Sports Roundup – August 19

The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team went to work again on Thursday, dismantling Tipton 11-1. 

The Marauders were coming off a 14-0 win against Mississinewa, pushing their season goals total to 25.

Morgan Scruggs led the team on Thursday with five goals and an assist. Riley Hurst added four goals and an assist.

Nicole Ratts had a goal and an assist. Shay Stindle chipped in a goal and an assist. Alexi Hardie and Emma Langdon each had two assists. Katie Gawrys recorded an assist as well.

Angelina Metcalf allowed one goal in the first half, and Jaici Wright posted a shutout in the second half as the duo shared time in the net.

“We were just too much for a scrappy Tipton team that had no quit in them,” Mt. Vernon coach Steve Williams commented. “We cleared the bench with about 20 minutes left in the second half. Another good performance from our defensive unit: Ellie Roach, Macy Wilson and Katie Gawrys.”

Girls Golf

Tigers nip Royals

The Eastern Hancock girls golf team lost to Triton Central on Thursday 230-238.

The Royals were led by No. 1 golfer Lucy Cochard with a 56. Jocelyn Duncan tied Cochard with a 56. Chloe O’Neal followed with a 62.

Daly Pelger shot a 64, while Isabella Parker fired a 67.

Tennis

Cougars improve to 2-0

The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team moved to 2-0 on the season with a 3-2 victory at Cardinal Ritter on Thursday.

Mason Bussel seized the first point of the match at No. 3 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win. Brad McDowell and Collin Hunt won at No. 1 doubles 6-1, 6-4.

Sam Galyean and Garrett McKee sealed the team victory at No. 2 doubles. The tandem prevailed 6-1, 6-3.

No. 1 singles player Kole Willis had the closest match of the night, narrowly falling to Ritter’s Nathan Sepe, 4-6, 6-6 (2-7). 

The Cougars junior varsity team also won 5-1.

Marauders win second straight

The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team won their second straight after beating Franklin Central 3-2 on Thursday.

The Marauders got on the board with a strong performance by Brayden Browning and Sam Frye at No. 1 doubles. The twosome won 6-0, 6-4. 

No. 2 singles player Matthew McCullough won a big match at 6-2, 6-3. With the match tied up 2-2, No. 2 doubles stepped up for the Mt. Vernon.

Peyton Meadors and Sam McCarty won the first set 6-2 before dropping the second 5-7. In the third, they rallied back from a 3-4 deficit to win 6-4.

“First off, No. 1 dubs Frye and Browning were huge in getting point No. 1. Even more impressive was the coachability and understanding of what it took tonight from Matthew “Khaks” McCullough. Without them, we don’t win,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh commented. “Finally with my No. 2 dubs, Peyton and Samuel L., it wasn’t pretty to anyone but me. I looked over and we had 26 guys all pulling for them. We are, will, and always will be a family. Couldn’t be more proud of our whole team.”

Dragons sweep Tigers

The New Palestine boys tennis team swept past the Yorktown Tigers 5-0 on Thursday.

No. 1 singles player Matthew True proved too strong for Yorktown’s Jake Bartholome, winning 6-0, 6-0.

Ben Blachly won at No. 2 singles 6-3, 6-0. Carson Gavin was flawless at No. 3 singles, finishing 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, No. 1s Nick Rusche and Colby Wagoner charged back to win 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. David Hockett and Steven Gutzwiller were solid at No. 2 doubles to win 6-1, 6-0.

Boys Soccer

Dragons open with victory

The New Palestine boys soccer team defeated Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Yorktown 2-1 on Thursday.

The Dragons broke through with five minutes left to erase a 1-1 tied behind a Jon Moore goal off a Carson Sams free kick. 

“It was a fantastic ball whipped into the back post and a great finish,” New Palestine coach Justin Sass said. 

The Dragons fell behind in the 22nd minute, but they tied up the match late in the first half when Holton Gwaltney scored. Luke Gohmann played a through ball to Colby Sharp, who fed Gwaltney for the goal.