Cougars fall to Greenwood Christian in first match
After the Trinity Lutheran boys soccer team lost 7-0 to Greenwood Christian Academy at home Thursday afternoon, Coach Todd Jack had his team repeat several times what the key was for his team going forward.
The answer: possess the ball.
Jack said that part of the game will receive a lot of emphasis in practice today.
“We want the ball,” he said. “As far as work on Friday, concentrate on possession. We want the ball for a majority of the game. You keep the ball, you win the game. We have one day to recoup, and then come back to Rising Sun, who I know is going to be another tough squad. We’re going to focus that we have our minds and bodies right all of Saturday.”
The score was 0-0 until GCA scored three goals between the 28:30 and 23:15-marks of the first half, then added an insurance goal with six minutes remaining in the first half for a 4-0 score at intermission.
“It’s our first contest of the season, and we came out against a really talented squad in Greenwood Academy. They’re well-coached and they play well together,” Jack said of the visitors.
Caden Camden scored two goals and had two assists to lead the Greenwood attack.
Landon Gasaway attempted Trinity’s first shot from the right of the goal with 1:40 left in the first half. Kade Gillaspy attempted a shot from left of the goal with 30 seconds left in the first half.
GCA outshot Trinity 10-2 in the first half, but the shots were even at 8-8 in the second half.
Levi Pottschmidt had Trinity’s first shot attempt of the second half at the 29:50-mark that was stopped by the GCA goalie. Trinity had three more shots in the next seven minutes, including one ball that sailed over the goal.
GCA scored on a penalty kick with six minutes remaining and made it 7-0 with 4:35 on the clock.
“I think our guys were settling in a little bit more from the nerves,” Jack said of Trinity’s play in the second half, “and rather than just trying to get the ball up and away we were holding possession a little bit and trying to find a player up the field, rather than just trying to kick the ball out of danger.”
The Trinity and Rising Sun girls will play at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by the boys match.
Braves win MSC match
Brownstown Central rallied to defeat North Harrison 4-1 in its Mid-Southern Conference opener.
Brownstown’s No. 1 doubles team of Conner Gwin and Bryce Reaser defeated Dawson Allen and Colten Smith 7-6 (7-2), 6-1, and Evan Schneider and Elix Preston defeated Blake Kellems and Noah Swarens 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.
Braves Coach Donnie Thomas said, “Both doubles teams were behind 5-2 in the first set. Conner and Bryce ended up winning. Evan and Elix ended up losing 5-7, but came back in the next two. It was a pretty big turnaround, but they didn’t play that well to start with, but really just kept the ball in play after that and finished at the net.”
Brownstown’s Smith Hackman lost 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, while Pierson Wheeler defeated Mason Swarens at No. 2 singles and Lane Steward topped Zach Miller 6-3, 7-2 at No. 3 singles.
The Braves (1-1) will host Silver Creek Monday for another MSC match.
Owls win 3-2
Seymour defeated Providence 3-2 at home.
Seymour’s wins came from Reuben Kruse 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, Jack VonDielingen and Joe Schmidt 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles and Drew Handloser and Parker Thompson at No. 2 doubles.
Seymour’s’ Eli Meyer lost 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, and Hunter Heckman lost 6-7, 7-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
In JV doubles, Dylan Thompson and Joel Stevens, Shun Takeuchi and Trevor Alberring, Ross Pumphrey and Ethan Alberring, and Xavier DuBois and Griffin Eggers won doubles matches and Abram Yee won in singles.
The Owls (2-1) will go to Scottsburg today.
Trinity defeats New Washington
The Trinity Lutheran boys tennis team came away with a 5-0 victory at New Washington on Thursday night.
Solomon Hall won 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 at one singles, Jack Stuckwisch won 6-1, 6-2 at two singles, and the one doubles team of Nathan Finke and Nathan Voelker won 6-1, 6-1.
New Washington didn’t have enough eligible players to fill the three singles or two doubles positions, so Trinity got the 5-0 sweep.
The Cougars (2-0) will play again next Thursday at home against Southwestern (Hanover).
Cougars get first win
The Trinity girls soccer team picked up its first season of the season on Thursday at Milan.
Milan got the first goal of the game, but the Cougars didn’t flinch. They scored three unanswered en route to a 3-1 victory.
Emma Meyers tied the game up in the first half, and then Meyers added two more goals in the second half to complete the hattrick. Assists came from Kennedy Royalty and Bailey Reimer. One of Meyer’s goals was unassisted.
The Cougars led in shots 20-7, and goalie Samantha Enzinger had six saves.
Trinity (1-1) will be home Saturday against Rising Sun.
Owls fall at North
The Seymour girls soccer team suffered a 3-0 loss at Columbus North on Thursday night.
The Owls’ account tweeted, “We battled every minute and showed a lot of heart. Good things are on the horizon.”
Seymour’s JV team also lost to North with a final score of 4-0.
Seymour (2-1) will have a week off before its home opener next Thursday against Scottsburg.
Braves beat Bloomington North
The Brownstown volleyball team had its home-opener on Thursday against Bloomington North, and the Braves swept the Cougars 25-20, 26-24, 25-19.
Kalee Borden led the team in hitting, going 23-24 with nine kills. Sophie Wischmeier went 10-10 with five kills and Kinzee Dean went 12-15 with three kills. As a team, Brownstown went 65-77 with 24 kills.
In serving, Wischmeier went 14-15 for three aces, Dean went 13-14 with two aces and Finley Wheeler went 12-13 with two aces. The Braves served 64-74 with 11 aces.
Brownstown’s freshmen team won 25-22, 19-25, 15-10, and the Braves’ JV team won 15-25, 25-19, 15-10.
Brownstown is now 2-0 this season. The Braves varsity and JV squad will be at Jennings County on Saturday while the freshmen team will be at the Bloomington South Invitational.
Tigers lose in five sets
The Crothersville volleyball team made a ferocious comeback at Madison Christian on Thursday night, but the Tigers fell just short, losing in five sets 19-25, 24-26, 25-15, 25-16, 15-17.
Elayna Ord led the team hitting, going 24-26 with five kills, Makenna Newberry was 8-8 with three kills and Pearl Shirley was 25-33 with two kills.
In serving, Carlee Walker was 25-27 with seven aces and Ord was 22-26 with six aces.
Newberry and Grace Smith both had seven assists, Shirley had 18 digs and Walker had 17 digs.
The Tigers’ JV team won earlier in the night 25-15, 25-24, putting their record at 1-0 this season.
The varsity team is now 0-5 and will host Borden tonight for their home opener.
Seymour drops match to Providence
The Seymour volleyball team welcomed a good Providence team into Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium on Thursday, and it was the Pioneers that came out on top, winning 25-18, 25-20, 25-18. As a team, Seymour went 62-70 with 26 kills.
Olivia Fish led the Owls in hitting, going 22-23 with 15 kills. Breanna Lawrence went 12-12 with seven kills and Anna Fish went 5-7 with three kills.
Addi Lemon led the team in serving, going 15-15, Olivia Fish went 12-12 and Lawrence went 8-8. As a team, Seymour went 55-55 but had zero aces.
Lemon had 24 assists, and Greer Henry had six digs.
Seymour’s JV team lost in three sets 21-25, 25-20, 10-15, and their C team lost 12-25, 11-25.
Seymour is now 2-1 this season and will play at Madison on Saturday morning.