Sports Roundup – August 31

Daily Reporter staff reports

The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team is on cruise control to start the season, improving to a perfect 6-0 after capturing the Muncie Central Invitational on Monday.

The Marauders had to wait two days to celebrate as severe weather delayed the event from Saturday.

Mt. Vernon opened the invitational with a 3-2 win against the host Bearcats on Saturday morning as both doubles teams and Brendan Pratt at No. 3 singles were victorious.

On Monday, Mt. Vernon defeated Blackford and Jay County 5-0 to seize the team title. Pratt finished 3-0 along with No. 1 doubles partners Gavin Stamper and Sam Frye. JD Cohee and Peyton Meadors were 3-0 at No. 2 doubles.

“These guys are believing in our approach this year, scrap and fight and find a way to win,” Mt. Vernon coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “So proud of Brendan Pratt, a senior who was our MVP at the invite. You never quit on kids, and he has the heart of a lion and our team rallies around him.”

Girls soccer

Cougars ground Falcons

The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team beat Perry Meridian 2-1 on Monday night. The Cougars dominated possession during the first half and struck with two goals.

Allie Geswein netted her third goal in two games and Trystan Ailes struck for her second goal of the season.

Kayla Enochs earned the win in the net, allowing one goal on a free kick. The Cougars defense only permitted two shots on goal.

Golf

Marauders tame Tigers

The Mt. Vernon girls golf team fired a combined 194 to defeat Alexandria on Monday.

The visiting Tigers finished with a 238. The Marauders score was the best they’ve posted this year.

Sophomore Charley True took medalist honors with a 38.