Sports Roundup – September 8

Daily Reporter staff reports

Class 3A No. 10 Mt. Vernon defeated 4A No. 9 Zionsville 3-1 on Tuesday on the road after losing the opening set.

The Marauders won 25-27, 26-24, 25-16, 26-24 in a highly-competitive match.

Julia Wayer led the way with 34 digs while Grace Hurst added 14. Jaclyn Bulmahn had a double-double with 21 kills and 13 digs. Ashton Barr was also consistent with 12 kills and 20 assists. Meridan Eads led the team in assists with 24.

Cougars ease past Panthers

Greenfield-Central’s volleyball team got back on track Tuesday with a 3-0 win against Knightstown.

The Cougars won 25-9, 25-11, 25-10.

Laura Banton and Haleigh Pribble led the team with 10 kills each. Hannah Burkhart added 11 digs while Molly Broome had a team-high 33 assists.

Greenfield-Central is now 4-4 this season.

Girls golf

Marauders finishes in third

Mt. Vernon’s golf team finished in third Tuesday in a three-way meet against Guerin Catholic and Hamilton Heights.

The Marauders finished with a 206 while Hamilton Heights shot a 198. Guerin Catholic won the meet with a team score of 193.

Mt. Vernon sophomore Charlie True had a strong day on the course to earn medalist honors. She shot a round of 39.

Eastern Hancock tops Tri

Eastern Hancock’s girls’ golf team earned a win against Tri on Tuesday by forfeit. The Royals finished with a 254.

Lucy Cochard led the team with a round of 58 while Lucia Alberione finished with a 60. Emiley Carlton and Alexis Young rounded out the team’s scoring with a 67 and 69, respectively.

Eastern Hancock is 7-1 in dual matches this season.

New Pal strong in finals course

New Palestine’s golf team had a solid showing Tuesday on the State Finals course, finishing third against two top-10 teams from the state.

No. 1 Westfield shot 150 to win, with No. 7 Hamilton Southeastern shooting 169 and the Dragons finishing with 179 at Prairie View in Carmel.

Mackenzi Black led the Dragons with a 39 while Annaliese Fox shot 41. Cassidy Harp shot a 47 and Payton Hill finished with a 52.

“The category that we struggled on was double bogeys or others,” New Palestine head coach Gregg Greene said. “We thought coming in that if we could get within 30 of Westfield, who has turned in fantastic scores all season, that it would be a win mentally for us. We accomplished that and also was 10 behind Hamilton Southeastern and led them for a while.”

The Dragons play the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet Saturday afternoon at Westwood Golf Club in New Castle.

Cougars fall on tiebreaker

Greenfield-Central’s golf team finished in third place Tuesday after losing a tiebreaker.

Connersville won the meet with a 205 while Hagerstown and Greenfield-Central finished locked at 214.

Lindsey McCord led the team with a 48. Megan Garner followed that up with a 54 and Amanda Edwards and Rose Gerard rounded out the scoring with a pair of 56’s.

Tennis

Royals sweep Anderson Prep

Eastern Hancock’s boys’ tennis team moved to 3-7 this season with a 5-0 win against Anderson Prep Academy.

At No. 1 singles, Duncan Cherry beat his opponent 6-1, 6-2 while Corbin Jennings won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. To complete the singles sweep, Tony Cape won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles in straight sets.

In doubles play, Jack Smith and Cameron Alberts defeated their Anderson opponents 6-3, 6-1.

Boys soccer

Greenfield-Central ties

Greenfield-Central’s boys’ soccer team allowed its first goal of the season in a 1-1 tie with Franklin Community on Tuesday.

Braiden Sticka scored off a penalty kick as the Cougars moves to 4-0-1 this season.

Sticka leads the team with six goals this year.

Mt. Vernon overcome slow start

Mt. Vernon’s boys’ soccer team overcame a slow first half en route to a 4-1 win against Yorktown on Tuesday.

Carson Jones finished with a hat trick while Jarret Whitehouse added a goal and an assist.

“It was a weird style game that we just couldn’t find our groove at the beginning,” Marauders head coach Matt Mayhew said.

“When we finally settled down, we were able to find the net.”

Mt. Vernon moves to 5-1 and 3-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

Girls soccer

Cougars end in tie

Greenfield-Central’s soccer game ended in a 1-1 tie Tuesday. The Cougars are now 4-3-1.

Freshman Jaeden Ailes continued her hot play and added a goal while Reagan Collins tallied the assist.

Greenfield-Central finished with three corner kicks and five fouls.