No. 9 Hatchets defeat No. 21 Harrison

The Washington Hatchet soccer team moved to 15-1-1 with a 4-2 win over Evansville Harrison at the Washington Sports Complex on Thursday.

The Hatchets put 17 shots on goal in the game, with Ethan Hunsinger scoring off an assist from Lance Davis at 37:41. The Hatchets then moved to 2-0 as Dayton Guinn was assisted by Alan Smith at 39:59 and went into the half with the lead.

Washington made it 3-0 on an unassisted goal from Randy Marroquin, at 44:08, before Harrison finally got on the board at 50:33. WHS’s final goal came from Smith, assisted by Ethan Hunsinger at 74:43.

Between the pipes, Stefen Arney had three saves in 60 minutes, while Cody Chapman had one in 20.

Harrison beat the JV team, 1-0.

WHS’s next match will be against the winner of the Washington Catholic-Northeast Dubois match in the Jasper Sectional semifinal.

Lady Cougars lose SWIAC match

EASTERN HEIGHTS — The North Daviess Lady Cougar volleyball team (6-12, 2-3) was defeated by Eastern 10-25, 12-25 and 17-25 in SWIAC action.

Solid stats came from, Stacey Beard with kills, a block and 15 digs.

J’Lynn Borter added six assists and three kills, while Lorissa Miller had six service points, an ace, 11 digs and led team in serve reception. Ashley Webster added six assists and Mackenzie Clark had three kills.

“We played a very good Eastern team. They were strong offensively, blocked consistently and were able to read defensively extremely well. After making some adjustments to our offensive and defensive strategy, we began to play better toward the end of Game 2 and all of Game 3. Lorissa Miller was excellent in her first time as libero,” said ND coach Ruthanne Burkhart.

“We must commit ourselves as a team to stay confident of our own abilities and our teammates. The Lady Cougars have made huge strides in their development as volleyball players, but we must stay eager to get into the gym everyday and continue our improvement. I am beginning to see true signs of an understanding of the skill level it takes to get where we need to be.”

The JV Lady Cougars defeated Eastern, 18-25, 25-17 and 15-4 to move 8-4 and 3-0 in the conference. Ashley Troutman led team in serve reception with nine kills and 14 digs. Janae Wagler had 14 kills and 11 digs, while Larynda Keith had 11 assists, 13 service points, an ace and nine digs. Lexi Brewer had 13 digs and three kills. Morgan Smiley posted 10 service points, an ace, 16 digs and a block. Stevi Beck also had two blocks and a kill.

“Although the JV team started off slowly, they came back in Games 2 and 3 doing what needs to be done — fundamentals,” added Burkhart.

WHS spikers down WRV

In a varsity-only match, the Washington High School volleyball team (13-8) beat White River Valley in four games, 25-10, 23-25, 25-13 and 25-13 at the Hatchet House.

Sara Eblin led WHS with 28 digs, followed by Kelci Newton with 16 and Codie Myers with 15. Payton Shake had 38 assists, with Newton getting 16 and Eblin adding 14. Myers four aces, with Eblin getting three. Kendal Wininger and Olivia Lengacher had four blocks each.

Loogootee beats Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD — The Loogootee volleyball team (16-5) beat Bloomfield, 3-0 in non-conference action on Thursday.

LHS won, 25-16, 25-22 and 25-12 and got 14 assists from Alyssa Dobson and 12 from Hannah Lamar.

Kara Mann had 14 kills, while Kelci Mann had 12 and Lauren Walton had eight.

Mariah Weisheit and Lamar had nine digs each, while Kyanna Strange added seven. Tia Pennington also added a block.

WC moves to 14-1

The Washington Catholic boys soccer team moved to 14-1 for the season with a pair of wins over the week.

On Monday they defeated Wood Memorial under windy conditions in a physical game. The lone Cardinal goal came from Matt Stuart, who scored off a pass from Austin Deem. WC took 12 shots and Cardinal keeper Austin Jarrett had four saves.

On Wednesday, WC beat Evansville Day school 2-1. WC goals came from Staurt, with an assist to Brantley Smith and from Christian Neace off a penalty kick.

“We have one game left and we are really looking forward to a senior night celebration in front of our fans. This has been a spectacular season and we are now looking forward to sectional,” said WC coach Tom Tucker.

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