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Written By Ink Free News / Sports on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Macy Wayne and her Lady Tiger teammates defeated Mishawaka in a weather-shortened match held Tuesday evening. File photo courtesy of Chris Knight.


Warsaw Girls 6, Mishawaka 0

The Warsaw Lady Tiger soccer team returned to the field Tuesday evening to take on NLC opponent Mishawaka. With inclement weather looming, Warsaw’s offense proved it came to play, scoring six goals in the first half.

Leading all scorers was Bonnie Hampton with two, while Corissa Koontz, Sam Aalbue, Abby Kohler, and Rylee Burns each contributed one of their own.  Koontz also continued to increase her assist total by adding two more in the match.

As lightning came as halftime, both coaches decided to call it a match.  

“It was great to see our team play with their legs finally under them,” said Warsaw coach Jon Hoover. “Our schedule has been going non-stop for weeks now, so the holiday weekend came at just the right time. It was good to see the entire roster move the ball tonight and find success. We are excited to take the field Thursday against Concord. The seniors in the midfield are really starting to show their maturity on the field. Corissa Koontz is making everyone around her better and is demanding attention from opponents. Sam Aalbue can play any position on the field so well and has been a force offensively and defensively for this group.  I’m excited to see what the second half of our season brings.”

With the win, Warsaw moves to 6-4, 3-1 in the NLC.

Lakeland Christian Academy 2, Jimtown 0 

LCA hosted Jimtown on a very windy evening.  The Cougars had the better play in the first half controlling the ball and generating more chances than their guests. LCA finally cached in on a goal from Keely Bauer that curled in the back post from distance. Jimtown was able to make some good runs as their front line had good speed and were able to send one off the crossbar which would end up their closet scoring chance.

LCA hit the cross bar three times in the first half. Later in the half the hosts scored another goal from Hanna Stout after a good build up. The half ended in a 2-0.

At halftime, the game would be put on hold due to lightning in the area and the restart of the second half.  After the 25 min wait, the game would continue.  Jimtown came out hard to start off with but Finely Hobbs was able to make some saves to keep the sheet clean.  About 10 minutes into the half, lightning struck again and the game was called. 

“Very happy with the ball movement,” said LCA coach Nat Raber. ” We connected a lot of passes tonight and had good scoring chances that have been eluding us for the past couple games. We were able to play the ball quickly and to feet a bunch.  Definitely our best game yet and something to build on moving forward.”  

LCA will host Elkhart Christian on Saturday at 11 a.m. 

Tippecanoe Valley Boys 3, North Miami 1

Valley traveled to face conference foe North Miami tonight looking to get back on track following a two-game losing streak. The Vikings got exactly what they where searching for as Jon Ruiz returned to the lineup after missing two weeks while recovering from a knee injury, Ruiz provided the offensive spark scoring two first half goals and Gio Arriaga scored another as Valley defeated North Miami in a weather shortened game, 3-1.

The Vikings took their 3-1 into halftime. During the first 15 minutes of the second half, the two teams missed scoring opportunities and score remained 3-1 Vikings. With 24 minutes left in the game, thunder and lightning developed in the area creating a 30 minute delay. When the thunder and lightning didn’t subside, the game was called and Valley got the victory. The Vikings raised their record to 2-4-1 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

Valley will host Marion this Thursday at 5:30 p.m., looking to string together consecutive wins for the first time this season.

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