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Tuesday county wrap: NP soccer wins; MV golf takes county
August 29, 2012Hancock County Sports
New Palestine 1, Mt. Vernon 0: Solomon Haynes scored out of a goalmouth scramble just 7:46 in and the Dragon defense made it stand up in a 1-0 New Palestine victory over Mt. Vernon.
Haynes' second goal of the season was assisted by Bryson Basaran, and was all the scoring the Dragons needed.
It's New Palestine's seventh straight win in the rivalry, but the third straight between them that has been decided by one goal.
Jaron Pridgen registered his third shutout of the season in goal. He had nine saves, his best being a point-blank sliding save on C.J. Coleman midway through the second half. MV had several chances -- NP outshot MV 11-10, but the Marauders held the shot advantage in the second half -- but the NP defense kept the Marauders at bay in front of an overflow crowd that contained huge student sections standing along each sideline from both schools.
"It was a well-controlled game by New Pal and we came out with the win," NP coach Bobby Holden said. "Mt. Vernon is a good team full of talent and definitely a team to respect and wtch out fo. The team was very excited to win its first conference game and is now looking forward to playing Yorktown on Thursday for the conference traveling victory bell. A big thanks to all the fans at tonight's game. The fans are very supportive and we appreciate them being in attendance."
NP is now 3-1-1 (1-0 HHC) and next plays Thursday at Yorktown. MV is 4-1 and next plays Thursday at Columbus East.
NP also won the JV game 1-0.
Greenfield-Central 2, Pendleton Heights 1: The Cougars won a game from their HHC rivals to the north by a 2-1 score, giving the Cougars an early conference victory.
G-C (4-2) is off until a Sept. 4 home game against Franklin. We will broadcast the Sept. 6 game at Mt. Vernon at ihigh.com/hancockcountysports!
The JV game was a 0-0 tie.
Mt. Vernon 8, Shelbyville 0: The Marauders scored six first-half goals en route to the shutout victory.
Lauren Bradburn had a hat trick, finishing it off with a second-half goal. Chelsea Thomas added two goals and two assists. Claudia Brown had two goals and an assist. Jordan Slusher scored a goal. Taylor Gutierrez and Hannah Whitaker had two assists each.
Olivia Coleman and Lindsey Werking shared the shutout in net.
MV (3-1, 1-1 HHC) next plays Thursday at home against Triton Central.
Zionsville 3, New Palestine 2: For the second time in a week, the Dragons dropped a tough five-set match, this time by a 21-25, 25-20, 25-20, 23-25, 15-7 score to the Eagles.
Jamie Morris ahd 13 kills, eight digs and a block, while Katie Morris had 10 kills, 10 assists and two blocks. Cianna Speth had 16 digs, while Megan Hawley had 15 digs, two kills and four aces.
NP (2-6) next plays Thursday at Greenfield-Central. Listen to live coverage at ihigh.com/hancockcountysports.
Delta 3, Greenfield-Central 1: The Cougars took a set off Delta, but the Eagles were able to win the match 19-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-22.
Rachel Irbe had 11 kills and 11 digs for G-C. Alex Colclazier had 28 digs. Maddie Graham had seven kills and three blocks. Jordan Bunch also had seven kills. Megan Bradley had 21 assists.
G-C is now 5-3 on the season and plays New Palestine at home Thursday, a match we'll broadcast at ihigh.com/hancockcountysports.
Delta 5, Greenfield-Central 0: The Cougars dropped a match to one of the state's top teams.
At No. 1 singles, G-C's Dakota Smith had the strongest match score-wise, falling 6-2, 6-2 to Delta's Bradly Wuthrich.
Delta won the JV match 8-3.
"Delta has one of the top teams in the state every year, but I saw some good things tonight," G-C coach Jeff Sincroft said. "Our doubles teams continue to improve, Brandon Hull played a strong second set at #3 singles, and Dakota Smith played a match that was closer than the score shows."
G-C next plays Thursday at Morristown.
New Palestine 5, Morristown 0: The Dragons swept Morristown to improve to 4-2 on the season.
All four Dragons positions won 6-0, 6-0. Brent Barrett, Stratton Smith, Shayan Khokhar/Evan Poole, Pete Rusche/David Thompson all won. The Dragons also won No. 3 singles by default.
NP (4-2) visits Shelbyville Wednesday.
Mt. Vernon wins county title: Mt. Vernon won the Hancock County golf championship at Arrowhead Golf Course on Tuesday, shooting a four-player aggregate score of 182. The Marauders beat New Palestine by four strokes and Greenfield-Central by five in a close match. Eastern Hancock carded a 231.
NP's Abby Poole was low medalist with a 42, parring the last three holes and shooting four pars on the day.
MV was led by a 43 from second-place individual Ellen Wuerch, a 44 from Molly Yee and a 45 from Hannah Yee. Bailey Fleming shot a 50.
NP's Cassie Rooks was also an individual runner-up with a 43. She shot two birdies on the day, including one on the final hole. Bailey Kamp shot 50, Sarah Rose and Jaymie Jarecki both 51s, as the Dragons totaled 186 strokes.
G-C was led by Ali Kern's 44. Nicole Morley shot 45, Jordan Dicken 48 and Hannah Brown 50 for a 187.
Fout led EH with a 52.
Girls soccer: Yorktown at New Palestine, 7 p.m.
Cross country: Greenfield-Central at Chatard Invitational, 5 p.m.
Boys tennis: Anderson at Mt. Vernon, 4:30 p.m.
Boys tennis: New Palestine at Shelbyville, 4:30 p.m.
Boys tennis: Eastern Hancock at Lapel, 5 p.m.