Niles roundup: Vikings fall in tennis, soccer
Published 11:05 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2016
PORTAGE — Visiting Niles was no match for Portage Central in SMAC tennis Tuesday.
The Huskies swept the Vikings 8-0.
Portage Northern dropped just three games in sweeping the singles flights.
PORTAGE NORTHERN 8, NILES 0
1. Anjana Krishnan (PN) d. Natalie Swailes 6-0, 6-1; 2. Andrea Garza (PN) d. Suzanne Borocova 6-0, 6-0; 3. Alyson Koh (PN) d. Julia Kosten 6-0, 6-0; 4. Babi Perk (PN) d. Sarah Shepherd 6-0, 6-2.
1. Jessica Akey-Maddie Wojcik (PN) d. Hannah Davis-Alexandra Plosch 6-0, 6-0; 2. Claire Prillwitz-Julia Vogel (PN) d. Amanda Chaffin-Marielle Lentz 6-1, 6-1; 3. Marielle Lentz-Zoha Aqeel (PN) d. Hannah Hill- Taylor Hibberd 6-2, 6-1; 4. Petty Smith-Caroline Semier (PN) d. Brooke Sinner- Karla Espinoza 6-1, 6-1.
The Niles soccer team was blanked by visiting Three Rivers 2-0 in non-conference action Tuesday.
The Wildcats scored a goal in each half against the Vikings.
Niles was able to keep Three Rivers out of the net for the first 20 minutes, but gave up a goal to Jamie Barrett in the 32nd minute and trailed 1-0 at halftime.
Going into the second half behind, the Vikings came out strong, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough.
Izzy Taylor capped the scoring for the Wildcats late in the second half.
“Despite the loss, Jaycee Myer, Chelsea Best and Dayleigh Miller continued to feed key passes to the forwards and wide midfielders,” Niles coach Katie Czirr said.
Avy James had a total of 15 saves for the Vikings, 10 of which were inside of 18-feet.