Daily Reporter staff reports
GREENFIELD — The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team is on a roll. After losing to Pendleton Heights in a shootout last week, the Cougars haven’t surrendered a goal.
On Wednesday, their streak continued as they won their fourth straight match via a shutout, defeating Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Delta 12-0.
In the past four matches, the Cougars have outscored their opponents 25-0. Greenfield-Central has now posted seven shutouts on the year and are 9-2 this season. Their decisive win against Delta puts them at 2-2 in the HHC.
Lucy Brand and Jaeden Ailes led the Cougars with hat tricks against Delta, while freshmen Morgan Murdoch and Zuleny Calderon both scored their first high school goals.
Maddie Trapp, Trystan Ailes, Schyler Slunaker, and Anne Marie DeKeyser each added one goal.
Assists were shared between Trystan Ailes, Alex Rupley, Emma Sherman (2), Kennedy Trapp, Slunaker (2), Maddie Trapp (2), Calderson (2) and Jaeden Ailes.
The Cougars host Greenwood on Monday night at 6 p.m.
Cougars place second
The Greenfield-Central boys cross-country team finished second at the Cougarpalooza on Wednesday night with 54 points. The Cougars had nine out of their 13 runners post personal bests with sophomore Conner Kinnaman setting the pace.
Kinnaman was third overall in the race with a time of 16:09, ranking him as the sixth-fastest Cougar of all time. He is the second-fastest sophomore in school history behind only record-holder Gary Holt.
Cooper Hanson finished fourth for the Cougars in 16:37, and Parker Niemeier was fifth in 16:51. Ethan Enochs posted a personal best at 18:45, which was good for 23rd overall. Greg Flora was 30th in 19:02.
Caleb Short dropped more than 1:20 off his previous time to finish as the sixth-fastest Cougar on Wednesday in 19:13. Luke Muckerheide followed with a 19:24.
Roncalli won the event with 35 points. Rushville was second with 75, Scecina Memorial was fourth with 86, and Knightstown was fifth with 118.
Cougars girls third
The Greenfield-Central girls cross-country team finished third at the Cougarpalooza on Wednesday at Brandywine Park.
Six Cougars ran personal bests or season bests during the race, led by Audrey Brinkruff in second place. Sydney Cook was eighth, and Sarah Muckerheide was 17th.
Darian Gosset and Lindsey Pope were 22nd and 23rd, respectively. Brenna Ditto placed 41st, Dusti Chestnut was 50th, and Lucy Conner was 56th.
The Cougars travel to Cascade on Saturday for the Jon Mitchell Invitational.
Dragons win again
The New Palestine volleyball team won its second straight on Wednesday night, defeating Indianapolis Lutheran 3-1.
The Dragons won the match 22-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-14.
Allison Dennemann recorded a double-double with 26 kills and 12 digs. Mia Long had 16 kills and 15 digs. Sydney Robertson registered 42 assists. Lydia Jones had 11 digs.
The Dragons are 9-2 on the year and will compete in the Greenwood Invitational on Saturday.
Royals drop match
The Eastern Hancock volleyball team lost to Mid-Eastern Conference front-runner Wapahani 3-0 on Wednesday.
Waphani won 25-11, 25-16, 25-12. The loss drops the Royals to 12-7 on the season and 3-2 in the MEC.
The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team traveled to No. 23 Lawrence North on Wednesday and battled before losing 3-1. The final match at No. 3 singles was rained out.
Mt. Vernon is now 9-2 on the season. The Marauders scored their point at No. 2 doubles where Peyton Meadors and Sam McCarty won 6-1, 6-4 to improve to 12-0 on the year.
“Two dubs just gets it. They are tough minded and play hard. They don’t play scared,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “If we play scared and soft, we won’t win. Proud of the young guys fighting tonight in spots they are not normally in.”
The Marauders hosted HHC foe Shelbyville on Thursday night.