Mishawaka Marian Boys 4, Warsaw 2
The visiting Knights were too much for the Tigers, doubling them up 4-2 in a non-conference tilt. The loss dropped Warsaw to 4-2 on the season. Statistics were not provided from the game.
Warsaw returns to NLC action on Tuesday when they travel to Concord.
NorthWood Girls 3, Bremen 1
The visiting Panthers held a 1-0 lead at halftime thanks to an early goal by Arianna Topping. Bremen got the equalizer earlier in the second half but the Panthers would rally with mid-period goals by Daisie Thomas and Morgan Jenkins.
NorthWood (1-1, 0-1 NLC) will play another non-conference match on Monday when they host Trinity Greenlawn at Wellfield Park, beginning at 7:15 p.n.
Bishop Dwenger Girls 1, Warsaw 0
The Warsaw Lady Tigers fell 1-0 to Bishop Dwenger Saturday in Fort Wayne. In a tightly contested match, Dwenger broke through with just 8:44 left in the game to claim the win for Saints, who are coming off a 17-1 season and a 2A state championship in 2020.
The win moves them to 3-0 early in their season. Warsaw battled fatigue much of the game as the loss finishes a rough stretch of six games in the past nine days. The 4-2 Tigers return on Tuesday as they travel to Goshen for an NLC match.
Bishop Dwenger also won the Jv match, 2-0.
Concord Boys 5, NorthWood 1
The Panthers scored first, but the Minutemen dominated the field for the remainder of the game. Freshman Dominic DeFreitas scored the lone NorthWood goal of a header in the third minute of the game. Unfortunately for the home team, that was all the offense they could muster, as the team fell to 2-3 on the season, 0-2 in the NLC.
NorthWood has some time off before they return to the pitch on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in an away conference match with Wawasee.
West Noble Boys 6, Wawasee 1
In a non-conference weekend tilt, the host Warriors fell to 1-3 on the season.
In the second half, Drew Williamson assisted Mason Possell who was able to head the ball past the Charger keeper for the lone Wawasee tally.
“(It was a) hot, hard-fought performance for us against a tough sectional opponent,” said Wawasee coach Jordan Sharp. “Our boys did show heart and determination throughout the game. The boys are improving each game.”
The Warriors will host an NLC rival Mishawaka on Monday.
Concord Girls 2, Wawasee 0
The Lady Warriors moved to -0-4-2 on the season following a road conference match with Concord.
Statistics were not provided from the match.
Grace College Women 3, Point Park 0
Grace’s women’s soccer team won its second straight match in the early days of the season, routing Point Park 3-0 on Saturday. Grace has now won its past two outings by a combined score of 9-0, including a 6-0 win over Saint Mary one week ago.
The Lady Lancers began the game as the offensive aggressor and never relinquished control. In the 28th minute, Grace grabbed the lead for good. Ashley VandenBoom took advantage of a turnover deep in the Pioneers’ end of the field, and she quickly found the back of the net.
The Lady Lancers’ second goal came just five minutes later. Shortly after a corner kick, the ball ended up at the feet of Amber Meade. Meade then shot a laser past the goalkeeper from 25 yards to put Grace ahead 2-0. Grace tried four more shots before halftime, but the score remained 2-0 as the teams entered the halfway mark.
Grace had a dominant statistical advantage in the first half. Of the 14 shots attempted, Grace owned 13. Seven of Grace’s shots were on goal, and the Lady Lancers also had three corner kicks.
A few minutes into the second half, a lightning delay caused a lengthy halt to the action. But Grace’s possession remained dynamic once the action resumed. The Pioneers were unable to generate any movement toward Grace’s goal. Point Park recorded a shot in the 16th minute of the match, and the Pioneers did not manage another attempt for the rest of regulation.
Grace tacked on a third goal late in the contest. Madison Tuma passed ahead to Tori Calizo, who made a clever turn on the ball to spark an opening. Calizo returned a pass to Tuma in the penalty box, and Tuma beat the goalkeeper with a shot from a tight angle.
For the match, Grace owned a 20-1 advantage in shot attempts. The Lady Lancers also had all eight corner kicks in the match.
Tuma had five shots to lead all players, and she finished with a goal and an assist. Danae Moriarty tried four shots, and Eliana Styer and Meade both had two shots on goal.
Next up, the Lady Lancers face one of the stiffest tests of their season on Saturday, Sept. 4. The Lady Lancers welcome No. 6 Southeastern to 1st Source Bank Field for a 7 p.m. showdown.
Southeastern Men 3, Grace College 2
For the second straight match, Grace’s men’s soccer team went to overtime with its opponent. Unfortunately for Grace, the Lancers (2-2) came up short in extra time again, suffering a 3-2 defeat at Southeastern on Saturday.
Grace led during the second half of both contests this week in Florida, including against No. 7 St. Thomas on Thursday and versus Southeastern on Saturday. But Southeastern rallied to tie the game before regulation and found a winner in the first overtime.
Saturday’s match did not lack for offense; the two sides combined for 35 shots and 13 corner kicks in the contest.
Two goals were scored in the first half, and both came just before halftime. Felipe Gruber nearly began the day’s scoring in the 27th minute when his shot clanged off the crossbar. But it was the Fire who struck first. Grace committed a foul a few feet outside the penalty box, and Southeastern promptly stepped up and scored the free kick.
The Lancers were not flustered, however, scoring an immediate equalizer. Daniel Santos Rosa fired a low cross in front of goal, and Famade Bamba slid in his first collegiate goal. The teams entered halftime tied 1-1 after the pair of quick goals.
In the 64th minute, Grace took the lead. Ze Maria Goncalves craftily beat a few defenders on the right side of the field and squared a pass in the box. Felipe Gruber received the pass, spun quickly to avoid two players and drilled his shot low into the net.
Less than 10 minutes later, Southeastern kept the game alive. The Fire earned a corner kick and scored on a headed attempt to make the score 2-2. Bamba and Martim Cardoso both tried shots in the final 10 minutes, but neither team could score as the game progressed to overtime.
Grace was the aggressor on offense to begin the first overtime session. Santos Rosa and Goncalves each had a shot in the first two minutes, and Cardoso had two shots in rapid succession saved by the goalkeeper. But the Fire withstood the early onslaught by Grace and found a golden goal winner at the 95:35 mark.
Cardoso had five shots with four on goal, and Bamba, Gruber and Goncalves each shot twice. Matteo Conci recorded eight saves in goal for Grace.
The Lancers have another challenging road trip ahead as they travel to Kansas. Grace will play No. 17 MidAmerica Nazarene and No. 1 Missouri Valley during their trip next week.