The New Palestine boys soccer team blanked Lawrence Central 5-0 Wednesday night.
NP scored three times in the first half and twice more in the second. Matt Ernster had two goals. Bo Owens had back-to-back first-half goals and added an assist. Sergio Sanchez scored NP’s fifth goal.
Caleb Kramer had two assists. Tyler Singleton, Alex Melangton and Ryan Miller each had an assist as well.
“It was an overall great performance,” NP coach Bobby Holden said. “Everyone contributed to the win. Thanks to all the fans who came.”
On Thursday, NP dropped a 7-0 decision on the road to a strong Fishers team.
The Tigers scored six times in the first half and once more in the second. New Palestine fell to 8-6 on the year.
Pendleton Heights 4, Mt. Vernon 3, OT
Mt. Vernon trailed 2-0 after the first half then rallied with two scores in the second half. Both squads scored a goal in the first overtime session, and the Arbians finally clinched the conference win with a score in the second OT.
Mouhamed Konate scored twice and had an assist for the Marauders (10-3-2, 5-1 HHC). Jacob Thomas scored the other goal and Bobby Clone and Jake Fontaine added assists.
Pendleton Heights improved to 9-2-1 overall and 4-0 in the HHC.
New Palestine 1, Pendleton Heights 0
NP won its third straight Hoosier Heritage Conference game, beating Pendleton Heights 1-0 Wednesday evening at PH.
Natalie Kehrt scored the game’s lone goal in the second half, assisted by Meaghan Matus. The play began on a corner, which was cleared by PH right to Matus outside the box. Matus’ shot bounded off the crossbar but bounced down to Kehrt, who punched it into the net.
Gabbi Pierson had a shutout for the Dragons (4-7-2, 3-2 HHC).
Greenfield-Central 13, Shelbyville 2
Emily Koers had four goals and Abbey Schulz and Mackenzie Kelley added three each as the Cougars cruised. Koers, Kelley and Sara Hudson had two assists each for G-C, which improved to 6-9 overall and 3-2 in the HHC.
Eastern Hancock 3, Tri 0
The Royals (4-13) have their first winning streak of the season after a 25-14, 25-22, 25-17 victory.
Melissa Bedell had 13 kills and five digs. Lauren Harmon had nine kills and 13 digs. Katelyn Bowman and Eva Stephenson each had 14 assists.
Greenfield-Central 3, Scecina 2
The Cougars pulled out a 23-25, 25-14, 25-16, 24-26, 16-14 win on Thursday.
Rachel Irbe led G-C (11-6) with 18 kills and 12 digs.
New Palestine 3, Pike 1
The host Dragons beat Pike 25-12, 23-25, 26-24, 25-21 Thursday.
In the third game, the Dragons (14-10) trailed 24-20 and faced four game points, but scored six straight on Megan Hawley’s serve, including an ace on the clinching point.
Jamie Morris had 29 digs and six aces. Katlyn Keele posted 15 kills and 10 digs against a powerful Red Devil attack. Hawley had eight kills, 18 digs and five aces.
"The reason I love this team so much is because we have fight," NP coach Kelli Whitaker said. "We came out and smoked them the first game. Pike changed its lineup and was a completely different team the next three games. We were down 17-10 in the third set and fought back and won 26-24. From there, we had to fight the rest of the match and we really earned a great win. Pike was a great team. We showed a lot of guts."
The Dragons are now 14-10. They next play Monday at Franklin Central.
Mt. Vernon 5, Rushville 0
Singles players Mark Alvarado, Matt Hays, Brendon Ware won for the Marauders, as did the doubles teams of Ben Bobb/Johnny Zinn and Alex McMillan/Derek Barnett.
Max Holtzclaw and Jake Kauth won a three-set match at No. 1 doubles for the Cougars in a 4-1 loss to Yorktown Wednesday.
Holtzclaw and Kauth also secured a win for the Cougars (9-5, 2-3 HHC) in a 4-1 victory over Waldron Thursday.
Other G-C winners were Dakota Smith (No. 1 singles), Brandon Hull (No. 2 singles) and Zach Wright/Bailey Hull (No. 2 doubles).
Eastern Hancock gains back-to-back wins
In a 3-2 win over Anderson on Wednesday, Garrett Hammond (No. 2 singles), Brandon Ray (No. 3 singles) and Kirby Petry/Garek Ferguson (No. 1 doubles) provided wins for the the Royals.
EH (10-5) swept Knightstown 5-0 behind Ryan Speas (No. 1 singles), Danny Rash (No. 2 singles), Ray (No. 3 singles), Hammond/Ferguson (No. 1 doubles) and Petry/Corbin Jennings.
Dragons fall to Chatard
New Palestine (16-3) fell to Chatard on Thursday. Final score not provided.