Cougars win tourney
Originally postponed due to inclement weather, the Kickin’ For Cancer Tournament championship proved worth the wait.
The host Greenfield-Central girls soccer team went toe-to-toe with Genesis United Home School on Monday night, winning the event in a shootout 4-3.
The tournament, now in its second year, began Sept. 5, but heavy afternoon rains with threats of more halted play and forced the title match to be rescheduled.
In the makeup game, both teams came out firing. Trystan Ailes scored both regulation goals for the Cougars, which stood tied with Genesis 1-1 at the half and 2-2 after 80 minutes.
In the shootout, Kayla Enoch recorded four saves to give Greenfield-Central a chance to win. Sydney Burkhart, Tiffany Richmond, Emma Sherman and Allie Geswein all delivered to seal the win for the Cougars.
Dragons burn Panthers
New Palestine celebrated senior night with a decisive 7-0 victory against Knightstown on Wednesday night.
Starting and finishing the game with eight seniors on the field, the Dragons improved to 13-3 on the season.
Seniors Emma Carmichael, Katie Villiger, Molly Carpenter and Courtney Smith all scored goals. Olivia Lambdin had two goals, and Meaghan Matus added another.
Seniors Gabbi Pierson, Alicia Petrow, Emma Taggart and Hannah Rose were also honored in their final regular-season match.
Marauders earn shutout
The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 7-0 shutout against visiting Hamilton Heights on Tuesday night.
The Marauders finished the year 13-2-1 and atop the Hoosier Heritage Conference standings at 6-1, with sectional opening next week.
The win was Mt. Vernon’s seventh in nine matches and second straight after tying Franklin 2-2 on Sept. 19.
Scoring for the Marauders were Devin Nelson and Carson Jones with two goals each. Luke Yeadon and Marvin Stewart each had one goal. Josh Powell recorded the shutout.
Dragons fall to Tigers
The New Palestine volleyball team lost to Class 3A No. 1 Yortown in straight sets on Tuesday night.
The Tigers cruised to 25-16, 15-21, 25-17 wins.
Taylor Lawson had 16 digs for the Dragons. Allison Dennemann had 10 kills. Mia Long added 12 kills.
The Dragons are now 20-5 and 1-3 in HHC play.
“We played really tough against Yorktown,” New Palestine head coach Kelli Whitaker commented.
“We played really well as a team tonight, and we were able to frustrate Yorktown during many points of the match.”
Mt. Vernon gets sweep
The Mt. Vernon Marauders took the first-ever meeting against Fishers with a three-set sweep at home on Tuesday.
The Marauders came out strong, winning 25-11, 25-17, 25-21.
Ashton Barr and Meridan Eads combined for 30 assists connecting with Jaclyn Bulmahn and Mary Grace Ertel for 14 and 11 kills, respectively.
Kari Kramer added three kills and three blocks. Julia Wayer paced the defense with 14 digs.
Mt. Vernon increased its season record to 19-4.
Cougars breeze to win
The Greenfield-Central Cougars battled early and coasted down the stretch to sweep Shenandoah 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Greenfield-Central won the first set 27-25 and closed out the Raiders in the next two games 25-13, 25-14.
Rachel Irbe continued her impressive service with 13 points, which included five aces. In addition, the senior led the Cougars with 13 kills, two assisted blocks and 15 digs.
Courtney Marchello finished with eight digs and an assist. Emily Diehr had 11 kills, two solo blocks and five assisted blocks. Laura Banton contributed nine kills. Molly Broome supplied 33 assists.
The Cougars improved to 10-5-1 on the season.
— Daily Reporter staff reports