Daily Reporter staff reports
The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team faced a one-goal deficit early Tuesday night but came out strong in the second half to take down the Shelbyville Golden Bears 2-1.
The Marauders regrouped at halftime and buried a pair of headers to improve to 10-2 on the season and 5-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Devin Nelson and Carson Jones both found the back of the net with the assists going to Jeffrey Boxberger and Noah Laughlin.
Mt. Vernon hosts the Marauder Classic this Saturday before playing at Pendleton Heights next week.
Dragons win 6th straight
The New Palestine Dragons chopped down the Greenwood Woodmen with a 1-0 shutout on Tuesday night.
The victory extends New Palestine’s winning streak to six straight.
Josh Wallen scored the lone goal in the first half with an assist from Caleb Eagleson. Goalkeeper Erik Silvey and the defense kept the net clean as New Palestine improved to 9-1-1.
New Pal blanks Tech
The New Palestine tennis team didn’t surrender a single set Tuesday as it swept Arsenal Tech 5-0.
Coltin Espich beat Alan Condre 6-0, 6-2 to win at No. 1 singles. Matthew True upped his record to 14-11 with a 6-0, 6-1 domination at No. 2 singles.
Nicholas Ochs won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Josh McKinney and Evan Rejer bested their opponents 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles while Conner Page and David Hockett were perfect at 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 doubles.
Marauders rout Burris
The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team scored first and often Tuesday, running roughshod at Muncie Burris 15-0.
Morgan Scruggs led the scoring with four goals. Four other players recorded a pair of goals apiece in Tyler Leath, Alaina Nelson, Sara Kious and Alexi Hardi.
Blaire Viehweg, Emily Keeler and Natalie Givan each contributed one goal.
Assists were credited to Leath and Kious. Nelson, Hardi, Nicole Ratts and Briahna Angelopulos finished with two assists each.
The Marauders scored eight goals in the first half and seven in the second as they cleared their bench and played short in the final 20 minutes.
Delta too much for Dragons
Playing without standout setter Kara Morris, the New Palestine volleyball team had a difficult time, falling to Delta 3-0 on Tuesday.
The Eagles won 25-16, 25-9, 25-17.
Sydney Robertson and Mia Long filled in for Morris, with the former recording 13 assists.
Allison Dennemann had nine kills and 14 digs. Long had six kills and five assists.
The Dragons are now 13-2 on the season and 1-1 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play.
Marauders beat Dragons
The Mt. Vernon girls golf team defended their home course with a narrow 182-183 win against New Palestine on Tuesday.
Charley True led the way with a 37 at Old Oakland Golf Club, followed by Molly Yee at 40. Briley Wills shot a 44 and Ava Hampton carded a 61.
The Marauders (14-5) will host sectional on Saturday at noon.
Royals take 2nd, 6th at Invite
The Eastern Hancock girls cross-country team finished runner-up in the Centerville Invitational on Tuesday with 35 points.
The hosts won the meet with 31 points.
Eastern Hancock’s Taylor Stine placed fourth with a 21:44. Cara Johnson was eighth at 22:48. Hope Spaulding was 10th at 23:08, followed by Karlee Gray in 14th at 23:36. Annie Floyd ran a 23:57 for 18th, Liberty was 19th at 24:07 and Sinah Griessler placed 27th at 26:27.
Monroe Central won the boys race with 42 points, and the Royals were sixth with 109 points.
Eastern Hancock’s Gabe Blake finished fourth at 18:09. Will Huffman ran a 19:11 for 11th. Kenny Bunnell was 34th at 23:23, Kyle Moore was 37th at 23:54 and Zach Sickle was 43rd at 25:35.
Both teams will run in the Mid-Hoosier Conference Meet on Saturday at Shelbyville. The Lady Royals will be seeking their fourth consecutive championship.
Cougars place 2nd, 3rd
The Greenfield-Central boys team finished runner-up at the Muncie City Invitational on Tuesday with the girls team running to a third-place finish.
For the boys, Zach Bishop was 11th overall (17:44). Jacob Hansen was 12th (17:49), Tyler Morris placed 16th (17:58), Nate Brand was 18th (18:12), Tommy Hembree was 20th (18:16), Parker Niemeier ran to 21st (18:17) and Cooper Hanson followed at 18:19.
The Cougars amassed 77 points ahead of Yorktown (95), Wapahani (98), Bluffton (101) and Muncie Central (145).
For the girls, the team placed four runners in the top 15 to earn 73 points. Yorktown was runner-up at 55. Muncie Central was fourth at 105, Bluffton took fifth at 111, Wes-Del was sixth with 136 points and Wapahani placed seventh with 145.
Sydney Cook led the Cougars with a second-place run (20:46). Sarah Muckerheide (22:15) placed eighth, Rebekah Gottwald was 12th and Brenna Ditto was 13th.
Nicole Watson was 39th and Shelby Bowmer was 42nd.
Marauders win Muncie Invite
The Marauders swept the Muncie Central Bearcat Invitational on Tuesday.
The girls team led by Erin Lyday (third in 21:44) and Chelsea Foster (fourth in 21:45) scored 49 points to win.
The boys tallied 26 points as Christian Noble crossed the finish line first in 15:19. The next closest runner was Jared Reckard of Bluffton at 16:47.
Brandt True took fourth in 17:02 with Drew Bluethmann in sixth (17:17), Brian Bozymski in seventh (17:29) and Brendan O’Bryhim in eighth (17:33).
Ashton Jordan was 10th (17:42) and Ayden Millspaugh was 14th at 17:55.
Elena Rohrswasser finished in the top 15 for the girls at 11th overall and Addison Cullom was 14th. Reagan Woodruff was 17th and Leah Chaves was 21st.