Behind Jaron Pridgen’s 11 saves and Alex Thomas’ second-half goal, the New Palestine boys’ soccer team edged Yorktown 1-0 to claim the Hoosier Heritage Conference’s traveling bell trophy Thursday.
Coach Bobby Holden termed Nathan Villiger’s assist to Thomas a “brilliantly-passed ball.”
The Dragons moved to 4-0-1 in their last five contests, a stretch in which Pridgen has surrendered just one goal.
“What an exciting game it was for everyone. Yorktown is a good team and very competitive with a strong offense,” Holden said. “Our defense was able to keep a shutout the entire game. Matt Ernster played an amazing game at center back denying Yorktown opportunities time and time again.”
NP (4-1-1, 2-0 HHC) is at New Castle Tuesday.
Columbus East 2, MV 1
CJ Coleman notched his county-leading eighth assist of the season on Mouhamed Konate’s county-best 11th goal Thursday.
MV is at Shelbyville today.
G-C 5, Morristown 0
The Cougars lost only four games in a sweep of Morristown going away Thursday.
Chris Kersey (No. 1 singles), Brandon Hull (No. 2 singles), Thomas Spears (No. 3 singles), Max Holtzclaw/Jake Kauth (No. 1 doubles) and Bailey Hull/Zach Wright (No. 2 doubles) all prevailed in straight sets.
“We have a really busy three weeks coming up and our schedule gets a lot tougher, so it was good to head into that stretch with a win,” G-C coach Jeff Sincroft said.
G-C hosts MV Tuesday.