in net for the Panthers.
Northridge used goals from Kelsey Long, Anna Ryman and Madison Kliewer to win the JV contest 3-0.
GOSHEN MS BOYS 7, WAWASEE 2
Braxton Mickem had two goals, but the Warriors could not slow down Goshen in boys middle school soccer action.
WAWASEE MS GIRLS 7, GOSHEN 2
Morgan Reel netted four goals and Chloe Linder added three more as Wawasee rolled to a big girls middle school soccer action.