Wawasee Boys 2, South Bend Riley 1
Although Wawasee dominated the first half of the non-conference tilt on the Wildcats home pitch, the match went to intermission tied 0-0. The Warriors thought they earned a goal on a free kick that was pulled back by the referees during the first period.
In the second half, Wawasee missed a penalty kick which would have led to a bit less tension for the boys from Syracuse. A Riley goal in the 65th minute left the Warriors scrambling for a late-game equalizer, which they got with six minutes left in the match when Ethan Corey found paydirt. He followed it up with a second goal before officials blew the final whistle, bringing an end to the contest. Alec Wortinger assisted on one of Corey’s scores.
“The Warriors dominated possession and shots all game,” reflected Wawasee coach Jordan Sharp. “I was glad to see the boys stay in it and pull out the W.”
Wawasee improved to 2-0 on the fledgling season. They are tentatively scheduled to return to the pitch on Saturday evening in Ligonier, although that match may be affected by the untimely death this afternoon of a senior member of the West Noble soccer team.