By KEVIN HARRIS
Jones’ hat trick leads Pioneer girls past Forest Park
FC’s Wyatt scores four times in season-opening victory
BY KEVIN HARRIS
CLARKSVILLE — The Providence girls’ soccer team improved to 3-1 with a 4-1 home victory over Forest Park on Tuesday night at Memorial Field.
Junior Alyssa Jones led the Pioneers with a hat trick, scoring two of her three goals in the second half. Teammate Katelyn Koopman had an assist on each of Jones’ latter-half scores.
Providence’s other goal came from junior Jordan Reger. Pioneers’ goalkeeper Autumn Meyer recorded five saves.
NEXT: Providence (3-1) hosts North Oldham (Ky.), Thursday.
• Wyatt scores four times in Highlanders’ opener: Senior Lauren Wyatt made four goals and had an assist to lead Floyd Central to a 5-1 season-opening victory at Bedford North Lawrence on Tuesday.
Wyatt had two goals each in the first and second half. Halee Tanner booted in Floyd Central’s other goal on a Wyatt assist.
“It was a good start. We could’ve played better, but we played well enough to win,” Highlanders’ coach Lewie Stevens said.
NEXT: Floyd Central (1-0, 1-0 Hoosier Hills Conference) at Mercy Academy in Louisville, Thursday.
• Dragons roll by Southwestern: Alexis Barnett recorded a hat trick to lead visiting Silver Creek past Southwestern on Tuesday, 10-0. Teammate Olivia Scarbrough recorded three assists and two goals.
Also for the Dragons, Victoria Litzelswope and Lauren Cunliffe each had a goal and an assist.
“I was pleased with the way we bounced back from a tough loss on Saturday,” Creek coach Patrick Anderson said. “We continued to pass the ball well and look for open teammates. Our defense kept them from taking any shots and we outshot them, 25-0.”
NEXT: Silver Creek (2-1) hosts Scottsburg, next Tuesday.
• Bulldogs win home opener: With the score tied at three, Lindsey Striegel scored an unassisted goal with five minutes left in regulation to give New Albany a 4-3 victory over North Harrison on Tuesday at Prosser Field. It was the Bulldogs’ home opener.
New Albany’s first three goals were by Rachel Geveden, Kylie Harris and Stephanie Iglesias. The Bulldogs’ Miranda Duffy recorded an assist on Geveden’s score.
NEXT: New Albany at Bloomington South, Thursday.
• Pioneers blank Silver Creek: Providence proved the positive preseason hype about its team was correct on Tuesday with a 5-0 victory at Silver Creek. It was the fourth consecutive match where the Pioneers won 5-0, as each of their positions are undefeated this season.
“It really pumped them up coming into today that they all wanted to stay unbeaten individually,” Providence coach Scott Gurgol said. “It says a lot [to beat Silver Creek]. We wanted to improve our district ranking this year, and we hope that gets us a state ranking.”
The Pioneers won two three-set matches. At No. 2 singles, junior Jacob Quinkert downed the Dragons’ Brennan Thompson, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1. Sophomore Landon Carrico rallied from a one-set deficit to beat Creek’s Jake Steele at three singles, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Also prevailing for the Dragons were Will Andres at one singles, Ryan Day and Ben Arnson at No. 1 doubles and Nolan Carrico and Patrick McPhillips at No. 2 doubles.
“They’re as good as advertised,” Dragons’ coach Robert Briscoe said about the Pioneers. “They are not only one of the top area teams, but they’re one of the top teams in the southern part of the state.”
NEXT: Providence (4-0) at New Albany Invitational, Friday and Saturday; Silver Creek (2-1) hosts Salem, Thursday.
• Mustangs win opener: Visiting New Washington won each of its matches in straight sets to defeat Christian Academy in its season opener on Tuesday, 5-0.
Singles winners for the Mustangs were Jake Zimmerman, Logan Miles and Miles Matthews. New Washington’s victorious doubles teams were Travis McKim and Collin Schindler at the No. 1 spot and Dakota Dieterlen and Caleb Ellison at No. 2.
“This was a good opening win for us,” Mustangs’ coach Wayne Davis said. “We just needed to get those first-match jitters out of the way as much as anything.”
NEXT: New Washington (1-0) hosts Southwestern, today; Christian Academy hosts Lanesville, Sept. 10.
• Hornets top Generals: Emery Dieterlen and Elijah Weeks won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, in Henryville’s 4-1 win at Clarksville on Tuesday. The Hornets won both doubles matches by forfeit.
“It’s always nice to come back home with an old-fashioned ‘W,’” Henryville coach Brian Consley said. “Elijah Weeks played great tonight. He won 12 straight games after losing the first game of the match.”
The Generals’ win came at No. 1 singles, as Adam Bryant beat the Hornets’ Landon Guthrie, 6-2, 6-2.
“I felt like our team improved from our first match [on Monday]. It was a promising sign for the remainder of the season,” Clarksville coach Steve Welcher said.
NEXT: Henryville (1-1) hosts Austin, Sept. 4; Clarksville (0-2) hosts Eastern, today.
• Borden wins at Salem: Visiting Borden swept all three singles matches to defeat Salem on Tuesday, 4-1.
The Braves’ singles victors were Josh Vollstedt at the No. 1 spot, Joseph Vollstedt at No. 2 and Kamden Hurst at No. 3. The Borden tandem of Elijah Franklin and Dawson Nale won at two doubles, 6-2, 6-3.
NEXT: Borden at Lanesville, Thursday.
• Mustangs cruise past C’town: Caroline Ricks had team highs with 10 kills, seven digs and five service aces to lead host New Washington past Charlestown on Tuesday, 25-13, 25-14, 25-7.
Ricks also led the Mustangs in blocks with two. Teammate Courtney Amick dished out 14 assists.
Kim Knight had three blocks for the Pirates.
“We played a good New Washington team tonight,” Charlestown coach Tammy Nuxoll said. “Ricks is a tough player and we had difficulty stopping her. We played without one of our normal middle hitters tonight, but Erika Broady worked hard to fill the position. Our serve reception was not precise in the first match, and our setter Megan Brooks had to work hard to get to several passes.”
NEXT: New Washington (2-0) at Austin, Thursday; Charlestown hosts Madison, Thursday.
• Warriors down Paoli: Krista Boesing smacked 17 kills and Emily Haworth chipped in 10 in Christian Academy’s 25-16, 25-12, 25-15 victory at Paoli on Tuesday.
The Warriors’ Sierra Rayzor had eight aces and five kills, while CAI setter Alex Falcone made 30 assists.
“This was a good win for us. It was truly a team effort,” Warriors’ coach Walter Pauly said. “We served aggressively and tried to keep Paoli off-balance. Hannah Staggers was rock solid passing the ball and on defense. Alex Falcone did a great job running the offense and distributing the ball. Krista Boesing had some strong kills.”
NEXT: CAI hosts North Harrison, Sept. 9.
• Dragons roll past Scottsburg: Morgan Reining spiked eight kills in Silver Creek’s 25-5, 25-13, 25-13 at Scottsburg on Tuesday in its Mid-Southern Conference opener.
Dragons’ setter Caitlyn Ramser had 18 assists, while teammates Liz Mann and Kendra Kirchgessner each had four aces. Silver Creek’s Brynn Ware made eight digs.
“We’re still working on being more efficient,” Dragons’ coach Jeff Zimmerman said.
NEXT: Silver Creek (3-1, 1-0 MSC) at Brownstown Central Invitational, Saturday.
• Generals sweep Eastern: Ali Sparkman recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs in Clarksville’s 25-18, 25-13, 25-12 victory at MSC rival Eastern on Tuesday.
Teammate Hannah Elder had 14 service points and four aces. Also for Clarksville, Cheyenne Beldsoe dished out 30 assists and Kayla Wallace had 11 digs.
“After lackluster play this weekend, the girls regrouped this week and came out to earn the conference victory on the road,” Clarksville coach John McEwen said. “Eastern did a nice job trying to stay in the match. I was really proud how my team reacted.”
NEXT: Clarksville (3-2, 2-1 MSC) hosts Borden, Thursday.
• Borden falls to North Harrison: Haley Shouse had six kills and four blocks as host Borden lost to North Harrison, 25-19, 25-11, 25-18. Teammate Kristen Nestor had nine digs and three aces.
Also for the Braves, Joann Konermann made seven digs and Megan McNew distributed 10 assists.
“It’s hard to lose anytime,” Borden coach Gary Timberlake said. “I’m seeing some improvements.”
NEXT: Borden at Clarksville, Thursday.
• Red Devils fall at CAL: Hannah Samuel hit nine kills in visiting Jeffersonville’s 26-24, 25-13, 25-16 loss at Christian Academy of Louisville on Tuesday.
Also for the Red Devils, Jena Reinhardt had 20 assists and Sara Garwood made 13 digs.
NEXT: Jeff at Rock Creek Academy, Thursday.
• Dragons fall to Madison: Host Silver Creek suffered its first loss of 2013 in a 4-1 setback to Madison.
Noah Spencer connected on the Dragons’ lone goal on a first-half penalty kick. Creek keeper John Osterhoudt made six saves.
“We did not show up tonight. Madison won nearly every ball in the air and every 50-50 ball,” Dragons’ coach Colin Bell said. “They simply wanted it more than us. Hopefully, the boys can put this game behind them and focus on the next one.”
NEXT: Silver Creek (1-1-1) hosts Mitchell, Thursday.
• Dragons win tri-meet at Wooded View: Silver Creek fired a 188 to win a triangular meet on Tuesday at Wooded View Golf Course against Southwestern (239) and host Clarksville (263).
The Dragons’ Charlotte Seaton earned medalist honors with a 43. Teammate Kaela Roberts shot a 47, while Creek’s Lily Smith shot a 48. Miranda DeKorte paced the Generals with a 55.
NEXT: Silver Creek hosts Eastern and New Albany, Thursday at Hidden Creek; Clarksville at Scottsburg, Monday at Westwood.
• Pirates’ Knoebel sets school record: Charlestown senior Marissa Knoebel broke the school’s nine-hole school record on Monday at Hidden Creek Golf Club during a dual match with North Harrison.
Knoebel fired a 37 to earn medalist honors. The previous record was 39, which was shot by former Pirates’ Cathy Donahue in 2003 and April Scott in 2007.
Also for Charlestown, freshman Kalsie Coomer carded a season-low 62.
NEXT: Charlestown at Jeffersonville, Tuesday at Jeff Elks.
• Jeff strong at Kingery Hokum Karem: The Jeff girls’ team had three medalist teams in the Darrell Kingery Hokum Karem on Tuesday at Silver Creek Primary School in Sellersburg.
Cat Patton and Josie Noel was the fastest Red Devil team, placing 10th. The Jeff tandem of Maddie Gavin and Candea Smith finished 13th, and teammates Heather Nicholas and Hamilton Dickey ended up 23rd.
The Jeff boys finished 12th out of 13 teams. The Red Devil pair of Caleb Boutell and James McKinney led Jeff in 38:36.
NEXT: Jeff at Charlestown Invitational, Thursday.