SULLIVAN — Abby Niehaus and Tia Tolbert each supplied a pair of first half goals, and No. 11 Rivet eased by Bloomfield, 7-0, in the Class A Sullivan girls soccer sectional Thursday.
Niehaus scored two minutes in unassisted, and she tallied again off a Caroline Herman assist 19 minutes later. Four minutes after that, Herman scored with an assist from Maggie Earley. Both of Tolbert's scores came in the final 10 minutes of the half with Earley assisting on one of them.
Earley added a goal in the second half, Layla Murawski scored her first career goal, and Kennedy Johnson and Meredith Weiss had assists.
“This was a good team effort. It's been almost a week since we played, but the girls started out on fire,” Rivet coach John Anderson said. “The girls knew what they wanted to do, and they set the tone early. Everybody got involved, working together to move the ball. We're going to need that same type of effort (tonight).”
The Patriots (11-6-1) take on South Knox for the sectional championship at 7 p.m. today.
Alices earn volley win over Warriors
Lincoln's Darrian Carmean mustered 20 kills and 16 digs to help the Alices rally from a first-set loss in a 15-25, 26-24, 25-14, 25-18 volleyball win over North Knox at Alice Arena on Thursday.
Carmean, the team's lone senior, was recognized prior to the match in honor of senior night.
Others contributing for Lincoln (27-4) were Callie Foster with 34 assists, Kali Haynes 36 digs and three aces, Maycee Lange 11 kills and four blocks, and Livie Koenig 18 digs.
Hannah Saucerman had a triple-double for the Warriors (17-7) with 26 assists, 15 digs, 11 points, with three kills; Emilee Organ added 16 kills, 14 digs, five points, four blocks; Megan Cross nine kills, seven points, three aces; Mallory Earhart eight assists, five points, two digs; Mercedes Harbin 11 digs; Jacqui Alsman seven digs, three points, two kills; Grace Yochum five kills; Matty Hoffman four kills; and Sabrina Carson two digs.
North Knox's junior varsity won, 20-25, 25-24, 15-7. Emma Saucerman led the Warriors with a triple-double of 11 digs, 10 points, 10 assists; Shelby Haag six digs, five points, two kills; Layna LeRoy seven kills; Mallory Rogers five points, four aces, four assists, four digs; Keanna Thomas five digs, two kills, two blocks; Emma Wampler two kills, two blocks; Tessa Haag five digs, four points, two aces; Shelby Shaw four kills; and Kylee Messel nine digs. For Lincoln, Jaclyn Sutton had 19 assists, 12 digs, four aces; Jenna Gardner 17 digs; Cameron Cary six kills, eight digs; and Zoey Weiss and Mackenzie Newland four kills.
The Alices play Princeton at 7 p.m. next Thursday in the Class 3A Lincoln Sectional. The Warriors play in the North Montgomery Tournament at 9 a.m. today.
Rivet volleyball closes with victory
Freshman Kenadee Frey nearly had a quadruple-double, and seniors Macee Hamilton and Hannah Schneider stuffed the stat sheets as well, as Rivet took out Evansville Christian, 25-9, 25-14, 21-25, 25-5, in a senior night volleyball win at Holscher Gym on Thursday.
Frey finished with 12 points, including five aces, to go with 10 digs, 10 assists and nine kills for the Patriots (14-12). Schneider nearly joined her with a triple-double, producing 18 assists, 11 points and nine digs while serving five aces. Hamilton added 19 digs, 10 points, six aces, two kills; April Tripp 14 points, eight aces, nine kills, five digs; Livia Trent seven kills, seven digs, two points; Elise Lowe nine points, two aces; Bella Atkinson eight kills, three digs; Maddy Allen five digs, four points; and Avery Vantlin two digs.
The other seniors are Trent, Atkinson and Allen.
“It's great to end with a win on our senior night,” Rivet coach Jill Ballinger said. “Our five seniors are a huge part of why we've been successful this season. They've worked hard both during the season and in the offseason to get better, and I'm so proud of how they've helped to move this program to a better place. We didn't have Lauren (Carie), and we had to move people around in different spots, but they did a good job making the changes. Bella, April and Liv did a nice job at the net, and we had strong serving from April, Hannah, Macee and Kenadee.”
The Patriots next compete in the Class A North Daviess Sectional against the host Cougars next Saturday at 11 a.m.
Tigers drop Spartans in volleyball finale
South Knox avoided a three-set loss on Thursday, but Princeton ultimately finished off the Spartans for a 25-13, 25-19, 24-26, 25-11 volleyball win at South Knox.
Hannah Ivers led the Spartans (9-18) with 25 digs and 16 kills; Kaylee Parrish had 15 assists, two digs; Lauren Loudermilk 18 assists, seven digs; Leah Ellermann 14 digs, five kills, two aces; Mallory Obermeyer nine digs; Hallie Kirk five kills, four digs, two blocks; and Lanea Holscher, Bailey Kempfer and Savannah Benjamin two kills.
South Knox's junior varsity also fell, 23-25, 25-23, 15-11. Evelyn Dodd had 14 assists, nine digs; Kaitlyn Beard nine kills; Jenesis McClure nine digs, two aces; Rachel Stearns 14 digs; Marissa Duckworth eight digs; Presley Cleveland five digs, three assists; Kaitlyn Williams five kills; Jacy Jones three kills, two digs; and Daphne Kinnett two digs.
South Knox takes on Eastern Greene at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Class 2A Forest Park Sectional.
North Knox selling volleyball tickets
BICKNELL — North Knox is selling volleyball season tickets for next week's Class 2A Forest Park Sectional.
The tickets are on sale through Thursday during school hours for $10. Single-session tickets for $6 can be purchased at Forest Park.
The Warriors play the Forest Park-Southridge winner in the first semifinal at 6 p.m. Thursday. The championship match is at 7 p.m. Saturday.
MS Patriots post road victory in golf
EVANSVILLE — Parker Steininger was medalist with a 19, leading Rivet Middle School to a 93-106 win over Gibson Southern in a five-hole golf match Thursday.
Gage Letts carded a 23 for the Patriots, Drake Bellessa 24, Jacqueline Steininger 27, Cameron Linn 29 and Austin Daugherty 31. Mitch Gillis paced the Titans with a 22.
Sullivan volleyball drops 7-8 Spartans
Visiting Sullivan edged South Knox's seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams in three-set matches Wednesday.
The eighth-grade Spartans (10-6) lost, 25-22, 22-25, 15-10. Shelby Burke produced eight points, two aces, three digs, three kills; Mattilynn Ashley six points, four aces, 13 digs, two kills; Meg Phegley six points, three aces, two digs; Jaelyn Grumieaux three points, 10 digs; Addy DeLisle two points, five digs; seven kills, six assists; Ally Sims two points, three kills, two blocks; and Lily Culp six digs.
The seventh grade fell, 25-22, 14-25, 19-17. Meg Obermeyer had eight points, three aces, eight digs, two kills; Lauren Keyes seven points, two digs, three kills; Bren Hill six points, three aces, 10 digs, three kills; Grace Carie six points, two aces, seven assists; Alex Sutton five points; Caroline Beard two points, two aces, four digs; Korrine Barnhart two kills.
South Knox's eighth grade plays in the county tournament, starting at 9 a.m. today at Clark.
Youth Wrestling sign-ups ongoing
Under the direction of Lincoln coach Matt Collins, the Vincennes Youth Wrestling League is accepting sign-ups for its 2019 season.
The league runs from Oct. 28 through Dec. 1. The cost is $25 and is open for all youths in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration forms are available at all Vincennes Community elementary schools and at the high school. Registration is limited to the first 100 participants, and the deadline is Oct. 25.
For more information, contact Collins at 812-882-8480, ext. 6015; or at 812-881-8834.