Daily Reporter staff reports
FORTVILLE — The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team relocated for one night, and they shined under the lights.
The Marauders played their first game on the school’s new football field turf and ignited the stadium’s recently installed high-tech scoreboard with a 2-0 shutout of Muncie Burris.
The win Tuesday night increased the Hoosier Heritage Conference champion Marauders season record to 9-6 and snapped a five-game losing trend.
Mt. Vernon scored a goal in each half. One went to Logan Angelopulos and the other to Tylin Broaders. Assists were credited to Jacob Knepper and Angelopulos.
Jenner York recorded the shutout in goal while Ben Wallace, Braxton Beaty, Jonathan Hanson and Caleb Vaughn applied defensive pressure on the visiting Owls’ attack.
The Marauders wrap up the regular season tonight at Rushville before opening sectional play Tuesday.
Dragons fall on road
The New Palestine boys soccer team lost 4-2 at Franklin on Tuesday night.
Tommy Niemier scored the Dragons’ first goal in the opening half with the assist going to Holton Gwaltney. Buzz Wells buried a goal in the second half for New Palestine.
The Dragons are now 6-8-1 on the season and finish the regular season at home tonight for senior night against Pendleton Heights.
Dragons drop HHC match
The New Palestine volleyball team lost to No. 2 Yorktown on the road Tuesday night.
The Dragons were defeated 25-13, 25-17, 25-14. New Palestine is now 18-5 on the season and 2-3 in the HHC. All three of their conference losses have come against top-15 teams, which echoes the HHC’s status as a power in the state.
Allison Dennemann and Mia Long both posted double- doubles in the loss. Denne-mann finished with 11 kills and 16 digs. Long added 11 kills and 10 digs. Jesi Hall chipped in three kills and two digs. Lydia Jones had 10 digs.
The Dragons play tonight at home against Triton Central for their Dig Pink Night.
Arabians sweep Royals
The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team lost 5-0 to Pendleton Heights on Tuesday night.
The closest match for the Royals unfolded at No. 1 singles where Duncan Cherry battled before falling 6-2, 6-4.
Ian White and Keegan Bowman challenged in the first set of their No. 2 doubles match before falling 6-4, 6-0.
Marauders drop finale
The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team lost 3-2 to Centerville on Tuesday at home. They finished the regular season with a record of 10-8.
Centerville won at No. 1 and 2 singles and No. 1 doubles to secure the victory. Mt. Vernon gained a point at No. 3 singles as junior Sam McCarty won 6-1, 6-3.
Jackson Dunlavy and Thomas Obergfell teamed at No. 2 doubles to win 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
“Proud of my first-year guy McCarty for stepping up. He plays hard and moves his feet,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “Jackson is a hard worker and only a sophomore, so the sky is the limit. Thomas is also a first-year player. Naturally talented kid. If he learns to really play tennis, he could help us a lot next year.”