Northridge Girls 1, NorthWood 0
A goal by Northridge senior captain Madison Wienert five minutes into the second half proved to be the only score of the game in a key Northern Lakes Conference matchup in Middlebury.
The win evened the Raiders overall record at 2-2, 2-0 in the NLC. NorthWood fell to 1-2, 0-2 in the NLC with both losses coming by 1-0 scores.
The Panthers continue their conference tour when they host Concord at 6:45 p.m. next Tuesday.
Homestead Girls 5, Warsaw 0
For the second time in two weeks, the ladies of Warsaw met up with Homestead on the soccer pitch. Tonight’s match was played on the Spartans home turf south of Fort Wayne, while the match 12 days earlier was contested in an invitational tournament at Hamilton Southeastern High School.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the end result was much the same as they were shut out 5-0 on Thursday evening. The loss was actually a one goal improvement from their first matchup.
Warsaw’s record stands at 3-3 overall. They face another non-conference foe at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday when they host the Dragons of Argos.
Argos Boys 3, Lakeland Christian Academy 0
In a battle of ranked foes, the Class 1-A No. 17 Cougars traveled to Class 1-A No. 2 Argos on Tuesday night and came home empty handed, dropping the match 3-0. In fact, LCA wasn’t even able to put a shot on goal while the Dragons fired 21 at Cougar goalie Peter Koller.
Argos goals were scored by Mike Richard, Devon Allen and Ted Redinger, with assists recorded by Caden Nifong and Richard. The dragons scored in the last minute of the first half and within the last four minutes of the second.
“Tough match against a great opponent, said LCA coach Dan Miller. ” I credit Argos for controlling play and being well disciplined, they didn’t give us many opportunities to score. I was happy with how we defended for the most part and Peter Koller made several incredible saves to keep us in the game. The center back tandem of Landen Bremer and Brayden Lane played their hearts out tonight.”
LCA’s record fell to 4-2 overall, 1-2 in the NISC. They next take the pitch at 11 a.m. Saturday when the travel to New Prairie. The win improved Argos’s mark to 5-1, 2-0 in the NISC.
Maconoquah 4, Tippecanoe Valley 3
The Vikings hosted Three Rivers Conference rival Maconaquah Thursday evening and came up a goal short, dropping the contest 4-3.
What started out as a promising beginning, ended in a tough luck loss for Valley tonight as the Braves came back from a two goal second half deficit to force overtime, eventually beating the scrappy Vikings 4-3.
Valley built a 2-0 first half lead, behind a goal by Jon Ruiz, and an own goal by the Braves. Maconaquah cut into the Valley lead right before the half to trail 2-1 at the intermission. Valley, down two starters, opened a 3-1 lead behind a beautiful goal by Caleb Petgen. Things looked like the Vikings were headed toward a victory, but their guests fought back, wearing down the thin Vikings and knotting the game at 3-3 to force extra time.
With eight seconds remaining in the first overtime, Valley was called for a penalty and the Braves converted the penalty kick to move ahead 4-3.
Although Valley has been competitive in every game so far this young season, the team is still searching for win number one. Next up for the Vikings is a home TRC date with North Miami next Tuesday.