Saturday NPHS roundup: BSOC, GSOC, CC have solid showings
August 25, 2013By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School
The Dragons won their second straight game Saturday night, beating Warren Central 1-0 at NPHS.
Kyle Rodebeck posted the shutout in goal, and the Dragons broke the ice in the second half with a beautiful combination from Bo Owens to Matt Ernster, who buried it in the closing minutes.
Rodebeck made eight saves for his first varsity shutout.
"This game was very passionate with high intensity. It was two good teams battling it out for 80 minutes," NP coach Bobby Holden said. "I'm very proud of my boys for playing so hard and win, lose, or draw, it was a very great game. Our boys are very happy and proud to win and I appreciate and respect the level of play that Warren Central played with tonight. Both teams played good soccer tonight and battled every minute."
Now 2-1, the Dragons next play Tuesday at Whiteland. They return home Thursday to face Franklin Central.
The Dragons won the JV match 2-1.
The Dragons split two games in the New Palestine Invitational, finishing strong to collect their first victory of the year.
The Dragons fell to Franklin Central 4-1 in the opening game, but then defeated University 7-2, tallying all seven goals in the first half.
Against University, Amy Hilton scored twice. Katie Villiger also scored two goals, while Kathryn Davis and Katie Settergren each scored their first varsity goals. Madison Parish also scored for the Dragons.
"After a tough first game, the squad was able to rebound and a technically sound second game. We came out fast and strong against a young University High School Team," Dragons coach Gina Fannin said. "We played the first half with high energy, scoring several goals. Kathryn Davis and Katie Settergren both scored their first varsity goals. The reserve team saw plenty of playing time in the second half."
In the opener, Hilton scored to give the Dragons a first-half lead. Another apparent goal was called back, and FC was able to tie the game in the opening half. The Flashes scored three in the second half to get the win.
The Dragons (1-3) are back in action Monday at home against Batesville. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. for JV, 7 for varsity.
The New Paletine boys CC team competed in the Joe Harvey Invitiona at Brebeufl and placed fourth out of 12 teams. The Dragons were led by seventh-place Seth Eagleson (16:14), 15th place Saumuel Voelz (16:55), 31st place Dominic Basciano, 37th place Riley Wilson, and 40th place Chase Tuggle.
"The men's team completed very well today, achieving many personal bests," NP coach Daniel Weimer said. "I was extremely proud of how Seth Eagleson competed today, and for Sam Voelz to run sub-17 (minutes) as a frosh this early is huge, he competed very well today"
The Dragon girls placed 4th out of 8 teams. The Dragons were led by third-place Sarah Schwartz (20:03), 10th place Marissa Crosby (20:45), 12th place Bailey Wallace, 29th place Mattie Waggoneer, and 32nd place Kayla Medaris.
"The girls were led by strong front running of Sarah Schwartz, Marissa Crosby, and Bailey Wallace," Weimer said. "Overall, they competed very well today as a team, achieving many personal and season bests."
The boys JV placed fourth, led by a 27th-place run by Drew Gohmann. The girls JV was second, with Caroline Voelz (4th), Brianna Komornik (6th), Natalie Lindsey (8th) and Kenzie Privette (10th) finishing in the top 10.
The Dragons next compete Wednesday at the Pendleton Heights Arabian Roundup.