The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team opened its 2014 campaign in fine fashion Thursday evening, blanking Southport 4-0 to get new coach Steve Williams his first victory.
Blaire Viehweg, Alaina Nelson, Natalie Givan and Claudia Brown notched goals for the Marauders.
Olivia Coleman had the shutout in goal.
“Defensive unit played really well. Everyone played with a lot of effort,” Williams said. “Proud of the girls (in their) first game of the season. We have a number of things to improve on, but the work ethic was spot on.”
New Palestine 3, Yorktown 2
For the second consecutive match, the contest-clinching point came from the No. 2 doubles team of Evan Rejer and Josh McKinney.
Jake Purcell (No. 2 singles) and Coltin Espich (No. 3 singles) won in straight sets for NP Thursday, losing just three games between them.
“We played solid tonight,” NP coach Chris Hardin said. “We still have room for improvement.”
Cardinal Ritter 3, Greenfield-Central 2
Dylan Wilburn (No. 3 singles) and the No. 2 doubles duo of Tommy Graham and Nate Real won for the Cougars Thursday.
New Palestine 180, Beech Grove 222
Abby Poole fired a 42 to garner medalist honors for the Dragons Wednesday.
Sarah Rose and Mackenzi Black had 45s. Carly Jones and Bailey Kamp notched 48s.
“The girls rebounded from Tuesday’s loss (to Noblesville) and got a win over Beech Grove,” NP coach Gregg Greene said.
Eastern Hancock 210, Triton Central 261
Ryley Burkhart earned medalist honors for EH with a 48 Thursday.
Hailey Carlton (52), Rachel Boaz (54) and Abby Fout (56) rounded out the EH scoring.
Westfield 3, Greenfield-Central 0
The Cougars fell 25-20, 25-19, 25-11 in their season opener Wednesday.
Rachel Irbe tallied 11 digs and six kills for G-C. Jordan Bunch had eight kills and eight digs. Caitey Sosnowski registered 11 digs and three aces. Courtney Marchello had 21 assists.
Mt. Vernon 3, Lawrence North 2
The Marauders won a highly-contested match Thursday evening, prevailing 19-25, 25-17, 17-25, 25-13, 15-7.
After notching 17 kills in Tuesday’s win, MV’s Jaclyn Bulmahn had 18 kills and 13 digs against the Wildcats.
Julia Wayer had 18 of the Marauders’ 53 digs.
Cambridge City Lincoln 3, Eastern Hancock 2
Cambridge City won a back-and-forth affair 25-21, 19-25, 15-25, 27-25, 17-15 Thursday. The Royals actually tallied more points (111-103) than the Golden Eagles.
Missy Bedell had 19 kills and 13 digs for the Royals. Eva Stephenson notched 22 assists. Kaysi Gilbert had 14 digs.
New Palestine’s game at Yorktown Thursday was postponed and has been rescheduled for Oct. 4. Game time has yet to be determined.