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Warriors soccer team blanks West Noble


Defending champion Westview earned a spot in the NECC girls soccer tournament finals with a 4-0 shutout victory at West Noble Wednesday night.

The 7-3 Lady Warriors will host the title match Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. They will play the winner of Thursday’s semifinal bout between Lakeland and Central Noble in Albion. The Lady Cougars beat Angola, 3-0 Wednesday.

Michelle Mowery booted in an unassisted goal 13 minutes into the match to give the Lady Warriors a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes into the second half, Riley Hochstetler upped the margin to 2-0 with a goal.

Westview took a 3-0 edge two minutes later when Steph Mowery’s shot found the back of the net. Michelle Mowery then closed the scoring with 13:22 left off an assist from Hochstetler.

Winning goalie Steph Hochstetler needed to make just one save in order to preserve the shutout. West Noble keeper Caroline Guzman racked 18 stops.