Scouting area girls soccer sectionals

2011-10-02T16:00:00Z 2011-10-17T05:55:06Z Scouting area girls soccer sectionals nwitimes.com
October 02, 2011 4:00 pm

Class 2A

Clark

Tuesday

E.C. Central vs. Munster, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

Morton vs. Hammond 5:30 p.m.

E.C. Central-Munster winner at Clark, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, TBA

Favorite: Munster. Darkhorse: Clark.

Players to watch: Munster -- Sammi Koufos, So., D; Alyssa Sheets, Sr., D; Morgan Newton, Sr., MF. Clark -- Barbara Maciel, Sr., MF. Morton -- Amanda Juarez, Sr., D.

Fast fact: No team in this group won a sectional last season.

 

Crown Point

Thursday

Crown Point vs. Lowell 5 p.m.

Kankakee Valley vs. Merrillville 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship 10 a.m.

Favorite: Crown Point. Darkhorse: Kankakee Valley.

Players to watch: Crown Point -- Sarah Rivich, Jr., F; Rachel Marczewski, Jr., MF; Cassie Donsbach, Sr., D. Lowell -- Megan Gramhofer, Sr., F. Kankakee Valley -- Hannah Wilder, So., F; Natalie Lotz, So., MF; Haleigh Wenglarz, So., F. Merrillville -- A.J. Marquez, So., F; Natalia Ooms, Jr., MF.

Fast fact: Lowell and Merrillville have never won a sectional championship while Kankakee Valley has only once.

 

Highland

Thursday

Highland vs. Griffith, 5 p.m.

Lake Central vs. Gavit 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 2 p.m.

Favorite: Highland. Darkhorse: Lake Central.

Players to watch: Highland -- Michelle Geissler, Sr., F; Nikki Goodeve, Sr., MF; Kate Walker, Sr., D. Griffith -- Krystal Mendoza, Jr., MF; Emily Duhan, So., F; Cindy McInerny, Sr., F. Lake Central -- Lauren Doreski, Jr., F; Kara Polus, Sr., MF; Jane Gates, Sr., F.

Fast fact: Highland advanced past Lake Central with a late goal in last season's Munster Sectional championship.

 

Michigan City

Thursday

Michigan City vs. South Bend St. Joseph's, 5 p.m.

South Bend Washington vs. LaPorte, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 6:30 p.m.

Favorite: South Bend St. Joseph's. Darkhose: LaPorte.

Players to watch: LaPorte -- Brooke Pissarski, So., F; Kelsie Zawada, Sr., F. Michigan City -- Betsy Carpenter, Sr., G; Kelsey Pawloski, Sr., F.

Fast fact: The Indians are the defending state champions.

 

Portage

Thursday

Chesterton vs. Hobart, 5 p.m.

Valparaiso vs. Portage, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 10 a.m.

Favorite: Chesterton. Darkhorse: Valparaiso.

Players to watch: Chesterton -- Rosie Biehl, Jr., MF/F; Bridget Brendza, So., F. Portage -- Nicki Monahan, Jr., MF/F. Valparaiso -- Kate Johnson, Sr., F; Kaylee Pullins, Jr., F; Andrea Violanti, Jr., F.

Fast fact: Valparaiso and Chesterton met in the single class regional last season.

 

Class A

Wheeler

Today

Washington Twp. vs. Westville, 6 p.m.

Tuesday

Bishop Noll vs. Andrean, 5 p.m.

Wheeler vs. Marquette, 7 p.m.

Thursday

Hanover Central vs. Washington Twp.-Westville winner, 5 p.m.

Bishop Noll-Andrean winner vs. Wheeler-Marquette winner, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 6 p.m.

Favorite: Hanover Central. Darkhorse: Wheeler.

Players to watch:  Bishop Noll -- Jessica Seles, Sr., F. Hanover Central -- Kristen Nirtaut, Sr., F; Blayr Poston, Jr., F; B.K. Sakelaris, Jr., G; Caitlin Schmal, Sr., D. Marquette -- Rosie Wall, Jr., G. Wheeler -- Alexis Fratzke, Jr., MF; Christina Gandy, Sr., G; Stephanie Moricz, Sr., F.

Fast fact: The 59ers (four) and Blazers (one) are the only in the teams in the field with previous sectional titles.

 

Argos

Today

Rochester vs. Hebron, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

Rensselaer vs. Boone Grove, 4:30 p.m.

Argos vs. Covenant Christian, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Culver Community vs. Rochester-Hebron winner, 4:30 p.m.

Rensselaer-Boone Grove winner vs. Argos-Covenant Christian winner, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, TBA

Favorite: Argos. Darkhorse: Covenant Christian.

Players to watch: Boone Grove -- Paige Aguilera, Jr., F; Brittany Shaffer, Sr., G; Mackenzie Starcevich, Jr., MF. Covenant Christian -- Sarah Lentini, Sr., F; Katy Long, Jr., F; Adrienne Funderburg, So., G. Hebron -- Rachel Pauer, So., F.

Fast fact: The host Dragons have won four sectional crowns, the last in 2007.

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