Daily Reporter staff reports
SHELBYVILLE — The Mt. Vernon Marauders are on a roll.
At a perfect 7-0 prior to Tuesday night’s match at host Shelbyville, the Marauders extended their winning streak to eight straight with a sound 10-0 shutout on the road.
With the victory, unranked Mt. Vernon is an unbeaten 3-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference with New Palestine next on the schedule on Sept. 6.
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Against Shelbyville, goals were scored by six different Marauders, with hat tricks by Nicole Ratts and Morgan Scruggs leading the way. Ratts and Scruggs also added assists to their points totals.
The other goals were credited to Taylor Bostic, Riley Hurst, Anna Miller, and Gabriella Hernandez.
Assists went to Miller, Kassidy Hammans and Mia Wilson. Emily Keeler had two assists, while Alexi Hardie finished with three.
The Marauders scored six goals in the first half and four more in the second with most of the starters out in the final 40 minutes.
Jaici Wright and Angelina Metcalf teamed for the shutout victory at keeper.
Marauders earn victory
The Mt. Vernon volleyball team traveled to Brownsburg on Tuesday night and earned the victory 3-1.
The Marauders won the match 25-21, 17-25, 25-15, 25-18. After Brownsburg tied the match 1-1, Mt. Vernon caught fire behind an evenly spread out offensive attack.
Victoria Bulmahn led the way with a triple-double: 17 kills, 10 digs and 20 assists.
Sarah Herman and Claire Ertel each recorded 11 kills apiece. Rachel Pilkington had nine kills. Bulmahn and Olivia Yeley had four blocks each on defense.
Grace Hurst captained the defense with 21 digs, and Meridan Eads dished out 26 assists to facilitate the offense.
Mt. Vernon (7-2, 1-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference) travels to Delta today for a conference match at 7 p.m.
Delta soars past Cougars
The Greenfield-Central volleyball team forced a fourth set on Tuesday night against Delta, but the host Eagles just slipped by to win 3-1.
The loss pushed the Cougars’ season record to 6-3 and 0-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. Delta won 25-11, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22.
Morgan Grigsby led the Cougars with 11 kills, followed by Haleigh Pribble’s nine and Ava Antic’s six.
Grigsby had 12 digs and Macy Francis finished with 11. Pribble posted nine. Molly Broome dished out 36 assists.
Dragons fall to No. 1 team
The New Palestine volleyball team lost 3-0 to top-ranked Zionsville on the road Tuesday night.
The host Eagles prevailed 25-19, 25-15, 25-23. Allison Dennemann led the New Palestine Dragons with 17 kills and 10 digs for her fifth consecutive double-double. Mia Long had 18 kills, seven digs and a block.
Sydney Robertson recorded 30 assists.
The Dragons are now 6-2 on the season and hosted Warren Central on Wednesday. They host Greenfield-Central tonight.
Cougars fall to Delta
The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team lost at Delta on Tuesday night 5-0.
The host Eagles were able to earn their first three points rather quickly, but No. 2 singles player Brad McDowell and Mason Bussel at No. 3 singles didn’t surrender the final two points easily.
After losing the first set 0-6, McDowell fought back and narrowed the gap in the second set before Delta prevailed 4-6. Bussel also dropped the first set 3-6, but he rallied back to win the second 6-3 before losing the third 0-6.
The Cougars are now 3-4 on the season.
Royals lose to Hagerstown
The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team lost to Hagers-town 5-0 on Tuesday.
The Royals battled despite the sweep, with Keegan Bowman and Brady Ellis pushing their No. 2 doubles opponents to a third set 6-3, 1-6, 2-6.
Duncan Cherry suffered a tough loss at No. 1 singles 4-6, 4-6. Kodey Huff lost at No. 2 singles 3-6, 3-6.
Dragons fall to Lapel
In a battle of two state-ranked programs, the Lapel Bulldogs were able to get past the New Palestine Dragons 3-2 on Tuesday night.
With the teams locked at 2-2, Carson Gavin built an impressive 7-5, 5-2 lead at No. 3 singles, but his opponent pushed back to win the second set 7-6 (4). In the final set, Lapel prevailed in the marathon match 6-2 for the crucial third point.
The Dragons’ two points came at doubles with Nick Rusche and Colby Wagoner winning 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 at No. 1 and David Hockett and Dane Reid winning 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2.
New Palestine is now 6-3 on the season and traveled to Franklin Central Wednesday with a home match against Shelbyville today.
Cougars win HHC opener
The Greenfield-Central boys soccer team took control early and never looked back, blanking Pendleton Heights 4-0 to win their Hoosier Heritage Conference opener.
Tuesday’s home victory pushed the Cougars’ season record to 4-1 and 1-0 in the HHC.
Greenfield-Central scored two goals in the first half and in the second to win. Pablo Aguinaga scored the first, followed by Trevor Sawyer off an assist by Cole Pierce.
Jordan Phillips put the Cougars up 3-0 with the assist going to Zack Bell. Caleb Mundell hammered home the final goal with the assist from Brandon Murphy.
Dragons sweep own invite
The New Palestine boys and girls cross-country teams swept their own invitational on Tuesday.
The Dragons boys took five of the top-six spots to finish first with 19 places. Pendleton Heights was second with 50.
New Palestine’s Kyler Harrison finished first as an individual with a time of 17:20.0. Drew Austin was third in 17:55.84. Quinn Dobbins was fourth at 18:26.5. Josh Collins was fifth at 18:31.18.
The girls team out ran runner-up Rushville 26-36. Dragons’ Brenna Shaw won the individual title in a time of 21:18.5.
Kendall Mann (21:22.44) and Grace Voelz (21:50.36) were second and third, respectively.