Winamac sports briefs: Medalist Huizar leads Winamac past Lewis Cass
Boys soccer blanks Lakeland Christian after tie with Peru; volleyball beats Culver in 5 to improve to 3-13
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Winamac 199, Lewis Cass 229 (Monday): Bianca Huizar fired a 45 to earn medalist honors for the visiting Lady Warriors in a win over Lewis Cass at Logansport Golf Club Monday.
Olivia Link added a 49, Keira Bucinski had a 51, Giselle Lowry had a 54, and McKenzie Mitchell had a 56.
Sierra Haschel and Corrine Combs each shot a 50 for the Winamac JV.
at Logansport Golf Club Monday
WINAMAC (199): Bianca Huizar 45, Olivia Link 49, Keira Bucinski 51, Giselle Lowry 54, (McKenzie Mitchell 56)
WINAMAC JV: Sierra Haschel 50, Corrine Combs 50, Madonna Twellman 56, Grace Wenzler 63
Winamac 195, Pioneer (incomplete team) (Thursday): Bianca Huizar fired a 45 to lead Winamac to a home win over Pioneer at Moss Creek Golf Club Thursday.
Keira Bucinski had a 48, Olivia Link had a 50, Janet Calfee had a 52, and Giselle Lowry had a 60.
McKenzie Mitchell led the JV with a 61.
Pioneer had only two golfers.
at Moss Creek Golf Club, Winamac, Thursday
WINAMAC (195): Bianca Huizar 45, Keira Bucinski 48, Olivia Link 50, Janet Calfee 52, (Giselle Lowry 60)
WINAMAC JV: McKenzie Mitchell 61, Madonna Twellman 64
Winamac 7, Lakeland Christian 0 (Tuesday): Winamac recorded a shutout of host Lakeland Christian Tuesday to improve to 2-1-1.
Winamac had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Winamac led 2-0 at halftime.
Winamac has road games upcoming against North Miami at 6 p.m. Thursday and Rochester at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Winamac 2, Peru 2 (Thursday): Winamac scored twice in the second half and earned a tie with visiting Peru Thursday.
Peru led 1-0 at halftime.
Winamac def. Culver, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 18-25, 16-14 (Tuesday): The visiting Lady Warriors earned a Hoosier North win over Culver Tuesday.
Winamac is 3-13 overall and 1-0 in the Hoosier North.
Winamac goes 0-3 at Northfield tourney (Saturday): The Winamac volleyball team went 0-3 at the Northfield tournament Saturday and now stands at 2-13 on the season.
Winamac lost to Northfield 2-0, Eastern (Greentown) 2-0 and Lewis Cass 2-0.
“The Northfield tournament … proved that the Lady Warriors are still struggling with the effects of recent team member quarantines, as the girls struggled to mesh again on Saturday,” Winamac coach Heather Kasten said in a statement. “We ran three different lineups, tweaking what hurt us each game to try and make it better. While we did end the day better than we started, our energy level and communication just wasn’t there.”
Winamac team results
Northfield def. Winamac, 25-23, 25-16
Eastern (Greentown) def. Winamac, 25-20, 25-11
Lewis Cass def. Winamac, 25-21, 25-23
Winamac stats vs. Northfield
Alyssa Villanueva – 2 kills, 6 digs; McKenzie Hinz – 2 kills, 1 block, 8 serves received; Piper Link – 1 ace, 1 block; Kaya Campbell – 1 ace, 3 assists; Chloe Rausch – 4 assists
Winamac stats vs. Eastern
Alyssa Villanueva – 3 kills; Lauren Fredel – 1 ace; McKenzie Hinz – 1 ace; Piper Link – 9 digs; Kaya Campbell – 8 digs, 6 assists; Chloe Rausch – 13 serves received
Winamac stats vs. Lewis Cass
Alyssa Villanueva – 6 kills, 2 blocks, 8 serves received; Piper Link – 1 ace, 2 blocks; Lauren Fredel – 1 ace; McKenzie Hinz – 2 blocks; Kaya Campbell – 9 digs, 12 assists; Chloe Rausch – 8 serves received
Morgan Township def. Winamac, 25-17, 25-13, 25-8 (Thursday): Alyssa Villanueva had five kills, 10 digs and 15 serves received for Winamac in a loss to host Morgan Township Thursday.
Kaya Campbell had three aces and 10 assists.
Winamac begins conference play next week with road matches against Culver Tuesday and Knox Thursday.
“When we passed the ball to target on serve receive, we were able to put an offense together and string some points together,” Winamac coach Heather Kasten said in a statement. “Unfortunately, those runs were few and far between. Team chemistry and timing were just a few of the things we will need to work on before heading into our first two conference games next week.”
Piper Link – 2 kills, 2 aces, 7 digs, 6 serves received; Lauren Fredel – 1 kill, 1 ace, 3 digs, 12 serves received; Alyssa Villanueva – 5 kills, 10 digs, 15 serves received; McKenzie Hinz – 3 kills, 1 ace, 1 block, 3 digs, 6 serves received; Sydney Thompson – 1 kill, 2 digs, 7 serves received; Kaya Campbell – 3 aces, 3 digs, 10 assists; Chloe Rausch – 2 digs, 10 serves received