NorthWood Girls 1, Plymouth 0
In a battle of NLC rivals, the Lady Panthers took an important road win against the Rockies.
Scoring was at a premium in the match. NorthWood earned ,the only goal of the night in the 54th minute. After a Plymouth foul on striker Caitlin Knepp, the junior was awarded a direct kick from 25 yards out. Knepp took advantage of the opportunity, putting her shot over the wall and through the back defenders to find the right corner of the goal.
It proved to be enough the the visitors, who raised their record to 9-3-1, 2-3-1 in the NLC. Once again, junior keeper Carly Mast turned in a clean sheet for NorthWood, which hasn’t allowed more than two goals in a game the entire campaign.
The Panthers will close out their regular season with a home conference match with Wawasee on Thursday evening.
Culver Academy Boys 3, Lakeland Christian Academy 0
The host Eagles scored three times in the first 21 minutes of the match and never looked back against their guests from Winona Lake.
LCA was outshot on the night 14-0.
“Playing against the 11th ranked team in 2A was a tall task, but I’m proud of the effort and determination that the team put into this game,” commented LCA coach Dan Miller. “We came out and made some critical mistakes that allowed for their three goals to be scored. However, we settled into the game nicely and were much more organized over the final 59 minutes of the game. Peter Koller stood out in midfield and Freshman keeper Braden Weirick made some phenomenal saves.”
The Cougars saw their record fall to 5-9, 0-4 in NISC play.
Culver Community Girls 4, Lakeland Christian Academy 1
The LCA ladies also took on a team from Lake Maxinkuckee, as they played host to the Cavaliers of Culver Community High School.
Things didn’t turn out much better for them, as they dropped their contest 4-1.
Neither team really separated themselves as play was pretty equal in the first half. Culver would get on the board first but the lead didn’t last. Lauren Grose scored to tie the game at one midway through the first half.
Culver’s speed on the top line was problematic for LCA and they were able to draw a penalty kick. They would convert on the PK and take a 2-1 lead into the half.
The second half, the Cavs were able to get a goal from a cross in the first three mins that really took the wind out of LCA. The hosts would get some chances and promising free kicks but were not able to convert. Culver scored a fourth goal with about 15 to go in the game to seal it.
Tippecanoe Valley Boys 5, Argos 1
Tippecanoe Valley was back in action Tuesday, hosting Argos. Valley made it three wins in their last four games as they defeated the Dragons 5-1. The Vikings played well on both sides of the ball, as the defense continued its fine play recently and the offense created plenty of scoring opportunities.
Caleb Petgen scored the lone goal of the first half with 21 minutes remaining. As the second half began, Valley began to take control as Gio Arriaga made it 2-0 on a shot just inside the box.
Jon Ruiz extended the margin to 3-0, as he maneuvered his way through the box and beat the keeper for his twelve goal of the season. Argos scored their goal off a long shot that Viking goalie Dawson Perkins had glance off his fingertips.
Ruiz and Petgen each added a second goal to complete the scoring and give Valley the 5-1 victory. Valley will host Rochester tomorrow night in a rematch from two weeks ago which won by the Zebras 6-1. It will be senior night with a 5:30 p.m. start as the Vikings hope to turn the tables on their arch rivals.
Northridge Boys 8, Wawasee 0
The Warriors found no joy in hosting Northridge on Tuesday evening. The Raiders planted six shots into the goal in the first half en route to a 8-0 shutout.
Wawasee’s senior keeper Sylvester Trujillo made more than ten great saves in goal before playing 15 minutes as a forward.
Classmate Caleb Clevenger “is our midfield engine,” noted Warrior coach Jordan Sharp.
“(Senior) Avery Shutters ran his tail off tonight as a winger, creating choices,” Sharp added. “Forward Mason Possell caused constant pressure and was an ongoing threat. We had great heart and determination from all our seniors.
“Ben Haines has missed two-thirds of the season with injury but remains encouraging at every practice and games supporting the boys. It has been a huge not having him this season. We have amazing seniors who had great heart and work tonight.”
Wawasee will close out its regular season against Plymouth on Thursday in Syracuse.
NorthWood Boys 2, Plymouth 0
While it was the seniors who were honored in Nappanee on Tuesday night, it was a sophomore who stole the show during the game.
Solomon Yegon potted a pair of goals as the Panthers defeated their NLC rivals from Plymouth in the team’s last home game of the season.
NorthWood moved to 6-7-2 on the season, finishing 3-4 in the NLC round robin.
Warsaw Girls 0, Carroll 0
In another tough non-conference match, the Lady Tigers traveled to Fort Wayne Carroll on Tuesday evening. The battle with the Chargers ended in a 0-0 draw.
No information from the match was provided.