Scouting the 2013 IHSAA girls soccer sectionals

2013-10-06T18:00:00Z 2013-10-07T02:35:06Z Scouting the 2013 IHSAA girls soccer sectionals nwitimes.com
October 06, 2013 6:00 pm

Class 2A

E.C. Central

Tuesday

Clark vs. Hammond, 5 p.m.

E.C. vs. Morton, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 11 a.m.

Advancement: Winner faces Crown Point Sectional winner at 5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Valparaiso Regional semifinal.

Favorite: Morton. Darkhorse: Hammond.

Players to watch: Clark — Brenda Rocha, Jr., GK/MF; Claudia Chavez, Sr., MF; E.C. Central — Bianca Perez, Sr., GK; Hammond — Elizabeth Navarro, Sr., F; Genesis Nunez, Jr., GK; Morton — Jackie Cervantes, Sr., GK; Eli Barajas, Jr. F.

Fast fact: Munster won this sectional the last two seasons. The Mustangs move to the Highland Sectional because Gavit does not have a team this year.

Highland

Tuesday

Griffith vs. Lake Central, 5 p.m.

Munster vs. Highland, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, noon

Advancement: Winner faces Portage Sectional winner at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Valparaiso Regional semifinal.

Favorite: Munster. Darkhorse: Highland.

Players to watch: Griffith — Lauren Hernandez, Sr., MF; Amy Bubala, Sr., GK; Lake Central — Jillian Doan, Jr., F; Lindsay Kusbel, Jr., GK; Highland — Paige Brown, Sr., F; Courtney Carpenter, Sr., MF; Kelli Lee, Sr., GK; Munster — Allyson Goodrich, Sr., F; Alyssa Wojcik, Sr., D; Jessica Flores, Jr., MF.

Fast fact: Lake Central is second all time in sectional titles with 15, behind Center Grove (17).

Crown Point

Thursday

Kankakee Valley vs. Merrillville, 5 p.m.

Crown Point vs. Lowell, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 10 a.m.

Advancement: Winner faces East Chicago Central Sectional winner at 5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Valparaiso Regional semifinal.

Favorite: Crown Point. Darkhorse: Kankakee Valley.

Players to watch: Kankakee Valley — Hannah Wilder, Sr., F; Natalie Lotz, Sr., MF; Haleight Wenglarz, Sr., MF; Crown Point — Jenna Arnold, Sr., MF; Meghan Morasan, Jr., GK; Malorie Henderlong, So., F; Merrillville —Rachel Humes, Jr., F; Elizabeth Croy, Fr., MF; Erika McClinton, So., D; Lowell — Kimberly Kasparian, Jr., MF; Paiton Daniel, Sr., GK.

Fast fact: Crown Point has won two consecutive sectional championships.

Portage

Thursday

Valparaiso vs. Hobart, 5 p.m.

Portage vs. Chesterton, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, noon

Advancement: Winner faces Highland Sectional winner at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Valparaiso Regional semifinals.

Favorite: Chesterton. Darkhorse: Valparaiso.

Players to watch: Chesterton – Bridget Brendza, Sr., F; Madisyn Coudriet, Sr., D; Kristen Mabry, Sr., D; Bethany Molnar, Sr., D. Hobart – Sydney Hicks, Jr., MF; Heather Mock, So., MF. Portage – Bree Coleman, So., GK; Ally Clark, So., MF. Valparaiso – Lauren Reineke, Sr., MF; Grace Withrow, Jr., MF.

Fast fact: Valparaiso has won three straight sectional titles.

Mishawaka Marian

Tuesday

Michigan City vs. South Bend Washington, 5 p.m.

Thursday

South Bend St. Joseph vs. LaPorte, 4 p.m.

Mishawaka Marian vs. Michigan City-South Bend Washington winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 6 p.m.

Advancement: Winner faces South Bend Riley Sectional winner at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Goshen Regional semifinals.

Favorite: South Bend. St. Joseph. Darkhorse: Mishawaka Marian.

Players to watch: LaPorte – Brooke Pissarski, Sr., D; Tiarra Spikes, Sr., GK. Michigan City – Hannah Laux, So., F; Erin Callaghan, Sr., MF; Paige Tharp, Sr., GK.

Fast fact: South Bend St. Joseph has won five sectional titles in a row.

Class A

Wheeler

Tuesday

Wheeler vs. Washington Township, 5 p.m.

Marquette Catholic vs. Andrean, 7 p.m.

Thursday

Wheeler-Washington Township winner vs. Marquette Catholic-Andrean winner, 5 p.m.

Bishop Noll vs. Westville, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 2 p.m.

Advancement: Winner hosts Covenant Christian Sectional winner on Oct. 19 in the regional championship.

Favorite: Wheeler. Darkhorse: Andrean.

Players to watch: Andrean — Maddie Mandich, Sr., GK; Danielle Tazic, Fr., MF. GK. Bishop Noll -- Julia Kusiak, Sr., MF/F. Marquette Catholic — Madeline Wood, Sr., MF; Stephanie Espar, Sr., D. Washington Township — Natalie Rokosz, Jr., GK. Westville – Marie Clemons, Sr., MF. Wheeler — Terra Philips, So., F/MF; Shannon Eden, So., MF; Kadie Spoor, Fr., GK.

Fast fact: The No. 8 Bearcats are the lone ranked team in the field.

Covenant Christian

Tuesday

Kouts vs. Covenant Christian, 5 p.m.

Hebron vs. Boone Grove, 7 p.m.

Thursday

Kouts-Covenant Christian winner vs. Hebron-Boone Grove winner, 5 p.m.

Rensselaer vs. Hanover Central, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 11 a.m.

Advancement: Winner faces Wheeler Sectional winner Oct. 19 in the regional championship.

Favorite: Hanover Central. Darkhorse: Boone Grove.

Players to watch: Kouts — Maranda Birmingham, Jr., MF; Gracie Birmingham, Fr., MF; Joslyn Hemdal, Sr., F; Covenant Christian — Hannah Lins, Jr., F, Sophia Van Keppel, Jr., F; Hebron — Sarah Paskis, Jr., F; Jewel Elam, Jr., F; Boone Grove — Olivia McCafferty, Sr., D; Amy Guerrero, Jr., F; Rensselaer — Allison Graves, Jr., F; Hanover Central — Brooke Sterkowitz, So., F; Melissa Balkema, Sr., MF.

Fast fact: Hanover Central's 2011 crown is the only sectional title owned by a school in this grouping.

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