The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


September 24, 2013

Roundup: Mercer, Hickory, GC, KC girls soccer teams win


ä Mercer 4, West Middlesex 3 —
At West Middlesex, Sarah Stevens scored with 4 minutes left to snap a 3-all tie and lift the Lady M’s (4-3) past the Ms. Reds (3-3-1).

Stevens had 2 assists for Mercer, Megan McKinney had a goal and an assist, Lexi Arkwright and Mindy Brown both had goals, Adelyn Cook notched an assist and Sami Carr made 3 saves in goal.

Riley Lyons led WM with a pair of goals and Molly Stonebraker scored. Delaney David recorded an assist and Brianna Spencer registered 14 saves in goal for the Ms. Reds, who were outshot 28-6 in the match.

JV: Mercer, 3-0.

ä Hickory 10, Meadville 0 — At Meadville, Jackie White fired home 4 goals and dished out 3 assists in leading the Lady Hornets (7-1) past the Bulldogs.

Sara Suler had a hat trick and 1 assists for Hickory, Lauren Bell notched 2 goals and 2 assists, Casey Zreliak registered a goal, M.K. Bair was credited with an assist and Morgan McBride made 1 save in posting her 4th shutout of the year.

ä Grove City 5, Titusville 0 — At Titusville, Julie DiStasi scored a hat trick in leading the Lady Eagles past the Lady Rockets.

Kalie Davis had the other 2 goals for Grove City. Olivia Andrews made 7 saves between the pipes for the shutout.

ä Kennedy Catholic 1, Sharon 0 — At Tiger Stadium, coach Tina Scoccia’s Lady Golden Eagles (3-3) evened their record at .500.

McKayla Fusco notched the lone goal of the match off an assist from Evita Scoccia. Elizabeth Volkay registered a dozen saves in net for KC.


ä Hickory 1, Commodore Perry 0 —
At Thiel College’s Alumni Stadium recenlty, the Hornets picked up the win on a goal by Evan Montgomery. Donté Green made 13 saves in goal for Hickory.

ä Mercer 4, Slippery Rock 3 — At Slippery Rock, recently, Chase Hoffman had a pair of goals for Mercer — the 1st and last of the match to lead the Mustangs.

Slippery Rock led 3-2 at halftime.

Also for Mercer, Trenton Fowler and Zach Croll connected, and keeper Trevor Ference made 5 saves in goal.

Slippery Rock’s Mark Cessar, Josh Jones and Ben Magliocca garnered goals. Cessar assisted on 2 scores and Magliocca another, while goaler Jason Bluedorn made 3 saves.

ä Sharon 3, Sharpsville 2 (OT) — At McCullough Run recently, 

Joey Zajac tallied twice for the Tigers, including the match winner in OT. Also for Sharon, Aaron Martwinski mustered a goal, assisted by Joey Rahn.

Goalkeeper Andy Rauch made 6 saves in approximately 75 minutes before sustaining injury, and Nick Ostheimer did not permit a goal during the last 5 minutes of regulation and OT.


ä Hickory 173, Mercer 178 —
At Hickory VFW Golf Course, Nate Mastrian and Andrew Pursel fired 41s to lead the Hornets to a 5-stroke victory over the Mustangs (11-2).

Nate Guiler and Mark Peters led the way for Mercer as both shot 42.

Hickory: Mastrian, Pursel 41s, Billy Colbert 45, Ross Rosati 46. Mercer: Guiler, Peters 42s, Ian Ollila, Brock Watson 47s.


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