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Saturday county roundup: MV soccer teams win; CC updates
September 1, 2012Hancock County Sports
Mt. Vernon 4, Shelbyville 1: The Marauders scored three unanswered goals in the second half to break a halftime tie and beat the Golden Bears.
Mouhamed Konate scored two goals, giving him a county-best 12 on the year. He scored MV's goal off an assist from Kyle Cansler in the opening half as the teams went into halftime deadlocked at 1-1. In the second half, Cansler fed Drew Kiser and Aaron Gilpin for goals. Konate finished off a feed from C.J. Coleman to finish off the Marauders' scoring.
Cansler had three assists on the day for the Marauders.
Corban Hartley made six saves in net for MV, which is 5-2 overall and 3-1 in HHC play. The Marauders next play Tuesday at home against Yorktown before hosting Greenfield-Central Thursday. The G-C match will be broadcast live by HancockCountySports.com.
Dragons drop 2 games at Zionsville: New Palestine saw strong competition at this weekend's Zionsville Invitational, but saw two narrow losses today. NP fell to McCutcheon 2-0 early in the day, then West Lafayette 2-1 later in the afternoon.
The Dragons also fell to Sylvania (OH) 4-1 on Friday in the annual multi-team tournament featuring top soccer programs from around the Midwest.
In the McCutcheon game, the Mavericks scored midway through the second half to take a 1-0 lead, then scored with 10 seconds left and the Dragons pushing fowarrd.
"The game was well played by both teams," NP coach Bobby Holden said. "Our New Palestine defense played a very good first half keeping the shutout. McCutcheon scored their first goal midway through the second half on a break away. Our New Palestine team kept playing hard as we switched into a more offensive formation. We hit the post twice but couldn't find the net."
Against West Lafayette, the Red Devils' Katie Bittner scored once in each half. NP's Amy Hilton scored on a double-assist from Kristin Wagner and Lauren Joray in the second half in the 2-1 loss.
"It was a tough third game of the weekend. A late PK awarded to us that would have equalized the game was saved by West Lafayette's keeper," Holden said. "Suffering several injuries and tired players, we were struggling toward the end, but the girls played a hard game, but unfortunately came up short on the scoreboard. The girls had a tough weekend, but I believe with playing good competition it will reflect well in our upcoming games."
The Dragons (4-5) next play Wednesday at home against Mt. Vernon.
Mt. Vernon 6, Connersville 0: Hannah Whitaker and Chelsea Thomas each scored twice to lead the Marauders to a shutout victory.
MV scored four goals in the first half, then Thomas and Jordan Slusher added second-half goals. Also scoring for MV was Claudia Brown, who had a goal and an assist.
Blair Viehweg and Taylor Gutierrez each had two assists for MV. Krista Shockley had an assist.
Olivia Coleman and Lindsey Werking had the combined shutout in goal, only being forced to make one save.
MV is now 4-1. The Marauders visit New Palestine for a Wednesday match.
Dragons 8th, 9th at Marion: New Palestine's boys cross country team finished ninth at the 15-team Marion Invitational, held at Indiana Wesleyan University. Seth Eagleson finished seventh in 16:08. Austin Dodd was 29th, Sam Jones 69th, Dominic Basciano 79th and Kevin Laetsch 84th for the Dragons.
"The boys team competed very well against some outstanding competetion and had some personal bests," NP coach Daniel Weimer said. "Seth Eagleson had an oustanding time and competed well running in the front of the pack of a very comeptive field."
The NP girls team finished eighth out of 15 teams. Natalie Shields and Marissa Crosby finished 30th and 31st to lead NP. Shields came in at 21:03, Crosby six seconds later. Emily Trimpe was 39th, Kayla Medaris 48th and Izzy Fleetwood 54th.
"The girls did a great job as a team running some very good times and competing well," Weimer said.
NP's Sarah Schwartz and Bailey Wallace finished 1-2 in the girls JV race and both ran personal-best times. Riley Wilson's 29th-place finish led NP's boys in the JV race.
Marauders 7th, 9th at Manchester Invitational: Mt. Vernon's boys finished seventh at the 17-team Manchester Invitational. Taylor VanWinkle finished 25th to lead the Marauders in 17:47. Brandt True was 37th, Aaron Rush 42nd, Andrew Boyle 47th and Andrew Thaxton 48th. MV tallied 199 points. Carroll (Allen) (87), Rochester (89) and Elkhart Central (90) won a close race for first.
The Marauder girls placed ninth at the invitational, led by senior Elizabeth Cook's 15th-place finish (20:53). Morgan Hayse was 40th, Samantha Sanders 46th, Ariana Sandefur 50th and Lindsey Eckart 62nd for the Marauders. Carroll (Allen) (81) won, beating out Fremont (86) and New Prairie (94). MV tallied 213 points.
Cougars at Martinsville Artesian Classic: The Greenfield-Central boys cross country team finished ninth at the 16-team Martinsville Artesian Classic. G-C was led by 36th-place finisher Syrus Fletcher (17:49). Garrett Benedict was 47th, Scott Prewitt 49th, Taylor Wright 60th and Christopher Tatom 65th. G-C had 257 points. Columbus North (55), Chesterton (84) and North Central (85) finished in the top three.
G-C's girls finished 12th. Kara Purvis led G-C with a 44th-place finish (22:18). Emily Dupnick was 59th, Nikki Stephenson 62nd, Rebecca Flora 70th and Claire Talbott 87th. G-C had 322 points, with Columbus North (30), Chesterton (62) and North Central (80) winning the top three positions.
Mt. Vernon 2nd at Richmond Invitational: The Marauders placed second at the Richmond Invitational, tallying 42 points to finish as the runner-up to No. 25 Marion, which had 48.
The Marauders had two individual champions: Ben Bobb at No. 2 singles and Nick Pham at No. 3 singles, as both went 3-0 on the day.
Bryce Bobb finished as the runner-up at No. 1 singles to Marion's top player. Andrew Noble/Chandler Hines were fifth at No. 1 doubles. MV also finished third at No. 2 doubles.
The Marauders next compete Tuesday at Greenfield-Central.
Boys soccer: New Palestine at New Castle, 5/7 p.m.
Boys soccer: Yorktown at Mt. Vernon, 5/6:30 p.m.
Boys soccer: Franklin at Greenfield-Central, 5:30/7 p.m.
Volleyball: Mt. Vernon at Zionsville, 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball: Eastern Hancock at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m. (LIVE WEBCAST)
Volleyball: Greenfield-Central at Knightstown, 6 p.m.
Cross country: Tri at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.
Tennis: Mt. Vernon at Greenfield-Central, 5 p.m.
Golf: Greenfield-Central/Hagerstown at Connersville, 5 p.m. (Hartley Hills)
Golf: Mt. Vernon/Hamilton Hts. at Guerin, 4:30 p.m.