Plymouth Girls 4, Wawasee 0
The Lady Warriors dropped an NLC contest with visiting Plymouth on a rainy Thursday night in Syracuse. The loss moved Wawasee’s record to 1-7-2, 0-4 in conference play.
They will face a difficult task on Saturday when they host the league leading Lady Tigers of Warsaw
In the JV match, Wawasee came away with a 2-1 victory over the Rockies. Madison Brennenman and Morgan Reel each tallied a goal while Adeline Summers was credited with an assist.
Concord Boys 9, Wawasee 0
The Wawasee boys didn’t fare much better on Thursday, dropping their conference match that was called due to the mercy rule with 20 minutes remaining in the contest.
The Warriors were down several players due to illness, quarantine and injuries, according to head coach Jordan Sharp. He added that Sylvester Trujillo and Mason Possell did turn in standout performances despite the difficulties and final score.
“It was a rough game being down many starters and varsity subs,” Sharp said. “We still had guys working hard out there.”
The loss moved Wawasee to 4-8-1 on the season, 0-3 in NLC action. The boys team also will square off with league-leading Warsaw on Saturday.
Lakeland Christian Academy Boys 2, Tippecanoe Valley 1
Two area squads squared off in Akron Thursday night with the Cougars eking out a slim 2-1 victory over the host Vikings.
LCA opened the scoring on a converted penalty kick by Landen Bremer in the 28th minute. The lead was short lived, however, as Valley returned the favor just three minutes later on a successful PK by Jonathan Ruiz.
Beyond the matching PKs, neither team really threatened to score as the defenses dominated play. When the second half began, it was more of the same. The two teams went back and forth as both offenses couldn’t crack through for a decent scoring opportunity.
Finally, with four minutes remaining LCA, received a huge gift from Valley. On a routine ball played into the Valley box, the ball hit off a Valley defender and into the net, giving the goal and the win to the Cougars.
“A very evenly played game that was decided by a deflected goal, it’s a tough break for Valley,” said LCA coach Dan Miller. “I credit our guys for playing hard for the 80 minutes. We played very solidly in the back and made it difficult for Ruiz and Petgen to get any good looks at goal. Peter Koller played an excellent game in midfield, and Landen Bremer was a great leader today in defense and in scoring the PK. Yohannes Schmitt was a nuisance for the Valley defense, and Casen Vawter deserves a lot of credit for making a timely run forward and serving the ball into a dangerous spot that found it’s way into the back of the net. We still have many things to work on as we head into the final week of the season.”
LCA improved to 4-7 on the season while Valley fell to 5-7-1.
NorthWood Boys 0, Mishawaka Marian 0
The underdog Panthers traveled to Dragoon Trail on Thursday night and came away with a hard-earned draw with the 2A #5 ranked Knights.
Junior Panther keeper Trent Iwema and the entire Panther defense had a great performance against a very good Marian team, noted Panther head coach Kyle Dijkstra.
The Panthers moved to 5-7-2 on the season. They will take the weekend off before re-entering conference play on Tuesday at home against Plymouth.