September 1, 2013

Logan soccer teams sweep at Anderson

From Staff Reports

---- — Logansport’s soccer teams enjoyed a day of domination in a girls-boys doubleheader at Anderson on Saturday.

The LHS girls team opened the day with a 6-0 win over the Indians, and Logan’s boys team followed with a 6-1 victory.

In the girls contest it was just another day at the office for Whitney Jennings, who scored four goals for the Berries (3-2, 1-0 North Central Conference). She has scored multiple goals in each of the Berries’ first five matches of the season and has 16 goals already on the year.

Mariana Figueroa and Ashley Spear each scored a goal. Spear, Amber Hart and Sydney Thompson each added an assist.

Karli Armstrong recorded the shutout in goal. Bailey Graham, Spear, Thompson, Haley Riemenschneider and Sam Kain also had good games defensively, according to coach Todd Reiff.

In the boys game, it took Orlando Casimiro just 14 seconds to find the back of the net for the Berries (2-2, 1-0). Rigoberto Avila and Phil Stephenson each had two goals in the contest. Jesus Aguilar also had a goal.

“We dominated play,” LHS coach Mike Turner said. “Our shooting percentage is improved.

“We had some weather delays in both halves, but I was impressed with our focus for this game. The second half was cut short by lightning.”

The LHS boys next host Lafayette Jeff on Wednesday, while the girls host Argos on Tuesday.

Boys soccer

Blueberry Tourney

Winamac went 0-1-1 on the day in Plymouth. The Warriors opened with a 6-1 loss to Trinity Lutheran before playing South Bend Clay to a 0-0 tie.

Zach Markley had the Warriors’ lone goal on an assist by Gage Garpow against Trinity.

“We never seemed to find a rhythm in our first game,” Winamac coach Mark Eber said. “We got on the board to draw within 3-1 early in the second but could not sustain the momentum.”

The Warriors (1-3-1) fought through several hurdles and lightning delays to earn the draw in game two.

“Game two was bittersweet because we really felt like we earned a better result but we could never quite convert and were getting knocked around pretty well,” Eber said. “In the end we are responsible for not getting on the scoreboard. We can’t rely on anyone but ourselves to earn that win.”

Girls XC

Western Invite

Logansport competed at the Western Invitational on Saturday after running a shortened exhibition race on Friday night at halftime of the Logansport-Peru football game.

Ashlyn Lythgoe led the Lady Berries on Saturday morning with a 50th place finish in 22:50. She was followed by Kourtney True in 23:14, Maddi Zartman in 23:31, Gracie Musselman in 23:32 and Carlie Deardorff rounded out the scoring with a 24:16.

“I thought the times were pretty good for coming off a 1.7 mile event just about 12 hours earlier,” Logan coach Brian Morrill said. “The girls ran hard on Friday evening and we thought those times were very encouraging. Saturday was off a bit, but they had raced almost five miles in some pretty hot and muggy conditions. It takes a toll. I still think we are way ahead of where we were last year at this time and I think that will show up as soon as we get a Saturday with some cooler temperatures – maybe next week at Caston.”

Morrill said the Berries were 11th out of 13 teams on Saturday, but Abbi Zartman, who was third on the team Friday night, stepped in a hole around the mile mark and sprained her ankle. Jen Crafford is competing on restricted mileage and was held out of Saturday’s event for pre-cautionary measures.

“There was no reason to race Jen again on 12 hours rest – she wanted to go to the start line, but we want to be smart and have her around for the conference meet and the tournament. She is going to really help us in those meets,” said Morrill.

On Friday night against the Peru girls, Crafford led the team and was first overall with a time of 11:43 over a 1.7 mile course. Lythgoe was second in 11:53, Abbi Zartman finished fourth 12:12, Musselman was fifth in 12:17 and True was sixth in 12:19. Maddi Zartman finished seventh in 12:34, Jennifer Kreighbaum was eighth in 12:43 and Carlie Deardorff was 10th in 13:08.

Boys tennis

Logan Invite

The Berries won their first two matches of the day before the championship match against Richmond was rained out.

Logan defeated Maconaquah 5-0 and Seeger 5-0.

Against the Braves, Dustin Clements and Kaleb Overway had the toughest match at No. 1 doubles. They defeated Adam Harts and Nick Love 6-3, 6-2.

Nathaniel King won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, and Bryan Zehner (No. 1 singles), Matt Jennings (No. 3 singles) and Lucas Eastburn and Zach Overway (No. 2 doubles) all won by 6-0, 6-0 scores.

Zehner repeated that result against Seeger. King won 4-6, 7-6, (10-8). Jennings won 6-2, 6-4. Clements and Kaleb Overway won 6-2, 6-2, and Eastburn and Jared Cole won 6-0, 6-1.

The Red Devils advanced with wins over Cass and Twin Lakes.

The Berries (5-2) host Peru Wednesday.


Tri-County Invite

Winamac went 3-1 on the day and finished runner-up to Frontier, which avenged a loss to the Warriors earlier in the week.

The Warriors defeated South Newton (25-10, 25-23), Caston (25-15, 25-13) and North White (25-21, 21-25, 16-14) and lost to Frontier (25-17, 22-25, 15-12).

“I thought we had Frontier but just rallied too late in game three,” Winamac coach Cathy DeFries said.

The Warriors lost Ashley Eichelberger to a finger injury in the last game and her status going forward is unknown, DeFries said.

“Overall it was a good day for us minus the injury,” she said. “This has been a long week of games and late nights. It will be nice to have a couple days off before going to Culver on Tuesday.”