Sports Roundup – October 3

Daily Reporter staff reports

The Eastern Hancock cross-country teams competed in the Mid-Eastern Conference Meet on Saturday and collected several honors.

The girls team finished third overall, while the boys team was fourth after both races were completed at Blue River Valley.

Annie Floyd led the girls team with an eighth-place run, which earned her All-MEC recognition. For the boys, Skyler Schrope and Will Huffman finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Both earned all-conference honors.

Eastern Hancock will compete at the New Palestine Sectional on Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Volleyball

Dragons win invite

The New Palestine volleyball team won its third weekend invitational title this season as the Dragons swept three matches during the Richmond Invitational on Saturday.

The Dragons defeated Union County 25-15, 25-15, followed by Monroe Central 25-18, 25-13 before beating host Richmond 25-15, 25-15 in the championship.

Mia Long had 22 digs and 26 kills on the day for New Palestine. Allison Dennamann had 34 kills, and Lydia Jones recorded 19 digs. Sydney Robertson had 66 assists. Jesi Hall added seven kills and five blocks.

The Dragons are now 22-5 this season and played at Noblesville on Monday.

Marauders compete

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team split its matches this Saturday at Bellmont High School against a pair of top-50 programs.

The Marauders opened with a narrow 3-2 loss against Angola, who are ranked 43rd in the state with a 22-plus win record.

Mt. Vernon lost 21-25, 25-21, 16-25, 26-24, 11-15. Victoria Bulmahn had 17 kills, followed by Sarah Herman’s 15 and Claire Ertel’s 10. Meridan Eads registered 21 assists, while Bulmahn added 18.

Grace Hurst surpassed the 1,000 digs mark in her career with 36 in the match. She needed 33 to reach 1,000. Ertel had 15 digs.

In Mt. Vernon’s second match, the team defeated Bellmont, ranked 38th, 3-1 with a come-from-behind 13-25, 26-24, 25-23, 26-24 effort.

Bellmont led 24-21 in the fourth set in an attempt to force a fifth, but the Marauders stormed back to seal the victory.

Hurst added another 33 digs, while Ertel set a new career best with 31 digs. Bulmahn finished with 21 kills, 21 digs and 11 assists. Bulmahn and Olivia Yeley each had five blocks. Eads dished out 27 assists.

The Marauders are 12-11 on the season. They played at Shenandoah on Monday and host Noblesville today. They play at New Palestine on Thursday in a Hoosier Heritage Conference match.