Daily Reporter staff reports

INDIANAPOLIS — The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team muscled past host Heritage Christian with a 1-0 victory Tuesday night.

Coming off of their Kickin’ Cancer Tournament victory, the Cougars improved to 7-2 on the season as they collected their fourth straight win.

The Cougars battled in the first half against Heritage Christian, putting together several scoring chances. Once the second half began, the Cougars took over possession of the game and converted on a Maddie Trap corner kick.

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Trapp’s set kick eluded the Eagles’ goalkeeper as Trystan Ailes used a header to flick the ball to an awaiting Lucy Brand. Ready for the pass, Brand fired the ball into the back of the net for the go-ahead and eventual decisive goal.

Kayla Enochs earned the shutout in goal for the Cougars. Greenfield-Central hosted Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Delta on Wednesday.

Boys tennis

Royals top Anderson Prep

The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team swept past Anderson Prep 5-0 on Tuesday night.

The Royals surrendered one game and were awarded two matches by forfeit at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles.

At No. 1 singles, Duncan Cherry defeated Isaac Long 6-0, 6-1. Kodey Huff won at No. 2 singles against Nathan Fulton 6-0, 6-0.

The tandem of Jack Smith and Peyton Robertson won at No. 1 doubles with a perfect 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Girls golf

Marauders take second

The Mt. Vernon girls golf team enjoyed a four-day break and it paid off. The team improved by more than 20 strokes to take second at Arrowhead Golf Course on Tuesday against Hamilton Heights and Guerin Catholic.

The Marauders shot a 207 as a group, while Ava Hampton was team medalist at 43. Her total was the second-best score she’s posted on the season.

Dragons finish third

The New Palestine girls golf team shot a 183, but it wasn’t enough to knock off No. 1 Westfield (160) and No. 7 Hamilton Southeastern (164) on Tuesday in Carmel.

Annaliese Fox led the Dragons with a 39 at Prairie View, and Mackenzi Black shot a 42. Izzy Gray added a 50, and Abigail Belgin chipped in a 52.

The Dragons are 9-3 on the season and play HHC foe Shelbyville today with the conference meet this Saturday at Hawk’s Tail.

Royals earn second

The Eastern Hancock girls golf team placed second in a four-way match with Union County, Knightstown and Tri on Tuesday.

The Royals finished with a 220. Union County won with a 178. Knightstown was third at 229.

Daly Pelger led the Royals with a 51. Lucy Cochard was second best for the Royals at 55. Jocelyn Duncan shot a 56. Chloe O’Neal fired a 58. Isabella Parker had a 60.

Boys soccer

Marauders unbeaten

The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team kept its unbeaten record intact on Tuesday night, defeating Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Yorktown 5-1 on the road.

The Marauders are now a perfect 6-0 and 4-0 in the HHC. Mt. Vernon scored four goals in the first half and added another in the second en route to their sixth straight win.

Drew Heitman recorded a hat trick, while Timmy Clone and Logan Angelopulos had one goal apiece.

Assists went to Clone, Jacob Knepper, Tylin Broaders, and Angelopulos. Jenner York earned the win in goal with five saves on six shots on goal.

The Marauders host rival Greenfield-Central tonight.

Cougars end in tie

A winner wasn’t declared Tuesday night as the Greenfield-Central Cougars and Franklin Grizzlies tied 3-3.

Down 2-1 after the first half, the Cougars deadlocked the score with two goals in the second half.

Braiden Sticka’s late goal off an assist from Caleb Mundell tied the match. A Clay Kelley goal with the assist from Sticka supplied the Cougars’ first goal. An own goal by Franklin nudged the Cougars closer in the second half.

The Cougars are 5-2-1 on the season. They play host to defending Hoosier Heritage Conference champion Mt. Vernon tonight.

Dragons drop to 1-2

The New Palestine boys soccer team dropped to 1-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference with a 2-1 loss to New Castle on Tuesday night.

New Castle opened the match by scoring its first goal in the first 45 seconds. New Palestine tied the match behind a goal from Holton Gwaltney in the first half’s final 10 minutes. The assist went to Luke Gohmann.

The game remained deadlocked until the Trojans scored the go-ahead goal in the final four minutes.

The Dragons are now 3-4 on the season and host Shelbyville tonight in a another HHC matchup.