NorthWood Girls 0, Northridge 0
It was Raider Week for the NorthWood girls soccer program. After back-to-back 1-0 losses to Northridge in the last two season, the Panthers were looking for a different outcome on their home pitch Thursday evening. They got it. Sort of.
The two teams battled back and forth for 80 minutes but neither could tickle the twine. Several shots came close — NorthWood banged two off the crossbar, one each by juniors Ari Topping and Caitlin Knepp, while Northridge forced Panther keeper Carly Mast to make a couple of tough deflections to knock the ball outside the goal frame.
Mast earned her second consecutive clean sheet to help move NorthWood to 2-1-1 overall, 0-1-1 in the NLC. The Panthers will host Bethany Christian on Saturday afternoon for a non-conference tilt.
Warsaw Boys 6, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 0
Tiger keepers Miles Burkholder and Nathaniel Klein kept the Knights out of the goal for the combined shutout.
Warsaw goals were tallied by Alexis Vargas, Roberto Sanchez, Jonathan West, Nathan Dailey, Javier Enciso and Alec Daniels.
Fort Wayne Homestead Girls 4, Warsaw 0
The Lady Tigers were shut out on their home pitch by the visiting Spartans.
Statistics were not provided for the game.
Warsaw’s next opportunity will come Saturday when they travel to Argos for a non-conference match.
Argos Boys 3, Lakeland Christian Academy 0
The host Cougars couldn’t put much together on Thursday night against the perennial powerhouse Dragons. LCA only managed one shot on goal, compared to 21 by the visitors.
“We played with much more heart tonight against a very talented Argos team,” noted LCA coach Dan Miller. “We were playing shorthanded and the guys bought into our tactical game plan. We still need to figure out a way to generate more goal scoring opportunities, but I was impressed with how we bounced back from the disappointment of last game.”
The Cougars fell to 1-4 on the season. They will next host New Prairie at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Maconaquah Boys 3, Tippecanoe Valley 0
The Vikings traveled to Maconaquah tonight to take on the Braves in a key TRC game. The home team scored two goals in the first 12 minutes to take a 2-0 lead. After that, Valley settled in and played well for the final 68 minutes. but couldn’t crack the Braves defense, winding up on the short side of a 3-0 score.
Valley’s defense played much better over the last 60 minutes, according to coach Andy Luce. Dawson Perkins had a strong night in goal and the defense of David Murietta, Kolton Seaney, Jesus Baca, Gerardo Fernandez and Gio Arriaga held the defending conference champions at bay.
The team will take the weekend off before traveling to North Miami next Tuesday.