Several locals record hat tricksAugust 30, 2021
By Herald Staff
Saturday proved to be a banner day for a handful of local soccer players - with five in total recording hat tricks.
Jasper's girls bested Northview, 6-0, on Saturday, with sophomore Lilly Rasche leading the way to the tune of four goals, as the Wildcats scored three goals in each half.
Forest Park remained undefeated, now standing at 4-0, following a 6-0 win over North Harrison, with senior Emma Grundhoefer topping the team with three scores. Sophomore Addison Weyer added a pair of goals to help the Rangers win again.
Forest Park went to Evansville North to take on Evansville Central and Terre Haute South. The Rangers proved victorious, 3-1, over the Bears, thanks to two goals and an assist from senior JD Kerber, but he wasn't done yet. Kerber added on three more goals on the day, while senior Spenser Wolf and sophomore Carter Hinson each had a goal and an assist against Terre Haute South, which ended in a 5-5 tie.
Northeast Dubois also came away with a pair of wins Saturday at North Knox. Sophomore Landyn Rasche tallied five goals for a 5-0 victory in the girls game.
Meanwhile, senior Bryce Merkel notched a hat trick in his own right with three goals in a 9-0 mercy rule win in the boys game. Fellow senior Noah Betz and junior Gaige Schepers scored two goals each in the win.
Locals stand out in volleyball tournaments
Jasper volleyball competed Saturday in the Scottsburg tournament, earning 2-0 victories over Jeffersonville and host Scottsburg, but falling, 2-0, to Silver Creek and 2-1 to Evansville North. Junior Libby Mehringer had 24 kills and 45 assists, and senior Jayden Pfister had 37 digs.
Southridge competed in the Perry Central Invite, losing, 2-0, to Tell City, but also claiming 2-0 wins against both Perry Central and Henryville. Junior Bailey Keusch totaled 25 kills, seven aces and 24 digs, while senior Maddy Songer had 32 assists.
Forest Park girls hold top ranking
The Indiana Soccer Coaches Association announced in its poll this week that Forest Park held the top girls soccer ranking in Class 1A. The Rangers were one of three local girls teams ranked, along with Northeast Dubois at No. 16 in Class 2A, and Heritage Hills at No. 12 in Class 2A.
The same three schools earned different rankings in the boys poll. The Jeeps were ranked No. 14 in the Class 1A poll, while the Rangers came in at No. 17. The Patriots were the highest-ranked boys team, holding onto the No. 6 ranking in Class 2A.
In Football, the Indiana Football Coaches Association released its poll for this week, ranking Jasper at No. 6 in Class 4A, and Southridge No. 12 in Class 3A. Both teams were victorious this past week.
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