MERCER COUNTY AREA —
The District 10 soccer playoffs began Monday with 2 area teams competing in a Class AA doubleheader at Franklin High School.
The Hickory boys suffered a 2-1 loss to Slippery Rock while the Grove City girls dropped a 2-0 loss to Ft. LeBoeuf.
In Class A boys tonight, Commodore Perry squares off against Mercyhurst Prep at 7 p.m. at Veterans Stadium in Erie while Mercer battles North East at 7 p.m. at Franklin High.
The D-10 girls volleyball playoffs begin tonight at Meadville Area Senior High School. In Class A, Sharpsville, Lakeview and West Middlesex are in action while Grove City, Hickory and Wilmington are competing in Class AA.
D-10 Class AA Playoffs
ä Ft. LeBoeuf 2, Grove City 0 — At Franklin High, the Lady Eagles and Lady Bison played a scoreless 1st half, but LeBoeuf tallied a pair of goals in the 2nd half to oust GC.
Hannah Kennelly scored the game-winner off a pass from Jordan Oberlander with 24 minutes left in the 2nd half.
No other game details were reported to The Herald by deadline.
Grove City got hot during the 2nd half of the regular season to overtake Slippery Rock for the final Region 2 playoff spot while Ft. LeBoeuf was co-champion in Region 5.
Ft. LeBoeuf advances to face Region 4 champion Mercyhurst Prep at 5 p.m. Wednesday at a site yet to be announced.
D-10 Class AA Playoffs
ä Slippery Rock 2, Hickory 1 — At Franklin, Region 2 foes the Hornets and Rockets squared off in the D-10 quarterfinals with Slippery Rock advancing to the semifinals.
The Rockets held a 1-0 lead at halftime while both teams scored in the 2nd half.
Zack Walters had the long goal for Hickory (13-4-3). Donte Green posted 14 saves in goal.
Nick Stutz and Mark Cessar scored for Slippery Rock. Jason Bluedorn registered 14 saves between the pipes for the Rockets.
The Hickory coaching staff cited the team’s 4 seniors for a great year — Walters, Green, Brady Leunis and Justin Peidle.
Slippery Rock advances to battle undefeated Region 5 champ Harbor Creek on Wednesday at a site and time TBD.
ä In Class AA boys Monday, Region 4 champion Warren shut out Girard, 3-0, in the Class AA playoffs at Harbor Creek High School. Warren advances to play Region 2 champion Wilmington on Wednesday at a site and time TBD.
In Class AA girls, Villa Maria beat Harbor Creek, 4-2, at Veterans Stadium in Erie. Villa will play Region 2 champ Hickory on Wednesday at a site and time TBD.