Sports Roundup – September 23

Daily Reporter staff reports

After dropping three straight matches the past nine days, the Mt. Vernon girls soccer team resumed its winning ways with a 4-0 shutout of Lawrence Central on Wednesday.

The Marauders improved to 10-3. In their past three matches, the team was outscored 12-1, but they didn’t budge against the host Bears. Sophomore goalkeeper Jaici Wright kept the net clean for 80 minutes and recorded two saves.

Mt. Vernon led 1-0 after the first half and poured in three more goals in the second half. Cleo Mills had two goals and Morgan Scruggs followed with a pair of her own.

The assists went to Nicole Ratts, Alaina Nelson and Alexi Hardie, who had two.

Dragons fall after Arabians rally late

The New Palestine girls soccer team dropped a 1-0 match to Pendleton Heights on senior night.

The game was tied until the late stages Wednesday night when the Arabians scored on a free kick.

“Tough loss tonight against conference opponent Pendleton Heights,” New Palestine head coach Gina Fannin said. “We played hard, but so did the Arabians.”


Marauders pull out win against Rushville

The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team battled Wednesday night to win 3-2 on the road against Rushville.

The win pushed the Marauders to 11-4 on the season. Ryan Beck and Sam Frye teamed at No. 1 doubles for one of Mt. Vernon’s decisive points.

Wilken Baldwin won at No. 1 singles and the No. 2 doubles team of Gavin Stamper and Peyton Meadors were victorious.

Royals suffer hard defeat vs. Anderson

The Eastern Hancock Royals lost a tough match at home against the Anderson Indians on Wednesday.

Claiming a victory at No. 1 singles with Duncan Cherry’s 6-2, 6-2 effort, the Royals also won at No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-3 behind a strong showing from Caleb Kramer and Ian White.

Corbin Jennings lost at No. 2 singles 2-6, 5-7. Cameron Alberts fell at No. 3 singles 0-6, 2-6.

Tony Cape and Jack Smith dropped a heartbreaker at No. 1 doubles, losing the first set 5-7 before taking the second 7-6 (9-7 tiebreaker). The Indians prevailed in the third set 7-5.


Marauders on fire with dominating win

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team continued their hot play with a convincing win against state-ranked Class 2A Triton Central 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Ashton Barr led the 4A Marauders with 18 assists and three aces. Julia Wayer had 16 digs, and Kari Kramer finished with seven kills.

Jaclyn Bulmahn had three blocks and 10 kills.

Eastern Hancock takes down Tri

The Eastern Hancock Royals improved to 8-10 on the season with a solid 3-1 win against Tri on Wednesday.

The Royals powered to a 25-23 first set win before losing the second 26-24. Eastern Hancock won 25-19 and 26-14 in the third and fourth sets, respectively.

Boys soccer

Dragons come back, beat Golden Bears

The New Palestine boys soccer team came roaring back to defeat Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Shelbyville 2-1 on Wednesday.

Levi Miller scored twice and recorded the game-winner midway through the second half. His first goal found the net in the first half off a feed from James Pridgen with eight minutes left before halftime.

The Dragons are now 7-4 and 3-1 in the HHC.