Despite dropping two decisions to the Northview Knights in previous matchups, the Terre Haute South Braves got a measure of revenge on Monday night, downing the Knights 143 to 149 while Linton lost their first dual match of the year with a 151.
"This is a pretty disappointing loss considering we beat (Terre Haute South) at Rea Park and beat them pretty bad at a tournament earlier this year. I felt we could have played a lot better," commented coach Scott Buell.
Though several members of the team struggled on Monday, especially after the squad shot even par as a team in a match last week, Caleb Edington and Austin Staley put together strong rounds.
Edington birdied the first two holes of his round, chipping in from the fringe on hole No. 1, on his way to an even par 35 and Staley carded a 36 for Northview.
"I was pretty pleased with Caleb and Austin," said Buell. "Even par and one over is pretty good, but the rest of the guys just struggled tonight. I felt we could have played a lot better."
Austin Schutte put together a 39 as did Adam Thiemann and Kyle Kumpf with Tyler Akers shooting a 40 for the Knights.
The Braves were led by Jason Ireland's 34 with Travis Smith carding a 35 and Mark Metheny with a 38. Linton was led by Drew Dunkerly who shot a 36.
In junior varsity action, the Braves shot a 163 to beat the Knight's 174 and Linton's 178.
Devin Whittington led the Knights with a 42.
The Knights (7-2 dual matches) will host South Vermillion on Thursday night.