The Greenfield-Central volleyball team dispatched Rushville in quick fashion Tuesday, sweeping the Lions in three games by the score of 25-9, 25-12, 25-10 in G-C’s first Hoosier Heritage Conference match of 2012.
Megan Bradley posted 16 assists and six digs. Jordan Bunch notched eight kills followed by Rachel Irbe and Maddi Graham with seven kills each.
G-C also tallied 13 aces, with Irbe (five), Caitey Sosnowski (four) and Shelby Davis (three) contributing to that total.
“This can be a really fun and exciting group to watch when they bring their ‘A’ game to the court, and that’s exactly what they did tonight,” G-C coach Rita Rouse said. “Our serve, receive and passing were right on and the hitters were very aggressive at the net.
“Our offense came from all across the net and we were not nearly as predictable.”
G-C (3-2, 1-0 HHC) hosts Eastern Hancock today.
Eastern Hancock 3, Centerville 1
The Royals garnered a win over a possible sectional foe with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-27, 25-17 triumph at Centerville Tuesday.
Lauren Harmon (15 kills, five digs), Hannah Best (26 digs), Tori Bednarski (18 digs), Melissa Bedell (10 kills, 12 digs) and Jordian Eastes (37 assists) paced EH (4-3).
The Royals will host 2A Sectional 41 this season in a tourney that includes Centervile.
Mt. Vernon 3, Lapel 2
Mt. Vernon battled back from two games down to prevail against Lapel Tuesday, winning in five games 21-25, 10-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-10.
Mary Grace Ertel (seven aces, 20 assists, six digs), Ellie Balbach (19 assists, 17 kills, four digs), Lauren James (18 digs) and Lexi Reasor (six aces, eight kills) paced the Marauders.
MV is at Pendleton today.
Brebeuf 3, New Palestine 0
New Palestine dropped a 25-10, 25-13, 25-13 contest at home.
NP is at Whiteland Thursday.
New Palestine 2, Whiteland 0
The Dragons earned their first triumph of the season by shutting out Whiteland Tuesday.
Matt Ernster’s top-shelf goal from 20 yards out in the 35th minute gave NP a 1-0 advantage.
Solomon Haynes’ first career varsity goal, via a through ball from Tyler Singleton that split two defenders, cushioned NP’s lead to 2-0 in the second half.
Jaron Pridgen posted a shutout in goal.
“The boys played a very solid defensive game and came away with the win,” NP coach Bobby Holden said. “Matt Ernster was the player of the game with a great performance at center back.
“The boys are starting to come together and play some good soccer. The next few games should really help us find our rhythm.”
NP (1-1) is at Franklin Central Thursday.
Greenfield-Central 5, Greenwood 0
Gabe Collins scored twice while Jacob Addington, Trent Barnhart and Enrique Ferrara each recorded a goal as Greenfield-Central dismissed Greenwood 5-0 going away Tuesday night.
Michael Barber, Joe Hudson, Ross Morgan and Ferrara each added an assist as the Cougars outshout the Woodmen 32-6.
Jarred Potter and Brandyn Burkhart combined for the shutout in goal.
G-C is at Pendleton Heights next Tuesday.
Rushville 3, Eastern Hancock 2
The Royals dropped their match to the visiting Lions Tuesday.
The No. 1 doubles team of Danny Rash/Garrett Hammond and No. 2 doubles of Caleb Wallen/Garek Ferguson both won in straight sets.
EH is at Hauser today.
Royals drop two matches
Earlier this week, Eastern Hancock fell to Knightstown 192-223.
EH was paced by Casey Hancock’s best game of her career with a 51. Macy Fout (55), Rachel Boaz (57) and Breanna Jones (60) backed up Hancock.
On Tuesday, the Royals lost their match to Wes-Del 225-258.
Boaz (59) and Jones (64) led EH, whose next match is at the Hancock County meet Tuesday.