NorthWood tops LaVille for Argos Invite crown
NorthWood beat LaVille 4-0 to win the Argos Girls Soccer Invitational championship over the weekend.
The Panthers broke a scoreless tie at the half with two unassisted scores from Val Ostrowski in the first three minutes of the second half. Kaitlyn Heckaman scored on a pass from Kiersten Lehman, while Amanda Heckaman found Ostrowski for the final score.
In the consolation game, Munster beat Argos 2-1 with goals from Jessica Flores and Allyson Goodrich. Mariah Lineberry scored for Argos, assisted by Courtney Dunlap.
The Lancers beat Argos 2-0 in the opening match on a pair of goals from Sarah Niespodziany, while Munster fell to NorthWood in the other opening game 2-1 on penalty kicks. NorthWood and Munster went through 22 penalty kicks before NorthWood claimed the shootout 9-8.
• ARGOS INVITATIONAL
NORTHWOOD 4, LaVILLE 0
N - Val Ostrowski (unassisted) 41st minute
N - Ostrowski (unassisted) 43rd minute
N - Kaitlyn Heckaman (Kiersten Lehman) 55th minute
N - Ostrowski (Amanda Heckaman) 68th minute
MUNSTER 2, ARGOS 1
M - Mackenzie Portone (unassisted) 16th minute
M - Jessica Flores (unassisted) 42nd minute
A - Mariah Lineberry (Courtney Dunlap) 54th minute
Shots on Goal:Munster 8, Argos 3
Saves: Munster 2 (Melanie Krueger), Argos 6 (Jenni Fishburn)
Corners: Munster 3, Argos 2
LaVILLE 2, ARGOS 0
L - Sarah Niespodziany (unassisted) 23rd minute
L - Niespodziany (Grace Ingle) 68th minute
Shots on Goal: LaVille 9, Argos 7
Saves: LaVille 7 (Kyleigh Breden), Argos 7 (Jenni Fishburn)
Corners: LaVille 1, Argos 2
NORTHWOOD 2, MUNSTER 1 (PKS 9-8)
M - Allyson Goodrich (Renee Rumas) 32nd minute
N - Lexie Lyons (unassisted) 56st minute
Shots on Goal: Northwood 7, Munster 12
Saves: Northwood 11 (Madi Eberle), Munster 6 (Melanie Krueger)
Corners: Northwood 5, Munster 6
Rockies go 0-2-1 at Blueberry Tourney
The Plymouth boys soccer team finished the Blueberry Fest Soccer Tournament at a disappointing 0-2-1 over the weekend.
The Rockies lost by a single goal to Mishawaka (5-4) and Michigan City Marquette (3-2) and played Western to a draw (2-2).
Ronaldo Garcia scored both of Plymouth’s goals in the game with Western, including a beautiful bicycle kick into the back of the net on a header into the box. He also recorded an assist on a Cesar Aguilar goal in the Mishawaka game.
Aguilar finished the tourney with two goals and an assist, while Blake Milliser had a goal and an assist in the Mishawaka game, and Jacob Hildebrand had a goal on a Zak Lee assist in the Marquette loss. Clay Marshall scored in the 57th minute of the game with Mishawaka.
Plymouth outshot all three of its opponents by a cumulative 35-26 shots on goal margin but fell short of a win. The Rockies led Mishawaka 4-3 in the 60th minute after scoring three unanswered goals to start the second half of that game, and they gave up an own goal in the 10th minute of the Western contest to start from behind in that game.
The Rockies are now at 2-3-1.
• BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Plymouth scores: MISHAWAKA 5, PLYMOUTH 4; PLYMOUTH 2, WESTERN 2; MICHIGAN CITY MARQUETTE 3, PLYMOUTH 2.
Plymouth goes 2-2 at Powerball Tourney
The Plymouth volleyball team went 2-2 at its home Powerball Tournament Saturday, beating SouthWood (22-25, 25-21, 15-10) and Muncie Burris (20-25, 25-21, 15-6) and losing to New Prairie (25-8, 25-23) and Highland (25-21, 22-25, 15-7).
Emily Eveland put in a standout performance with 11 kills and 48 digs at the tourney, while Hunter Stevens tallied 10 kills, five aces and 13 blocks, and Cassie Quissell recorded a total of eight kills, four aces and 39 digs.
Haley Harrell distributed 70 assists with 39 digs. Ellen Smith passed out 43 digs, and Lacy Poczik and Libbie Portteus finished with 14 and 11 blocks, respectively.
The Lady Pilgrims stand at an even 4-4 on the season.
• PLYMOUTH POWERBALL TOURNAMENT
Plymouth scores: NEW PRAIRIE 2, PLYMOUTH 0 (25-8, 25-23), PLYMOUTH 2, SOUTHWOOD 0 (22-25, 25-21, 15-10), PLYMOUTH 2, MUNCIE BURRIS 1 (20-25, 25-21, 15-6), HIGHLAND 2, PLYMOUTH 1 (25-21, 22-25, 15-7)
Accumulated Plymouth stats
Kills: Emily Eveland 11, Hunter Stevens 10, Cassie Quissell 8
Aces: Stevens 5, Quissell 4
Assists: Harrell 70
Digs: Eveland 48, Ellen Smith 43, Quissell 39, Harrell 39
Blocks: Lacy Poczik 14, Stevens 13, Libbie Portteus 11.
Records: Plymouth 4-4
Bremen goes 3-1 at Westview Tourney
Bremen lost to host Westview in round one but kept battling to salvage a 3-1 finish at the Westview Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.
Chelsea Huppert and Cassie Sears led the Lady Lions attack with 32 and 27 kills, respectively. Huppert also finished with a team-best 14 blocks, while Sears notched eight blocks and six aces.
Bre Wilson served up 10 aces, and Sabrina Gilley passed out a whopping 62 assists. Brooke Fitch finished with 40 digs on defense for Bremen.
• WESTVIEW TOURNAMENT
Bremen results: BREMEN 2, EASTSIDE 1 (14-25, 25-20-15-5), BREMEN 2, WHITKO 0 (25-14, 25-15), BREMEN 2, ANGOLA 1 (17-25, 25-13, 15-7), WESTVIEW 2, BREMEN 0 (25-11, 25-18)
Accumulated Bremen stats
Kills: Chelsea Huppert 32, Cassie Sears 27
Aces: Bre Wilson 10, Sears 6,
Assists: Sabrina Gilley 62
Blocks: Huppert 14, Sears 8
Digs: Brooke Fitch 40
CGA starts at 0-3
The Culver Girls Academy volleyball team opened its season with an 0-3 finish at the Lawrence Central Tournament in Indianapolis over the weekend.
Torrie Christlieb led the Lady Eagles’ hitters with 24 kills. Rachel Simon finished with a pair of aces, 45 assists and 13 digs. Katie Bjornson registered 11 kills and 13 digs, and Carlyle Marrs led the team in passing with 22 digs.
• LAWRENCE CENTRAL TOURNAMENT
CGA results: HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 2, CGA 0 (25-13, 25-11), NEW PALESTINE 2, CGA 0 (28-26, 25-11), LAWRENCE CENTRAL 2, CGA 0 (25-14, 25-21)
Accumulated CGA stats
Kills: Torrie Christlieb 24, Katie Bjornson 11
Aces: Rachel Simon 2
Assists: Simon 45
Digs: Carlyle Marrs 22, Bjornson 13, Simon 13
CGA hosts tri-meet
Culver Girls Academy topped a three-way field that included John Glenn and Peru in a meet at the Culver Academies’ home course.
Tavia Maurovic carded a 3-over 39, while Lauren Read shot 44 followed by Mackenzie Toth’s 45, and Hannah Brumback shot 52 for the Eagles as they beat out Peru 180-193. MaKenna Morshes shot 56 in the throw-out score for CGA.
For Glenn, Anna Schmeltz shot 52 followed by 53s from both Emma Reese and Morgan Eggleston, and Kaylee Matz carded 58 for the Falcons, who finished at the bottom of the pile with a 216. Madeleine Silvey shot 64 for her team.
CGA stays unbeaten in nine hole matches at 5-0, while Glenn and Peru both moved to 9-3.
• CGA 180, PERU 193, JOHN GLENN 216
At Culver Academies Golf Course (Par 36)
CGA (180): Mackenzie Toth 45, Lauren Read 44, Tavia Maurovic 39, Hannah Brumback 52, MaKenna Morshes 56.
PERU (193): Mallory Zorn 44, Emma Long 59, Madison Deniston 44, Olivia Sharp 51, Mallory Struble 54.
GLENN (216): Anna Schmeltz 52, Emma Reese 53, Madeleine Silvey 64, Morgan Eggleston 53, Kaylee Matz 58.
Records: CGA 5-0, Peru 9-3, Glenn 9-3.
Girls cross country
Lady Pilgrims finish 6th at Penn meet
Plymouth’s girls cross country team finished with a score of seven for sixth place at the Penn Hokum Karem. Penn won the meet, followed by Homestead and Mishawaka.
Abby Patrick and Libby Read combined for seventh place overall in 38:41 for the Lady Pilgrims. Miranda Hacha and Rachel Crawford were 15th followed eight seconds behind by Brooke Wagner and Shelby Harrel in 16th. Darcy Fisher and Janessa Salazar placed 39th for Plymouth, meanwhile.
• PENN HOKUM KAREM
Team scores: 1. Penn 1, 2. Homestead 2, 3. Mishawaka 3, 4. LaPorte 4, 5. New Prairie 5, 6. Plymouth 7, 7. Riley 9, 8. Goshen 18, 9. Adams 19, Michigan City 27.
Top 5: 1. Maddie Woods, Danielle Frank (Penn) 35:40; 2. Grace Walther, Madison Distelrath (Homestead) 36:10; 3. Anna Rohrer, Hanna Coppens (Mishawaka) 36:20; 4. Kailee Schoof, Elena Lancioni (LaPorte) 36:53; 5. Hope Myroup, Rachel Thompson (New Prairie) 37:11.
PLYMOUTH (7): 7. Abby Patrick, Libby Read 38:41; 15. Miranda Hacha, Rachel Crawford 41:04; 16. Brooke Wagner, Shelby Harrel 41:13; 39. Darcy Fisher, Janessa Salazar 45:48; 47. Gloria Garcia, Diana Peynado 49:23.
JV scores: 1. Homestead 1, 2. Mishawaka 4, 3. LaPorte 7, 4. Penn 9, 5. Adams 12, 6. Goshen 18, 7. Plymouth 32, 8. Riley 100, 9. Michigan City 103, 10. New Prairie 106, 11. Niles 111.
Boys cross country
Plymouth places 8th at Hokum Karem
Plymouth’s boys cross country team raced to an eighth-place finish with 13 points at the Penn Hokum Karem over the weekend. South Bend Adams won the meet, followed closely by LaPorte and Penn.
Kennedy Schneiders and Mason Read paced Plymouth in 13th place with a time of 33:36. The Pilgrims duo of Levi Schuller and Zach Hutchings were 31st, while Zach Ballard and Jordan Morrow were 35th followed 42 seconds behind by Andrew Miller and Alex Rostron in 36th.
• PENN HOKUM KAREM
Team scores: 1. South Bend Adams 1, 2. LaPorte 2, 3. Penn 3, 4. Riley 4, 5. Goshen 6, 6. Mishawaka 10, 7. New Prairie 12, 8. Plymouth 13, 9. Niles 38.
Top 5: 1. Jacob Timmon, Andy Timmons (Adams) 30:20; 2. Anthony Didion, Trevor McDonald (LaPorte) 31:16; 3. Taylor Neff, Thomas Gales (Penn) 31:36; 4. Travis Kulczar, Joey McGrew (Riley) 31:44; 5. Sam Miller, Dakota Merkel (LaPorte) 32:20.
PLYMOUTH (13): 13. Kennedy Schneiders, Mason Read 33:36, 31. Levi Schuller, Zach Hutchings 37:06, 35. Zach Ballard, Jordan Morrow 38:07, 36. Andrew Miller, Alex Rostron 38:49, 39. Garrick Nate, Chris Noodwang 43:57.
JV scores: 1. Penn 1, 2. Riley 2, 3. Goshen 4, 4. Mishawaka 6, 5. Adams 11, 6. New Prairie 13, 7. Plymouth 38, 8. LaPorte 200, 9. Niles 205.
Hansel, Elliott power Cavs to win
Quarterback Preston Hansel finished with four touchdowns — two in the air and two on the ground — while Trent Elliott made touchdown receptions of 87 and 45 yards, he rushed for another score from 11 yards, and out as Culver Community rallied past South Central 32-21 last Friday night on the road in Union Mills.
Elliott put Culver on the board on an 87-yard TD reception at the 4:59 mark of the first that knotted the score at 7-all with Brandon Sellers’ PAT.
Hansel’s 4-yard touchdown dive at the 5:50 stop of the second frame to give Culver a slight 14-7 halftime advantage, but the host Satellites evened it up just over a minute and a half into the third on an 8-yard Dan Silverman run and Ben Morrow’s second kick of the night.
Hansel completed a 65-yard scoring ramble just 13 seconds later to put Culver back out in front, and his second TD pass to Elliott, this time from 45 yards out, gave the Cavs a 28-14 cushion headed into the final frame.
Elliott’s 11-yard touchdown scamper nine seconds into the fourth preceded a 76-yard TD pass from Kane Klimczak to Robert Miller with 10:46 left to play, but the visitors held on for their first win of the season.
Culver Community’s defense held South Central to just 59 rushing yards at the game and Klimczak to 4-for-17 through the air with two interceptions.
Elliott finished with 129 receiving yards on three catches, while Hansel finished with a game-high 129 rushing yards.
Culver improves to 1-1 on the season and plays host to Triton in a Northern State Conference-opener Friday.
• CULVER COMMUNITY 32, SOUTH CENTRAL 21
At Union Mills
Score by quarter
Culver: 7 7 12 6 — 32
Central: 7 0 7 7 — 21
SC — Kane Klimczak 4-yd run (Ben Morrow kick), 6:37
C — Preston Hansel 87-yd pass to Trent Elliott (Brandon Sellers kick), 4:59
C — Hansel 4-yd run (Sellers kick), 5:50
SC — Dan Silverman 8-yd run (Morrow kick), 10:21
C — Hansel 65-yd run, 10:08
C — Hansel 45-yd pass to Elliott, 4:41
C — Elliott 11-yd run, 11:51
SC — Klimczak 76-yd pass to Robert Miller (Morrow kick), 10:46.
Culver 49-208; Hansel 28-181, Elliott 14-42.
South Central 27-59; Silverman 16-43.
Culver: Hansel 3-7-1 for 129 yds.
South Central: Klimczak 4-17-2 for 111 yds.
Culver: Elliott 3-129.
South Central: Miller 3-110.
First downs: Culver 9, South Central 5.
Penalties-yds lost: Culver 5-40, South Central 7-55.
Fumbles-lost: Culver 3-1, South Central 1-1.
Records: Culver 1-1, South Central 0-2.
Ancilla soccer upends No. 9 Schoolcraft
The Ancilla College soccer team made good use of home field advantage to defeat NJCAA No. 9 Schoolcraft College 2-1 in the Chargers’ home opener.
The Chargers remained undefeated in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) play, while picking up three points, which hoists them into sole possession of first place in the conference.
Ancilla started off very impressively and almost took the lead with a diving header in the third minute from Dominic Harris, which missed to the right of the goal. The Chargers kept the pressure up throughout the first half and came in even at 0-0.
The second half started at the same speed as the first. Schoolcraft capitalized on a defensive error by Ancilla to take the lead in the 48th minute by Romario Georgis. Twelve minutes later, Nakilee Weni scored an equalizer from the edge of the 18-yard box with a strike into the top right hand corner of the goal. The breakthrough came when Ignacio Aviles played a through ball to Nick Bennett, who slotted the ball under the on-rushing goalkeeper to send the Ancilla team into raptures, celebrating Ancilla’s first ever victory over Schoolcraft.
Ancilla travels to Jackson College on Sunday, September 1:00 p.m. start.