Daily Reporter staff reports
The 10th-ranked Class 3A New Palestine Dragons lost a tough match with top-ranked Yorktown 3-0 on Tuesday night.
The visiting Tigers won the Hoosier Heritage Conference match 25-18, 25-12, 25-20.
Allison Dennemann led the Dragons with 13 kills and 19 digs. Kara Morris had 10 digs and 24 assists. Mia Long added eight kills and eight digs. Audrey VanderWal chipped in eight digs.
“Yorktown is No. 1 in the state for a reason,” New Palestine head coach Kelli Whitaker said. “Their defense and passing is unbelievable. They didn’t let anything stop without a fight. We battled in some parts of the match, but we didn’t consistently compete.”
The Dragons are 19-7 on the year and 1-4 in the HHC.
Marauders tame Tigers
The Mt. Vernon Marauders picked up a road win 3-1 against Fishers on Tuesday.
Dropping the first set 25-20, the Marauders rallied back to take the next three (25-23, 25-28, 25-21) for the victory.
The defending Hancock County champions started off sluggish, trailing 11-0 in the first set, but the Marauders made a run to cut the deficit to five. In the second set, Mt. Vernon prevailed in a back-and-forth game, claiming the match’s momentum for good.
Julia Wayer led the team with 30 digs, while Kari Kramer had 11 kills on 15 swings and no errors. She added three blocks. Jaclyn Bulmahn delivered 20 kills and 17 digs.
The Marauders improved to 17-6 on the season.
Royals fall to Arabians
The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team lost 4-1 to Pendleton Heights on Tuesday.
Corbin Jennings scored the Royals’ lone point with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles.
Duncan Cherry dropped a tough match at No. 1 singles, losing 3-6, 6-7 (4-7 tiebreaker). Jack Smith took his match to three sets before his opponent sealed the win 4-6, 6-4, 0-6.