By KEVIN HARRIS
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Leonard Kwitonda scored the Jeffersonville boys’ soccer team’s lone goal in the 26th minute of its 1-0 home victory over Fairdale (Ky.) on Monday at Jeff High Field. Teammate Ben Mann had the assist.
The key play of the match for the Red Devils came from their goalkeeper, Luis Arredondo. With about seven minutes left in regulation, Arredondo deflected a Fairdale penalty kick to record a crucial save.
“We didn’t play very well. We got into a little bit of a hurry. It was a chippy game. We fouled quite a bit and it got to us,” Jeff coach Carson Webb said. “But we still won. The guys are working hard and we’re having fun.”
NEXT: Jeff (4-1) at Seymour, next Tuesday.
• Red Devils fall in Mustang Classic final: On Saturday, Jeffersonville suffered a 2-1 loss to host North Oldham (Ky.) in the Mustang Classic final. Trailing 2-0 in the second half, Kwitonda booted in a goal to pull the Red Devils to within one.
“We dominated the second half and missed a few opportunities to tie it up,” Webb said. “But still it was a great job by our team. I’m very proud of our efforts. The purpose of the tournament was to prepare for the postseason and learn from this experience. Our boys were very adamant that second place isn’t good enough, so good for them.”
It was the Devils’ first loss after a 3-0 start.
• Dragons upend Salem: Charlotte Seaton fired a 43 to win medalist honors and lead Silver Creek past Mid-Southern Conference foe Salem on Monday at Hidden Creek Golf Club’s Links Nine course, 183-199.
Rounding out the scoring for the Dragons were Lily Smith and Liv Schmidt each with a 45 and Emily Christman with a 50.
“We’re happy with the win because Salem is one of the top teams in the conference,” Silver Creek coach Joe Ledbetter said. “We know they are better than 199. We’re still working on all four getting into the low 40s. If we can do that, I think we can win conference.”
NEXT: Silver Creek vs. Clarksville and Southwestern, today at Wooded View.
• Pioneers seventh at Jasper Invite: On Saturday, Providence finished in a tie for seventh with a team score of 425 in the Jasper Wildcat Invitational at Jasper Municipal Golf Course.
Alexa Wilson led the Pioneers with a 99, while teammate Colleen Geldermann shot a 104.
Corydon Central placed sixth with a 421, while North Harrison was 13th with a 526. Kennedy Nash and Marie Rothrock paced the Panthers with a 92 and 96, respectively.
NEXT: Providence in first round of Sunnyside Classic, today at Valley View.
• Dragons sweep Brownstown: Host Silver Creek took care of Brownstown Central in its MSC opener on Monday, 5-0.
The most competitive match of the afternoon was at No. 1 singles. After dropping the first set, Dragon senior Nick Sprinkle won the final two sets over the Braves’ Kent Criminger, 4-6, 7-5, 6-0.
Silver Creek’s other victors were Brennan Thompson at No. 2 singles, Jake Steele at No. 3 singles, Gabe Bauer and Isaac Corum at No. 1 doubles and Max Moore and Noah Eckert at No. 2 doubles.
“I think we’re growing as the year goes along here,” Dragons’ coach Robert Briscoe said. “It’s always nice to get the first conference win, especially against a team like Brownstown, which is always toward the top of the Mid-Southern.”
NEXT: Silver Creek (2-0, 1-0 MSC) hosts Providence, today.
• Pioneers cruise past Madison: Host Providence won each match in straight sets in a 5-0 victory over Madison on Monday at Community Park in New Albany.
Singles victors for the Pioneers were Will Andres, Jacob Quinkert and Landon Carrico. Winning in doubles action for Providence were Ryan Day and Ben Arnson at the No. 1 position and Nolan Carrico and Patrick McPhillips at No. 2.
“Our team plays better as matches evolve. We are getting pretty good at making adjustments, and our conditioning is very good,” Pioneers’ coach Scott Gurgol said. “But I told our guys that we have to start matches better. In our first two matches and today, we gave up too many games early in matches. We have to get better at jumping out to early leads. Forgetting their first three games, today was the best our No. 2 doubles have looked on the season.”
NEXT: Providence at Silver Creek, today.
• Generals lose to Austin: Clarksville got swept in its season opener against visiting Austin on Monday, 5-0. The Generals won only two games and forfeited both doubles matches.
NEXT: Clarksville (0-1, 0-1 MSC) hosts Henryville, today.
• Eastern claims Musketeer Invite title: On Saturday, host Eastern won four of the five individual championships to capture the Musketeer Invitational title with 18 points. Henryville placed second with nine points, followed by Southwestern (five) and Christian Academy (three).
Winning individual crowns for Eastern were Alex Doebler at No. 1 singles, Grant Newcomb at two singles, Jordan Gray at No. 3 singles and Terry Chism and Clayton Marshall at one doubles.
The Henryville doubles team of Luke Davidson and Conrad Beyl claimed the No. 2 doubles championship.
NEXT: Eastern at Clarksville, Wednesday; Henryville at Clarksville, today; Christian Academy hosts New Washington, today.
• Braves go 2-1 in BNL Tourney: On Saturday, Borden posted a 2-1 record in the Bedford North Lawrence Tournament.
The Braves defeated both the Stars’ varsity team (3-2) and junior varsity squad (5-0). Borden lost to Bloomfield, 3-2.
The Braves’ Cody Craddock went 3-0 at No. 3 singles. Going 2-1 for Borden were Josh Vollstedt at No. 1 singles and Joseph Vollstedt at two singles. The Braves' Dylan Scott and Dawson Nale went 2-0 at No. 2 doubles.
NEXT: Borden at Salem, today.
• Creek downs Trinity Lutheran in three: Liz Mann delivered nine kills and two service aces in host Silver Creek’s 25-13, 25-18, 25-21 victory over Trinity Lutheran on Monday.
Dragons’ senior Danni Densford had eight kills and three aces. Also for Silver Creek, setter Caitlyn Ramser distributed 21 assists and Brynn Ware made nine digs.
“Trinity Lutheran always has a good program. We just focused on continuing to get better,” Dragons’ coach Jeff Zimmerman said.
NEXT: Silver Creek (2-1) at Scottsburg, today.
• Warriors upend Crawford: Sierra Rayzor spiked 16 kills to lead visiting Christian Academy to a 25-8, 25-11, 19-25, 25-8 win at Crawford County on Monday.
The Warriors’ Krista Boesing had 10 kills and a team-high seven aces. Teammate Emily Haworth recorded eight kills and five aces, while CAI setter Alex Falcone had 37 assists and five aces. The Warriors' Alex Lyons had six aces.
“Overall, we played well. Our free-ball game was on tonight and we served aggressively,” Warriors’ coach Walter Pauly said. “Sierra Rayzor had a great hitting game, Emily Haworth played well all the way around, and libero Alex Lyons played a strong defensive match. Alex Falcone took control of the offense.”
NEXT: Christian Academy at Paoli, today.