Lady Wildcat soccer ties Manchester

SOUTH WHITLEY — Big defensive efforts and excellent goalkeeper play forced a 0-0 tie between Whitko and Manchester Wednesday.Whitko Girls Head Soccer Coach Gary Sims said he was surprised, and that it could have been a different result.“It was a shock to me because of how we played,” he said. “They controlled the ball the whole game. It seemed like we only played for about five minutes at a time.”One difficulty for the Lady Wildcats was that career-leading scorer Ellyana Blue was focused on by the Lady Squires.“They know Ellie, they’ve seen her for years now,” Sims said. “We tried to not take it to the corner, which she usually does. We tried to go to the middle more. In the past, I would just tell her to ‘go, go, go.’ Now everyone is keying on her.”To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 19 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.