Archive - Sports Article
September 15th, 2011
After a strong second-place finish at the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament over the weekend, the Plymouth girls golf team is surging going into the Warsaw Sectional Saturday.
The Lady Pilgrims should be in the hunt for one of the top three spots that guarantee team advancement to the regional round of the 39th Annual IHSAA tourney along with front-running host and NLC champion Warsaw as well as a strong Rochester squad that has also beaten Plymouth two times this season. Other teams in the field are Culver Girls Academy, Triton, Tippecanoe Valley, Wawasee and Whitko.
Glenn tops Culver in penalty kick shootout
John Glenn scored three penalty kicks during a shootout, and the Lady Falcons claimed a Northern State Conference victory over visiting Culver, 3-1 on pks Wednesday.
Erin Patterson, Erica Morris and Erica Igel all found net in the shootout for Glenn, while Kayla Shaffer scored Culverâs lone pk.
Patterson scored on a penalty kick in the 12th minute of regulation to put Glenn on the board, and Elizabeth Buck scored on a Justina Weiss assist in the 39th minute to give the Falcons a 2-0 halftime edge.
LAKEVILLE â Freshman forward Allie Wright scored the game-winner with under four minutes on the clock, and the Lady Pilgrims earned their second win of the season with a 3-2 victory over LaVille Tuesday at Newton Park.
Wright drove a roller toward the far post and past LaVilleâs Abbie McBride as Rachael Principe found Maggie Mahler on a cross into the box, and Mahlerâs forward pass split a pair of LaVille defenders to find Wright for the golden goal.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth back-up goalie Erik Aguilar gave his team a boost, and the Rockies played sectional rival Culver Military Academy to a 0-0 draw at home Tuesday.
â(It was) a pretty fast-paced and very physical game,â said Plymouth head boys soccer coach Josh Martin. âCMA played some very clever counter attacking soccer, but when we man-marked Luther Jacobs we were able to disrupt a lot of their offensive build-up in the second half.â
Girls cross country
Panthers outpace Plymouth
Plymouth lost a Northern Lakes Conference meet 22-33 at NorthWood Tuesday.
Cynthia Medina paced the race for the Lady Panthers with a 19:50 followed by teammate Karlie Kratzchman.
Meg Fisher finished third for Plymouth, followed by NorthWoodâs Brittney Grove and Jenn Hilty, while Darcy Fisher, Shelby Harrell, Deborah Anders and Libby Read finished in order in the six through nine spots.
âą NORTHWOOD 22, PLYMOUTH 33
BOURBON â With three match points already in the bank, Triton head coach Allen Peckham decided to play it safe.
Jackson Downing and Wil Rettinger had already secured their three-set victory over Bremenâs Joe Zeltwanger and Nate Strehler 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at 2 doubles, and with Austin Kanarr ailing with a leg injury and a busy stretch of conference matches on the horizon, Peckham called the No. 1 doubles match.
The forfeit had no affect on the outcome of the team result, however, as Downingâs and Rettingerâs victory sewed up a 3-2 NSC win for Triton over visiting Bremen Monday in Bourbon.
WINONA LAKE â Bremen senior Heather Martin has signed on to play womenâs soccer at Grace College for the 2012-13 season.
Martin, a defender with the Lady Lions and native of Bremen, was the teamâs MVP in 2010 and the teamâs Offensive MVP in 2009.
âI fell in love with Grace the first time I went there. I love the people and the campus,â Martin said. âI am looking forward to glorifying God and balling it up on the soccer field while at the same time growing in wisdom to prepare myself for life.â
Plymouth falls to No. 5 Marian
Plymouth was competitive but lost a three-game match to visiting Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Class 3A, No. 5 Mishawaka Marian at home Monday, 25-18, 25-20, 25-17.
Andria Shook put away five kills to lead the Lady Pilgrims attack, while Carly Baker, Marissa German and Amber Redinger each recorded four.
Haley Harrell set 15 assists, while Kori Potoczky had two blocks at the net for Plymouth.
German led in digs with four and Baker had three block assists for the Pilgrims, who slide to 7-6 on the year.
BREMEN â Bremen knew the Northern State Conference Girls Golf Meet would likely come down to a battle with New Prairie.
Unfortunately for the Lions, the middle of their lineup couldnât quite put their best rounds together, and the Cougars ran away with the NSC championship with 400 points to Bremenâs 425 at Sprig OâMint Golf Course Saturday.
John Glenn golfers struggled on the front nine to finish third with a 450, meanwhile, as Triton turned in a 461 for fourth, LaVille was fifth with a 537, and Knox was sixth with a 583 at the meet.
PLYMOUTH â Itâs not often you get a lift from one of your opponents.
Nevertheless, thatâs exactly what happened to Plymouth at the Northern Lakes Conference Girls Golf Meet Saturday, as the Lady Pilgrims finished second with a 363 behind NLC champ Warsawâs 354, and Northridge beat out Wawasee to give Plymouth sole possession of second place in the final conference standings.
âI thanked the Northridge coach. I said âMan, we appreciate it.â Our girls needed to pick it up today, and they realized that,â said Plymouth head coach Jack Kinney.