Lady Apax, Lady Squires fall in soccer sectional finals

By The Paper staff

Both the Wabash and Manchester girls soccer teams bowed out in the championship games of their respective sectionals on Saturday.

Manchester fell to Blackhawk, 1-0 on Saturday, while Wabash lost to Eastbrook, 3-0.

The Manchester girls soccer team won its first two matches in the Blackhawk sectional, but fell to the host team in the championship match.

The Squires opened sectional play with a 2-1 win over South Adams. Emma Garriott scored both of Manchester’s goals in the second half.

In the semi-finals, Manchester beat Woodlan 3-1 with Carsyn Howard scoring the first goal, and Julie Dalsager connecting for the final two for the win. Kiera Stacy had 10 saves in goal.

Wabash defeated Eastern, 4-0, in the opening round of the Eastern sectionalto pick up the first-ever girls soccer sectional win in school history.

Bailey Yoakum led Wabash with two goals. Maya Benysh and Viktoria Grzeszczuk also added goals. Kenzie Gray had eight saves in the shutout.

In semi-final action, Wabash defeated Taylor, 1-0

Gray had 12 saves for the shutout, while Yoakum scored the lone goal.

The Manchester boys team won its opening round sectional game at Macoanquah over North Miami 7-0.

Fermin Guerrero and Noah Beck scored goals in the first half, while Justin Self, Isaiah Davis both scored in the second half, followed by two goals from Eric Morales, and one more from Guerrero.

The season came to a close in the second round against Concordia with a 5-1 loss to the Cadets.

Caleb Stout scored Manchester’s only goal.

Wabash’s boys lost 5-0 to Blackhawk Christian in the opening round of the Fort Wayne Canterbury sectional.

Posted on 2017 Oct 10