Lady Apaches Soccer Stops Manchester For First Time

The Wabash girls soccer team defeated Manchester for the first time in program history, defeating the Squires 3-2 in overtime Thursday.

After being scoreless in regulation the two teams would battle for two overtime periods with goose eggs still on the scoreboard. Wabash would out score Manchester 3-2 in the shoot out.

The Apaches played solid defensively led by sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Layne with 11 saves during regulation and 2 overtime periods to hold the Squires scoreless. Contributing defenders Senior Morgan Mallow, junior Linda Cordes, junior Kalista Ballschmidt and junior Kiersten O’Neill.

The Lady Apaches had multiple offensive attacks during regulation led by sophomore Rylee Yoakum, senior Nici Gunderman, senior Isabelle Davis, and sophomore Libby Mattern. Freshman Kiana Jones also contributed valuable minutes to the Apache attack.

During the penalty shootout, Layne came up big making the first save and setting the tone for the Apaches. The Apaches had near misses from Davis and Gunderman and PK makes from sophomore Ashley Province and Mallow. The Apaches and the Squires were tied with 2 apiece going into the penalty shot. GK Hannah Layne came up with her biggest save of the night to give the Apaches the chance to win with just one penalty shot left. Sophomore Rylee Yoakum confidently put her shot into the back of the net to give the Lady Apaches the win

Kindra Stetzel has a great night in net with 9 saves for Manchester. The defensive efforts of Torina Runkel, Lex Donathan, Kayla Metzger, and Ella Clifford did a great job on the field as well.

Photos from the match are posted on our facebook page