Monday NPHS wrapup: VB, TE win, GSOC ties
September 24, 2013New Palestine High School
The Dragons used a big start and a big night at the net from Megan Hawley to sweep Mooresville 25-18, 25-9, 25-19.
Hawley had 16 kills on 26 attempts for a strong .615 hitting percentage. She also had seven digs and three aces. Kara Morris had 12 assists to help pace the offense. Maddie Harper had three kills and three blocks. Jamie Morris had 13 digs and two aces. Brianna Kilgore had a strong night off the bench with two aces.
The Dragons are now 12-10 on the season. They host Morristown Tuesday and Pike Thursday.
The Dragon JV won 25-15, 25-21.
New Palestine rallied to tie Franklin 3-3 Monday afternoon at NPHS.
The Dragons trailed by two goals in the first half, but scored three straight to take a lead before the Cubs forged the tie.
Madison Carpenter scored a goal with five minutes left in the first half, assisted by Madison Parish, who drew the keeper out and fed Carpenter in front of an open net. Natalie Kehrt knotted the game early in the second half on a goal assisted by Courtney Smith off a corner kick. NP took the lead when Danielle Matus put a free kick over the defense, which Parish ran onto and was able to cross before the keeper could get to it. Katie Villiger was able to finish off the play with the goal.
Franklin was able to tie the game with a free kick late.
The Dragons (3-7-2) next play Wednesday at Pendleton Heights in an HHC tilt.
There was no JV game.
The Dragon tennis team won its 13th straight match, beating Warren Central 5-0.
The singles players only lost one combined game -- Brent Barrett won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1. Connor Swain and Jake Purcell were both perfect 6-0, 6-0 winners.
At No. 1 doubles, Pete Rusche/David Thompson won 6-1, 6-3, while Ben Farley/Shayan Khokhar won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
"This is the start of a big week for us," NP coach Chris Hardin said. "We've got Mt. Vernon tomorrow, senior night against Chatard Thursday. We still continue some solid play."
The Dragons are now 15-2 on the season.
The Dragon JV won 12-2.