Manchester boys fall in sectional finals

By The Paper Staff

Manchester’s boys soccer team’s season came to an end Saturday with a 6-0 loss to Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran in the finals of the Maconaquah soccer sectional.

To advance to the finals, Manchester tallied its season-record 11th shutout of the year with a 6-0 victory over Peru Wednesday in sectional action at Maconaquah.

The Class 2A No. 12 ranked Squires distanced themselves from the Tigers with five first half goals.

Caleb Stout scored the game’s first to goals of the game, one on an assist from Dylan Brubaker and another on an assist Michael Learned.

Isaiah Davis scored the next two goals on assists from Brandon Wagoner and Michael Wirsing.

Wagoner added a goal, taking the ball coast-to-coast before putting it away.

Stout scored on a header for the final goal of the contest, on an assist from Davis.

Manchester, now 16-0 on the season, takes on Fort Wayne Conordia in the championship round of the Maconaquah Saturday at 7 p.m.

Fort Wayne Blackhawk 5, Wabash 0

The Apaches fell in the sectional opener against the hosts, finishing the year 6-9, and 3-4 in conference play.

Blayze Shemwell made multiple key saves early in the match to keep the Braves out of the goal. Blackhawk finally broke through with a corner kick, went on to add a pair of goals before the end of the half.

Playing in their last match for the Apaches were Shemwell and Austin Black. Black finished the year with six goals and eight assists, while Shemwell contributed 110 saves in goal for the Apaches.

Posted on 2018 Oct 09