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Blackhawk Christian readies for first ever girls soccer regional appearance

October 11, 2017




FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Blackhawk Christian’s girls soccer team will continue their historic run in the postseason Saturday at regionals.

The Lady Braves won their first ever sectional championship in their host sectional, beating Canterbury and Manchester along the way.

“We’ve come close before,” senior midfielder Lindley Neebes says. “With the hard work that we’ve put in, especially my 4 years here, it’s exciting.”

With no conference affiliation, Blackhawk Christian benefits from playing a tough slate of competition from throughout the area.

“We play a lot of top 1A, 2A and 3A schools,” head coach Tim Kintz says. “That really helps us in the postseason to draw upon that experience.” Kintz cites a tough loss to Northrop at a South Bend tournament last month as a turning point for this team. Since the loss to the Bruins, Blackhawk Christian has won the last 7 matches to push its record to 15-3.

The Lady Braves  now head to the 1A regional at Kokomo Northwestern. The girls will face Marion Eastbrook in the semi-final round at 10 a.m. The Braves beat Eastbrook, 2-0, on senior night Sept. 23. A win in the morning game would put Blackhawk Christian in the regional final Saturday night.

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