Daily Reporter staff reports
NEW CASTLE — The weather cooperated this time as the Greenfield-Central girls soccer team traveled to New Castle to finish their originally postponed match.
The match started with 3:35 left in the first half and the Cougars down 1-0. Once play resumed, the Cougars’ defense clamped down, not allowing a single goal en route to a 3-1 victory.
The win extended the team’s streak to nine straight matches and improved their season record to 13-2 and 5-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
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Kennedy Trapp tied the match in the second half when she finished off a corner kick for her second goal of the season. Trystan Ailes struck next off a pass from Jaeden Ailes.
Anne Marie DeKeysey finished off the scoring with her 15th goal of the season.
The Cougars wrap up the regular season at Franklin Community on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Dragons post shutout
The New Palestine girls soccer team finished up its regular season with a 3-0 shutout against Shelbyville on Senior Night.
Haley Harrison posted the first goal in the first half on Monday with the assist credited to Maya Stirm.
In the second half, Olivia McKilligan scored off a cross by Lucy Miller. Maddy Miller added to the lead on a ball from Grace Voelz.
“Shelbyville played hard and has speed, but it wasn’t enough to stand up to the Dragons on Senior Night,” New Palestine head coach Gina Fannin said. “All of the seniors had plenty of minutes tonight.”
The Dragons finish the regular season 11-2-1 and 5-2 in the HHC.
Cougars win senior night
The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team won its last home match of the regular season on Monday night, defeating New Castle 3-2.
The senior night victory upped the team’s record to 9-13 and 1-6 in the HHC.
Senior Kole Willis earned the first point for the Cougars at No. 1 singles, winning his seventh match in a row, 6-1, 6-4.
The Cougars trailed 1-2 before the doubles teams secured the win in three sets. At No. 1 doubles, Steven Roland and Collin Hunt battled back from a second-set loss 1-6 to win the third 6-3. They took the first 6-2.
At No. 2 doubles, Sam Galyean and Garrett McKee won 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
The junior varsity won 4-2 to improve to 9-9-1 on the year.
Marauders fall to Eagles
The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team lost 6-1 against Delta on Monday with four varsity singles and three doubles matches completed.
The winner for Mt. Vernon was Peyton Meadors at No. 4 singles. Meadors won the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. The Marauders’ next closest match was at No. 3 singles with Sam McCarty losing 2-6, 3-6.
“We got to once again play a quality top-20 opponent. Peyton Meadors is a fighter and in his first singles match found a way to win,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “We need more fighters.”
The Marauders are 10-8 on the season and completed their regular season on Tuesday night with sectional play beginning for Mt. Vernon on Thursday against Greenfield-Central.
Cougars cruise at Delta
The Greenfield-Central Cougars traveled to Delta on Monday and prevailed 9-1.
The victory improves the Cougars’ record to 9-4-1 and 5-1 in the HHC.
Clay Kelley finished with a hat trick, scoring three goals in the first half with all three assists going to Braiden Sticka. Zack Bell fired the first goal into the net off an assist by Pablo Aguinaga.
In the second half, Sticka scored a goal with the assist by Caleb Mundell. Zach Tutrow, Jordan Phillips, Tyler Murphy and Nicholas Capen each had goals in the second half.
Bell and Jon Tuttle each had two assists apiece.
Marauders beat Warriors
The Mt. Vernon volleyball team blanked host Warren Central 3-0 on Monday.
The Marauders won 25-11, 25-18, 25-12. Claire Ertel led the team with nine kills, while Meridan Eads dished out 19 assists.
Cougars beat Cardinals
The Greenfield-Central volleyball team defeated visiting Southport 3-1 on Monday. The Cougars have now won sixth matches in a row and improved to 8-1 at home.
Greenfield-Central won 12-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-13.
The Cougars blocked 12 balls and were led by Haleigh Pribble with six blocks. Ava Antic had 11 of the team’s 49 digs. Morgan Grigsby added 10.
Antic also led the Cougars with four aces, followed by Grigsby and Mary Voigt with two each.
Antic had 17 kills, and Pribble finished with 11. Molly Broome distributed 31 assists, leaving her three short of the all-time career assist record at Greenfield-Central.