Rivet pulled even with Shoals after a disappointing start, but the Jug Rox broke the tie in the 58th minute to hold off the Patriots, 3-2, in a boys Blue Chip Conference match Wednesday.
Shoals took a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the match, and they pushed the margin to 2-0 less than 10 minutes later. In the 30th minute, Rivet (4-7-1, 2-3 Blue Chip) got on the board when Ryan Nguyen's cross was nicely received by Sabastien Hardin, who headed it into the net.
Trailing 2-1 at intermission, Charlie Niehaus connected with Nguyen in the 48th minute, and Nguyen's goal knotted the match. Shoals needed just 10 minutes to pull back in front however, and a stalemate over the final 20 minutes gave the Jug Rox the victory.
“We started the game terribly. We gave up two goals in about the first 10 minutes,” Rivet coach Thierry Schleiss said. “We started controlling the game a little better after that, and Sabastien set up Ryan with a nice cross to get us on the board. We played OK in the second half, but after we got down again, we just couldn't break through. I was disappointed in our decision making. We're a young team, but it's still not where it needs to be.”
Rivet keeper Thomas Herman made five saves.
The Patriots play at Wood Memorial at 7 p.m. Friday.
Close not enough for tennis Alices
EVANSVILLE — Lincoln's boys tennis team was competitive with host Evansville North in three spots, but the host Huskies grabbed two of those matches in a 4-1 Southern Indiana Athletic Conference victory Wednesday.
The Alices (10-12, 4-5 SIAC) got a hard-earned win from No. 2 doubles Simon Corrona-Gus McCrary, who outlasted Nathan Mitchell-Griffin Sohn, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4. No. 1 doubles Kyle Stenger-Landon Altstadt came close, but Spencer Lenahan-Will Cook eked out a 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (11-9) triumph. No. 2 singles David Wilson attempted to rally, but Kyle Francis held him off, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).
Other North wins were by No. 1 singles Chris Zimmerman over Ethan Jones, 6-0, 6-0; and No. 3 singles Cole Decker over Calvin Carmean, 6-0, 6-1.
"This matches the theme for the season of coming up short in close matches," Lincoln coach Bryce Crane said. "North is better than us, so I was happy that we competed at the level we did. A few points here and there, and we might come out on top. I'm proud of two doubles for pulling out a win."
The Alices split four junior varsity matches. Parker Dugan grabbed both wins by 6-0 counts.
Lincoln hosts Pike Central at 5 p.m. today.
Soccer Warriors top sectional foe
SULLIVAN — North Knox put in a goal in each half and knocked off Sullivan, 2-1, in a boys soccer match Wednesday.
Conner Hartzburg had the first-half goal for the Warriors (3-7) with a Cole Jones assist. Jones put in the second score unassisted to secure the win. North Knox keepers Gage French and Ethan Irvine made four and two saves.
The Warriors entertain Washington Catholic at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Soccer Lady Alices can't stay with Central
Lincoln's girls soccer team stayed with Evansville Central for a half, but the visiting Bears poured in five second-half goals for an 8-2 Southern Indiana Athletic Conference win Tuesday.
The Alices (5-7, 1-6 SIAC) scored their two goals in the final six minutes of the first half. Maya Miller tallied off a Sierra Mullins assist in the 35th minute, and Mullins converted off an Ashlyn Hillenbrand free kick in the 40th minute.
Keeper Madalynn Grube stopped 21 shots.
"We had a decent first half with some real opportunities from Mullins and Miller. Our shots were better quality in the first half," Lincoln coach Kellie Cargal said. "They certainly connected more passes than we did throughout the game, and the unanswered goals in the second half dropped the spirit of our team. We forget about some basic rules of soccer that really cost us, and we only had three shots in the second half."
Lincoln hosts Sullivan at 5 p.m. Monday.
Spartans volleyball outlasts Jeeps in 5
DUBOIS — South Knox's volleyball team erased a two-set deficit and pulled out their first Blue Chip Conference win of the season at Northeast Dubois, 18-25, 22-25, 29-27, 27-25, 15-10, on Tuesday.
Leah Ellermann had 16 digs and 10 kills to pace the Spartans (5-12, 1-3 Blue Chip); Hallie Kirk 10 kills three blocks; Mallory Oberymeyer 39 digs, two points; Kaylee Parrish 27 assists, 18 digs, three points; Kaitlyn Williams nine kills, two digs; Bailey Kempfer nine kills, five points, three aces, four digs; Rachel Stearns 19 digs, two points; Lauren Loudermilk 11 assists, six digs; Savannah Beard eight digs, three kills; and Kaitlyn Beard five kills, three blocks, two digs.
South Knox's junior varsity also won, 25-24, 25-18. Addy DeLisle had six digs, four assists, six digs, three points; Jenesis McClure six digs, three aces; Evey Dodd four digs, four assists; Jaelyn Grumieaux five digs, three points; Mattilynn Ashley four kills, three digs; and Daphne Kinnett and Ally Sims three digs.
South Knox hosts North Knox at 6 p.m. today.
Volleyball Alices dumped by Reitz
Lincoln pushed Evansville Reitz in the first two sets, but ultimately fell in three, 25-22, 25-21, 25-17, in a Southern Indiana Athletic Conference volleyball match at Alice Arena on Tuesday.
Maycee Lange led the Alices (17-7, 4-2 SIAC) with 12 kills and three blocks; Kali Haynes 14 digs; Callie Foster 30 assists, eight digs; and Faith Fleetwood five kills.
Lincoln's junior varsity also lost, 25-21, 25-15. Allyson Beckort had 13 digs for the JV Alices (15-5); Jaclyn Sutton six digs, four assists; Gracie Kramer four assists; and Macy Taylor three kills.
Lincoln visits Evansville Mater Dei at 6 p.m. today.
Volley Patriots drop 4-setter to Chargers
PETERSBURG — Rivet picked up a set, but ended up falling short in a tight volleyball loss at Pike Central on Tuesday, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22.
For the Patriots (7-5), Addi Downen had 13 points, four aces, 18 digs; Kenadee Frey 21 digs, 18 assists, six points, four aces, four kills; Lauren Carie 10 kills, six blocks, six digs; Arianna Gerkin 14 digs, five points, five kills; Elise Lowe nine points, seven digs, two kills; April Tripp seven points, five digs, three kills; Avery Vantlin 10 digs; and Anna Herman six points, three kills, three blocks.
Rivet's junior varsity earned a 25-19, 25-15 victory. Gracie Lamb had 10 points, three aces, seven digs for the JV Patriots (2-2); Frey seven points, five aces, seven digs; Allison Hensley 14 assists, two kills; Ella Benson six points, six digs, two kills; Reese McBee 11 kills; Downen six digs; Herman three points; and Lowe two digs.
Rivet hosts Dugger in a varsity-only match at 6 p.m. today.
Volley Warriors drop match to Linton
BICKNELL — Linton wouldn't let North Knox's volleyball team get too close, defeating the Warriors in straight sets, 25-18, 25-14, 25-16, Tuesday.
Rayne Held provided five points, three aces and five digs for North Knox (7-4). Emma Wampler led the hitters with five kills to go with two points. Matty Hoffman and Shelby Haag each spiked four kills. Hannah Saucerman had two points, two blocks, 20 assists, four digs; Abigail McKinley two points, two kills, three digs; Jacqui Alsman two points, four digs; and Tessa Haag three digs.
The junior varsity (7-3) fell, 25-21, 25-16. Madison McCory notched five points, three kills, three digs; Reagan Jones five points, six digs; Emma Saucerman two points, three kills, two assists, seven digs; Layna LeRoy three kills, three digs; Harlee Keller three assists, three digs; and Gracie LeRoy two digs.
The Warriors are at South Knox at 6 p.m. today.
Lady Warriors run to 3rd at Barr-Reeve
MONTGOMERY — North Knox's girls cross country team was third among five teams at the Barr-Reeve Invitational on Monday.
The host Vikings won the event with 22, followed by Northeast Dubois 44, North Knox 71, North Daviess 79 and Loogootee no team score. Brittany Page paced the Warriors with a seventh-place time of 22:03, followed by Reegan Hammelman 13th, 23:49; Sidney Kahre 14th, 23:54; Ava Williams 18thy, 25:51; Macy Dye 19th. 26:12; and Cora Armes 21st, 26:24.
North Knox boys also ran, but didn't have enough for a team score. Calvin Crabtree led the team, taking eighth in 19:33. Dakota Lawrence was 11th, 20:18; Anden West 18th, 22:17; and Ethan Stiles 19th, 22:47.
7-8 volley Warriors crush Washington
BICKNELL — North Knox's seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams handled Washington in matches Tuesday.
The eighth grade (8-3) rolled, 25-15, 25-12. Brynna Collins collected 12 points, five aces, two kills, four assists; Alex McKinley 10 points, four aces, two kills, three assists; Abi Deckard four points, two aces; Javen Miller two points, three kills; Adyn Telligman two points, two aces; and Ally Crist and Gracie Schultz two points.
The seventh grade prevailed, 25-16, 25-20. Keely McMillin had 11 points, five aces, two kills; Baylee McClure five points, three aces; Emilee Turner five points; and Rozlynn Thorne, Alyssa Chattin and Jade Richter two points.
The Warriors are at Loogootee at 6 p.m. today.
JH soccer Warriors drop two matches
North Knox's soccer teams dropped a pair of road matches on Monday and Tuesday.
Rivet topped the Warriors in a girls match Tuesday, 7-4. Chloe Twitty and Jenna DeCoursey each netted two goals for North Knox, and keeper Tabbi Alexander made 16 saves.
Sullivan dropped the Warriors in a coed match Monday, 8-3. Gage Robarge had all three goals. Alexander collected nine saves.