Sports Roundup – August 29

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team hadn’t surrendered a single set heading into its matchup with rival Pendleton Heights.

And they still haven’t.

Upending the Arabians at home Thursday night, Mt. Vernon swept the visitors 3-0 to improve to a flawless 6-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

Jaclyn Bulmahn led all attackers with 19 kills, and Julia Wayer led the defense with 12 digs.

Mary Grace Ertel fired four aces and Abby Anderson controlled the net with three blocks.

Mt. Vernon won the first set 25-11, the second 25-21 and finished off the night with a 25-12 third to win their HHC opener.

The Marauders continue their HHC schedule Thursday as they trek to Delta.

Dragons sweep Whiteland

The New Palestine Dragons kept their perfect season alive with a 3-0 sweep of Whiteland on Thursday night.

The Dragons came out fast, winning the first set 25-11, followed by a 25-23 win in the second and a 25-7 finale.

The only adversity the team faced occurred in the second set when Whiteland built a 20-12 lead. The Warriors were two points away from victory at 23-17, but the Dragons rattled off the set’s final eight points to fend them off.

Mia Long recorded 10 kills in the match along with three aces and nine digs. Allison Dennenmann had 13 kills, and Kara Morris provided 26 assists.

The Dragons improved to 4-0 on the year and will play in the Lawrence Central Invitational today.


Dragons drop first match

The New Palestine Dragons suffered their first defeat of the season Thursday night with a 2-0 loss to Franklin Central.

The Flashes took a 1-0 lead in the first half and connected for a second goal early in the second half to control the match.

New Palestine is now 3-1-1 on the season.


Marauders fall to New Castle

After their triumphant 6-3 win against county rival Greenfield-Central on Monday, the Mt. Vernon girls soccer team endured a letdown, falling to New Castle 4-1 on Thursday.

The loss drops them to 1-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference and 2-1-1 on the season.

Unable to match New Castle’s intensity on offense, the defense stumbled, which led to two goals in the first half and another two in the second.

Goalkeeper Avery Haines did her best to keep the net clean, recording five saves. 

Cleo Mills scored the Marauders lone goal in the second half to erase the shutout bid.

Cougars bounce back

The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team turned the page quickly, defeating Yorktown 2-0 on Thursday night.

After losing to rival Mt. Vernon 6-3 earlier this week, the Cougars jumped out fast with two goals in the first half while Kayla Enochs recorded the shutout.

Allie Geswein and Trystan Ailes scored the goals for Greenfield-Central. Alex Rupley had the assists. 

The Cougars improve to 2-1-1 on the season and 1-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.


Dragons roll past Shenandoah

The New Palestine boys tennis team dominated the Shenandoah Raiders with a 5-0 win Thursday.

The victory improved their season record to 4-1.

Coltin Espich was too much to handle at No. 1 singles, defeating Seth Nation 6-4, 6-4.

Matthew True upped his season record to 4-1 with a solid 6-2, 6-2 victory in singles action. And Nicholas Ochs blanked Hayden Benbow 6-0, 6-0 to complete the singles sweep.

Conner Page and David Hockett beat Trevor Flatter and Cory Evans 6-2, 6-0 in doubles play.

Meanwhile, Josh McKinney and Evan Rejer battled Mason and Gavin Griggs in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to win.

Hauser beats Eastern Hancock

The Royals ran into a tough Hauser team Thursday, losing 4-1 at home.

Senior Garek Ferguson claimed Eastern Hancock’s lone win at No. 2 singles with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.

Sophomore Duncan Cherry lost at No. 1 singles, but he pushed his opponent to three sets.

Cherry lost the first set 5-7 and rallied back with a 6-1 win in the second. In the third, the match went into extras before Cherry eventually fell 7-6 (7-5).