Prep sports roundup – October 5

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team hasn’t lost a match in more than two weeks, and that success continued at home Monday night against Shenandoah.

The Class 4A No. 11 Marauders won their 11th consecutive match against the visiting Raiders 3-0 to improve to 20-6 on the year. Mt. Vernon’s most recent loss was 3-1 against New Castle on Sept. 15.

During the streak, the Marauders have defeated five state-ranked opponents and successfully defended their Cougars Challenge Tournament title.

Mt. Vernon swept all three sets against Shenandoah 25-13, 25-15, 25-14. Ashton Barr, Kari Kramer and Jaclyn Bulmahn each had eight kills, while Victoria Bulmahn had six. Abby Anderson finished with five.

Anne McCain had two aces. Julia Wayer led the team with eight digs. Maddie Keerns and Kramer posted seven digs. Barr and Grace Hurst each finished with six digs.

Meridan Eads contributed 17 assists. Barr had 14.

The Marauders traveled to Noblesville on Tuesday and host Warren Central on Thursday before the Hancock County Tournament on Saturday at Eastern Hancock.

Royals fall to Tigers

The Eastern Hancock Royals struggled to find a rhythm Monday night, falling to visiting Triton Central 3-0.

The Tigers won the match 25-18, 25-17, 25-16. The loss drops Eastern Hancock to 10-13 on the season.

Laurie Eells and Leah Ferguston both led the Royals with seven kills apiece. Jenna Smith had four total blocks, while Payton Hicks chipped in three.

Haley Best had a team-best 19 digs, and Eells dished out 10 assists.

The Royals welcomed rival Knightstown on Tuesday and travel to Waldron on Thursday before hosting the Hancock County Tournament on Saturday.