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Thursday county wrap: G-C, MV settle nothing on pitch
September 7, 2012Hancock County Sports
Greenfield-Central 1, Mt. Vernon 1: The Cougars and Marauders were unable to finish their game, as a nearby lightning storm delayed the game before going into overtime.
The teams will resume the game at a date to be announced. Sept. 26 is the preliminary date being discussed to play the 14-minute OT. If the game remains tied, the teams will decide the game in a penalty kick shootout.
The teams were scoreless throughout the first half, with each goalkeeper making a point-blank save on the other team -- G-C's Jared Potter smothering a ball in front of the net off Mouhamed Konate's foot, and then MV's Corban Hartley making a diving stop on a shot by G-C's Gabe Collins in the goalmouth headed for the left-side netting.
G-C's Joe Hudson scored 1:44 into the second half, hitting a far-post shot from the right corner of the box into the top corner off a counterattack. That appeared to stand up, but 20 minutes later, MV's C.J. Coleman made a run up the right side of the box and drew a foul before taking a clean shot six yards away. Konate buried the ensuing penalty kick for his 14th goal of the season, tying the game at 1-1.
It stayed that way -- in part thanks to two sliding saves by Potter -- going into OT.
G-C had a 12-10 shot advantage in regulation. Hartley made five saves, Potter made four.
G-C (3-3) next plays Saturday at home against Heritage Christian. MV (6-2) hosts Lawrence Central at 6 p.m. Friday.
G-C won the JV game 2-1. Matt Capen and Westyn Wood scored for G-C.
Shelbyville 2, New Palestine 1: The Golden Bears got the upper hand in a physical game that saw all goals scored on free kicks or penalty kicks.
Shelbyville took a 1-0 lead going into halftime off a free kick. A penalty kick conversion gave the Bears a 2-0 lead before NP's Caleb Kramer scored off a free kick later in the second half. NP was unable to get the equalizer on the road.
The game was an emotional one: eight cards were issued between the two teams, including a red card that forced NP to play a man down for part of the game.
NP coach Bobby Holden cited the play of Bryson Basaran, Kramer and Bo Owens for the Dragons, who are now 4-3-1.
"I believe we are a good team with talented players and passion to win, but their is a difference between passion for the game and losing your temper. Unfortunately the boys let their minds and attitude take them to a 2-1 loss," Holden said. "Winning a game is difficult with less players than the other team and starters sitting on the bench due to poor decision making on their part. I believe Shelbyville to be a good team and played well. Their goalkeeper, Charles Kocher, came up with big saves several times throughout the night. The referee crew did a good job throughout the game. This came down to us as a team not playing to our best potential mentally. We must improve drastically in that area."
NP is back in action at home Saturday afternoon against Franklin.
The Dragons won the JV game 1-0.
Yorktown 3, Mt. Vernon 0: Class 3A's No. 1 team swept the Marauders in three games Thursday night at MV, 25-11, 25-17, 25-7.
MV plays in the Harrison Classic on Saturday near Lafayette.
New Castle 3, Greenfield-Central 1: The Cougars took a game off New Castle, but fell 25-17, 25-17, 19-25, 25-14.
G-C is now 7-4 on the season. The Cougars play Mt. Vernon Tuesday in a match that will be broadcast at HancockCountySports.com.
G-C won the JV match 25-20, 25-21.
Eastern Hancock 3, Hauser 2: The Royals pulled off a five-set 22-25, 27-25, 19-25, 25-17, 15-6 victory on the road Thursday night.
Frannie Stephenson had 31 kills and 14 digs to lead the Royals at the net. Melissa Bedell added 18 kills. Hannah Best had 38 digs in the back row, while Tori Bednarski had 16 digs. Jordian Eastes had 57 assists and 12 digs.
EH is now 6-5 on the year. The Royals host South Decatur Monday.
Greenfield-Central 5, Knightstown 0: The Cougars improved to 7-3 on the year with a 5-0 victory over Knightstown.
Dakota Smith (6-1, 6-2), Chris Kersey (6-1, 6-0) and Luke Vowell (7-5, 6-1) won at singles. Max Holtzclaw/Jake Kauth (6-0, 6-1) and Brandon Hull/Bailey Hull won at doubles (6-0, 6-0).
The Cougars next compete in Saturday's Hancock County Tournament at Mt. Vernon.
G-C won the JV match 3-0.
Shelbyville 4, Mt. Vernon 1: The Marauders dropped a close Hoosier Heritage Conference match to the Golden Bears Thursday afternoon.
Nick Pham was MV's winner, taking a three-set match over the Golden Bears at No. 3 singles, winning 2-6, 7-5, 6-1. MV dropped three-set matches at both doubles positions and at No. 2 singles. Ben Bobb dropped a close 6-0, 6-7, 7-5 match at No. 2 to Sam Shammas. At No. 1 doubles, Chandler Hines/Andrew Noble fell in a third-set tiebreaker 1-6, 6-4, 7-6. Shelby also eeked out a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Corey Beck/Matt Hays at No. 2 doubles.
MV is now 6-4 and hosts the county tournament Saturday morning.
New Palestine wins 3-way: The Dragons shot a 200 at The Links to defeat Shelbyville (233) and Beech Grove (248) Thursday.
Abby Poole was medalist with a 44. Bailey Kamp had a 50, Sarah Rose 52 and Cassie Rooks 54.
The Dragons will join the seven other conference schools at Bear Chase in Shelbyville for the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet.
Football: Milan at Eastern Hancock, 7 p.m. (LIVE WEBCAST)
Boys soccer: Lawrence Central at Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m.
Girls soccer: Yorktown at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.
Football: Mt. Vernon vs, Rushville, 2:30 p.m. (at Lucas Oil Stadium) (LIVE WEBCAST)
Football: Greenfield-Central vs. Yorktown, 5 p.m. (at Lucas Oil Stadium) (LIVE WEBCAST)
Football: New Palestine vs. Delta, 7:30 p.m. (at Lucas Oil Stadium) (LIVE WEBCAST)
Volleyball: New Palestine at Greenwood Invitational, 9 a.m.
Volleyball: Mt. Vernon at Harrison Classic, 9 a.m.
Boys soccer: Franklin at New Palestine, noon/2 p.m.
Boys soccer: Heritage Christian at Greenfield-Central, 10 a.m./noon
Girls soccer: Heritage Christian at Greenfield-Central, 10 a.m.
Cross country: New Palestine at Whiteland Invitational, 8:30 a.m.
Cross country: Mt. Vernon at Carmel Invitational, 9 a.m.
Cross country: Eastern Hancock at Blackford Invitational, 9:30 a.m.
Tennis: County at Mt. Vernon, 9 a.m.
Golf: Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon & New Palestine in HHC at Bear Chase, Shelbyville, noon