NORTHWOOD BOYS 1, GOSHEN 0
For the first time in almost 20 years, NorthWood pulled off a win against its rivals. A direct kick goal from Andre DeFreitas was the only goal of the match, and the 35-yard shot was enough to give the Class 2-A No. 13 Panthers a win over the Class 3-A No. 16 RedHawks for the first time since 2001. Andrew Graber made several key saves down the stretch to preserve the shutout in net. The win was a second slump buster for the Panthers, as NorthWood erased a generation of setbacks to Concord with a win earlier this season. The win also keeps NorthWood’s outside hopes of a Northern Lakes Conference title alive, moving to 3-2 and tied with Goshen for second in the standings.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY BOYS 5, PERU 0
For the first time in program history, Valley has won four matches in a row and also secured third place in the Three Rivers Conference in the process. Brandon Montes, Osbaldo Sanchez, Caleb Petgen, Jesus Baca and Christian Ramirez all netted goals for the Vikings, which have outscored its opponents 17-3 during the current win streak. Jon Ruiz had two assists while Arturo Dominguez and Ramirez both had an assist.
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 6, NEW PRAIRIE 0
Parker Stewart was at it again, scoring a hat trick to lead the Cougars to a win over New Prairie. Stewart upped his total to 23 in just 10 matches, and assisted on two others. Garrett McKeever had two goals and an assist and Oak Janjaroen added two assists. Brayden Lane had a goal and Michael Easterling helped on a tally as the Cougars outshot New Prairie 15-7. Peter Koller and Lane combined to make seven stops in net for the combined shutout.
“We were better defensively tonight,” said LCA boys head coach Dan Miller. “The team started slow, but Parker got us going with a couple of great goals. Garrett McKeever and Michael Easterling controlled the midfield tonight, and Landon Paris was back to help solidify us defensively.”
PENN GIRLS 3, WARSAW 2
No. 19 Warsaw couldn’t hold the lead against the visiting No. 11 Kingsmen. First-half goals by Abby Steffensmeier and Audrey Grimm had Warsaw up 2-1 at the 24-minute mark. Penn would tie the match just before the half, and found the golden goal three minutes into the second half and held on for the win. Corissa Koontz had assists on both Warsaw goals. Brielle Harrison made 11 stops in the losing effort between the pipes.
Penn steamrolled the Warsaw JV in a 5-0 final.
NORTHWOOD GIRLS 1, GOSHEN 1
Scoring was at a premium in the girls contest between the Panthers and RedHawks. Emma Martz found the net for NorthWood and Maddie Swallow did the same for Goshen in the draw. Lili Lomeli made six saves for the Panthers.
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN GIRLS 5, LAKEWOOD PARK 1
Jessi Calizo broke through for LCA in the win with a hat trick and an assist. Tori Calizo added a goal and assist and Liza Schmitt scored her first-ever goal in the blowout win over its sectional mates. Finley Hobbs made four saves to another win in net.
“We played through some adversity tonight and made some tactical changes due to an injury to one of our strikers,” stated LCA girls head coach Nat Raber. “It took about 30 minutes to click, but when it clicked, they looked good. Players got the chance to play some different positions tonight and answered the call. It was another good team win.”
ELKHART CHRISTIAN GIRLS 3, WAWASEE 0
Wawasee lost on the road against the Eagles. Stats for the match were not provided.
WAWASEE MS BOYS 5, LAKELAND 1
Stats to the match were not provided.
WAWASEE MS GIRLS 1, LAKELAND 1
Chloe Linder had the lone goal for the Warriors in the draw with the Lakers.