Thursday roundup: Warriors stumble late to Princeton

North Knox's Daisee Cardinal (2) steps in to block the clearance attempt of Princeton's Jaida Rodgers as Sage Langdon (7) attempts to get in on the play at the Warriors' pitch on Thursday.

BICKNELL — North Knox held off Princeton's attack for as long as it could, but the Tigers finally put in a pair of second-half goals to come back on the Warriors, 2-1, in a girls soccer match Thursday.

After a scoreless first half, Lucy Sheren struck first early in the second half to put the Warriors (0-4) ahead, 1-0. Both Princeton goals came from outside of the 18-yard box. Keeper Riley Petro, tested most of the night, finished with 13 saves.

“We led for most of the second half and really held our own,” North Knox coach Kelsey Houchin said. “The two goals from Princeton came from way outside of the 18, and there was nothing Petro could do about them. Petro was kept busy, making some dynamite saves. All the girls stepped up and played hard and aggressive, which I always knew they could do. They just had to prove it to themselves, and they did just that.”

The Warriors entertain Owen Valley at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Golf Alices break 200 barrier

EVANSVILLE — Macy Sexton was medalist with a 45, leading Lincoln's girls golf team under 200 for the first time this season in a 198-232 victory over Evansville Central on Thursday.

Bailey Robb fired a 50 for the Alices, Reece Johnson 51 and Kaylan Finatri 52.

"I'm pretty happy to see the girls keep their scores around the 50 mark, and Kaylan and Macy both had birdies," Alices coach Jeff Mattingly said. "It was good to see them fight back after some elevated scores. We made it a point to work on our short game in practice this week, and I think it paid off."

Lincoln is at North Knox at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Golf Lady Patriots collect road win

EVANSVILLE — Lily Waggoner shot a 3-over-par 38 to be the medalist, and Rivet's girls golf team upended Gibson Southern, 174-195, Thursday at Cambridge G.C.

Maddi Halter carded a 40 for the Patriots, Alicia McGuire 45 and Emma Robinson 51 to complete the scoring. Cadence Mills had 55.

"Lily was solid, as well as Maddi. Alicia stepped up and helped us out and that was nice to see. She's getting better the more she plays," Rivet coach Charlie Waggoner said. "We're still trying to hone in and get that fourth score to come in."

The Patriots are at Country Oaks at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday with host Washington and Mount Carmel, Ill.

Tennis Cougars nip visiting Alices, 3-2

ELNORA — North Daviess superiority in singles was too much for Lincoln's boys tennis team to overcame as the host Cougars recorded a 3-2 win Thursday.

The Alices (5-5) got straight-set wins in doubles. No. 1 Kyle Stenger-Landon Altstadt handled Brooks Helms-Cam Sassano, 6-2, 6-1; and Simon Corrona-Gus McCrary took out Brecklin Byrer-Max Toy, 6-4, 6-3.

In singles, No. 1 Jaylen Mullen popped Ethan Jones, 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 Devin Collins topped Calvin Carmean, 6-3, 6-3; and No. 3 Colin Kemp defeated Parker Dugan, 6-2, 6-3.

In junior varsity play, David Wilson (8-4) and Jayden Ray-Cayden McCrary (8-6) were winners.

"I felt like we had an opportunity for a win but to North Daviess credit, they kept us out of our game plan," Lincoln coach Bryce Crane said. "Our doubles had a solid night, as well as the JV. This has been a tough week (three matches in four days). We are looking forward to getting some rest and coming back strong next week."

The Alices host White River Valley at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday.

Soccer Warriors snare 1st victory

SPENCER — Conner Hartzburg opened and closed the scoring for North Knox, and Dalton Thurston provided two assists in between as the Warriors picked up their first boys soccer win of the season, 4-1, over Owen Valley on Thursday.

Cole Jones got the assist on Hartzburg's first goal, and Thurston assisted on a Jones score to give North Knox (1-3) a 2-1 edge at halftime. Ian Frederick hit the net off a Thurston assist to open the second-half scoring, and Hartzburg scored without an assist to seal it.

Keeper Gage French didn't record any saves in goal, as the Patriots' score was their only shot on goal in the match. Coach Robert Cullen credited the defense of Cavan Lemburg, Ethan Irvine, Isaiah Mackey, Josiah Mackey, and Austin Greubel for limiting Owen Valley to a single shot.

The Warriors visit Lincoln at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Sullivan golfers subdue county duo

Sullivan defeated North Knox, 214-225, in girls golf Thursday at the Country Club of Old Vincennes, while South Knox's Trinity Dubbs was medalist with a 37.

Milee Lane led the Warriors with a 53. Emma Miller shot 55, Isabella May 57 and Sarah Richardson 60. Maddie Becher had 64.

The Spartans didn't record a team score, as Salena Dellinger was ill and couldn't play. Bethany Williams carded a 46 and Lauren Haveman 50.

"After our poor performance Tuesday, we decided to work on everything in practice Wednesday," South Knox coach Mark Gray said. "Salena had a 44 in practice, and if we could have used that score, we had a pretend 181, which is a 23-shot swing from Tuesday. I was encouraged we came back that much. Now I'm hoping to get a legit 181."

North Knox hosts Lincoln at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, while the Spartans are at Pike Central with Princeton at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Volley Alices cruise on senior night

Lincoln celebrated its volleyball senior night in appropriate fashion on Wednesday, as a senior led the Alices in each statistical category in a 25-17, 25-9, 25-7 victory over Wood Memorial at Alice Arena.

Callie Foster led with 25 assists and 11 aces, Kali Haynes had 17 digs and Maycee Lange 12 kills. Others contributing for Lincoln (7-2) were Mackenzie Newland with 12 digs, and Faith Fleetwood and Livie Koenig five kills. The other seniors recognized prior to the match were Newland, Kyndall Myers, and Maggie Schmidtknecht.

The junior varsity Alices (8-1) also rolled, 25-4, 25-6. Jaclyn Sutton had 12 aces, seven digs, six assists; Gracie Kramer five assists; Zoey Weiss three kills; Allyson Beckort four digs; and Mattye Meadows two kills.

Lincoln played late Thursday at Evansville Harrison, and it competes in a tournament at Barr-Reeve on Saturday.

Tigers hand Patriots first volley loss

PRINCETON — Rivet put up a great fight in the second set, but Princeton still managed to deal the Patriots their first volleyball loss in straight sets Wednesday, 25-13, 28-26, 25-16.

Kenadee Frey guided the offense for Rivet (4-1) with 18 assists, nine digs, three points, three kills. April Tripp had 10 digs, five kills, four points; Lauren Carie six kills, five blocks, two points, two digs; Elise Lowe six points, seven digs, three blocks; Addi Downen 17 digs; Anna Herman three points, six kills, three digs, two blocks; Allison Hensley three digs; and Reese McBee two points.

No junior varsity match was played.

The Patriots visit Bloomington Lighthouse for a varsity-only match at 6:30 p.m. today.

Princeton blanks tennis Spartans

Playing its second undefeated opponent in three days, South Knox's boys tennis team couldn't match Princeton's talent in the Tigers' 5-0 win Wednesday at the Spartans' courts.

No. 1 doubles Tom Schmidt-Jared Fuller forced a third set for South Knox (4-6), but Princeton rallied for a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win. No. 2 doubles Trevor Lough-Noah Hayden fell, 6-3, 6-0. Singles losses were by No. 1 Nathan Robbins, 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Caleb Cunningham, 6-1, 6-0; and No. 3 Nathan Ruppel, 6-1, 6-3.

"Princeton isn't as strong as (Monday's opponent) Loogootee, but they were solid from top to bottom," South Knox coach Ryan Hayden said. "Everyone started out pretty well, but then Princeton took control after the first several games. We still have trouble getting down on ourselves, especially singles, when things don't go our way. We're going to have to turn that corner if we're going to win some matches.

"One doubles had a battle, and it was nice to see them go three sets. Nathan Ruppel's scores look deceiving. That was a long match."

The Spartans claimed three of five junior varsity matches. Winners were Theren Nagle 8-6, Evan Dreiman 8-7; and Hunter Sievers-Tanner Holland 8-7.

South Knox plays at Pike Central at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Lawrence golfers improve to 11-1

OLNEY, Ill. — Camren Ray shot a medalist round of 1-over-par 37, and the Lawrenceville-Red Hill co-op golf team continued a successful start to the season with a triangular victory over Olney and Oblong on Wednesday at the Richland County Country Club.

The Lawrence County squad scored 171, Olney 175 and Oblong 180. The victory came a day after Oblong dealt the Indians their first loss of the season.

Joining Ray in the scoring Wednesday were Garrett Hulfachor with a 41, Ethan Kelly 46 and Hayden Hesler 47. Cisne also competed, but didn't record a team score.

On Tuesday the host Panthers nipped Lawrence County, 158-162, at the Oak Glen Golf Course. Paris was third with 168, and Marshall fourth at 196.

Oblong's Jon Littlejohn shot an even-par round to narrowly defeated Ray, 36-38, for medalist honors. Kelly wasn't far behind at 39, Hulfachor shot 40, and Hesler 45.

The Indians return to Richland County C.C. for the Olney Invitational at 1 p.m. today.

North Posey eases by South Knox

POSEYVILLE — North Posey widened the gap in every set and gave South Knox a 25-15, 25-7, 25-4 volleyball loss on Wednesday.

Leah Ellermann led the Spartans (3-5) with eight digs; Kaylee Parrish four digs, four assists; Bailey Kempfer, Mallory Obermeyer and Racheal Stearns four digs; Hallie Kirk two kills, one block; Evie Dodd three digs; and Savannah Benjamin two digs.

The junior varsity match went to the Vikings, 25-12, 25-20. Addy DeLisle had eight digs, eight assists, four points; Daphne Kinnett and Anna Provines five points, four digs; Jenesis McClure five digs, four points; Jaelyn Grumieaux seven digs; Ally Sims four kills; and Mattilynn Ashley three digs.

Frosh Alices drop match to Loogootee

Loogootee's freshman volleyball team edged visiting Lincoln, 25-19, 25-24, Thursday.

Gracie Phillips paced the Alices (0-7) in kills with five. Courtney Deffendoll and Xzandra Cox had 13 and 11 digs, and McKenna Henderson notched six assists.

On Wednesday, Lincoln dropped a pair of matches in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference league at Evansville Harrison, losing to Evansville Memorial, 25-22, 25-18, and Evansville Mater Dei 17-25, 25-15, 15-10.

Elizabeth Curry-Jones had nine kills, three aces; Cox 10 kills; Henderson 18 assists; Deffendoll 26 digs; Kelsey Howder nine kills; Abby West 12 assists; and McKenna Howder three aces.

Spartans tip Pats in MS volleyball

South Knox's seventh and eighth grade each needed three sets, but both Spartans squads earned middle school volleyball wins over Rivet at Holscher Gym on Wednesday.

The eighth-grade match went to South Knox (2-0), 25-15, 18-25, 15-11. Megan Obermeyer had 17 points, eight aces, two digs; Caroline Beard five points, two aces; Lauren Keyes three points, one ace; Korinne Barnhart four digs; Grace Carie four assists; Bren Hill five kills; Delaynee Coomes one kill; and Grace Arnold, Alex Sutton, and Ella Bobe one point. For Rivet, Lexi Frey had eight assists, five points, five kills; Lissa Willis five kills, five points; Mary Herman eight kills; Helena Miller six points, three kills; Emily O'Dell four points; Natalie Earley two points, two kills; and Laney Oakes one assist.

The Spartans prevailed in the seventh-grade match, 25-13, 22-25, 15-8. Cala Charleston had 11 points, five aces; Cora Dodd six points, three aces, three assists; Ariel Whitehead six points, two aces; Madison Parrish three points, four kills; Jenna Bloebaum three points; Kamryn Elliott two points; and Maycie Linneweber one ace. Rivet was led by Alli Stearns with nine points; Claudia Herman, Lorelai Davis, Piper Lewis, and Rachael Jacqumain had two points; Ava Benson two kills; and Kendyl Newman one kill.

Both teams play at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Rivet visits Washington, and South Knox hosts Pike Central.

South Knox MS soccer gets coed win

Braydon Loudermilk racked up six goals, and South Knox claimed an 8-0 coed middle school soccer victory over Washington Catholic on Wednesday.

Other goal scorers for the coed Spartans were Mia Candler and Maddox Sargeant. Candler, Jade Powell, Sadie Conover, Reagan Harrington, and Tate Staggs had an assist.

Clark's girls take down soccer Warriors

Kenzie Doerner notched three goals, and Clark's girls soccer team downed North Knox, 7-1, Wednesday at the Alices' pitch.

Others with goals for Clark were Tiah Riggs, J.J. Riggs, Lucy Wisley and Kaylee Edwards. Alices keepers Javelin James and Aaliyah Kohlhouse each made a save.

Gabe Robarge scored North Knox's goal, and keeper Tabbi Alexander had 16 saves.

Last week the Warriors dropped a pair of matches on the road, falling to White River Valley, 4-1 on Aug. 26, and Sullivan, 7-0, on Aug. 27. Robarge scored North Knox's goal, and Alexander finished with six and eight saves.

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