PREP ROUNDUP: Eagle spikers, tennis team pick up big wins; Cub soccer rolls on
EMINENCE — The South Putnam Lady Eagles beat the Lady Eels in three sets on Thursday night by scores of 25-19, 25-23, 25-19.
Miranda Bieghler had 14 service points and 11 set-assists to lead the Eagles, while Brianna Robinson had 10 points.
Points: Aubrey Hill and Chloe Custis 6 each, Caitlin Capps 5, Grace Burdge 4
Aces: Brianna Robinson 3, Miranda Bieghler and Grace Burdge 2 each, Caitlin Capps and Chloe Custis 1 each
Kills: Grace Burdge 6, Caitlin Capps 5, Miranda Bieghler 4, Aubrey Hill 1
Set-assists: Miranda Bieghler 11, Chloe Custis 4
Blocks: Aubrey Hill and Chloe Custis 1 each
Digs: Brianna Robinson and Grace Burdge 4 each, Aubrey Hill 3, Masey Chambers and Miranda Bieghler 2 each, Caitlin Capps 1
The Eagle JV also took the win in two sets with the scores of 25-18 and 25-20.
Points: Karlie Maynor 10, Brionna Egold 7, Saydee Proctor 5, Abby Teipen 3, Gracie Nees and Eva Hubbard 2 each, Bree Mahoney-Sutherland 1
Aces: Karlie Maynor and Brionna Egold 2 each, Bree Mahoney-Sutherland, Saydee Proctor, and Eva Hubbard 1 each
Kills: Bree Mahoney-Sutherland 5, Saydee Proctor 3, Brionna Egold and Karlie Maynor 1 each
Set-assists: Abby Teipen 4, Brionna Egold 3
Digs: Gracie Nees 5, Karlie Maynor 2, Bree Mahoney-Sutherland, Saydee Proctor, Abby Teipen and Eva Hubbard 1 each
In other volleyball:
• West Vigo 3, Greencastle 0 — The Tiger Cubs fell to West Vigo in three sets on Thursday night.
Defensively, Maggie Meyer and Mackenzie Woodall led the defensive effort with 11 digs each. Lilly Meyer added 10 digs.
Offensively, Allison Stevens recorded six kills, Jada Amis and Lilly Meyer both added five kills and Jalyn Duff had 18 assists.
The Cubs host South Putnam Tuesday night for the annual Pink Out Game.
• South Putnam 3, Crawfordsville 2 — The Eagles picked up late singles wins from Thomas Fanning at No. 1 and Garrett Heavin at No. 3 to pull out the victory.
“What an exciting night of tennis,” SP coach Johnny Briones said. “There were some really close matches.
“Thomas Fanning outlasted his opponent in three sets, and his never-say-die attitude gave him the edge.”
Heavin went to a tiebreaker to win his match.
“It was a great team win all around,” Briones said. “We are looking forward to hosting Owen Valley for today’s crossover match.”
South Putnam 3, Crawfordsville 2
Singles — 1. Thomas Fanning ( SP) def. Eddie Heinold (C) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5; 2. Ryan Fry (C) def. Ty VanSickle (SP) 6-4, 6-0; 3. Garrett Heavin (SP) def. Jake Decker (C) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6).
Doubles — 1. Luis Jabrowski-Mitchell Karp (C) def. Austin Arnold-Tanner Pistelli (SP) 6-3, 6-0; 2. Jared Seidler-Noah Emmerich (SP) def. Josh Blackburn-Parker Watt 6-0, 6-1.
JV singles — Creigh Remsburg (SP) def. Blake Froedge ( C) 6-1, Cole Watt (C) def. Trey Long (SP) 6-4, Evan Steffy (SP) def. Eli Donovan (C) 6-2.
JV doubles — Robbie Fisher-Nate Clearwaters (C) def. Cory Baily-Jaden Baird (C) 6-3, Brady Robinson-Marcus Robinson (SP) def. Ariel Jose-Trevor Growmoutis (C) 6-3, Cory Baily-Jaden Baird (C) def. Trey Blaydes-Blake Clearwaters (SP) 6-0, Cole Watt-Eli Donovan (C) def. Ethan Wallace-Brandon Rector (SP) 6-2, Levi Girton-Brandon Rector (SP) def. Ariel Jose-Trevor Growmoutis (C) 6-5.
• Cubs keep rolling — The No. 11-ranked Greencastle boys’ team routed South Vermillion 7-0 on Thursday night.
“It was a strong victory with Greencastle dominating much of the play,” Greencastle coach J.D. Sims said.
Evan Crowe had three goals to pace teh Tiger Cubs, while Hector Lezama had two goals and an assist, Jakob Foss had one goal and two assists, Leo Weeks had a goal and Ben Parsonas and Dylan Kendall each had an assist.
“Hector Lezama had a standout game,” Sims said. “He played with his back to goal, moved the ball, got into channels and scored goals.
“Evan Crowe got a hat trick and continued his goal scoring ways.”
Sims noted that Jakob Foss “was in the right place at the right time,” creating two assists and scoring a goal himself.
“The defensive line kept them at bay 95 percent of the game,” Sims added. “They were overall dominant.
On Tuesday, the Cubs defeated West Vigo 5-2.
Jakob Foss opened the scoring from a driven ball across the box delivered by Crowe.
Ben Parsons would add a goal and Crowe found the back of the net twice.
Simon Foss converted a penalty kick that helped guarantee victory.
“The first 25 minutes of play was very productive,” Sims said. “After going up by three goals, the boys let off the gas a bit and let West Vigo back into the game.”
Sims noted that the penalty kick and Crowe’s constant pressure on the ball, which led to a late goal, were keys to holding on for the win.
“Evan had a standout game as usual,” he said. “The boys need to find a balance in their play. We need to constantly push teams, because if we let up we will give more skilled teams opportunities they will take advantage of.”
The Cubs play at Sullivan today.
• Sullivan 9, North Putnam 0 (girls) — The Lady Cougars lost at home to Sullivan on Thursday evening.
The Lady Cougars will play again today against Brown County at 11 a.m.