Sports Roundup – September 23

Daily Reporter staff reports

The Greenfield-Central boys soccer team kept it’s quest for a Hoosier Heritage Conference championship alive on Monday night with a 2-0 shutout of Shelbyville on the road.

Locked in a scoreless tie through the first half, the Cougars scored twice in the final 40 minutes to improve to 7-4-2 overall and 5-1 in HHC.

Greenfield-Central’s first goal developed off an assist by Jack Sifferlen to Braiden Sticka. The second goal came off a one-touch finish by Clay Kelley. The assist was delivered by Westyn Wood.

Eli Diehr recorded the shutout with 13 saves in goal.

Girls soccer

Dragons double up foe

The New Palestine girls soccer team scored twice in the second half to beat Franklin 2-1 on Monday night.

Meaghan Matus scored the first goal in the 66th minute before Katie Villinger supplied the insurance goal with nine minutes left.

The Dragons are now 9-3-0 on the season.


New Pal sweeps to win

The Dragons volleyball team cruised to a 25-17, 25-14, 25-20 win against Mooresville on Monday night.

Allison Dennemann recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs to lead New Palestine to its 3-0 sweep. Mia Long had 11 kills, five blocks and six aces. Kara Morris dished out 30 assists while Taylor Lawson contributed eight digs and two blocks.

The Dragons are now 19-3 on the season.

Cougars rally for victory

Lawrence Central took a one-set lead Monday night, but the Greenfield-Central Cougars regrouped and rallied to a 3-1 victory at home.

The Cougars won the 19-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-11.

Molly Broome paced the attack with 43 assists. Courtney Marchello led the Cougars with four aces and 12 service points. She also added two digs.

Laura Banton had 14 kills and Rachel Irbe added 13.

Marauders finish strong

Mt. Vernon fell behind early but were strong late, defeating Westfield 3-1 on Monday night.

The host Shamrocks won the first set 25-20 before the Marauders powered back to win the next three games 25-20, 25-19, 25-18.

Jaclyn Bulmahn led the regrouped Marauders down the stretch with a career-high 30 kills and a new career-best 24 digs.

Meridan Eads also set a new career-high with 24 digs. Julia Wayer added 20 digs and three aces.

Boys tennis

Dragons slay Warriors

The New Palestine Dragons swept past the Warren Central Warriors on Monday night to improve to 16-1-1.

Coltin Espich won at No. 1 singles 7-5, 6-3. Matthew True upped his season record to 17-1 with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 Singles.

Carson Gavin made his debut at No. 3 singles and won 6-0, 6-2.

The No. 1 doubles team of Evan Rejer and Josh McKinney beat their opponents 6-0, 6-1.

David Hockett and Conner Page followed suit at No. 2 doubles with a 6-1, 6-0 win.

Mt. Vernon drops match

The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team lost for only the second time this season with a hard-fought 3-2 defeat to Franklin Central on Monday night.

Brendon Ware won at No. 1 singles for the Marauders 6-1, 6-7 (10), 6-1. Matt Hays was victorious at No. 3 singles 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

The loss dropped Mt. Vernon to 11-2 on the season.