Outside The County-Maconaquah
Results from Maconaquah for Thursday, September 1st
The Lady Braves did not get the result they were hoping for Thursday night in the four-way meet at Round Barn Golf Course. Playing three TRC foes: Tippecanoe Valley, who had been getting votes in the girls golf state poll, an always talented Rochester team and a young Southwood team, the Lady Braves finished third by shooting 175. Rochester won the four way with a 170. Tippecanoe Valley was second with 174 while Southwood finished fourth at 235. In the loss however, there are some silver linings. When the Lady Braves compete to defend their TRC crown versus Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley, they will be playing a neutral course, and not their home course of Round Barn. Secondly, despite the 175, not all the Lady Braves played well which means they can score better in the near future.
One player that did play well was Sophomore Daisy Williams. Daisy birdied her second hole, then eagled her third hole. She had a slight hiccup on her fifth hole, but finished with an excellent 37. Daisy has played at a high level and bounced back from her one bad hole by parring the next two. Senior Courtney Stoll bounced back in fine fashion by carding a 42. Courtney played a very even round playing safe and scoring no high numbers. Courtney’s game is rounding into shape at the perfect time with conference and sectionals being played the next two weeks. Junior Miranada Stoll continued her solid play by ending with a 44. Miranda had some trouble with her second and last hole, but other than that his solid drives and iron shots and recorded five 4s on her scorecard. Senior Lehna Wagner bombed her opening tee shot withing 40 yards of green and was playing well until her drive on her fifth hole kicked left, ran under tree. From there she got into a deep bunker that proved troublesome to escape from. She was able to bounce back the next few holes and finish with a 52. Sophomore Finley Dobbs also carded a 52 on the night. Finley’s long game continues to impress as her length off the tee has increased dramatically and her iron play has been impressive. She had multiple putts miss going in by mere inches. Those go in and she shoots a 47 or better instead of 52. Finley is another player whose game is rounding in shape at a critical part of the season. Junior Sydney Barnes carded a 57 on the night. Sydney showed her incredible athletic ability by hitting her drive on the par five 12th 30 yards past her playing partners. Fellow Junior Kathryn Rodkey played well and ended the day with a 58. Kahtryn was able to bogey both of the trick par fives and score bogeys on multiple other holes as well.
The Lady Braves are back in action Wednesday September 7th when they play state ranked Logansport and county foe Peru at Rock Hollow.
In one of the most physical games of the year, the Maconaquah Boys Soccer team was able to secure the win in the 78th minute of the game. Mac took an early lead off a Zach Sparks goal in the first 6 minutes. The 2nd goal also came off Sparks foot, but this one was on a direct kick from outside the penalty box. Sparks curved the ball around the wall and found the right corner. Tippy Valley was able to do what most other teams haven’t, which was score a goal on our defense on a thru ball. In the 2nd half, the Vikings scored their 2nd goal on a penalty kick that every Maconaquah fan at the game would argue was a clean play. This tied the game with 6 minutes remaining and seemed to light a fire under the Braves. The game winner came from assist by Sparks on another free kick after a Tippy Valley penalty. Bauer Maple was able to out jump the Tippy Defense and head the ball in the goal with 2 minutes remaining.
The Braves are now 7-0 on the season and now hold 32 Goals for vs 3 goals against on the season. The team is currently tied with Manchester at 3-0 in TRC action. The Braves will have a short break, with the next game next Thursday Sept 8th at Delphi.