Lady Eagles nab win over Wildcats

COLUMBIA CITY — With one game to go before sectional play begins, Columbia City‘s girls soccer team scored a win over Whitko Wednesday.With a goal in each half, the Lady Eagles picked up the victory by a 2-0 margin.Hannah Wappes put the ball in the net in the first half, assisted by Emily Ewing and Katie Peterson, and Starrla Hodson got the second half goal for Columbia City, with an assist from Sarah Wise.Columbia City Girls Soccer Head Coach Stephanie Wiley said the victory should give the 3-11 Lady Eagles a boost going into Tuesday’s sectional opener against Huntington North.“I think we definitely needed a win tonight to be refocused and back and ready to play sectionals,” she said.That sectional contest will be played at Homestead.Earlier this season, the Lady Eagles fell to the Lady Vikings 4-0.“We know what to expect now. There should be more motivation to win,” Wiley said.Whitko will open with a quarterfinal game against Fort Wayne Concordia in the sectional at Fort Wayne Luers. That game will be Monday at 7 p.m.To read the rest of this story, see the Oct. 3 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.