Manchester boys blank Wabash, 7-0

A big second half led the Manchester boys soccer team to a 6-0 win over county and conference rival Wabash Thursday, Aug. 29 at Wabash.

Manchester's Harley Kruschwitz scored four goals and added an assist to lead the Squire offense.

Kruschwitz scored the only goal of the first half but the Squires turned on the offense in the second half.

Sam Reichenbach and Caleb Stout also scored for the Squires.

“[Our] midfield and defense controlled the game from start to finish,” Manchester coach Dave McKee said.
Manchester improved to 3-0 and 2-0 in Three Rivers Conference play.

In other soccer action, the Wabash varsity boys had its way with Tippecanoe Valley in a 7-0 conference win Aug. 27.

The scoring was divvied up with goals from Traydon Goodwin, Mario Melendez, Michael Cordes, Paul Cordes, Andrew Dinkins and Jacob France all finding the net.

The Wabash varsity girls lost a squeaker 3-2 to Rochester Aug. 27. Maya Benysh and Isabelle Davis both scored for the Apaches.

Two days later the Apache girls reversed their fortune with a 4-3 win over Peru Aug. 29 that went to penalty kicks.

Scoring goals in regulation were Benysh and Rylee Yoakum.

In the first round of penalty kicks Ashley Province scored on the Apaches' final kick to tie the game at 3-3. Julia France then clinched the win with a goal in the second round of penalty kicks.

The Manchester girls varsity team improved to 3-1 with a 5-3 win over Oak Hill Aug. 29. Scoring for the Squires were Emma Garriott and Lainey Shock with two goals each and Beletu Stout with one.

The Wabash boys JV team lost to Oak Hill 6-0 Aug. 26 and 5-0 to Metro Rage Aug. 28.

Posted on 2019 Sep 03