Prep sports wrap: 8/20August 20, 2018
From Herald Staff Reports
From a packed crowd at the annual Wildcat Invitational at Buffalo Trace Golf Course to several tennis and volleyball teams competing in weekend tournaments, the first weekend of the school year was a busy one.
Here’s a brief rundown of what you might have missed this weekend in area prep sports.
Patriot boys, girls place fourth: This weekend, the Heritage Hills boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Boonville to participate in the Boonville Pioneer Invitational. The boys and girls both placed in fourth place — the boys ended up with 117 points while the girls finished with 129 points.
On the boys side, Mitchell Hopf was the individual winner with a time of 16:27.50. For the girls, Caitlin Lueken was the highest placing finisher for the Patriots as she finished 13th with a time of 22:01.40.
Cats win Wildcat Invitational: At their home invite, the Jasper girls golf team shot well to finish with a 385 and take home the Wildcat Invite trophy. Crawford County finished second, Southridge finished third and Forest Park placed sixth in the invite.
Southridge’s Baileigh Schneider took home medalist honors at the event with a 79 while Jasper’s Haley Schroeder was second overall with an 81.
Schroeder’s 81 paced Jasper while Brynn Leinenbach (98), Halle Knies (98), Bella Olinger (108) and Madeline Springer (110) rounded out the order for the Cats.
For Southridge, Schneider’s 79 led the way with Macie Marley (109), Meredith Heim (117), Isabel Morrison (118) and Peyton Nalley (126) rounding out the Raiders scoring.
Audrey Jones paced Forest Park with a 110 while Maya Jones (114), Ella Borden (120), Makayla McKim (120) and Grace Wendholt (124) rounded out the order.
Wildcats 5, Chargers 0: Jasper and Pike Central have met up a few times during the postseason in the past but Saturday’s meeting was the first time the two schools have ever played each other in the regular season.
After getting out to a 2-0 lead at halftime, the Cats added three more second half goals en route to the 5-0 shutout.
Brian Elizarraras scored the first goal of the night in the 14th minute on an assist from Jackson Kabrick while Christopher Diaz made it 2-0 in the 24th minute.
In the second half, Jacob Mehringer put the Cats up 3-0 in the 50th minute off of a pass from Elizarraras. Jasper then made it 4-0 with another goal from Diaz in the 52nd minute. The Wildcats final goal came in the 55th minute courtesy of a Kabrick goal.
Raiders 2, Tigers 1: The Southridge boys soccer team got their first victory of the season on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Princeton on the road.
Neither team was able to score in the first half but Southridge was able to have two goals find the back of the net in the second half.
Jorge Soto scored the first goal courtesy of a pass from Jonathan Escobar while Escobar scored the game-winning goal with close to a minute remaining off of a pass from Cole Bieker.
Tigers 8, Raiders 0: Before the boys game on Saturday afternoon, the Southridge girls team played against Princeton.
However, the Raider girls were unable to slow down the Tiger attack as Princeton was victorious 8-0.
Rangers 2, Bears 0: After a scoreless first half, Forest Park took control in the second half against Evansville Central en route to their first victory of the year.
Denai Sicard and Emma Grundhoefer scored the two goals for the Rangers as they recorded their first victory of the season.
Spartans 3, Jeeps 1: After Northeast Dubois opened the scoring early in the match, South Knox began to put the pressure on and held the Jeeps scoreless for the remainder in a 3-1 Blue Chip conference victory for the Spartans.
Lexie Fryberger scored the first goal of the season for Northeast Dubois in the loss.
Patriots 8, Bulldogs 1: The Heritage Hills girls soccer team continues to dominate early on as they powered past Evansville Bosse on Saturday, 8-1.
Lydia Genet had a hat trick while Kiersten Schuler added a pair of goals and Xiana Scott, Olivia Meunier and Nathalie Andersson all had one each. Six Patriots had assists in the win — Schuler, Genet, Andersson, Kenley Mulzer, Ella Schnieders and Hadley Lytton.
Cats finish second at invitational: The Jasper boys tennis team placed second over the weekend at the Jeffersonville Invitational with 34 points. Delta took home the first place trophy with 36 points.
No. 1 doubles Eli Franks went 3-0 to win first place in No. 1 singles while Max Sternberg went undefeated to take home first place in No. 3 singles.
Rangers win third straight North Harrison title: The Forest Park boys tennis team traveled to Ramsey on Saturday as they won their third straight North Harrison Invitational championship title.
No. 2 singles Nathan Jarboe, No. 3 singles Wes Stout and No. 1 doubles Aaron Hurst/Joseph Hurst were the indivdiual first place winners for the Rangers.
Raiders go 1-2 in tourney: The Southridge volleyball team got their first victory of the season this past weekend at the Evansville Reitz Invitational.
The Raiders defeated Evansville North 2-0 (27-25, 25-17) and were defeated by Evansville Reitz (25-21, 25-16) and Vincennes Lincoln (25-20, 25-13).
Tournament stat leaders were Anna Altstadt (nine kills, five blocks), Mady Neukam (26 assists) and Tatiana Delgado (29 digs).
Pats finish 1-2 at Memorial Invite: The Heritage Hills volleyball team went 1-2 over the weekend at the Evansville Memorial invitational with a victory over North Knox (27-25, 26-24) and losses to Mount Vernon (24-26, 22-25) and Evansville Memorial (16-25, 11-25).
Grace Vinson had a tourney-high six kills in the loss against Mount Vernon, Brianna Quinn had a tourney-high 10 assists in the loss to the Wildcats while Madison Hagedorn had a tourney-best eight digs in the victory over North Knox.
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