Bethany Christian spread the wealth, with six players figuring in three goals, as the Bruins blanked the host team 3-0 in Saturday afternoon’s Class 1A Marian Sectional boys soccer championship game.
Josh Stolzfus, Nate Nussbaum and Tyler Brenneman each potted first-half scores as the Bruins, under first-year coach Mark Yoder, captured their third-straight sectional crown. Andrew Snyder, Lucas Morgan and Caleb Morris contributed the assists.
Bethany (14-5) earned a spot in Thursday’s LaVille Regional semifinals at Newton Park.
In the 2A South Bend Adams Sectional, Edson Zamora scored twice to lead Penn to a 2-0 victory over South Bend Riley. Andrew Costello had eight saves to post the shutout for the Kingsmen
Penn, now 10-8, advances to play Central Thursday in the Mishawaka Regional.
1A Marian Sectional
Bethany Christian 3, Marian 0
B — Josh Stoltzfus (Andrew Snyder assist) 15th minute.
B — Nate Nussbaum (Lucas Morgan) 32nd.
B — Tyler Brenneman (Caleb Morris) 37th.
Records: Bethany 14-5,
Next: Boone Grove Sectional winner vs. Hammond Noll Sectional winner, 6 p.m., followed by Bethany Christian vs. Rensselaer Central Sectional winner, approximately 8 p.m., Thursday in semifinals of Class 1A LaVille Regional at Newton Park; championship Saturday, 7 p.m.
2a SB Adams Sectional
Penn 2, SB Riley 0
P — Edson Zamora (unassisted) 34th minute.
P — Zamora (Rhiley McIntire) 66th.
Shots on goal: Penn 8, Riley 8. Saves: Penn — Andrew Costello 8; Riley — Jose Sarmiento 6. Corners: Penn 7, Riley 4.
Records: Penn 10-8, Riley 9-7-3.
Next: Warsaw vs. SB St. Joseph, 5 p.m., followed by Central vs. Penn, approximately 7 p.m., Thursday in semifinals of Class 2A Mishawaka Regional at Ward Baker Park; championship Saturday, 7 p.m.