Daily Reporter staff reports
Greenfield-Central’s girls soccer team earned a 2-1 victory Wednesday against county rival New Palestine.
The Cougars scored one goal per half to seal the win against a surging Dragons squad.
Katie Helgason and Trystan Ailes added scores for Greenfield-Central, as the team improves to 5-4-2 and 3-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
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New Palestine tied the game with a goal by Katie Settergren in the first half off a corner assist from Courtney Smith. However, the Cougars scored late in the second half.
The Dragons are now 7-3 and 4-1 in the HHC.
“This was a tough one to swallow after coming off a great win Monday night,” Dragons coach Gina Fannin said. “Greenfield had our number, and we just didn’t respond. Not our best effort but we will be ready for sure next time, if we draw them for sectional.”
New Pal handles Pike
The Dragons improved to 14-2 Wednesday with a 3-0 home win against Pike.
New Palestine won 25-21, 25-11, 25-15.
Junior setter Kara Morris had a triple-double, the first of her career, with 10 kills, 10 digs and 25 assists. Mia Long contributed 11 kills and 14 digs, while Allison Dennemann added 13 kills and 15 digs in the win.
“We had a solid team performance,” Dragons coach Kelli Whitaker said. “Kara Morris had a great night with her first triple-double of her career. It was good to get back on track after our loss against Delta last night.”
Dragons keep rolling
The Dragons improved to 14-1-1 Wednesday with a 3-2 Hoosier Heritage Conference win against New Castle.
Matthew True secured the lone singles win with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Dusty Vincent. Both doubles teams won as Evan Rejer and Josh McKinney topped Nathan Hacker and Caleb Matthews 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.
The No. 2 doubles team of Conner Page and David Hockett won 6-2, 6-2 over William Thurlow and Josiah Sledd.
The Dragons and Trojans JV teams drew 4-4.
Cougars earn conference win
Greenfield-Central won 3-2 Wednesday on the road at Pendleton Heights to improve to 10-6.
Zak Lawhorn beat Noah Gaar 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, while Nate Real beat Drew Wilson 6-0, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.
Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn beat Ben Kane and Nate Norris 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 at No. 1 doubles to seal the win.
“All three positions were in a tough place, knowing their match could determine whether or not their team won,” head coach Michael Turpin. “With the pressure on, Lawhorn proved why he plays No. 1 singles as he played and excellent third set to win the match for himself and the team.”
Mt. Vernon wins 10th match of season
The Marauders improved to 10-1 Wednesday with a 5-0 victory against Warren Central.
At No. 1 singles, Brendon Ware won 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 while Ryan Beck edged his opponent for a 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles.
Matt Hays finalized the singles sweep with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.
In doubles action, Wilken Baldwin and Gavin Stamper won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1, while Jacob Swift and Nathan Grandstaff beat their opponents 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2.
“Great win,” Gabe Muterspaugh said. “We talk about singles all the time, but I was super pumped about No. 1 doubles Stamper and Baldwin. Their confidence grew through the match and got a needed win.”