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Saturday county roundup: Marauders win golf sectional. NP wins CC invitational
September 17, 2012Hancock County Sports
Marauders win sectional title. NP, G-C also advance: Mt. Vernon won the golf sectional at Old Oakland today, but three Hancock County schools advanced as teams.
MV shot a 385 to beat New Palestine by four strokes. The Dragons shot 389, Greenfield-Central shot 400 to take third place. The top three teams advance as individuals.
Eastern Hancock shot 500 to finish sixth.
NP's Abby Poole was the individual sectional champion with an 82. Mt. Vernon also had two golfers in the top four, with Molly Yee's 88 placing third and Ellen Wuerch's 92 placing fourth.
Yee and Wuerch led the Marauders' championship-winning effort. Hannah Yee shot 100 and Bailey Fleming 105.
NP was led by Poole's 82. Cassie Rooks shot 94, Bailey Kamp 102 and Sarah Rose 111.
G-C was led by Makenzey Fisk's 97. Alexandra Kern shot 98, Nicole Morley 105 and Jordan Dicken 105.
EH was led by Rachel Boaz's 114. Breanna Jones shot 116 and Hailey Carlton 119.
The Marauders, Dragons and Cougars will compete in next Saturday's regional at Westwood Golf Course in New Castle.
NP girls win, G-C boys fifth at FlashRock: New Palestine's girls won the "invite" division of the prestigious FlashRock Invitational at Northview Christian Life Church in Carmel.
The Dragons had two runners -- freshmen Sarah Schwartz and Bailey Wallace -- in the top 10 to clinch the victory.
Schwartz was the runner-up to North Harrison's Ashton Bolser. Schwartz ran the 5K race in 19:53, Bolser in 19:15. Wallace was eighth in 20:36.
Emily Trimpe was 21st, Kayla Medaris 27th and Natalie Shields 30th to round out the Dragons' scoring. The Dragons had 86 points, placing well ahead of second-place Fort Wayne Snider, which had 114.
"It was exciting for the girls to get a win at a big invite with some great competition," NP coach Daniel Weimer said. "Each of the girls competed very well with many team members running personal bests on a championship course. This is great for our confidence heading into our first championship meet of the season in county."
Greenfield-Central was eighth with 223. Kara Purvis and Emily Dupnick were 22nd and 23rd, at 21:35 and 21:37. Nikki Stephenson was 42nd, Rebecca Flora 48th and Claire Talbott 88th.
In the boys race, Greenfield-Central's boys placed fifth and New Palestine's 19th out of 25 teams.
The Cougars and Dragons competed in the "invite" division. NP's top two runners -- Seth Eagleson and Austin Dodd -- ran as individuals in the "Championship" race. Eagleson finished 21st in 16:02, while Dodd was 124th in 17:11. Twenty-six of the state's top teams ran in the "championship" race.
"The boys team team competed well, running many personal bests across the board," Weimer said. "Seth Eagleson and Austin Dodd gained some great experience competing against some of the best runners in the state. Overall, We were very happy with how we competed today and look forward to county on Tuesday."
In their team races, G-C was led by 20th-place Syrus Fletcher (17:25). Chris Tatom was 25th, Scott Prewitt 38th, Taylor Wright 43rd and Garrett Benedict 56th. NP was led by Riley Wilson's 66th place finish. Sam Jones was 88th, Kevin Laetsch 102nd, Chase Tuggle 129th and Chris Poturalski 131st.
The Hancock County meet is at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Greenfield-Central.
Royal girls 4th at Yorktown: Eastern Hancock's girls placed fourth at the Yorktown Invitational.
Kiersten Schrope led the Royals, placing fifth to lead the EH girls.
New Palestine 4, Delta 2: The Dragons built a 4-0 lead behind two goals from Kristin Wagner and two assists each from Alyssa Mouzin and Amy Hilton.
Mouzin fed Joray for a first-half goal to make it a 1-0 game, then Wagner scored off Hilton's assist to give the Dragons a 2-0 lead going into halftime. The Hilton-to-Wagner connection came together again for the third goal, before Mouzin fed Emily Sitzman for a goal.
Delta scored two late goals, one off a free kick, one off a penalty kick, to close the score.
"It was a nice day for soccer," NP coach Bobby Holden said. "The girls won their game scoring two goals in the first half and two in the second half. We unfortunately had two handballs (one right outside of the penalty area and the other inside) that both resulted in goals from the free kick and penalty kick that Delta took. Delta played very hard today and made it a close game. We are looking forward to playing Franklin Community on Monday."
Holden also cited the play of Molly Carpenter at center back and center midfield as being key in the victory.
NP is now 7-5 and 4-0 in HHC play. The Dragons have now won 22 straight HHC contests.
Mt. Vernon 1, Marion 1: The Marauders and Giants tied Saturday morning at MV.
Jordan Slusher scored in the second half for the Marauders to tie the game.
Olivia Coleman made nine saves for the Marauders in goal.
Marion came into the game undefeated, so the tie was the first blemish on the Giants' record. The Marauders are now 5-3-1.
Marauders go 0-1-1 at Pike: Mt. Vernon took on two of the state's top teams today, and came away with a tie in the Pike Invitational.
The Marauders fell to No. 20 Munster 2-0 in their first game. They tied Evansville Harrison 1-1 in the second game.
Mouhamed Konate scored on an assist from Josiah Noska in the first half against Harrison.
Dragons go 2-2 at Warren Central: New Palestine went 2-2 at the Warren Central Invitational.
The Dragons won their last two matches, beating Heritage Christian 25-11, 25-27, 15-9, and then knocking off Tech 25-8, 25-12. In their first two matches, the Dragons fell to Lawrence Central 25-19, 25-23 and Carmel 25-13, 25-14.
Ellen Poetz had 11 aces for the Dragons. Jamie Morris had 32 digs, while Cianna Speth had 26. Katie Morris had nine kills, 10 blocks and 25 assists. Ali Tucker and McKenze Qualkinbush both had 10 kills.
NP is now 9-12 on the season.
Cougars go 2-1 at Franklin: Greenfield-Central went 2-1 at the Franklin Invitational, winning its first two matches before falling to Franklin in the championship match.
In the first match, the Cougars beat Connersville 25-12, 25-21. Maddi Graham had 10 kills, Rachel Irbe seven and Jordan Bunch six. Megan Bradley had 25 assists and eight digs. Alex Colclazier had 12 digs, and Jordan Bunch four aces.
The Cougars then beat Franklin Central 21-25, 25-13, 25-19. Bradley had 27 assists, 10 digs and four kills. Irbe had 11 kills and seven digs. Abby Fennig had two solo blocks. Graham and Jordan Bunch had seven kills each. Colclazier had 21 digs.
"I saw a lot of great team plays throughout the match," G-C coach Rita Rouse said. "I really liked the way the girls pulled it together and came back determined to get the match after that first set. They didn't give up and they played fearless even when things got tough. A great sign that we are taking this team in the right direction."
In the title match, G-C fell to Franklin 25-19, 25-10. Bunch had four kills and five digs for the Cougars.
G-C is now 10-6 on the season. The Cougars visit Lawrence Central Monday.
Tennis; New Palestine at Warren Central, 4:30 p.m.
Tennis: Mt. Vernon at Franklin Central, 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball: New Palestine at Knightstown, 5:30 p.m. CANCELED
Volleyball: Greenfield-Central at Lawrence Central, 6 p.m.
Volleyball: Mt. Vernon at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.
Boys soccer: Shelbyville at Greenfield-Central, 5:30/7 p.m.
Girls soccer: New Palestine at Franklin, 5:30/7 p.m.
Girls soccer: Mt. Vernon at Hamilton Heights, 5:30/7 p.m.
Girls soccer: Greenfield-Central at Pendleton Heights, 5 p.m.