Monday's Sullivan High School sports roundup
Sullivan begins with victory
The Sullivan girls soccer team opened the 2018 season with a 3-0 victory at Princeton on Monday.
It was the 201st win by the program, which is starting its 18th season.
“It was nice to get a game under our belts,” said Sullivan coach Kurt Hauger. “We had some early-season jitters.
“We have a lot to work on, but they worked hard and everybody got in the first game, getting the jitters out of the way.”
Hauger said that Haley Hagy stood out on defense, along with Zoe Smith, Kennedee Lamb and Kathleen Ming at midfield.
“Morgan (Clouse) got hurt, but she should be back by Thursday,” said Hauger. “Our defense was great.”
Gabby Wright had three saves as she pitched a shutout in goal in her first varsity start as a keeper.
“Gabby is new and getting the hang of playing goalie,” said Hauger.
Smith scored the only goal in the first half, assisted by Lamb.
“It was a 25-foot bomb,” said Hauger.
In the second half, a cross by Smith was knocked into the goal for a 2-0 SHS edge.
“Their defense knocked it in the net for an own goal,” said Hauger.
Kathleen Ming got her first goal of the season, unassisted, at the 34 minute and 19 seconds mark.
She now has 98 career goals, 33 from tying the mark of 131 by Christina Haag in 2011. Tucker Smith of the SHS boys team scored 100 career goals (2012).
Lady Arrows fall at Vincennes
The Sullivan girls golf team slipped to 2-3 after a 198-253 loss to host Vincennes Lincoln in a match at the Country Club of Old Vincennes on Monday.
Courtney Lueking led the Lady Arrows with a 57.
Peyton Sisil shot 62, Cara Gofourth 63 and Bonnie Witt carded a 70.
“We did not play well tonight on the sectional course,” said Sullivan coach Justin Ridge. “But there were some positives to take away.
“We were able to get reacquainted with the course in preparation for sectional, which is only a month away. We improved on some of the holes that hampered us last year. We are now looking forward to a week of practice to get better moving forward.”
Spikers even record
Sullivan defeated host South Knox 25-14, 25-6, 25-11 in a nonconference high school volleyball match on Monday.
The Lady Arrows evened their record at 1-1 as new coach Kim Rinck picked up her first varsity victory.
Sullivan finished with 30 kills and 18 aces. Asia Povlin had 12 kills, seven aces and four digs as the Lady Arrows collected 15 digs.
Madalyn Rinck dished out 27 assists, running the 5-1 offense.
Povlin, Rinck and Whitnee Newby each collected one solo block.
Sullivan’s junior varsity team also improved to 1-1 after a 25-15, 25-16 victory.
Gracie Shorter had six aces and two digs while Allison Pelfrey dished out 12 assists.
Delainey Shorter (six) and Dena Taylor (four) combined for 10 digs.
Sullivan varsity stats
Aces — Asia Povlin 7, Emma Royer 5, Sydnee Hester 3, Kendal Edmondson 1, Korinne Gofourth 1, Madalyn Rinck 1.
Digs — Povlin 4, Royer 3, Rinck 3, Gofourth 2,
Hester 2, Whitnee Newby 1.
Assists — Rinck 27.
Kills — Povlin 12, Edmondson 5, Gofourth 5, Newby 4, Madi Followell 2, Maura Secrest 1, Rinck 1.
Solo blocks — Povlin 1, Rinck 1, Newby 1.
Sullivan JV stats
Aces — Gracie Shorter 6, Annie Smith 3, Elly Hamilton 3, Allison Pelfrey 2, Dena Taylor 1 , Delainey Shorter 1.
Digs — G. Shorter 2, D. Shorter 2, Pelfrey 1, Smith 1.
Assists — Pelfrey 12, Hamilton 1,
Kills — D. Shorter 6, Taylor 4, Genevieve Vandergriff 3, G. Shorter 2, Smith 1, Jessica Baughman 1, Pelfrey 1.
Arrows fall at Washington
The Sullivan boys tennis team went on the road and opened the season with a 5-0 loss to Washington on Monday.
“All the boys played well,” said Sullivan coach Jeff Lookebill. “They are improving.
“We only have six, including three new players.”
Sullivan will host South Vermillion at 5 p.m. today.
Washington 5, Sullivan 0.
1. John Rook (W) d. Kegan Meng (S), 6-0, 6-0
2. Zack Gray (W) d. Braden Cagle (S), 6-0,6-0
3. Washington won by forfeit
1. Owen Gray-Braden Kixmiller (W) d. Jared Couch-Scott Foster (S) 6-0, 6-0
2. Austin Gere-Jacob Rice (W) d Carter Trowbridge-Noah Kincaid (S) 6-0, 6-0