The Marauders scored five times in the first half Thursday en route to a 7-1 win against the visiting Hornets.
Mt. Vernon added two more goals in the second as Beech Grove finally found the net in the final half, as well.
Jarret Whitehouse led the team with two goals. Matt Schafer, Carson Jones, Luke Yeadon and Seth Luke also scored.
The Marauders are now 5-0 and 2-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Dragons fall to Franklin Central
After defeating Whiteland 4-1 Tuesday, the Palestine fell to 3-1-1 on the season Thursday with a 2-0 loss to Franklin Central.
The Dragons return to action Saturday against Lawrence Central.
Cougars earn conference win
Greenfield-Central earned a conference win Thursday with a 2-0 victory against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Yorktown.
The Cougars are now 2-1-1 and 1-1 in conference play. Greenfield-Central returns to action Saturday with an 11:30 a.m. road game at Decatur Central.
Dragons sweep Cougars
New Palestine scored a 5-0 victory against Greenfield-Central on Wednesday led by No. 1 singles player Coltin Espich’s 2-hour-and-35-minute match. He defeated Zak Lawhorn 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4).
The Dragons are now 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
At No. 2 singles, Matthew True beat Nate Real 6-1, 6-2 while Nicholas Ochs won 6-0, 6-1 against Tommy Graham at No. 3 singles.
Josh McKinney and Evan Rejer won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles as did Conner Page and David Hockett at No. 2.
New Palestine’s JV team won 6-4. Carson Gavin topped Chris Wu 8-4 at No. 1 singles. Tyler Swain and Nick Rusche, Gage Thompson and Colby Wagoner, and Trevor Darley and Dane Reid won in doubles action.
Richmond edges Greenfield-Central
The Cougars lost a heartbreaker Wednesday against Richmond, losing 3-2.
The Red Devils slipped past the Cougars 18-25, 25-18, 25-22, 26-28, 7-15. Courtney Marchello paced Greenfield-Central with 22 assists and four aces.
Molly Broome added 14 assists and four assisted blocks.
Rachel Irbe led the offensive attack with 21 kills, four aces, one solo block and one assisted block. Laura Banton was also efficient with 18 kills.
“Overall, a much better team effort was demonstrated tonight,” Cougar head coach Deena Batton said. “(We) are still working to fill the spaces left by graduating seniors Caitey Sosnowski and Jordan Bunch. However, the Cougars continue to build skills necessary to be successful on the court.”