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September 16th, 2011
CULVER â€” There are no do-overs in life. Fortunately, however, thatâ€™s not the case on the soccer pitch.
On a three-game skid after losing star center mid Heather Martin to injury several weeks ago, Bremen used Thursdayâ€™s Northern State Conference contest at Culver as an opportunity to regroup. The Lady Lions got the job done as senior Jenna Pfeiffer scored the go-ahead on a penalty kick in the 35th minute, and Bremen made it stand up through the second half to snap its losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the host Cavaliers.
PLYMOUTH â€” Kyle Barryâ€™s near game-tying shot went just wide in the final seconds, and Plymouth suffered a 3-2 Northern Lakes Conference loss to visiting Elkhart Memorial Thursday.
ARGOS â€”Â Steffany Parrish led Argos in her third game back, and the Argos girls soccer team ran its record to 8-4 on the year with a 6-0 rout of Westville.
Parrish, playing her third game back from an injury, scored twice and had an assist, while Carly McCay opened the scoring in the fourth minute, Jami Patterson notched her 16th tally of the year, and Sammie Hopkins scored her eighth goal. Keri Bair finished out the scoring for the Dragons.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College freshman striker JaCoby Smith has been named the NJCAA Division 1 Menâ€™s Soccer Player of the Week for the week of September 5 through September 11.
Smith posted six goals and two assists in two matches at the Lakeland Community College Invitational this past weekend, leading Ancilla to a 6-0 victory over host Lakeland and an 8-0 victory over Cuyahoga Community College.
Lady Pilgrims drop NLC match
Plymouth extended the match to four games but couldnâ€™t stop Warsaw in a 25-18, 18-25, 25-14, 25-18 Northern Lakes Conference loss on the road Thursday.
Plymouth was led on the attack by Marissa Germanâ€™s 12 kills to go with a block, while Haley Harrell led the team in setting and passing with 23 assists and four digs in addition to an ace.
The young Rockies have developed a taste for success.
Three straight wins have only made Plymouth (3-1, 2-0 NLC) hungrier for more as it hits the road for Elkhart Memorial (2-2, 1-2 NLC) Friday.
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 Culverâ€™s 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 LaVilleâ€™s Abbie McBride as Rachael Principe found Maggie Mahler on a cross into the box, and Mahlerâ€™s 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€ś(It was) a pretty fast-paced and very physical game,â€ť said Plymouth head boys soccer coach Josh Martin. â€śCMA 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€ś