Prep Roundup: Marauders shut out Golden Bears

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SHELBYVILLE — The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team bounced back with a 9-0 shutout victory over host Shelbyville on Tuesday night.

The win halted the Marauders’ short-lived, one-game losing streak and marked the program’s fourth shutout this season while improving their overall record to 4-1-1 and 2-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

The Marauders received goals from six different players with three scoring a pair each.

Shay Shipley, Mariam Konate and Maddie Swingle finished with two goals apiece. Swingle added an assist, and Shipley dished out two.

Kylie Brandes, Aya Renforth and Mattie Isger each posted a goal. Lily Muhlenkamp had an assist.

Riley Britt secured the shutout in goal with two saves.

Dragons suffer first loss

The New Palestine girls soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision Tuesday to a tough Franklin Central side.

The Flashes got on the board first with a free kick from the top of the box. From there, the game was a battle back and forth. The Dragons had multiple chances on goal in the closing minutes but were unable to convert.

Sophomore defender Allie Blum earned the team’s hard hat award for her hustle throughout the game.

The Dragons are now 4-1 on the season and 1-0 in the HHC.

Girls Golf

Dragons fall to Millers

The New Palestine girls golf team dropped a 186-197 match Wednesday to Noblesville at Hawk’s Tail.

The Dragons improved their score by 15 strokes from Tuesday’s match on the same course. Zoe Nelson led the Dragons with a 44. Kate Stanfield added a 49 and Hanna Beller 51. Lauren Appleby and Lily Kirchner each shot 53s.

The additional scores included Janie Hamilton’s 54, Ava Hasecuster’s 59 and Rachel Hamilton’s 66.

Boys Tennis

Marauders sweep past Anderson

The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team returned to the courts on Wednesday and celebrated with a 5-0 sweep over host Anderson.

Adam Koon won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Manny Downs secured another point at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0. The Marauders received a forfeit victory at No. 3 singles.

The No. 1 doubles tandem of Brock Barr and Robbie Moore cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win. Hayden Ford and Brady Pearson followed suit at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-0.

“I thought we were ready to go today. We talk about not caring what grade you are in until senior night but we are a bunch of young grasshoppers out there,” Mt. Vernon coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “But, these guys have bought in 100 percent, and we are seeing improvement every day.”

The Marauders are now 4-2 on the season.

Cougars cruise to victory

The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team swept past host Scecina Memorial on Wednesday, 5-0.

Cougars’ Matt Hyre won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-3. Chris Long rolled at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0. CJ Michalek won at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

At No. 1 doubles, Jack Weidner and Corbin Tilley prevailed, 6-0, 6-1. Casey Hunt and Tyler White won at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-1.

Volleyball

Marauders drop first match

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team entered Tuesday night a perfect 10-0 on the season, but despite a strong start at Brownsburg, the Marauders’ streak came to an end.

The Marauders lost (10-1) to the Bulldogs, 3-2 (25-22, 27-25, 18-25, 16-25, 13-15).

Mt. Vernon won the first two sets before Brownsburg rallied to victory.

Marauders’ Cecilia Bulmahn led the team with 24 kills and 35 digs. Rylee Ugen had 46 assists.

Defensively, Abby Herman had 32 digs, followed by Delaney Bowser with 30. Bowser also had three aces. Tatum Fitzgerald posted 17 kills.

Royals win fourth straight

The Eastern Hancock volleyball team picked up its fourth consecutive victory Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep of Mid-Eastern Conference foe Shenandoah.

The host Royals improved to 9-3 on the season by winning 25-14, 25-19, 25-10.