It was a busy night for Fall sports, as the Mavs competed in Tennis, Soccer, and Volleyball last night (Tuesday 9/10/19). Here’s a breakdown of all the action:
Boys Soccer (2-4) played host to NCC rival, Kokomo (2-3-1), in a battle for top 4 placement in the conference standings. For most of the 1st half, both teams kept the ball in the middle of the field without much threat of scoring. That changed with 10 min left in the 1st half when junior Jake Fultz drew first blood with a nice strike into the back of the net, giving the Mavs a 1 – 0 halftime edge. The 2nd half had much more action in the box, with both teams scoring multiple goals. Junior Alex Gutierrez scored on a nice PK kick to give the Mavs a 2 – 0 cushion. Kokomo rallied with two goals of their own but fell short of ever finding an equalizer. The final score was 3 – 2 MAVS.
The JV put on a scoring exhibition of their own, scoring a 5 – 0 win to set the tone for the night.
Girls Soccer (5-3-2) also took on the Wildkats of Kokomo (3-2-1), however, they had to make the trek along Hwy IN-26 to take the pitch. Under a colorful evening sky, the Lady Mavs played inspired team soccer securing a 4 to nil victory over their NCC rivals. Goal scorers on the night were seniors Shianne Switzer, Marissa Sheets, and Brittany Crowe; along with freshman newcomer Alyssa Gray. The goals were assisted by frosh Sammie Wood, junior Avery Edwards, and two nicely centered balls off the boot of junior Bryn Roberts. It was the 6th shutout for senior goaltender Autumn Hogue and her defensive backline.
Boys Tennis had a tough task taking on West Lafayette, who boasts a top-20 program in the state. The boys battled for the second night in a row against a Tippecanoe County foe (last night beat Jeff 3-2 in a make-up match). Unfortunately, on this evening, they fell short, losing 4-1. #2 Singles senior John Shambaugh was the lone winner, taking his match in 3 sets.
There are only 3 things that are certain in this life: Death, Taxes, and a McCutcheon Volleyball road win. The road-tested Lady Mavs took their high-flying hitting show to Noblesville HS to take on the Millers in a battle of 4A programs. The 9th grade and JV teams set a nice tone for the evening, both securing-straight sets victories. Not to be outdone, the varsity team took to task the Millers winning in straight sets for the 4th straight match (25-18, 25-16, 25-23). The ball was exploding like dynamite off the hand of senior Brooke Humphrey. Brooke led the team in kills (18) with her left side compadre, freshman Chloe Chicoine, knocking down 15 kills of her own. The whole team landed an impressive 43.5 kill % vs the Millers. Humphrey’s jump-serve also proved to be a steady weapon, landing 5 of her 16 serves for aces (31.3 Ace %). Senior libero Emily Brown was cat-like all night picking 14 digs, and fellow senior Kailee Cornell steadily fed her hitters with a match-high 39 assists.