Sports Roundup – September 20

Daily Reporter staff reports

SHELBYVILLE — In a rare Monday night match, the Greenfield-Central boys soccer team traveled to Shelbyville and blanked the host Golden Bears 4-0.

The victory improved the Cougars’ season record to 7-4-1 and 3-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

The Cougars led 1-0 in the first half after an unassisted goal by Pablo Aguinaga. Greenfield-Central poured in three more goals in the second half.

Tyler Murphy, Clay Kelley and Zack Bell each had one goal. Assists were credited to Aguinaga and Murphy. Abe Buescher recorded the shutout in goal.

“A solid win for the Cougars this evening over a tough Shelbyville Golden Bears team,” Cougars head coach Bobby Holden stated on the game. “Greenfield-Central was able to keep Shelbyville scoreless while pressing throughout the match.”

Girls soccer

Marauders lose by 1

The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team lost to host Batesville 3-2 Monday night.

The Marauders offense started off slow, which Batesville used to their advantage to go up 3-0 with one goal in the first half.

With 20 minutes left, the Marauders made a furious comeback, scoring two quick goals by Lexi Hardie and Riley Hurst, who also had an assist.

The Marauders are now 11-2 on the season and travel to Lawrence Central today.

Boys tennis

Royals beat Blue River

The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team defeated Blue River 4-1 Monday.

The Royals swept singles play with Duncan Cherry winning 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Kodey Huff prevailed 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Ian White completed the sweep with a 6-2, 6-6, 7-5 win at No. 3 singles.

Keegan Bowman and Brady Ellis won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles for Eastern Hancock.

Volleyball

Cougars win three

The Greenfield-Central volleyball team finished 3-1 during the Franklin Community Invitational on Saturday.

In the process, junior setter Molly Broome recorded her 2,000th career assist. She is now second all-time in Greenfield-Central history and needs only 168 more to tie the all-time record.

In their final match, Greenfield-Central defeated Decatur Central 25-14, 25-13 with Haleigh Pribble and Makayla Price both recording eight kills each.

The Cougars defeated Connersville 2-0 (25-9, 25-6) with four players posting two or more aces. Ava Antic led the team with three. Broome had five kills.

Greenfield-Central also beat Southmont 2-0 (25-12, 25-7). Antic had nine aces, which tied her for second in the school’s single-match record book. Pribble registered six kills.

The Cougars’ loss was against host Franklin 0-2 (14-25, 13-25).