BY KEVIN HARRIS AND HANSON CRAFTON
Olivia Scarbrough and Lauren Cunliffe each kicked in two goals to lead the Silver Creek girls’ soccer team to a convincing 8-1 victory over host Charlestown on Thursday night at Dutch Reis Field.
Scarbrough put the Dragons (8-6-2) up 1-0 in the third minute of the match with an unassisted goal. Her second goal came eight minutes into the second half.
Both of Cunliffe’s scores happened in the second half. Her first goal came in the 41st minute of the match, followed by her second 15 minutes later.
Teammate Alexis Barnett recorded two assists, with her second pass occurring on Cunliffe’s second goal.
Also scoring for Silver Creek were Natalie Jones, Lora Thompson, Shelby Shultz and Ashley Stefansson.
“We passed the ball very well tonight and were able to move some girls around in different positions,” Dragons’ coach Patrick Anderson said. “The girls played hard and it was a good confidence builder as we head towards sectional next week.”
Paige Cooksey made Charlestown’s lone goal at the 73rd minute.
Thursday’s match was a “Pink Out” contest to support breast cancer awareness. Both teams wore pink uniforms and donations were collected for the Susan G. Komen foundation.
SILVER CREEK 8, CHARLESTOWN 1
SC — Olivia Scarbrough (unassisted), 3rd min.
SC — Natalie Jones (unassisted), 7th.
SC — Lora Thompson (Alexis Barnett), 18th.
SC — Shelby Shultz (unassisted), 25th.
SC — Lauren Cunliffe (unassisted), 41st.
SC — Scarbrough (unassisted), 48th.
SC — Cunliffe (Barnett), 56th.
C — Paige Cooksey, 73rd.
SC — Ashley Stefansson (unassisted), 74th.
Record: Silver Creek 8-6-2.
Next: Silver Creek vs. Jeffersonville, Class 2A Floyd Central Sectional semifinal, next Thursday.; Charlestown hosts Rising Sun, today.
FLOYD CENTRAL 5, MADISON 2
At Floyd Central
F — Christin Miller (Jessica Coryell) 7th min.
F — Miller (Lusie Brown) 10th.
F — Miller (Mckenzie Garringer) 43rd.
M — Alex Phurnell (unassisted) 45th.
F — Kelsey Shireman (unassisted) 68th.
F — Ellie Stewart (unassisted) 73.
M — Robinson (unassisted) 79th.
Records: Floyd Central 10-5-2 (6-1 Hoosier Hills Conference).
Next: Floyd Central vs. New Albany, Class 2A Floyd Central Sectional first round, Tuesday.
NEW ALBANY 6, SWITZERLAND COUNTY 3
At New Albany
Halftime score: New Albany 3-1.
New Albany goals: Selena Iglesias 2, Rachel Geveden 2, Lindsey Striegel 1, Stephanie Iglesias 1.
New Albany assists: Geveden 1, Miranda Duffy 1, Ryan Milam 1, St. Iglesias 1, Striegel 1.
Quotes: New Albany coach Tim Quakenbush, “It was a good win for Senior Night. The girls had a nice comeback after the Providence match. It was good to see Selena Iglesias knock in a couple of goals and Rachel Geveden with her usual night two goals and an assist.”
Record: New Albany 7-8.
Next: New Albany at Jennings County, Saturday.
ROCK CREEK 4, CHARLESTOWN 0
At Rock Creek
R — Dakota Evans (Ronald Karenzi) 22nd min.
R — Gedeon Nzombi (PK) 37th.
R — Ronald Karenzi (Will Brown), 61st.
R — Brown (Nzombi), 69th.
Stats: Rock Creek goalkeeper Jeremiah Wilkinson 11 saves.
Quotes: Rock Creek coach Chris Brown, “At the start of the game, I thought that our energy level was outstanding. We did a decent job of controlling the tempo in the first half, just didn’t knock in some of the goal opportunities we had. In the second half, Charlestown really stepped up their play and put a lot of pressure on our defense. We were able to get back on track and find the net two more times in the second half. I would like to commend our three seniors — Jeremiah Wilkinson, Dakota Evans and Dontrez Jessup. It was our seniors last time to play on Haas Field, and they really stepped up and played well tonight.”
Records: Rock Creek 11-3.
Next: Rock Creek vs. Providence or North Harrison, Class A Providence Sectional semifinals, Wednesday; Charlestown vs. Seymour, Class 2A Columbus North Sectional semifinal, Wednesday.
FLOYD CENTRAL 7, MADISON 0
At Floyd Central
FC — Zach Lewis (Henok Jones), 6th min.
FC — Jones (Logan Howland), 14th.
FC — Jones (Sean Brown), 18th.
FC — Jones (Lewis), 27th.
FC — Jones (unassisted), 30th.
FC — Howland (Lewis), 37th.
FC — Keaton Jacobi (unassisted), 58th.
Quotes: Floyd Central coach Tim Rice, “I’m extremely proud of our team for responded after [Wednesday’s loss to Jeff]. Tyler Menne and Chase Gosman organized the defense and held Madison to zero shots. Henok Jones did a great job of making quality runs off the ball to create space for him and his teammates.”
Next: Floyd Central at Bedford North Lawrence, Saturday.
FLOYD CENTRAL 3, JEFFERSONVILLE 0
At Floyd Central
Set scores: 25-8, 25-13, 25-11.
Quotes: Jeff coach Renee Stock, “We did not communicate or pass well. We could not get an offense going and had a hard time picking up Floyd’s hits and tips. The girls seemed intimidated and that dictated how we played. Mary Pat Geary, Makenzi Johnson, and Hannah Samuel played well.”
Next: Floyd Central and Jeff at HHC Tournament, Saturday at Jeff.
ROCK CREEK 3, CLARKSVILLE 2
At Rock Creek
Set scores: 25-19, 25-21, 17-25, 14-25, 20-18.
Rock Creek highlights: Susan McCoy 11 kills, 5 blocks; Marissa Weedin 13 kills; Kylie Tincher 12 digs, 7 kills; Brittney Page 7 kills, 6 blocks; Holly Whitworth 17 digs, 11 assists, 5 kills; Katie Clapp 97 assists, 10 digs; Ahyenday Thornton 5 digs.
Quotes: Rock Creek coach Jennifer Brown, “We played extremely well in Games 1 and 2. But Clarksville was ready to play in the third and fourth, and we really let them take us out of our game. They came out with more energy and enthusiasm, and Game 5 was a fight to the end. We had game point four times, and Clarksville just kept fighting back. I’m extremely pleased that we were able to come out on top in a game like that, and I am disappointed that we let them completely take us out of our game.”
Next: Rock Creek at Rising Sun Invitational, Saturday; Clarksville hosts Lanesville, Tuesday.
HENRYVILLE 3, AUSTIN 1
Set scores: 17-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-23.
Henryville highlights: Haley Huddleston 28 digs, 15 kills; Cassidy Mull 11 kills, 4 digs; Courtney Rappe 19 digs, 10 kills, 4 aces, 2 blocks; Kerri Cochran 9 digs, 8 kills; Emma Hendricks 13 digs, 8 kills, 2 aces; Emily Hollis 48 assists, 16 digs.
Quotes: Henryville coach Shallon Hill, “We got off to a slow start dropping that first set but fought back tooth-and-nail for the win. I have two great seniors, so it was a great night from start to finish. We’re definitely going to miss Courtney and Tami [Burgin] as they’re tremendous role models. But luckily, we still have a few more weeks.”
Record: Henryville 17-9.
Next: Henryville at Orleans, Monday.
SILVER CREEK 3, BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 1
Set scores: 25-22, 25-15, 17-25, 25-21.
Silver Creek Highlights: Kendra Kirchgessner 8 kills, 4 blocks; Liz Mann 9 kills, 13 digs; Danny Densford 10 kills, 7 blocks, 2 aces; Morgan Reining 11 kills; Kaitlyn Ramser 36 assists, 12 digs, 5 kills, 2 assists; Kelsi Scott 5 kills, 4 blocks; Brynn Ware 20 digs.
Records: Silver Creek 16-11
JV: Silver Creek 25-11, 25-12.
Next: Silver Creek hosts Salem, Monday.
Team scores: Silver Creek 40, Salem 66, Brownstown Central 96, Henryville 123, Crawford County 129, Borden 147, New Washington 165, Trinity Lutheran 175, Eastern 188.
Overall winner: Sadie Spears (Henryville) 20:20.55.
Silver Creek: 3. Maggie Shields 20:44:04, 5. Mackenzie Crouch 20:55, 7. Brittany Sharp 21:28, 10. Jessica Backherms 22:18, 15. Paris Brock 23:24, 16, Miranda Coats 23:28, 24. Riley Allred 25:59.
Henryville: 1. Spears 20:20.55, 2. Cia Greene 20:42, 47. Kayla Wilson 29:15, 55. Spencer Whitehouse 34:05.
Borden: 15. Brooklyn Agnew 23:04, 24. Abby Ellis 24:37, 37. Kate Gertin 26:27, 44. Kaelan Harmes 27:18, 67. Courtney Welp 32:12.
New Washington: 9. Olivia Graebe 21:53, 23. Courtney Morgan 25:58, 40. Tori Wiggam 28:16:16, 41. Emilee Holloway 28:16:68, 52, Isabella Glover 30:54, 53. Brooke Abbott 31:45.
Eastern: 27. Sarah Teusch 26:22, 35. Kolbi Sponcei 27:28, 39. Allie McClellen 28:05, 42. Rachel Hamilton 28:30, 45, McKenna Keltner 28:57, 48. Courtney West 29:29, 49. Olivia Fleenor 30:00.
Quotes: Silver Creek coach Darrell Kingery, “The girls won their sixth invitational of the year and all ran pretty well tonight. I think we are ready for the homestretch run with conference next week and sectional the week after.”
Team scores: Borden 38, Eastern 86, Brownstown 103, Silver Creek 105, Salem 163, Henryville 166, Crawford County 182, New Washington 186, Lanesville 190, Providence 251, Trinity Lutheran 270, West Washington 284, Home School Union 368.
Overall winner: Julien Magallanes (Borden) 16:27.
Borden: 1. J. Magallanes 16:27, 4. Nathen Magallanes 17:23, 5. Gavin Tipker 17:25, 9. George Tipker 17:54, 19. Andy Stonecipher 18:44, 53. David Wright 20:04, 58. Will Little 20:19, 67. Brian McGee 20:45.
Eastern: 6. Khalli McDaniel 17:26, 15. Reid Prindle 18:36, 16. Josh Ratts 18:40, 24. Dakota Jackson 19:01, 25. Cody Shepherd 19:03, 27. Dalton Jackson 19:08, 38. Alex Hobson 19:37,
Silver Creek: 8. Tanner Coots 17:36, 14. Cameron Stephens 18:34, 19. Matthew Bottorf 18:46, 29. Morgan Davidson 19:10, 35. Boone Barton 19:29, 36. Andrew Westfall 19:30, 65. Matt Street 20:53.
Henryville: 3. Jacob Hendrick 17:00, 11, Zack Knox 18:06, 37. Christian Smith 19:31, 57. Koleton Freitas 20:27, 58. Lucas VanMeter 20:28, 78. Cody Combs 22:50, 86. Dakota Bostock 30:33.
New Washington: 23. Bailey Hecker 19:01, 26. Matthew Mosley 19:06, 39. Devin Herron 19:45, 46. Joe Kehrwald 19:59, 52. James Clemons 20:13, 55. Andrew House 20:21, 74. Brandon Horton 22:03.
Providence: 12. Spencer Mitchell 18:11, 40. Collin Rankin 19:49, 59. Reid Materson 20:28, 68. Nathan Shumate 21:20, 72. Wyatt Dayvault 21:43, 83. Alex Creamer 24:11, 85. Keith Bremmer 28:28.
Home School Union: 64, Colter Jonas 20:47, 67. Heath Higdon 21:19, 76. Welsey Rich 22:21, 79. Jake Ramsey 23:19, 82. Emery Jonas 24:06, 84. Leath Wells 26:14.
Quotes: Kingery, “We had a mixed run tonight. We had some of our runners run extremely well and some did not. We came to run the conference course and we hope that experience tonight will help us next Tuesday as we return to Eastern for the conference meet.”
TUESDAY’S LATE RESULTS
CORYDON CENTRAL 2, SILVER CREEK 1
At Silver Creek
CC — Jordan Dagenhart (unassisted), 8th min.
CC — Dagenhart (unassisted), 14th.
SC — Bailey Miller (Scarbrough), 24th.
Quotes: Anderson, “We started out flat and not focused to play. But once we settled down, we played our game. Hannah Mattingly did a great job in goal making 17 saves. I was very proud of the way the girls played against a good Corydon team even though we lost.”