Prep Roundup: Cougars girls soccer wins third straight

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Mt. Vernon’s Mariam Konate (18) tries to keep control of the ball as Greenfield-Central’s Courtney Vaughn (20) tries to knock it away during their game at Mt. Vernon High School on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (Rob Baker/Daily Reporter)

By Greenfield Reporter Staff Reports

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team is rolling.

The Cougars won their first game of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 8, over Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Delta, 5-3, and they’ve continued the surge with consecutive victories.

On Saturday, the Cougars blanked visiting Whiteland, 4-0, and on Monday, they celebrated senior night with a 3-0 shutout against visiting Greenwood.

Prior the program’s third-straight win, seniors Haley Arthur, Nora Gardner and Emma Rennier were honored.

The trio played key roles in the team’s third consecutive win and second straight shutout performance.

Arthur nearly recorded a goal early in the game, but her net shot was waved off due to a questionable offside call. She continued to pressure the Woodmen defense throughout the reminder of the contest.

Courtney Vaughn provided the first goal on a free kick. Later, Sarah Cortrarez fed Alyssa Deckard for her first varsity goal and a 2-0 advantage by halftime.

The third goal was assisted by Cora Bishop to Rennier, who buried her shot attempt into the net for a 3-0 lead and a roar of appreciation from the crowd.

The Cougars are now 3-4 on the season and 1-2 in the HHC. They host conference rival New Palestine today at 7:15 p.m.

Marauders fall to Tigers

The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team lost on the road at Fishers, 2-1, on Monday night.

The Marauders entered the contest on a four-game winning streak, which included a 4-1 victory at Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Yorktown on Saturday.

Against the Fishers Tigers (4-4-3), the Marauders (7-2-1) finished the first half locked in a 1-1 tie compliments of a Addy Wong lone goal.

Mt. Vernon out shot the host Tigers by the final horn, but Fishers found the back of the net in the second half to prevail.

Saturday’s victory was spearheaded by four second-half goals from the Marauders. Kylie Brandes, Mattie Isger, Shay Shipley and Hannah Monroe each finished with one goal apiece. The assists went to Lily Muhlenkamp and Mariam Konate.

The win improved Mt. Vernon’s HHC record to 5-0. The Marauders host Hamilton Southeastern on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Dragons blast Trojans

The New Palestine girls soccer team scored 10 goals in the opening half Monday en route to an 11-0 victory over HHC foe New Castle.

Nine different players scored, with Tylar Whitaker tallying a goal 30 seconds into the game and McKenzie Davis scoring twice shortly thereafter.

Bethany Aldridge also scored twice. Maggie Murphy, Maddy Potter, Rylee Hurst, Neveah Gebhart, Izzie Myers and Taylor Kelley all also found the back of the net.

Grace Hasenkamp and Jaeda Jeffries shared the shutout in goal.

The Dragons are now 7-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

Tennis

Cougars beat Golden Bears

The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team defeated host Shelbyville 4-1 on Monday night to improve their HHC record to 3-2.

The Cougars are now 11-4 on the season.

Chris Long won at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-1, while Caden Robertson cruised at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

The Cougars swept both doubles matches with Jack Weidner and Corbin Tilley winning 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 doubles. The duo of Casey Hunt and Tyler White won at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-0.

Royals sweep Eagles

The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team swept past Frankton, 5-0, on Monday night.

The Royals were led by No. 1 singles player Zeke Dixon, who won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.

Dragons roll by Arabians

The New Palestine boys tennis team posted a 5-0 road victory Monday over HHC rival Pendleton Heights.

The Dragons seized two quick points, as Colin Darley and Zach Au both won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.

Jackson Havel/Clayton Wesley clinched their match with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles. Devon Bird/Moses Haynes quickly followed with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 2 doubles. At No. 1 singles, Ezra Schwier won 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

The Dragon JV team won 4-1 and remains unbeaten for the year, including their team win at the Hancock County tournament on Saturday.

The Dragon varsity team is now 11-3 in dual matches this season and 4-1 in HHC play. They travel to New Castle today.

Girls Golf

Dragons fall to Arabians

The New Palestine girls golf team dropped a 184-209 decision to Pendleton Heights Monday at Hawk’s Tail.

Lauren Appleby led the Dragons with a 50. Janie Hamilton and Ava Hasecuster each added 51s. Zoe Nelson and Hanna Beller shot 54s. Lily Kirchner added a 58 and Rachel Hamilton a 60.

The Dragons traveled to Mt. Vernon on Tuesday.