The No. 18-ranked Mt. Vernon boys soccer team defeated Yorktown Tuesday 3-2 behind goals from Mouhamed Konate, Jake Fontaine and Jacob Luke. Konate also had an assist for the undefeated Marauders (8-0, 4-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference).
“Acknowledgment from the rankings is great and something we appreciate, but it brings added incentive for the other team every game,” MV coach Aaron Britt said. “Tonight, it wasn’t pretty but we handled it."
The New Palestine boys soccer team posted a dramatic 3-2 victory over New Castle Tuesday.
Visiting New Castle was called for a handball in the box in the final minute, and Bo Owens buried the penalty kick to give the Dragons their fourth victory in seven games.
New Castle rallied from Dragon leads of 1-0 and 2-1. Matt Ernster scored on a double-assist from Owens and James Pridgen to put NP up 1-0 early, but the Trojans scored with seconds to go in the half off a corner kick. In the second half, Alex Melangton scored on a double-assists from C.J. Ritzi and Caleb Kramer before the Trojans answered.
"This was such an exciting game and a great effort by both teams. They battled hard tonight against each other. I give a lot of credit to New Castle for playing such a great game even though their starters were injured and they were not at full strength," NP coach Bobby Holden said. "Jacob White has a great group of boys at New Castle. I'm very happy to have them join the HHC. Our conference will be stronger with them in it. To my boys tonight, they played a great game working hard and adjusting throughout the entire game to get the win. Both teams battled hard and tonight the ball bounced our way. Looking forward to our conference game against Shelbyville at home on Thursday."
New Palestine won the JV match 2-0.
The New Palestine volleyball squad improved to 6-4 on the season with a 25-15, 25-10, 25-20 victory over Eastern Hancock on the road.
Megan Hawley, Katlyn Keele and Taylor Lawson combined for 20 kills for the Dragons, while Jamie Morris had 10 digs and Ellen Poetz and Kara Morris combined for 23 assists.
Hawley also had nine digs and seven aces for the Dragons (6-4).
"We had a great serving game tonight," NP coach Kelli Whitaker said, noting that it was also an 18th birthday present for senior Poetz.
Eastern Hancock dropped to 0-10.
NP also won the JV match 25-8, 25-10.
The Greenfield-Central volleyball squad defeated Knightstown 25-20, 25-19, 25-20.
Rachel Irbe (14 kills) and Caitey Sosnowski (24 digs) paced the Cougars, who improved to 7-2.
The Greenfield-Central boys tennis match at Mt. Vernon Tuesday was postponed by lightning. It will be made up next week, although an exact day hadn’t been determined as of Tuesday evening. Mt. Vernon won the No. 3 singles match Tuesday, the only match to be completed.
Due to an accumulation of injuries on the Greenfield-Central girls soccer team, the JV portion of their home match Wednesday vs. Delta has been cancelled. The varsity game has been moved up to a 5:30 p.m. start time. Also, the New Palestine girls soccer games Wednesday at Mt. Vernon and Sept. 18 against Greenfield-Central will both be played with the varsity at 5:30, followed by a half-length JV game.
The Team Indiana Volleyball Club for players ages 10-18 will host an informational meeting on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the G-C Cougar Meeting room for players and parents.
The Greenfield-Central Youth Boys Basketball program will host tryouts for the upcoming travel season for boys in grades 1-6.
Tryouts will be at the Cougar Fieldhouse on Friday, grades 1-3 from 5:30-7 p.m.; grades 4-6 from 7:30-9 p.m. Second round of tryouts are Sept. 21, grades 1-2 from noon-1:30 p.m.; grades 3-4 from 2-3:30 p.m.; grades 5-6 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Players must attend both tryout dates. For more information contact Aaron Willard at (317) 448-5571 or email email@example.com.