Almost 24 hours after its beginning, the Greenfield-Central-Mt. Vernon girls soccer match finally came to a close with the home Cougars edging the Marauders 2-1 in a penalty shootout.
Postponed because of lighting Monday night, the Hoosier Heritage Conference foes resumed their game Tuesday evening at Greenfield.
The game resumed mid-shootout, as the inclement weather was spotted five kicks into the PKs.
Heading into Tuesday, the Marauders owned a 1-0 penalty-kick lead, but had taken three shots to the Cougars’ two.
G-C sophomore Katie Helgason kicked off the action Tuesday evening by sliding a dribbler past Marauders senior keeper Olivia Coleman to even the score 1-1.
With a chance to regain the lead, Mt. Vernon’s next shooter attempted a similar tactic to that of Helgason, but her kick bounded just wide of the post.
Next up was Cougars freshman Riley Sexton, who lined a drive just to the right of Coleman. Coleman made solid contact with her right fist, but the ball ricocheted into the side of the net, giving G-C a 2-1 lead in the shootout, forcing Mt. Vernon’s final shooter to deliver on her team’s final opportunity.
Unfortunately for the Marauders and head coach Steve Williams, she could not, instead sending the ball whizzing over the crossbar, sealing a 2-1 victory for the Cougars.
“We had the run of play during the game (on Monday), and we just didn’t get it done,” Williams said. “Then it goes to PKs, and you never know with PKs. It’s a sad situation because we’re better than that. I hope we run into them in sectionals, because I think it will be a different outcome.”
New Palestine 1,
Amy Hilton scored the lone goal of Monday’s game at Batesville late in the first half, taking a through ball from Meaghan Matus, outdribbling the defense and then firing a shot into the top left corner from just outside the penalty area.
Gabbi Pierson made it stand up with a shutout.
The Dragons are now 3-1. They next play Saturday at Warren Central.
Mt. Vernon 11, Delta 0
The Marauders shut out the Eagles 11-0 in Tuesday’s soccer match.
Senior Matt Powell netted five goals for the Marauders, while senior Bobby Clone put in 3. Also scoring were seniors Jacob Thomas and Logan Brandon.
Leading the way in assists was sophomore Seth Luke with three. Clone also contributed a pair, while Thomas, Brandon and seniors Jacob Fontaine, Matt Powell, Dylan Griffey as well as junior Devin Nelson each had one.
Eastern Hancock 221,
The Royals finished second in a three-team home match Monday evening.
Eastern Hancock was paced by seniors Ryley Burkhart and Rachel Boaz, who each shot a team-best 54. Sophomore Abby Fout was next lowest with a 55.
New Palestine 119, Greenfield-Central 132, Franklin Central, 139
The New Palestine golf team won a rain-shortened match Monday at Smock, tallying 119 strokes to beat Greenfield-Central (132) and Franklin Central (139).
Abby Poole was the low medalist.
“It would have been nice to see how all the girls would have scored on a challenging course,” NP coach Gregg Greene said. “Smock is a target golf course with plenty of challenges.”
The Dragons (6-2) next play today at Fishers.
Delta 4, New Palestine 1
The Dragon boys tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision to Delta Monday afternoon.
Brent Barrett had the Dragons’ sole victory, 7-5, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. The other four positions fell in straight sets to the Eagles. Jake Purcell had the strongest match at No. 2 singles, falling 6-4, 6-2.
“We played fairly solid overall. They’re just that good again this year. Hopefully, we’ll learn a few things and move on,” NP coach Chris Hardin said.
The Dragons are now 2-1 on the year and 1-1 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play. They next play Thursday at home against Shenandoah.
Eastern Hancock 4,
The Royals defeated the Lancers 4-1 Monday evening in a home match.
No. 2 singles player, sophomore Corbin Jennings, led the Royals with a pair of 6-0 shutouts in his match. Jennings is now 4-1 for the season.
Also winning were No. 3 singles player freshman Duncan Cherry (6-2, 6-1), the No. 1 doubles team of juniors Garek Ferguson and Kirby Petry (6-0, 6-2) and the No. 2 doubles team of sophomores Bryce Jackson and Tony Cape (6-3, 6-3).