Area soccer, volleyball seasons underway

From Herald Staff Reports

Several area teams were in action this past weekend whether it was on the golf course, the volleyball court or the pitch.

Here’s a brief rundown of this weekend’s local prep sports action:


Cats have strong weekend of play
: The Jasper girls golf team had a busy weekend as they faced Vincennes Rivet on Friday and then competed in the Washington Invitational on Saturday.

On Friday, the Cats defeated the Patriots by just one stroke as they were victorious 191 to 192. Brynn Leinenbach led the Cats with a 43 while Haley Schroeder had a 45, Madeline Springer finished with a 50, Bella Olinger shot a 53 and Elizabeth Ackerman had a 56.

On Saturday, the Cats placed fourth in a packed 15-team invitational in Washington as they finished with a score of 356. Bedford North Lawrence was the overall winner as they had a score of 300. Schroeder had a team-best 77, Leinebach fired an 83, Springer shot a 93, Ackerman had a 101 and Olinger finished with a 111.

Wildcats 207, Patriots 254: In another battle of Wildcats and Patriots (not Jasper and Vincennes Rivet), Evansville Mater Dei defeated Heritage Hills at the Fendrich Golf Course.

Taylor Klem led the Pats with a 59 while Katelyn Davis had a 62, Selena Barrientos shot a 65, Jayden Reyes and Lucia Yanez fired off 68s and Dalyah Threet had a 69.



Panthers 7, Wildcats 2: The Jasper girls soccer team opened their season on Saturday afternoon against 3A perennial power Bloomington South.

Jasper held a 1-0 lead at halftime thanks to a goal scored by Mary Kate Hopf on an assist by Brooke Nottingham. However, Bloomington South scored all seven of their goals in the second half to pull away and take full advantage of the match. Jasper’s Regan Mundy added a goal in the second half for her first of the season.


Panthers 3, Rangers 0: The Forest Park volleyball team got their season started at home on Saturday afternoon but fell in three straight sets to Evansville Reitz — 22-25, 15-25 and 24-26.

Kylie Giesler led Forest Park in kills with nine while Kennedy Sermersheim added seven and Faith Zazzetti had five.

Allyson Werner led the Rangers in assists (16) while Jordyn Wiseman led the way in both digs (14) and total points (10).

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