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Wednesday county wrap: NP girls soccer beats G-C
September 13, 2012Hancock County Sports
New Palestine 2, Greenfield-Central 1: The goaltenders controlled the early going, but the Dragons got two early second-half goals from Natalie Kehrt and Amy Hilton to take a two-goal lead.
Kehrt scored on a feed from Alyssa Mouzin. Hilton's goal came on a double-assist from Lauren Joray and Kristin Wagner.
Sammie McCoy scored a late goal for the Cougars -- her county-best 18th of the year -- but NP's defense was able to preserve the victory.
"Our New Pal girls came ready to play tonight and did a great job at controlling the game and successfully scoring two second half goals for the win," NP coach Bobby Holden said. "I was proud of their efforts and playing the game so well. They are a such a great group of girls and have done so well to win their last two games against Mt. Vernon and Greenfield-Central. Katie Peters is a good goalkeeper and made it a challenge to score against G-C tonight. While Mt. Vernon and Greenfield-Central are both good teams, it is nice to have been successful against them both in these last two weeks and to be going into sectional play next month having those wins."
The Dragons are now 6-5-0 on the year and have now won 21 consecutive Hoosier Heritage Conference games. NP is 4-0 in HHC play with games remaining against Delta, Pendleton Heights and Shelbyville. G-C is now 7-4 on the year and 3-1 in HHC play.
NP next plays Saturday at Delta. G-C travels to Pendleton Heights Monday.
Eastern Hancock 3, Shenandoah 0: The Royals crused to a 25-21, 25-16, 25-16 victory.
Frannie Stephenson and Melissa Bedell each had 12 kills. Stephenson added 10 digs, while Bedell had nine.
Hannah Best led things in the back row with 29 digs. Lytia Vanderpool had nine digs, while Tori Bednarski had eight digs.
Jordian Eastes had six kills, 20 assists and six aces for the Royals. Lauren Harmon had six kills, 15 assists and three aces.
The Royals are now 8-5 on the year. They travel to Mid-Hoosier Conference foe Southwestern (Shelby) Thursday.
Mt. Vernon 5, Warren Central 0: The Marauders won five straight-set matches to beat the Warriors.
Bryce Bobb (6-4, 6-2), Grant Williams (6-2, 6-2) and Nick Pham (6-2, 6-0) all won at singles. Ben Bobb/Chandler Hines (6-1, 6-1) and Corey Beck/Andrew Noble (6-2, 6-2) won their doubles matches.
MV is 7-4 on the year. The Marauders travel to Hamilton SE Thursday.
Greenfield-Central 4, Pendleton Heights 1: The Cougars won another Hoosier Heritage Conference match, winning four matches in straight sets.
G-C is now 12-4 on the year and 3-3 in HHC play.
The Cougars won all three singles matches and got a doubles win from Max Holtzclaw/Jake Kauth at No. 1 doubles. The Cougars' No. 2 doubles dropped a close three-set match.
"Getting a third conference win is huge for us," G-C coach Jeff Sincroft said. "We continue to play with a lot of poise and confidence, and that's great to see at this point in the season."
Singles players Dakota Smith, Chris Kersey and Brandon Hull each won by the same 6-3, 6-1 score.
Holtzclaw/Kauth won 6-2, 7-5. Luke Vowell/Bailey Hull dropped a close 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 match to PH's Evan Crooks/Sam McKinney.
The JVs tied 4-4.
G-C travels to Alexandria on Thursday for its fourth match in as many days.
Rushville 191, New Palestine 235: The Dragons fell in their final regular-season match at Antler Pointe.It was the final match for seniors Ashley Alyea, Jaymie Jarecki and Josie Levine.
NP will compete in the sectional Saturday at Old Oakland.
Boys soccer: Greenfield-Central at New Palestine, 5/7 p.m. (LIVE WEBCAST)
Girls soccer: Mt. Vernon at Hamilton SE, 5/6:30 p.m.
Volleyball: Pendleton Heights at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball: Eastern Hancock at Southwestern (Shelby), 6 p.m.
Volleyball: New Castle at Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m.
Volleyball: Greenfield-Central at Shelbyville, 6:30 p.m.
Tennis: New Palestine at Triton Central, 4:30 p.m.
Tennis: Eastern Hancock at Morristown, 4:30 p.m.
Tennis: Mt. Vernon at Hamilton SE, 4:15 p.m.
Tennis: Greenfield-Central at Alexandria, 5:30 p.m.
Golf: Greenfield-Central at Shelbyville, 4:30 p.m (Bear Chase)