BY HANSON CRAFTON AND KEVIN HARRIS
Caleb Scarbrough recorded a hat trick to lead the Silver Creek boys’ soccer team to a 3-2 victory at Rock Creek Academy on Thursday night.
The host Lions went up 1-0 early in the game when junior Will Brown connected on a goal 13 minutes into the contest off an assist by junior Gedeon Nzombi.
Scarbrough tied the game at one in the first half with the first of his three goals off an assist from teammate Gabriel Masso.
The Lions (8-2) took a 2-1 lead at halftime following a goal by sophomore Immanual Malumba at the 24-minute mark. Rock Creek junior Ronald Karenzi recorded the assist.
Seven minutes into the second half, Scarbrough knocked in an unassisted goal to deadlock the contest at two.
Rock Creek nearly went up 3-2 with about eight minutes remaining in regulation when Brown connected on a goal. But the referees nullified the score by calling offsides on the Lions.
Scarbrough’s final goal came with 1:47 left on a penalty kick, as the Dragons (6-3-4) held them off the rest of the way to get the win. Silver Creek senior goalkeeper John Osterhoudt made eight saves.
“It was a phenomenal soccer match between two very good teams,” Lions’ coach Chris Brown said. “Hats off to SC for a tough win.”
SILVER CREEK 3, ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 2
At Rock Creek
RC — Will Brown (Gedeon Nzombi), 13th min.
SC — Caleb Scarbrough (Gabriel Masso)
RC — Immanual Malumba (Ronald Karenzi), 24th
SC — Scarbrough (unassisted), 47th
SC — Scarbrough (penalty kick), 79th
Records: Silver Creek 6-3-4, Rock Creek 8-2.
Next: Silver Creek at Cougar Cup, Saturday at Trinity Lutheran; Rock Creek at Evangel (Ky.) Eagle Cup, Saturday.
FLOYD CENTRAL 7, JENNINGS COUNTY 0
At Floyd Central
F — Mckenzie Garringer (Lauren Wyatt), 3rd min.
F — Emma Pappas (Carly Stevens), 31st
F — Christin Miller (unassisted), 44th
F — Presley Roos (unassisted), 46th
F — Mariah Ferber (Molly Yothers), 48th
F — Kelsey Shireman (unassisted), 55th
F — Stevens (Jessica Coryell), 79th
Stats: Floyd Central outshot 21-2.
Quotes: Floyd Central coach Lewie Stevens, “We started slow in the first half. It was good to see the girls play well in the second half. Lopsided games are rough to play in, and I was pleased with how they handled it. It was a good tune-up for the end of the season.”
Records: Floyd Central 8-3-2.
Next: Floyd Central at East Central Trojan Classic, Saturday.
SILVER CREEK 1, SWITZERLAND COUNTY 0
At Silver Creek
SC — Bailey Miller (unassisted), 52nd min.
Stats: Silver Creek outshot 10-9.
Quotes: Silver Creek coach Patrick Anderson, “I was very happy with the way we played tonight. We’ve had a tough stretch of games lately and we haven’t played our style. It was nice to see the girls be ready to play, execute on both sides of the ball and play the way we’re capable of playing to get the win. Hannah Mattingly played very well in goal and our defense played well, too.”
Records: Silver Creek 5-5-2.
Next: Silver Creek at Scottsburg Warrior Cup, Saturday.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3, EASTERN 0
Set scores: 25-16, 25-10, 25-18.
Highlights: Krista Boesing 14 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs; Sierra Rayzor 8 kills, 7 aces, 6 digs; Emily Haworth 7 kills; Ezra Staggers 4 aces, Abby Falcone 2 aces, 6 digs; Alex Falcone 5 digs, 25 assists.
Quotes: Christian Academy coach Walter Pauly, “Sierra Rayzor did a fantastic job serving tonight, and Alex Falcone distributed the ball well. We continue to work with our line-up to get our best defensive combination on the floor. We played well in the second set, but we need to work on maintaining our focus and intensity.”
Records: Christian Academy 14-6.
JV: Christian Academy 2-0.
Next: Christian Academy at Southwestern, Saturday; Eastern hosts Salem, Monday.
SILVER CREEK 3, NORTH HARRISON 0
At Silver Creek
Set scores: 25-4, 25-10, 25-11.
Silver Creek stats: Liz Mann 6 aces; Danny Desford 9 kills, 4 blocks; Morgan Reining 9 kills; Caitlyn Ramser 24 assists; Kelsi Scott 3 kills.
Quotes: Creek coach Jeff Zimmerman, “Our serve was aggressive tonight. We had 17 aces in the three sets, our coaches have been working hard on that and we executed tonight.”
Notes: Silver Creek remains in first place in the Mid-Southern Conference standings.
Records: Silver Creek 15-12 (5-0 MSC).
Next: Silver Creek hosts Clarksville, Wednesday.
MADISON 3, JEFFERSONVILLE 0
Set scores: 25-16, 25-11, 27-25.
Quotes: Jeff coach Renee Stock, “We played with so much heart against such a huge team. Madison runs a quick offense, and we did not adjust to it until the third game. I was very pleased that the girls never gave up on each other.”
Next: Jeffersonville hosts Providence, Wednesday.
NEW WASHINGTON 3, LANESVILLE 0
Set scores: 25-13, 25-12, 25-11.
New Wash. stats: Caroline Ricks 4 aces, 4 blocks, 17 kills; Brianne Cochran 4 aces; Courtney Amick 27 assists; Ashley Johnson 11 digs.
Records: 10-8 (3-0 Southern Athletic Conference).
Next: New Washington hosts Southwestern, Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE 3, SOUTHWESTERN 0
Set scores: 25-6, 25-4, 25-8.
Highlights: Jacquie Hornung 10 kills; Haley Libs 7 kills, 3 digs; Carlie Combs 5 kills, 3 blocks; Malie Daniel 4 kills, 4 blocks; Patricia Mattingly 29 assists, 5 digs, 3 kills, 2 blocks; Abby Spitznagel 13 service points (team high).
Quotes: Providence coach Terri Purichia, “I was pleased with how the team came out tonight. Coming off a tough four-set loss to Sacred Heart [on Wednesday], I was worried about a letdown. I’m pleased with how they kept focus for three sets.”
Records: Providence 19-4.
JV: Providence won in two sets.
Next: Providence at Jeffersonville, Wednesday.
CLARKSVILLE 3, WEST WASHINGTON 1
Set scores: 20-25, 25-17, 25-9, 25-18.
Clarksville stats: Ali Sparkman 17 kills, 17 digs, 6 blocks, 3 aces; Maiya Sulton 7 kills; Maggie Kane 6 kills; Carol Hawkins 6 kills, 4 blocks, 4 aces; Chey Bledsoe 25 assists; Hannah Elder 6 assists.
Quotes: Clarksville coach John McEwen, “After losing the first set, the girls regrouped and played some great volleyball. The energy, effort and attitudes were excellent tonight and positively affected our play. Ali Sparkman played amazing and was an amazing leader.”
Records: Clarksville 12-9.
Next: Clarksville at Salem, Tuesday.
BORDEN 5, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
No. 1 — Josh Vollstedt d. Justin Brown 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 — Joseph Vollstedt d. Jack Drake 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 — Kamden Hurst d. Kyle Rivera 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 — Cody Craddock-Dylan Scott d. Seth Delbridge-Bradley Gay 6-4, 6-0.
No. 2 — Elijah Franklin-Dawson Nale d. Justin Hurst-Dylan Barton 6-4, 6-0.
Next: Borden hosts Henryville, Tuesday; Christian Academy at Lanesville, Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY’S LATE RESULTS
GUERIN CATHOLIC 5, PROVIDENCE 0
At Guerin Catholic
GC — Abby Trusler (Sara Osinski)
GC — Gabby LaMere (Lauren Rice)
GC — Rice (LaMere)
GC — Rice (Laila Dilts)
GC — Rice (Ali Nelson)
Notes: Providence goalkeeper Autumn Meyer 16 saves.
Record: Providence 8-4.
Next: Providence at Mercy Academy (Ky.), Saturday.
BORDEN 5, NEW WASHINGTON 0
At New Washington
No. 1 — Josh Vollstedt d. Jake Zimmerman 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 — Joseph Vollstedt d. Logan Miles 6-3, 6-1.
No. 3 — Hurst d. Miles Matthews 6-0, 6-2.
No. 1 — Craddock-Scott d. Travis McKim-Collin Schindler 7-5, 6-2.
No. 2 — Franklin-Nale d. Dakota Dieterlen-Caleb Ellison 6-3, 7-6(2).
Next: New Washington at Jeffersonville Sectional, next Wednesday.