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Written By Ink Free News / Sports on Monday, September 14, 2020

Niles Hodges and his Wawasee teammates dropped a 3-1 decision to Bremen on Monday night. InkFreeNews file photo by Mike Deak.

Bremen Boys 3, Wawasee 1

The Lions came to Syracuse on Monday and left with the prize, defeating the host Warriors in a non-conference matchup. All three Bremen goals came in the first stanza as the Lions’ pressure caught the Warriors off guard.

Wawasee’s only goal came off a corner kick launched by Caleb Clevenger, which was redirected into the net by Alec Wortinger. The Warriors had a chance at a second goal in the match but were unable to convert on a penalty kick.

The loss drops Wawasee to 6-3 on the season. They will host Columbia City on Wednesday on what will be Senior Night for the Warriors.

Warsaw Girls 3, Fort Wayne Northrop 0

The Lady Tigers made the trip east to Fort Wayne for a non-conference match with Northrop. Warsaw blanked their hosts 3-0 with two goals from Audrey Grimm and one from Bonnie Hampton. Rylee Burns and Corissa Koontz each was credited with an assist.

Warsaw (7-4, 5-0 NLC) hits the road again on Thursday for a tough matchup with Penn.

NorthWood Girls 2, Bethany Christian 2

In a back-and-forth match in Waterford Mills, the Panthers and Bruins finished in a non-conference draw. The tie was the first non-win on the BC record following eight straight victories to start the season.

Both NorthWood goals came off the foot of sophomore Caitlin Knepp, the first off an assist by classmate Eva Sloat. Both Bruin goals came off free kick opportunities set up by Panther hand balls.

The tie move NorthWood’s record to 2-4-1. The Panthers travel to Mishawaka for a NLC contest on Tuesday afternoon.

Culver Community Boys 3, Tippecanoe Valley 1

Valley traveled to Culver Tuesday evening to take on Culver Community High School. They left two hours later on the short end of a 3-1 score. The Vikings and Cavs went back and forth for the first twenty minutes until Valley broke on top on a goal by Christian Ramirez. During the final few minutes of the half Valley had opportunities to extend the lead, but were unable to finish at the net and led 1-0 at intermission.

The second half was nip and tuck until about the 25 minute mark. Again, Valley missed a couple of shots on goal that could have put them up by two or even three goals, but couldn’t cash in. It was at this point Culver took advantage of Valley’s misfortune and knotted the game at 1-1. A few minutes later the hosts made it 2-1 on a nice cross that Valley keeper Alexis Hernandez made a play on, but Culver pushed in the rebound to take the lead for good at 2-1.

The Cavs closed out the scoring with an insurance goal and Valley lost for the third time this season despite leading at the half.

For Valley, they host arch rival Rochester Wednesday at 5 p.m.. The Zebras will come ready to play looking to avenge a 6-2 loss to the Vikings last season.

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