Elkhart Christian Academy Boys 4, Tippecanoe Valley 1
Valley hosted Elkhart Christian Tuesday night as the Vikings celebrated senior night by honoring Kaitlin Neese, Arturo Dominguez and Luis Castillo. The team put up a fight but eventually fell to the bigger and stronger Eagles 4-1.
ECA built a 2-0 halftime margin after the teams played even for the first 20 minutes. The size and strength advantage the Eagles had over the Vikings wore down the home team as the game unfolded. The majority of the contest took part on Valley’s defensive side of the field. Keeper Tyler Jones did a great job making plenty of saves and Dominguez played his usual strong defensive game turning away opportunity after opportunity created by the Eagles.
Christian Ramirez scored the lone Valley goal as ECA controlled the pace of play. The contest dropped Valley’s 2020 campaign ledger to 2-6-1.. Next up for the Vikings is a trip to Lakeland Christian Academy on Thursday night.
Manchester Boys 4, Lakeland Christian Academy 0
The Class 1-A No. 15 LCA boys soccer team’s winless streak reached five matches with a 4-0 non-conference road loss to Manchester on Tuesday night.
The Squires scored twice in each half, with two goals in the first half by Logan Bishop and two in the second half by Tyler Mclain. Manchester outshot their guests 12-5.
“Manchester played a great game,” said LCA Head Coach Dan Miller. “They had a lot of speed that caused us problems throughout the match.”
The Cougars fell to 5-4-3 in their 2020 campaign. Next up is a Thursday home match with Tippecanoe Valley.
Goshen Boys 5, Wawasee 0
While some teams are nearing the end of their conference round robin schedule, Wawasee was playing only it’s third NLC match of the season. The third time definitely wasn’t charming for the Warriors as they fell on the road to Goshen, 5-0.
Two early goals by the RedHawks set the pace, with Goshen’s momentum building further following a missed penalty kick by Wawasee’s Ethan Corey. The Warriors deflated after the miss and went on to allow three more Goshen goals before the final whistle.
“The guys played hard, although there were a few mental letdowns,” said Wawasee Coach Jordan Sharp. “Many guys stepped it up tonight.”
The Warriors (8-4, 1-2 NLC) will take another shot at a conference victory when they host Concord on Thursday evening.
Northridge Girls 4, Wawasee 0
Madison Wienert had two goals and solo tallies from Delaney Hoag and Morgan Cross gave Northridge enough to escape Wawasee in Syracuse. Alex Sheets and Cydel Miller combined for the clean sheet in net.