Daily Reporter staff reports
The Greenfield-Central boys soccer team refuses to lose. The Cougars blanked Rushville 8-0 on Thursday night to improve to 3-0 on the season.
The road victory marked the program’s third consecutive shutout after opening the year with back-to-back wins against Irvington Prep (7-0) and Greenwood (6-0).
Against Rushville, the Cougars jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half before pouring on five more goals in the final 40 minutes. Noah Hughes and the defense kept the visitors in control throughout the match. Braiden Sticka led the offensive onslaught with three goals and an assist.
Zack Bell added a pair of goals and an assist. Jack Sifferlin, Brandon Murphy, and Brandon Vaughn each added one goal, while assists went to Clay Kelly, Trevor Sawyer and Sean Julian.
Marauders win 4th in row
The Mt. Vernon Marauders boys soccer team won its fourth straight match Thursday night, defeating Beech Grove 6-0 on the road.
The victory marked the program’s second shutout in four matches. The Marauders have outscored their opponents 27-4 this season.
Josh Powell, who started at goalkeeper, has allowed only three goals in net this year with 22 saves through 230 minutes.
Six different players scored goals for the Marauders, including Timmy Clone, Drew Heitman, Jenner York, Jarret Whitehouse, Carson Jones and Marvin Stewart.
Seth Luke, Clone, Heitman, and Matt Schafer each were credited with assists. Jonathan Hanson finished with two assists.
Dragons remain unbeaten
Not to be outdone by it’s county rivals, the New Palestine boys soccer team improved to a perfect 4-0 with a 1-0 shutout of Franklin Central on Thursday night.
The road win was secured in the match’s final 10 minutes off a Levi Miller goal. James Pridgen played the ball out to Miller, who sprinted off on a breakaway to end the scoreless tie.
“Franklin Central started the game very strong, pinning us in our half for the first 8 to 10 minutes of the game, but the Dragons defense, led by seniors Jordan Harrison and Mitch Christopher, stood strong and kept the Dragons in the game,” New Palestine head coach Justin Sass said.
Marauders keep cruising
The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team won its fourth straight to remain flawless on the season.
The Marauders beat New Castle 2-1 to increase their season record to 4-0 and Hoosier Heritage Conference standing to 2-0. New Castle shared the HHC title with New Palestine last year.
Mt. Vernon led the match 1-0 in the first while contending with a Trojans team determined to pack their half to limiting scoring chances against.
Cleo Mills and Emily Keeler found a way, however, each recording the decisive goals. Nicole Ratts and Alexi Hardie were credited with the assists.
Cougars blank Tigers
The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team halted its two-game skid with a 5-0 shutout of HHC rival Yorktown on Thursday night.
Allie Geswein had two goals while Riley Sexton, Trystan Ailes and Tiffany Richmond each chipped in a goal each.
Assists went to Reagan Collins, who dished out a pair, along with Alex Rupley’s two. Lucy Conner added the fifth.
Kayla Enoch recorded the shut out at goalkeeper as the Cougars improved to 1-2 and 1-1 in the HHC.
Royals win 5th dual
Eastern Hancock upped their dual record to 5-1 on Thursday with another strong showing on the links.
The Royals girls golf team defeated Northeastern 223-257. Emiley Carlton earned medalist honors by shooting a nine-hole score of 48.
Abby Fout shot a 50. Lucy Cochard added a 61. Alexis Young carded a 64, and Lucia Alberione finished with a 66.
Marauders tame Arabians
The Mt. Vernon Marauders held Pendleton Heights below 20 points in each set to sweep to a 3-0 victory on Thursday.
The Marauders won the first and second sets 25-15 and finished off the Arabians 25-19 in the third.
Jaclyn Bulmahn, who returned from a minor injury, led the attack with 12 kills and six aces.
Sarah Herman added 12 kills while Ashton Barr followed with 10. Kari Kramer had six kills. Barr and Grace Hurst each totaled 10 digs apiece.
Meridan Eads pushed the offense with 22 assists. Barr had 13.
Dragons sweep Warriors
The New Palestine volleyball team won its second match in three outings with a 3-0 sweep of Whiteland.
The Dragons took the first set 25-8, followed by a 25-19 second and 25-15 third on Thursday night.
Allison Dennemann had 20 kills, while Kara Morris provided 31 assists. Mia Long kept the court clean with 10 digs. Morgan Willard posted three kills in four attempts in her first start.
The Dragons are now 2-1 on the year.
New Pal rolls past Raiders
The New Palestine boys tennis team worked quickly against the visiting Shenandoah Raiders on Thursday.
The Dragons won 5-0, led by No. 1 singles player Matthew True’s 6-0, 6-2 domination. Carson Gavin won at No. 2 singles with a 6-2, 7-5 score.
Patrick Heffernan won in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. At No. 1 doubles, Nick Rusche and David Hockett cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 victory. Tyler Swain and Colby Wagoner teamed at No. 2 doubles for a 6-0, 6-2 win.
New Palestine is now 3-1 on the season.
Royals fall to Jets
The Eastern Hancock Royals put up a fight but lost 4-1 to Hauser on the road Thursday.
Corbin Jennings recorded the tennis team’s lone win at No. 2 singles. Jennings bested Justin Compton 6-4, 6-3.
No. 1 singles player Duncan Cherry battled, losing 7-5, 6-1 while Tony Cape pushed his opponent at No. 3 singles before falling 6-0, 6-4.