Monday NPHS wrapup: TE & GSOC win finales, VB falls
October 1, 2013By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School
New Palestine concluded the home portion of its schedule with an 8-0 victory over Shelbyville Monday evening.
It took just 55 seconds for Molly Carpenter to score the Dragons' first goal, and they led 6-0 at the half. Katie Villiger scored twice. Madison Carpenter, Delaney Frye, Gabbi Pierson and Danielle Matus all scored for the Dragons. For the latter three, it was the first varsity goal for each.
Courtney Smith, Amy Hilton, Natalie Kehrt and Pierson had assists.
"Shelbyville didn't have much of a chance to get anything started since we were able to maintain possession throughout the game with our passing," NP coach Gina Fannin said. "Several players also got into the goal scoring action tonight.
"Once again, everyone on the bench got a chance to play tonight. Katie Settergren volunteered to play keeper and had her first shutout of her career with one save for the game."
The Dragons are now 6-7-2. The regular season finale is Wednesday at Wapahani.
The New Palestine JV won 4-0, with Kathryn Davis scoring twice and Alicia Petrow once.
The Dragon tenns team won its finale Monday afternoon, allowing several new players an opportunity to play a varsity match.
The Dragons beat Rushvile 5-0. Colton Espich won at No. 1 singles. Kip Peters won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2, Clay Brown 7-6, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. At doubles, Sam O'Dell/Corey Cavin won 7-6, 6-1 and Justin Stirm/Logan Oxley won 6-1, 6-2.
The Dragons finish the regular season 17-3. They open sectional play Thursday at Mt. Vernon against the host Marauders at 5 p.m.
The Dragons dropped a three-set match at Franklin Central, falling 25-22, 25-17, 25-16.
Jamie Morris had 25 digs to lead the Dragons defensively. Katlyn Keele had eight kills and 19 digs.
"We just did not show up tonight," NP coach Kelli Whitaker said. "We have the skills and talent to beat FC. It's disappointing that we did not play to our potential."
The Dragons are now 14-11. They travel to Yorktown Tuesday for an HHC match.
FC won the JV match 25-14, 25-18.