According to Love it’s the first time Goshen has topped the Raiders in his coaching tenure.
“Northridge is a school that is just down the road from us, they are a conference rival and a potential regional opponent,” Love said. “So we can’t let our season depend on this one match. We won now we have to get ready for the next match.”
Goshen took an early lead as senior Miranda Kay defeated junior Emily Hughes 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and senior Sarah Rush topped sophomore Chase Kieper 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
“Miranda and Sarah came out and got us quick points,” Love said. “That is what you want to see from your captains. It was a night where they couldn’t not play some shots like they wanted due to the weather conditions, but they still found ways to win points.”
Brenneman said. “We are not making any excuses, because Goshen won this match. But Hughes was sick. She was so sick I don’t know how she made it.”
Northridge’s points came as sophomore Kylie Frauhiger bettered junior Kathleen Morrical 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and senior Emily Erekson and senior Alexis Graber downed senior Courtney Dobrzykowski and freshman Kayleigh Crowder 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.
“We played great at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles,” Brenneman said.
No. 1 —Miranda Kay (G) def. Emily Hughes 6-3, 6-0.
No. 2 — Kylie Frauhiger (N) def. Kathleen Morrical 6-2, 6-0.
No. 3 — Sarah Rush (G) def. Chase Kieper 6-2, 6-2.
No. 1 — Kayci Troyer-Amy Harris (G) def. Mackenzie Martin-Courtney Clark 0-6, 7-6 (9-7), 76 (7-3).
No. 2 — Emily Erekson-Alexis Graber (N) def. Courtney Dobrzykowski-Kayleigh Crowder 6-4, 6-3.
Records: goshen (7-1, 2-0 NLC) hosts West Noble Friday. Northridge hosts Warsaw tonight.
JV: Northridge won 7-1. (Northridge winners; Taylor Sellers, Michaela Bontrager, Madison Schmucker, Vanessa Monstien, Mackenzie Kauffman-Vanessa Raber, Michaela Bontrager-Madison Schmucker, Alysha Homewood-Mhew Kangwansarankul. Goshen winners: Vanessa Chavarria-Elise Koop-Liechty).
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