Bidding for 4th straight sectional, Argos girls soccer draws Bremen
Streaking Culver, Rochester to collide in quarterfinals; Valley draws Concordia for first ever sectional game
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
The Argos girls soccer team beat Bremen on Saturday night.
They drew them in the sectional on Sunday night.
The Lady Dragons will be seeking their fourth straight sectional title in Class 1A, Sectional 35, and they will draw upon recent memories when they play the Lady Lions in a sectional quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Eugene Snyder Field.
Argos beat Bremen 3-1 at home on Saturday in their regular season meeting. Micah Heckaman, Lauren McGlothin and Aryanna Allen scored goals for Argos.
Argos also beat Bremen 6-0 in their most recent postseason meeting at Eugene Snyder Field in the 2019 sectional semifinals.
The Argos-Bremen winner will play the winner between Culver and Rochester, which starts at 5 p.m. Oct. 5.
Rochester is 9-4-1. They have won six in a row since a loss to Argos on Sept. 13.
Culver edged Rochester 3-2 on Sept. 2 at the Brent Blacketor Memorial Sports Complex, getting goals from Kaylee Hamilton and Kassidy Banks before the game-winner from Giselle Villegas.
Culver is 12-3 going into Thursday’s regular season finale against North White. Culver is 9-1 since a 3-2 start. That 9-1 stretch includes their win over Rochester.
Culver has scored 75 goals in their 15 games, including 21 from Hamilton and 20 from Villegas. Banks, a freshman, has chipped in with 17.
Neither Rochester nor Culver has ever won a girls soccer sectional title.
In the other half of the draw, LaVille will play North Miami. LaVille beat North Miami 8-0 on Sept. 8, and their 2-1 win over Culver on Sept. 22 is Culver’s only loss in their last 10 games.
Argos, ranked No. 5, is 11-2-2 overall and is 3-0 against sectional rivals, including wins over Rochester and LaVille and the aforementioned ein over Bremen.
Valley’s first ever sectional game will be against host Fort Wayne Concordia at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 in a Class 2A, Sectional 22 semifinal.
Valley is 1-8 and coming off a 9-0 loss to Maconaquah Tuesday. Fort Wayne Concordia is 9-6-1 and is 3-0-1 in their last four games, a span in which they have not yielded a goal.
In the other half of the bracket, Leo drew Garrett with the winner to face Columbia City.
Leo is 14-0-1 and ranked No. 10. Leo owns a 7-0 win over Fort Wayne Concordia on Sept. 8.
Sectional finals statewide will be played at 7 p.m. Oct. 9.
Sectional tickets are $10 for an all-sectional ticket or $6 per session.
Regional semifinals will be played statewide on Oct. 13. Regional finals will be played on Oct. 16.