SHELBYVILLE — Mt. Vernon is headed back to the sectional finals.
The Marauders edged defending champ Greenfield-Central 2-0 Wednesday in the Sectional 23 semifinals at Shelbyville. MV (10-6-2) will play New Palestine (10-6-1) Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the championship.
The Dragons’ Alex Thomas scored in the first half to give New Palestine a 1-0 win over Shelbyville (4-8-1) in the second semifinal.
Mt. Vernon will try to recapture the sectional title they last held in 2010.
For the Marauders Wednesday, Mouhamed Konate, Hancock County’s leading goal scorer, struck early in the first half to hand the Marauders the advantage. Konate received a feed from Josiah Noska and sent a strike toward the left corner of the net. G-C keeper Jared Potter got his right hand on the ball, but couldn’t keep it from going into the net, and Mt. Vernon went ahead with 35 minutes and 14 seconds remaining in the half.