Aiden Hartsell will graduate Southwestern as its most decorated soccer player in program history.
The senior has already set three new offensive scoring records this season. On Monday against Morristown, Hartsell pushed the goals scored in a single game record a little further out there.
Hartsell (photo) scored seven goals – breaking his own record of six set earlier this season -- and had an assist to lead the Spartans (5-0, 2-0 Mid-Hoosier Conference) to a 10-0 victory over Morristown (2-3-1, 0-1 MHC).
Hartsell now has 23 goals and seven assists in five matches this season. He currently shares the single-season goals scored record with his older brother, Anick. The duo each scored 35 goals last season.
Hartsell scored in the game’s first five minutes Monday to get the Spartans rolling.
Johnny Joy tallied his second goal of the season six minutes later for a 2-0 lead.
Hartsell then scored four goals in a six-minute span to push Southwestern’s lead to 6-0 at halftime.
Gareth Stringer notched his second goal of the season to open the second-half scoring and make it 7-0.
Hartsell tied his own record with his sixth goal with 29:34 left and reset the record just over two minutes later to make it 9-0.
Joy added another goal to complete the scoring for a Spartans’ offense that is averaging seven goals per game.
Conner Gooch had a pair of assists in the win to push his season total to six. Joy and Jordan Jones each had two assists. Forester Werbe was credited with the assist on Hartsell’s record breaker.
Southwestern goalkeeper Michael Clements was credited with two saves.
Morristown’s Dyllan Rutledge had four saves in goal.
In other prep events Monday:
Batesville 173, Rushville 239, Morristown 248, Oldenburg Academy Inc.
At Antler Pointe Golf Club in Rushville, Batesville cruised to a 66-shot victory over the host Lions. Morristown finished third in the four-team match.
Delaney Cornn led Morristown with a 56. Ashlee Ballinger followed four shots back at 60. McKinley Kile shot 64 and Clara Hall finished at 68.
Emma Weiler led Batesville with a 36. Josie Meyer (44), Addyson Weiler (44) and Tori Harpring (49) completed the winning lineup card.
Shelbyville 5, Waldron 0
At Shelbyville, the Golden Bears (2-5) broke their five-match losing streak with straight-set wins in all five matches against the Mohawks (3-2).
At No. 1 singles, Aidan Asher improved to 5-2 this season with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Lucas Shaw (3-2).
Caden Tackett improved to 3-4 at No. 2 singles for Shelbyville with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Jack Fischer (3-2).
Logan Prickett (3-2) defeated Josh Kellems (3-2) at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-1.
The first-time pairing of Ian Blackketter and Charlie Rife defeated Max Jones and Jacob Lindsey (3-2) at No. 1 doubles, 6-2, 6-4.
And Karson Schaf and Layne Pogue (1-2) secured their first doubles win of the season with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles over Isaiah Jones and Matthew Thomas (3-2).
Ritter def. Triton Central, 25-13, 17-25, 25-20, 25-21
At Ritter, the visiting Tigers evened the match with a second-set win but dropped the next two to suffer their first Indiana Crossroads Conference loss of the season. TC is 4-4 overall and 2-1 against ICC opposition.
Ritter improved to 4-9 (2-1 ICC).
Maddy Brown led Triton Central with 15 kills.
Brooklyn Bailey had eight kills and a team-high four blocks.
Setter Maia Harris finished with 28 assists and four service aces.
Triton Central hosts Waldron tonight in Fairland.
Waldron def. South Ripley, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16
At Waldron, just two days after losing to the Raiders in the Madison Invitational, the Mohawks rebounded for the victory to improve to 5-4.
Madalyn Hudnall had 15 kills to surpass 500 career kills for Waldron. Kaylee Young added nine kills and four blocks and Mackenzie Shaw had eight kills.
Emily Tyree tallied 33 assists and Megan Bogemann collected 23 digs.
Rachel Meyer and Sarah Meyer combined for 17 kills for South Ripley (6-3). Brionna Linkel finished with 17 assists and 11 digs.
Middle School Volleyball
Waldron Junior High swept a pair of matches from North Decatur.
The eighth grade squad defeated the Chargers, 25-16, 25-14.
The seventh grade was victorious, 25-18, 25-20
Middle School Soccer
Southwestern 7, Rushville 0
Carter Cooley scored four goals and had an assist to lead the Spartans.
Kiera Stringer, Ethan Sipes and Cecil Newton also scored in the shutout victory.