BY HANSON CRAFTON
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Floyd Central opened up a three-game weekend with a stellar performance against Bloomington South in the opening round of the Hoosier Cup Friday night in Bloomington.
Floyd took control of the game early with a dominant passing game that allowed the Highlanders to control the tempo of the first half. While controlling the time of possession, Floyd was able to put up seven shots on goal and only allowed one.
The second half was much more of the same with Floyd launching six more shot attempts on a worn down Bloomington South defense. The persistent passing allowed the Highlanders to find holes, giving them open looks on the goal.
Lauren Wyatt lead the charge scoring both of the Floyd Central goals, one in each half. The first was set up by Emma Eattes and the second dime came from Halee Tanner.
Although Floyd Central has a busy 24 hours ahead of them Highlander coach, Lewie Stevens was very pleased with his girls’ performance on Friday and is optimistic about the weekend.
“Good way to start the weekend, we have three games in two days.” Stevens said. “When we keep the ball on the ground with our passes, we are very consistent.”
Stevens applauded his girls saying, “This is a big win and a nice game for us.”
Floyd Central will continue play today at the Hoosier Cup against Lafayette Central Catholic.
FLOYD CENTRAL 2, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 0
at Bloomington Hoosier Cup
FC — Lauren Wyatt (Emma Eattes), 15th min.
FC — Wyatt (Halee Tanner), 20th.
Stats: Floyd had 13 shots on goal, seven in the first half.
Records: Floyd Central 4-0.
NEW ALBANY 3, PROVIDENCE 2
At New Albany
No. 1 — Will Andres (P) d. Logan Charbonneau 6-4, 6-3.
No. 2 — Alec Bates (NA) d. Jacob Quinkert 7-6, 7-3, 6-4.
No. 3 — Landon Carrico (P) d. Jacob Stevens 6-2, 6-3.
No. 1 — Tanner Goller-Jake Kennard (NA) d. Ryan Day-Ben Arnson 6-4, 6-1.
No. 2 — Nick White-Zach Daniel (NA) d. Patrick McPhillips-Nolan Carrico 6-4, 6-2.
Quotes: New Albany Coach Bob Dusch, “This was a very exciting high school tennis match. Every court was really hard fought. I'm so proud of the way that our kids came out today absolutely eager and primed to play. I hope that winning this match will help to give us the confidence necessary to carry us through the season. Providence has a very nice team and we hope to meet them in the regionals.”
THURSDAY’S LATE RESULTS
PROVIDENCE 7, NORTH HARRISON 0
P — Olivia Jenkins (unassisted)
P — Jordan Reger (McKenzie Aubrey)
P — Alyssa Jones (Reger)
P — Sarah Posante (unassisted)
P — Emma Roesner (unassisted)
P — Posante (Jones)
P — Katrina Cooper (Courtney Hoke)
Saves: Providence — Autumn Meyer 3, Jones 1, Koopman 1; North Harrison — Shaylah Neal 16.
Shots: Providence (23) — Roesner 6, Reger 3, Posante 3, Sara Gryboski 3, Mikaila Heavrin 1, Jones 1, Jenkins 1, Taylor Hunton 1, Koopman 1, Elsa Oakley 1, Cooper 1, Aubrey 1; North Harrison (4) — Shelby Austin 2, Jenna Turner 1, Kaitlyn Butler 1.
Records: Providence 6-1, North Harrison 3-2,
Next: Providence at Salem, today.
SILVER CREEK 3, CHARLESTOWN 0
Set scores: 25-21, 25-23, 25-9.
Charlestown highlights: Cassie Martin four kills, seven digs; Megan Brooks seven digs; Erika Broady three kills.
Quotes: Charlestown coach Tammy Nuxoll, “Despite the loss, I am very proud of the way my players performed tonight. Silver Creek has a good volleyball program, and we were very competitive with them in the first game. We worked a lot on defense in practice on Wednesday, and I was happy to see that it paid off in the match. In practice we say, ‘If a ball hits the floor, a body better be on the floor’ and I think we did a much better job of executing that philosophy tonight.”
Next: Charlestown hosts Christian Academy, Tuesday.
FLOYD CENTRAL 3, BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 0
At Bedford North Lawrence
Set scores: 25-15, 26-24, 25-13.
Floyd Central highlights: Remi Bowman 28 assists, 12 digs, six kills; Mikaila Humphrey nine kills; Lauren Koopman nine kills; Sydney Engle six kills, six digs; Hannah Joly five kills; Brooke Hinton 22 digs.
Records: Floyd Central 5-1.
Next: Floyd Central at Louisville Sacred Heart, Tuesday.
FLOYD CENTRAL 160, NEW ALBANY 171, PROVIDENCE 195
At Champions Pointe G.C., Memphis, par 36
Medalist: Jessica Ingram (FC), 36
Floyd Central: Eliza Hudson 42, Morgan Stanley 41, Scarlett Hartlage 41, Ingram 36, Gretchen Garrett 45.
New Albany: Heidi Steinert 38, Haley Roth 44, Chloe Watts 48, Alyssa Kane 41, Frame 56.
Providence: Colleen Geldermann 42, Brooklin Grantz 48, Alexa Wilson 60, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick 51, Nicole Kruer 54.
Next: Floyd Central vs. Jeffersonville, Tuesday at Hidden Creek; New Albany at Seymour, Tuesday at Shadowood; Providence hosts Charlestown and Borden, Tuesday at Covered Bridge.
EASTERN 3, HENRYVILLE 2
Recap: Eastern took control by winning the first set in all five matches but Henryville battled back to win the second set in three of those matches. Henryville ended up winning two of those three-set matches - both doubles matches. After dominating the first set, the Musketeers’ No. 3 singles player, Jordan Gray, bounced back from losing the second set by winning a decisive third set to give Eastern its third team point.
Records: Eastern 2-3.
Next: Eastern hosts Crawford County, Wed.; Henryville host Scottsburg, Tues.