Schroeder, Nelson pace local crowd in golf regionalSeptember 26, 2017
From Herald Staff Reports
For a number of area athletes, the girls golf season ended Saturday with close calls and disappointment.
Five-person teams from Jasper and Southridge were unable to advance through the Washington Regional at Country Oaks Golf Club. Heritage Hills’ Vicki Nelson also fell short in her bid for individual state qualification.
The top three teams and leading five individuals on non-advancing teams moved on to the state round.
Jasper placed 10th in the 18-team regional, led by Haley Schroeder with an 81. Schroeder’s score included one birdie and eight pars and left her just three strokes shy of moving on to state as an individual.
Schroeder’s performance was backed by Madelynne Wagner’s 84 and Gillian Blessinger’s 88.
The Raiders received two sub-100 scores as they placed 17th. Baileigh Schneider’s 89 was the top Southridge result, complemented by Olivia Mundy’s 94.
Nelson, meanwhile, carded the fifth-best score among 18 individual competitors. However, an 83 wasn’t enough to keep her season going.
Squads from Evansville North, Bedford North Lawrence and Evansville Memorial moved ahead, and Evansville North’s Hadley Walts was the medalist with a 74.
A look at Monday’s best in local prep sports:
Wildcat tennis escapes: Doubles success proved key for the No. 16 Jasper boys tennis team in a 3-2 road win against No. 11 Floyd Central on Monday.
At No. 1 doubles, the team of Noah Mendel and Noah Luebbehusen scored a 6-4, 6-4 victory for the Wildcats (13-3), while the duo of Andrew Hochgesang and Mitch Kluemper posted a 6-4, 6-1 triumph at No. 2 doubles.
Jasper’s win was rounded out by Eli Franks coming out on top of a 7-5, 7-5 decision at No. 2 singles.
Raider boys stifled: Southridge boys tennis closed its Pocket Athletic Conference slate with a 4-1 loss at Tecumseh.
Carson Mundy scored the only point for the Raideres (6-9, 3-5), taking the No. 2 singles match 6-3, 6-4.
Southridge girls fall: After a spirited first set against Pocket Athletic Conference foe Tecumseh, the Southridge volleyball team ultimately lost in three sets at home.
The Raiders (6-16, 0-5) dropped the match 28-26, 25-19, 25-13. They were led in defeat by five kills apiece from Kenzie Young, Kenzie Lubbehusen and Luxey Neukam, as well as 12 digs from Boo Polley.
Jeep girls roll: Adi Denu notched 10 kills, 12 digs and seven aces for Northeast Dubois volleyball in a four-set home victory over Washington.
The Jeeps (15-2) took the match 25-10, 24-26, 25-11, 25-17 with the aid of 22 assists by Chloe Terwiske and 10 kills from Kortney Quinn.
Escobar tallies in loss: Jonathan Escobar found the back of the net in Pocket Athletic Conference play as Southridge boys soccer (4-7, 2-4) suffered a 2-1 defeat to visiting Gibson Southern.
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