NorthWood Girls 6, Lakeland 0
With the state tournament pairings draw planned for next Monday, NorthWood and Lakeland got an early look at each other as potential sectional 20 foes in a match played Thursday night at Wellfield Park in Nappanee.
The preview definitely favored the Panthers, as they took care of their guests 6-0. NorthWood took a four goal lead into halftime off two goals by Caitlin Knepp and one each by Lizzie Hilderbrandt and Morgan Jenkins. With the exception of the score by Jenkins, Emma Martz was credited with three assists in the half.
The second half was more of the same for the home team, although much of it was played without their starters with the team working on possessing and passing the ball. Martz did get her own goal off an assist from Jenkins while Hilderbrandt earned her second with an assist from Ari Topping.
NorthWood goalkeepers Lili Lomeli and Carly Mast combined on the shutout for the Panthers, whose record moved to 4-5-2 overall, 1-3-1 in the NLC. NorthWood will have another non-conference battle on Monday evening when they host Oregon-Davis.
NorthWood Boys 2, Mishawaka Marian 2
In a non-conference battle between ranked 2A teams, #8 NorthWood travelled to #5 Mishawaka Marian and came away with a 2-2 draw. The Panthers took a 1-0 lead into the break but couldn’t put the Knights away in the second half.
Senior co-captain Kayden Newcomer scored both of the Panthers’ goals with Andre Defreitas being credited with two assists and Sebastian Guillen one.
The Panthers have the weekend off before hosting John Glenn at 5 p.m. Monday in the first half of a boys-girls doubleheader at Wellfield Park in Nappanee.
Wawasee Boys 3, Concord 1
The Warriors hosted Concord in an NLC battle Thursday night and sent the Minutemen packing on the short end of a 3-1 decision.
Ethan Carey score finished a hat trick by scoring all three goals for Wawasee (9-4, 2-2 NLC). Three different Warriors assisted on the goals, one each for Brandon Tayagua, Caleb Clevenger and Alejandro Alonso.
“It was an amazing game from Ethan Carey,” said Wawasee head coach Jordan Sharp. “We had a great defensive effort and did a great job winning balls. I’m so proud of the guys in this great conference win.”
Wawasee will continue its NLC round robin when it travels to Warsaw on Saturday afternoon.
Goshen Boys 1, Warsaw 0
No match information was provided from the contest, which was played in Goshen. Warsaw stands at 4-6-3 overall, 0-3-1 in the NLC. They will host Wawasee on Saturday afternoon.
Plymouth Girls 5, Wawasee 0
No information was provided from the match, which was played in Plymouth. The Warriors are 1-8-3 overall, 0-4 in the NLC. They will travel to Warsaw on Saturday morning.