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Benysh's hattrick pushes Apaches to win

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com

Wabash’s girls’ soccer team routed Whitko on the road on Saturday, putting six past the hosts for a comfortable win.

Maya Benysh had a hat trick on the day with both first-half goals for the Apaches. Nici Gunderman, Isabelle Davis and Rylee Yoakum each had a second-half goal. Yoakum had a pair of assists and Kiersten O’Neill and Becca Bruss had one assist apiece.

Wabash is now 3-4 on the year and 3-3 in Three Rivers Conference (TRC) play.


Garriott leads Squires to comeback win

The Manchester girls’ soccer team both led and trailed on Saturday on the road to West Noble. But after falling behind 2-1 in the second half, a pair of goals within minutes of one another gave the Squires a 3-2 win.

Emma Garriott put the visitors ahead 1-0 in the first half before the hosts tied the game heading into halftime. West Noble took a 2-1 lead before Garriott set up Beletu Stout for the equalizer from 20 yards out before scoring her own goal 30 seconds later to give Manchester a 3-2 lead that would hold until the final whistle.

Kindra Stetzel made eight saves in goal for the Squires.


Squires compete at Tippy Valley Invite

The Manchester cross country teams took part in the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational on Saturday with both sides earning top-five finishes.

The girls’ team took third on the day with 75 points as Rochester took first with 45 and Columbia City finished second with 66 points. The Squires were paced by Josie Briner and Kambree Cashdollar’s fifth- and sixth-place finish, respectively. Halle Briner took 12th, Sydney Diefenbaugh was 23rd and Anna Markham placed 29th.

In the boys’ meet, Carter Bedke led Manchester to a fifth-place finish as a team with 138 points. Columbia City was first with 29 points, West Noble was second with 57 points, Rochester was third with 128 points and Bremen was fourth with 137 points.

Bedke placed eighth for the Squires while Raven King placed 18th, Cade Jones finished 27th, Raice Martin was 41st and Jonathan Eberley placed 44th.


Wabash cross country battles at IWU

At the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday, the Wabash boys’ cross country team took eighth with 222 points.

Noblesville placed first with 54 points, Harrison was second with 93 and Valparaiso was third with 94 points.

Dereck Vogel took 13th, Blakley Cole was 47th, Caleb Callahan placed 55th, Jarrett Wilson 60th and Dave Ford 65th.

For the girls’ meet, Angel Wehrly took 78th while Camille Kugler was 84th, Sierra Hall 98th and Grace La Mar was 104th.

The Apaches fielded an incomplete team and did not have a team score.