Prep Roundup: Dragons bounce back against Pioneers

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New Palestine’s Reagan Kleiman hits the ball past Pendleton Heights’ blocker Gabby Ennis on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (Richard Sitler/Daily Reporter)

NEW PALESTINE — The New Palestine volleyball team bounced back with a sweeping, 3-0, victory over Mooresville on Monday.

The Dragons improved to 12-2 on the season with a decisive 25-7, 25-22, 25-9 victory after losing to Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Pendleton Heights, 3-0, on Thursday.

Reagan Kleiman had 14 kills and Lauren Wilson 13 against Mooresville. Isabella Gizzi added 16 assists, while Gabby Cruz tallied 13.

Grace Myers tallied three aces and eight digs. McKaylah Flagle had three aces and six digs. Trinity Oertel recorded six digs.

The Dragons host HHC rival New Castle today at 7 p.m. New Palestine is 2-1 in HHC play this season.

Cougars fall to Quakers

The Greenfield-Central volleyball team lost to visiting Plainfield, 3-1, on Monday night.

The Quakers rallied back to win the final three sets, 25-10, 25-20, 25-18, after the host Cougars won the first 25-22.

The loss marked Greenfield-Central’s fourth straight. The Cougars are now 4-12 on the season and 1-3 in the HHC.

They traveled to HHC foe Yorktown on Wednesday night.

Girls Soccer

Grizzly Cubs topple Dragons

The New Palestine girls soccer team dropped a tough 3-1 decision Monday to Franklin.

The Dragons (8-4, 4-1 HHC) outplayed the visiting Grizzly Cubs throughout the night, but were unable to score, while the visitors capitalized on their chances.

After conceding the game’s first two goals, the Dragons answered when Bethany Aldridge scored on a beautiful one-touch goal. It was set up by a great passing sequence up the field that ended with Anna Luker finding Aldridge for the goal.

The Dragons controlled the game and possession in the second half but were unable to find the equalizer before Franklin added a late insurance goal.

The Dragons traveled to HHC foe Pendleton Heights on Wednesday.

Cougars blank Trojans

The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team rolled past HHC foe New Castle on Tuesday night with an 8-0 victory.

The visiting Cougars led 2-0 after the first half and poured in six more goals during the second half to improve their season record to 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the HHC.

G-C goals were scored by Alyssa Deckard (3), Carly Means (1), Claire Davidson (1), Kalyn Moss (1), Cora Bishop (1) and Sarah Contreraz (1).

Assists were credited to Means (1), Callie Means (1), Addie Bennett (1), Bishop (2) and Contreraz (2).

Jessica Merritt and Hannah Skene combined to secure the Cougars fourth shutout in their last five games.

The Cougars play today at home against HHC rival Shelbyville.

Boys Tennis

Dragons extinguish Red Devils

The New Palestine boys tennis team beat the rain enough to clinch a 3-0 victory over Richmond Tuesday on the Red Devils’ home courts.

Jackson Havel/Clayton Wesley won 6-0, 6-2 and Devon Bird/Zayden Stiller won by a identical 6-0, 6-2 score to give the Dragons two quick points.

With the rain approaching, Zach Au finished off a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles to clinch the match.

The other two singles matches were unable to be completed due to rain.

The Dragons are 14-3 in dual matches this season. They are back home at 4:30 p.m. Friday against Mt. Vernon.

Boys Soccer

Wildcats shut out Dragons

The New Palestine boys soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to Class 3A No. 16 Lawrence North at Kelso Stadium on Tuesday.

The Dragons conceded two goals in a four-minute span midway through the first half. From there, the teams played evenly and the Dragons trailed 2-0 at halftime. Lawrence North added a goal three minutes into the second half on a rebound off the goalpost.

The Dragons are now 5-7-0 on the season. They return home today against Franklin Central at Kelso Stadium.

Marauders fall to Bears

The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team lost 3-1 to host Lawrence Central on Tuesday.

The host Bears scored two goals in the first half to lead 2-1 before adding an insurance goal in the second to secure the victory.

The Marauders second straight loss dropped their season record to 7-5 overall. They are 4-2 in HHC play.

Zach Johnson recorded Mt. Vernon’s lone goal.

Mt. Vernon travels to HHC foe Pendleton Heights today for its final league game at 7 p.m.