By GREG MENGELT
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Jeffersonville was beaten 7-0 at home by Hoosier Hills Conference rival Seymour on Tuesday.
The results may seem like a bad one, but considering last year’s 12-0 loss at the hands of the Owls, it does show some progression by the Red devils.
“We kind of knew what they were going to do, but we just weren’t able to stop them,” Jeff coach Scott Epley said. “But we did better at it than we were able to last year. They set us on our heels early a little bit.”
Seymour dominated the flow of play from the opening kickoff and led 3-0 at the half.
“They beat our defense to death and beat us through the midfield and we really couldn’t get anything going. I was really disappointed. I thought we were a better team than we showed tonight.”
With Seymour having possession most of the contest, it put a ton of strain on the Devil defense. Considering that, goalkeeper Ashlyn Crane and the Jeff defense had a solid night.
“There were a couple of kids who played real hard,” Epley said, noting the play of Brooke Baker, who moved to offense in the second half to try to manufacture some scoring. “Our defense put up a fight considering they were on their heels the entire game. They did the best they could possibly do.”
The Red Devils go to Silver Creek on Thursday to take on a high-scoring Dragon squad.
“You have to keep plugging along,” Epley said. “Pat Anderson has done a nice job [at Silver Creek]. You have to give him credit.”
SEYMOUR 7, JEFFERSONVILLE 0
Halftime score: 3-0
Records: Jeff 2-2-1, Seymour 3-0-1.
Next: Jeffersonville at Silve Creek, Thursday.
FLOYD CENTRAL 2, JASPER 0
F — Kelsey Shireman (Christin Miller), 49th min.
F — Lauren Wyatt (penalty kick), 50th.
Note: Floyd Central had eight shots in the first half and six in the second; Jasper had three in each half.
Quotes: Floyd Central coach Lewie Stevens, “We started to control [the game] at the end of the first half and came out and played an excellent second half. That was really good to see because we struggled with [second halves] in the first couple games.”
Records: Floyd Central 3-0.
Next: Hoosier Cup, Saturday at Karst Park, Bloomington.
PROVIDENCE 2, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (KY.) 0
Providence goals: Jenkins, Jones.
Next: Providence hosts North Harrison, Thursday.
CLARKSVILLE 3, AUSTIN 2
Set scores: 25-19, 20-25, 21-25, 25-17, 15-6.
Clarksville highlights: Ali Sparkman 20 kills, 12 digs, 8 blocks (Sparkman’s third straight doubule-double); Maiya Sutton 7 kills, Cheyenne Bledsoe 30 assists; Kayla Wallace 18 digs; Bailey Sharp 4 aces, Dani Pace 15 service points.
Quotes: Clarksville coach John McEwen, “It was great to see the girls dig themselves out of a hole tonight after falling behind 1-2 after taking the first set. Our middle blocker combo of Ali Sparkman and Maiya Sutton was awesome. And Sutton complimented with 7 kills. I asked Ali to step it up in the fourth set and she did with five kills and four blocks in the set. Dani Pace was great tonight with 15 service points and 11 digs.”
Records: Clarksville 5-2 (3-1 MSC).
Next: Clarksville at North Harrison.
SILVER CREEK 3, BORDEN 0
Set scores: 25-8, 25-5, 25-15.
Silver Creek highlights: Danni Densford 8 kills; Liz Mann 9 kills and 4 aces; Morgan Reining 8 kills and 6 aces; Kaitlyn Ramser 30 assists; Brynn Ware 6 digs.
Notes: Silver Creek had 18 aces as a team.
Quotes: Creek coach Jeff Zimmerman — “We started very agressive. We started really, really well for sure. Denford and Reining and Ramser really stepped it up. They’ve worked on making a better connection and I think they did that tonight.”
Records: Silver Creek 6-3.
Next: Borden at Rock Creek, Thursday; Silver Creek at Charlestown, Thursday.
MADISON 3, NEW WASHINGTON 0
Set scores: 25-17, 25-23, 25-10
New Wash highlights: Caroline Ricks 11 kills, 1 block; Courtney Amick 10 assists; Brianne Cochran 3 aces; Ashley Johnson 11 digs.
Records: New Washington 4-3.
Note: The loss was New Wash’s second to Madison in four days.
Next: New Washington at Jeffersonville, Thursday.
HENRYVILLE 3, SCOTTSBURG 1
Set scores: 25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19
Henville highlights: Kerri Cochran 12 kills; Courtney Rappe 16 digs, 8 kills, 3 aces; Cassidy Mull 8 kills (ended third and fourth sets with kills); Haley Huddleston 3 aces; Emily Hollis 40 assists, 3 aces; Kelsey Johnson 21 digs; Audrey VanMeter 17 digs.
Quotes: Henryville coach Shallon Hill, “I love seeing all of my girls contributing to our wins. Looking st stats tonight really shows how well rounded each of my players are and how much they’re each capable, which is definitely going to lead to a successful season for us. All of my girls are doing a great job, but I really want to applaud Rappe. She’s fighting tooth and nail to make her senior year great. Her efforts are top notch and she either leads or is right there behind the leader in each category.”
Next: Henryville hosts Eastern, Thursday.
SOUTHWESTERN 3, CHARLESTOWN 0
Set scores: 25-14, 25-14, 25-15.
Charlestown highlights: Lauren Crowe 4 kills, 1 block; Hayley Layton 3 kills, 3 blocks; Cassie Martin 2 kills, 3 digs, 2 aces, 12 service points; Megan Brooks 9 assists, 1 block, 3 digs; Erika Broady 2 digs, 1 ace; Shelby Goedeker 1 dig.
Quotes: Charlestown coach Tammy Nuxoll, “In tonight’s match, we continued to improve our serve reception. We aren’t given up as many points on errant passes, but we still need to improve the placement of the passes so we can run a better offense. Erika Broady, Hayley Layton and Cassie Martin continue to lead our passing efforts. Cassie Martin did a nice job serving for us tonight.”
Next: Charlestown hosts Silver Creek, Thursday.
PAOLI 3, EASTERN 1
JV: Paoli 2-0.
Next: Eastern at Henryville, Thursday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 4, SEYMOUR 1
J — Austin Ali (Ben Mann, Lenord Kwitonda), 12th min.
J — Mann (unassisted), 38th.
S — Fernando Cervantes (unassisted), 53rd.
J — Isaiah Salazar (unassisted), 60th
J — Ali (Kwitonda, Alex Duckworth), 69th.
Stats: Jeffersonville dominated possession at a 70 percent rate.
Quotes: Carson Webb, “It was good to open up conference undefeated. We played well. We took over and dominated the game.”
Records: Jeffersonville 5-1 (1-0 HHC).
JV: Jeffersonville 3-2.
Next: Jeffersonville hosts Madison, Thursday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 5, SEYMOUR 0
No. 1 — Austin Hunt d. Alex Craig 6-2, 6-0.
No. 2 — Brock Winchell d. Ben Coomer 6-2, 6-0.
No. 3 — Connor Buntin d. Alex Berry 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 — Jack Reilly-Sam Coward d. Andrew Rudge-Seth Stuckwisch -0, 6-3.
No. 2 — Chase Kayrouz-Justin Padgett d. Brady Reinhart-John Klever 6-0, 6-0.
Records: Jeffersonville 4-1.
Next: Jeffersonville hosts Silver Creek, today.
BORDEN 4, CHARLESTOWN 1
No. 1 — Josh Vollstedt (B) d. Ben Delaney 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 — Joseph Vollstedt (B) d. Kyle Jackson 6-4, 6-4.
No. 3 — Kamden Hurst (B) d. Zach Gibson 6-3, 6-1.
No. 1 — Cody Craddock-Dylan Scott (B) d. Chris Bates-Zach Witten 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.
No. 2 — Tyler Massie-Austin Smith (C) d. Elijah Franklin-Brandon Thompson 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (5-7), 7-5.
Next: Borden at New Albany, Thursday; Charlestown hosts Austin, next Tuesday.
SCOTTSBURG 5, NEW WASHINGTON 0
At New Washington
No. 1 — Andrej Halasa d. Jake Zimmerman 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 — Brandon Boswdell d. Logan Miles 6-4, 6-0.
No. 3 — Isaac Everitt d. Miles Matthews 6-4, 6-0.
No. 1 — Tyler White-Braxton Solde d. Travis McKim-Collin Schindler 6-2, 6-1.
No. 2 — Mason Noble-Adam Payne d. Dakota Dieterlen-Caleb Ellison 6-2, 6-3.
Quotes: New Wash coach Wayne Davis, “Scottsburg is solid at every position. They are 5-0 for a reason. We played some long points and I felt like we learned some things, so I’m pleased with that.”
Records: New Wash 3-1, Scottsburg 5-0.
Next: New Washington at Trinity Lutheran, tonight.
SCOTTSBURG 231, JEFFERSONVILLE INC., CHARLESTOWN INC., AUSTIN INC.
At Elks G.C., Jeffersonville, par 36
Medalist: Madison Kane (J) 50.
Jeffersonville: Kane 50, Maddie Gavin 69, Jiffy Bishop 58.
Notes: Scottsburg won the meet by virtue of having the only complete team.
Next: Charlestown vs. Providence, next Tuesday at Hidden Creek; Jeffersonville hosts Floyd Central, next Tuesday at Jeff Elks.
JEFFERSONVILLE 3, CENTER GROVE 2
No. 1 — Conner Anderson (C) d. Hunt 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 — Peter Golder (C) d. Winchell 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
No. 3 — Buntin (J) d. Sam Canner 6-1, 6-1.
No. 1 — Coward-Reilly (J) d. Vaughn Knutson-Tye Thixton 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2 — Kayrouz-Kooper Falkenstein (J) d. Alex Sorley-Casey Fellers 6-2, 6-3.
Notes: Jeffersonville is ranked No. 12 in the latest poll; Center Grove is ranked 10th.
Highlights: Canner couldn’t handle the 6-foot-3 Buntin’s serve. “I was very pleased with his play today and for him to handle himself the way he did for his first time playing singles this year was excellent,” Jeff coach Mark Reilley said; Reilly and Coward, who went 21-1 together at No. 2 doubles last year, overpowered Knutson and Thixton, in their first time together in 2013; Kayrouz and Falkenstein haven’t spent much time together either, but, “I think these two will continue to improve as they get more time together as a team,” Reilly said.
Quotes: Reilly — “After losing to seventh-ranked Jasper this last weekend 4-1, I thought it was best to make a couple of changes, and today the match fell right into place against a great team with this line up.”
Record: Jeffersonville 3-1.