Three of the area’s high school teams participated at the 2012 Hoosier Cup in Bloomington, Indiana, this weekend with varying fortunes.
A total of 42 teams from all over Indiana and Kentucky competed in this year’s event in better-than-expected weather.
Floyd Central’s girls (4-0-2) are showing good form ahead of tonight’s home encounter against rival Providence ( 3-3), a game which kicks off at 7 p.m. The Highlanders went through the weekend unbeaten in their three games at Karst Farm Park.
Lewie Stevens’ charges opened up their account in the Ella Bull Pool with a 7-0 victory over Richmond on Friday. Ellie Stewart and Ali Host netted two goals apiece in the win over the Red Devils, with Kelsey Shireman, Christine Clark and Mariah Ferber adding the others.
However, the real heroics came Saturday when Floyd Central came back from a three-goal halftime deficit to tie Plainfield 3-3. Cylie Miller and Ferber scored on Lauren Wyatt assists to pull the Highlanders right back into the game.
Then McKenzie Garringer added a third on a Stewart assist to guarantee the Highlanders a share of the spoils.
Floyd Central rounded out the tournament with a creditable 1-1 tie against Castle, with Lauren Wyatt scoring the opener from a Stewart assist. Castle won the pool on goal difference.
On the boys’ side, Jeffersonville (4-3-2) went through the Warren Brown Pool without scoring, picking up a tie and suffering two losses.
The Red Devils opened up with a 3-0 defeat against Class 2A Sectional 30 rival and current champion Jasper on Friday, but bounced back to tie 0-0 with Richmond on Saturday morning.
Carson Webb’s boys then fell 2-0 to pool winners South Bend Adams in their final game.
Next up for Jeffersonville is a home matchup against Jennings County, winners of the Nick Matavuli Pool 2 at the Hoosier Cup, on Saturday (12 noon).
In the Michael O’Dea Pool, Providence (2-4-2)lost to Vincennes 6-0 but fought hard for a 3-3 tie with Heritage Christian with a brace of goals from Pierce Crawley and a third from John Murray. Evan Hollkamp had two assists, while Andrew Wimp had one.
Providence play at North Harrison tomorrow (Wednesday), before games at home to Decatur Central (Saturday) and away to New Albany (September 11).
A couple of good high school tournaments with local interest take place this expectedly hot Labor Day weekend.
Firstly, there’s the Hoosier Cup in Bloomington, Indiana, featuring Jeffersonville and Providence boys.
The Pioneers will take on Gibson Southern, Heritage Christian and Edgewood, while the Red Devils (check out our feature on Jeff best mates Cauldon Feldhaus and Acy Huffman) play Jasper, Ryle (Ky.) and Marion. Games take place today and tomorrow at Karst Park and fields at Blomington North and Edgewood .
Secondly, the Lady Eagle Invitational, considered one of the most prestigious high school girls’ tournaments in the region, kicks off at hosts Zionsville Community HS’s multipurpose stadium and at ZYSA.
Louisville teams Sacred Heart and Assumption will participate alongside the likes of Strongsville of Ohio, ranked No. 1 in the nation in the ESPN Rise Powerade Top 50 Pre-Season Poll; Evansville Memorial (ranked No. 13 in the same poll); and Indiana 2010 state finalists Columbus North.
Four local squads will be among 48 high school teams from Indiana and Kentucky traveling to Bloomington this weekend for the annual Hoosier Cup tournament.
On the boys’ side, Christian Academy of Indiana and Providence will play, while reigning sectional champs Floyd Central and CAI will participate in the girls’ section.
CAI boys will take on Columbus East, Martinsville and East Jessamine (Ky.) in the Nick Matavuli Division, while Providence is in with Bedford North Lawrence, Heritage Christian and Richmond in the Warren Brown Division.
Floyd Central and CAI girls are in the same pool of the Gwen Paulk Division, along with Evansville North and Vincennes.
Games will take place at Karst Farm Park, Bloomington North HS, and Edgewood HS on Friday and Saturday.