Fort Wayne Fusion Club 8, Lakeland Christian Academy 0
No stats were provided for the match, which was played in Fort Wayne.
Concord Girls 1, NorthWood 0
The final scoreboard tally has to be getting old for the Panthers. For the third consecutive time, NorthWood’s girls dropped an NLC match 1-0, this time to visiting Concord. The Panthers met a duplicate fate two weeks ago against Warsaw and last week at Northridge.
A goal in the 31st minute by Concord superstar Jada Swanson off a beautiful cross from McKenna DeFreese turned out to be the match’s only score. Concord parked the proverbial bus on the defensive half for much of the last 20 minutes of the second half to ensure that the Panthers would not find the necessary equalizer.
NorthWood falls to 1-3, 0-3 in the NLC. They have two more home matches this week, both with non-conference foes. On Thursday, they face off with John Glenn at 5 p..m. Thursday, the first half of a girls/boys NorthWood doubleheader. Jimtown then will make the trip south on Saturday afternoon for another non-conference tilt.
Lakeland Christian Academy Boys 1, Blackhawk Christian 1
The #14 (1A) Cougars played host to the Braves from Fort Wayne on Tuesday evening with neither team able to find a winning goal. The visitors took a 1-0 lead into halftime on a goal in the 27th minute. LCA found an equalizer midway through the second half on an unassisted score by Micah Burns.
Blackhawk had the clear advantage on the offensive end, putting 20 shots on LCA goalie Peter Koller, while LCA was only able to muster 6 shots on the other end.
“Our team started slow tonight, and we had trouble maintaining possession,” said LCA coach Dan Miller “We scored off of a set piece and I credit our guys for stepping up and playing better in the second half. Peter Koller played well in goal and Micah Burns continues to make plays.”
The final score dropped LCA’s season record to 5-2-1. The next take to the pitch at Lakewood Park with a 5 p.m. kickoff on Thursday.
Tippecanoe Valley Boys 9, North Miami 1
After suffering a couple of tough luck losses, Tippecanoe Valley put together their best game of the season against the Warriors from North Miami. The Vikings left the field winners for the first time this year, taking down their guests 9-1.
The game started slowly as both teams took roughly 15 minutes to find themselves. Viking striker Caleb Petgen opened the scoring with about 25 minutes left in the first half and that began a flurry of goals for the Vikings. John Ruiz and Christian Ramirez each added a goal prior to intermission as Valley led 3-0 at the break. It was critical for Valley to follow up with a good second half, according to Viking coach Andy Luce, as two of their losses this season were games they led in the second half. Tonight, they were able to rectify that.
Petgen, Ramirez and Ruiz each added two goals each in the second half, giving each player a hat trick on the night. Arturo Dominguez again was a dominant force defensively and added two assists on the night. Jessica Brito, Jesus Baca and David Reyes played solidly on the back line and goalie Alexis Hernandez continued his excellent play.
“Freshman Gio Arriaga has stepped into the starting lineup and played excellently,” noted Luce. “He has an great feel for the game and has been a great addition on the defensive side of the ball.”
The victory came at a good time for the Vikings as they are approaching a challenging week, beginning next Monday at Culver. Valley comes home to face arch rival Rochester next Wednesday and Peru the following evening.
Warsaw Girls 9, Mishawaka 1
No stats were provided for the match, which was played in Mishawaka.
Warsaw Boys 8, Mishawaka 0
No stats were provided for the match, which was played in Warsaw.