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Prep Wrap: EH volleyball takes care of MV

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The Eastern Hancock volleyball team picked up its fifth consecutive victory by dispatching visiting Mt. Vernon 31-33, 25-10, 25-18, 25-17 Monday.

Jordian Eastes (49 assists) recorded her seventh match with 40-plus assists, while Frannie Stephenson (18 kills) and Melissa Bedell (11 kills) controlled play above the net.

Hannah Best (26 digs) and Tori Bednarski (16 digs) also contributed for EH (10-5).

MV (2-15) was paced by Ellie Balbach (10 kills, three aces), Emily White (four aces, 10 assists), Sydney Shelton (five kills), Lauren James (nine digs) and Mary Grace Ertel (nine digs).

EH is at Greenwood Saturday. MV is at Rushville today.


Greenfield-Central 3, Lawrence Central 1

The Cougars moved to 11-6 by beating Lawrence Central 25-19, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22 going away in a non-conference tilt Monday.

Season-best performances by Rachel Irbe (19 kills), Megan Bradley (44 assists), Alex Colclazier (30 digs) and Jordan Bunch (16 kills) propelled Greenfield-Central to victory.

“I’m so proud of these girls and our fans, together we earned this one. Lawrence Central had a very strong defense and they made it very hard for the Lady Cougars to get the ball down for a point,” G-C coach Rita Rouse said. “Persistent, aggressive play by our hitters backed up by our own strong defense finally got the job done in four sets.”

G-C is at Scecina Thursday.

Boys’ soccer

Greenfield-Central 5, Shelbyville 0

G-C took control of the traveling conference bell with its road triumph, and also remained near the top of HHC standings. The blue-and-gold, along with New Palestine, are 3-1 in conference games. Mt. Vernon is 4-1.

“I was very pleased with how we defended and controlled the midfield, providing opportunities for our forwards to finish,” G-C coach Jared Manning said. “We capitalized on our opportunities and really controlled the pace of the game. They made a few runs at us in the second half, but we were able to recover and hold them off.”

The Cougars (6-4) are at Yorktown today.

Girls’ soccer

New Palestine 4, Franklin 3

The Dragons rallied from a 3-1 second-half deficit to gain a road win Monday.

Alyssa Mouzin notched a hat trick for NP, including scoring two of her goals after intermission on feeds from Lauren Joray and Emily Sitzman. Mouzin’s goal in the first half was assisted by Kristin Wagner.

Joray fed Amy Hilton for the deciding score in the closing minutes.

“A great comeback win being down 3-1 in the second half,” NP coach Bobby Holden said. “The girls played very hard and every player gave it their all to score three goals in the second half, with the game-winner coming with only two minutes left in the game by Amy Hilton.”

NP (8-5) hosts Pendleton Heights today. Both teams are 5-0 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play.

Pendleton Heights 1, Greenfield-Central 0

G-C fell in overtime at Pendleton Heights Monday to drop to 7-5 overall and 3-2 in the HHC.

Katie Peters notched seven saves for the Cougars, who are at Shelbyville Thursday.

Hamilton Heights 1, Mt. Vernon 0

The visiting Marauders were defeated by a tough Hamilton Heights squad (10-1-1) Monday.

MV (5-4-1) is at Rushville today.


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