Lopez pushes Warsaw past CMA
Culver Military Academy played No. 2 Warsaw to a 1-1 tie in the first half, but the Eagles ultimately came up short against the defending regional champions, 3-1 in the Class 2A Plymouth Boys Soccer Sectional championship Saturday night at Kindt Field.
Jacob Luther scored on an Alec Abaunza assist to knot the game at 1-1 at halftime, but Diego Lopez scored two goals in the second half to complete a hat trick and lift the Tigers to their fourth straight sectional title. The four-peat win comes on the heels of an announcement that the team would have to forfeit nine wins and the Northern Lakes Conference crown due to a paperwork mix-up and an ineligible transfer player.
The Eagles were outshot 4-2 as Austin Sheldon finished with one save in goal in the season-ending loss.
• WARSAW 3, CULVER MILITARY 1
At Plymouth Sectional championship
W — Diego Lopez (unassisted)
CMA — Luther Jacobs (Alec Abaunza)
W — Lopez (Zach Turner)
W — Lopez (unassisted)
Shots: Warsaw 4, CMA 2
Saves: Warsaw 1 (Michael Yantz); CMA 1 (Austin Sheldon)
CGA goes 1-2 at LaVille Tourney
Culver Girls Academy finished 2-1 at the LaVille Volleyball Tournament Saturday.
The Lady Eagles beat Jimtown 25-21, 25-22 and North Newton 25-20, 22-25, 20-15 but lost to Rossville 25-14, 25-19.
Katy Bjornson finished with 36 kills and 20 digs in a balanced effort for CGA, while Jamie Madison recorded 29 kills with five blocks in a strong net game.
Nicole Stephenson set 32 assists, and Sarah Boland and Carlyle Mars served seven and four aces, respectively.
• LaVILLE TOURNAMENT
Culver Girls Academy scores: CGA 2, JIMTOWN 0 (25-21, 25-22); ROSSVILLE 2, CGA 0 (25-14, 25-19); CGA 2, NORTH NEWTON 1 (25-20, 22-25, 20-15)
Cumulative CGA stats
Kills: Katy Bjornson 36, Jamie Madison 29
Aces: Sarah Boland 7, Carlyle Mars 4
Blocks: Madison 5
Assists: Nicole Stephenson 32
Digs: Bjornson 20
7th grade football
Lincoln 7th loses
The Lincoln seventh grade football team lost a pair to games to Warsaw Lakeview in a home-and-home series last week.
The Rockies lost a tough 14-12 battle with Warsaw Lakeview Tuesday at the Rockpile.
Lincoln was not able to hold a late lead of 12-8. After giving up a long drive to take the clock under two minutes, Lakeview scored but failed on the conversion. The Rockies fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and Warsaw was able to run out the clock.
Zane Devault had two long touchdown runs, one in each half.
Lincoln fell 14-0 on the road at Warsaw Lakeview Thursday night in the second half of the series.
The Rockies were bolstered by strong play from the quarterback position. Payton Skirvin was able to extend series and keep plays alive with his feet several times. He ran for over 100 yards on the day.
Women’s college tennis
Area grads lift Manchester
Plymouth graduate Kara Gilley, Bremen alum Brandy Leeper and NorthWood alum Alli Heeter all earned straight-set victories as Manchester College earned a close 5-4 win over Anderson University last Wednesday at home on Senior Day.
Gilley and Leeper also combined for Manchester’s only win in doubles play at No. 1 doubles to seal the team decision.