Region 1 Mega-Match
Coach Craig Antush’s Hickory High linksters captured their 3rd straight region title and 6th overall on Thursday at Shenango Lake.
Hickory shot a 194, followed by Reynolds (205) and Rocky Grove (244). West Middlesex did not show up for the event.
“I feel this is the most unified team I’ve had in my seven years,” said Antush. “They’ve really had a great time with each other and competed strongly. I’m real proud of their accomplishments.”
Abby Hearns fired a 45 to lead Hickory and Alena Lancia shot a 48. Izzy Schell led Reynolds with a 46. Competing as independents, Grove City’s Fontaine McFeaters shot a 42 to earn medalist honors and Meg Birmingham had a 47.
Hickory: Hearns 45, Lancia 48, Kristina David 50, Ashley Addicott 51. Reynolds: Schell 46, Taylor Yahner 52, Jamie Vamosi 53, Taylor Delung 54. Rocky Grove: Lacey Tologo 51, Jaylee Donovan 56, Carley Kiesel 65, Kassy Salerno 72.
The final mega-match of the year is scheduled at Deer Creek Golf Course on Monday.
At The Country Club of Meadville, Grove City finished 5th (339) behind Cathedral Prep (308), McDowell (329), Mercyhurst Prep (331) and Slippery Rock (338). Another Mercer County club competing was Reynolds (371).
For Grove City it was Matt Gordon, 82, Kyle Singledecker and Justin Fulkerson, 85s, Jake Cline, 87, and Jordan Anderson, 98.
ä Mercer 181, Sharon 187 — At Spring Valley Golf Course in Mercer, Mark Peters fired a 42 in leading the Mustangs (14-3) past the Tigers in a non-region match. Joe Faber carded a 43 for Sharon.
Mercer: Peters 42, Nate Guiler, Brock Watson 44s, Matt Mathias 51. Sharon: Faber 43, Chris Hartnagel 46, Carl Carpenter, Louis Wareham 49s.
ä Hickory 10, John F. Kennedy 0 — At Hermitage, the host Lady Hornets (9-1) were led by Sara Suler, who scored 4 goals and assisted on another, and Jackie White, who added a hat trick.
Also for Hickory, Isabella Spadafora scored twice and assisted on 2 goals, Jada Poindexter produced another goal, and Madison Bell and Brienna McGowan added assists. Goalkeeper Morgan McBride pitched her 8th shutout of the season, aided by defenders McKenzie Gruber, Patrice Clemenza, Bell and McGowan.
ä West Middlesex 2, Maplewood 1 — At Guys Mills, Delaney David buried a goal on a direct kick with 12 minutes to play to lift the visiting Ms. Reds (4-4-1) past the Lady Tigers.
Molly Stonebraker had the other goal for WM off an assist by Kayla Ballard. Brianna Spencer made 8 saves in goal, including stopping a penalty kick with under 5 minutes to play.
Morgan Berarducci had the lone goal for Maplewood, which was outshot 28-10 by the Ms. Reds.
ä Grove City 7, Oil City 0 — At Forker Field Wednesday night, the Lady Eagles eased to the win, led by Julie DiStasi (2 goals), and Katelyn Williams, Kalie Davis, Alexa Smith, Kyleigh Hyduchak and Elizabeth Donaldson, each of whom tallied once.
Taylor Gregg, Abby Fulkerson, Hayat Hazy and Mara Miles were credited with assists, while goalkeeper Olivia Andrews pitched the shutout.
ä Hickory 6, Franklin 1 — Under the lights at Hornet Stadium, Nick Tantuo and Evan Montgomery had 2 goals each as the Hornets (6-3-1) beat the Knights.
Zack Walters and David Liszewski had the other goals for Hickory. Shaun McGowan was credited with 2 assists and Jacob Andrzjewski had 1 assist. Donte Green (5 saves) and Boomer Cindric (1) split time between the pipes for the Hornets.
JV: Hickory, 4-0.
ä Grove City 5, Sharon 0 — At Buhl Farm Park, the visiting Lady Eagles eased to a handful of straight-sets wins, including Claire Casalnova, Katie Kosick and Molly Somora, as well as the tandems of Maddie Jazwinski-Morgan McCommon and Lauren Steele-Brittany Foringer.
Singles: Casalnova (GC) def. Jackie Bradshaw, 6-0, 6-0; Kosick (GC) def. Hannah George, 6-3, 6-0; Somora (GC) def. Isabella Scarmack, 6-3, 6-0. Doubles: Jazwinski-McCommon (GC) def. Natalie Liscio-Lauren Wood, 6-3, 6-2; Steele-Foringer (GC) def. Erin Hosick-Monica Campbell, 6-1, 6-2.
ä Kennedy Catholic 5, Franklin 0 — Jensen Kirila, Rebekah Kish and Abby Lenhart posted straight-sets singles wins to key KC (11-2), as did the doubles duos of Avi Danta-Jillian Dunn and Alex Hudson and Jessie Micco.
Singles: Kirila (KC) def. Mimi Terman, 6-3, 6-3; Kish (KC) def. Lexi Weaver, 6-1, 6-2; Lenhart (KC) def. Beth Pfohl, 6-1, 6-3. Doubles: Danta-Dunn (KC) def. Emily Lemanski-Regan Scott, 6-0, 6-1; Hudson-Micco (KC) def. Kristin Curtis-Cierra Barefoot, 6-1, 6-1.
ä Hickory 4, Wilmington 1 — On Senior Recognition Day in Hermitage, Coach Joe Bender’s Lady Hornets improved to 12-1 in Region 1 and 12-3 overall by beating the ’Hounds (7-5, 7-5).
Hickory’s 2 seniors won their matches — Rachel Mettee at No. 1 doubles and Bailey McLaughlin at 2nd doubles.
“I just can’t say enough about those two girls,” said Bender. “They haven’t stopped leading since last November during off-season training. With such a large group of underclassmen and graduating four senior starters last year, they filled some big shoes. What’s most impressive is their effort to help the team improve. They bring it each and every day!”
Singles: Alanna Elliott (W) def. Anna Derloni, 6-0, 6-0; Marissa Works (H) def. Lexi Donati, 6-2, 6-0; Lauren McGonigle (H) def. Nikki McCown, 6-3, 6-0. Doubles: Nikki Marone-Mettee (H) def. Lydea Kraynak-Holly Vernon, 6-3, 6-0; McLaughlin-Annalise Bianco (H) def. Taylor Cox-Allison Krupa, 6-3, 6-2.
ä Grove City 3, Slippery Rock 1 — At Grove City, the host Lady Eagles prevailed, 25-17, 25-20, 24-26, 25-23.
Grove City: Belle Chiodo 29 serving points; Stephanie Risch 5 points, 22 passes; Taylor Shingledecker 5 points; Arianna Sprando 8 points, 33 assists; Jenn Ferguson 12 points, 5 blocks; Corianne Hyduchak 11 kills, 14 passes; McKenzie Fagan 14 kills, 11 blocks; Jordyn Wyllie 9 points, 10 kills, 5 blocks. Slippery Rock: No stats reported.
JV: Grove City, 21-25, 25-19, 15-6.
ä Reynolds 3, Farrell 2 — At Transfer, the host Lady Raiders rebounded from back-to-back 25-19, 25-15 opening-game losses to post consecutive 29-27, 25-12, 15-10 wins in the marathon.
Farrell (3-3): Key-Asia Oatis 11 kills; Whitney Murray 19 kills, 6 blocks; Jazmine Pegues 22 assists; Domoniq Savage 6 blocks, 8 assists; Nyla Morgan 5 kills; Mikayih Garner 15 digs; Jarissa Sharper 8 assists; Alysia Jackson 12 kills; Jakayla Samuels 7 points; Selena Thomas 7 points; Sierra Pickens 5 blocks. Reynolds: No stats reported.
JV: Reynolds, 25-20, 14-25, 17-15.
ä West Middlesex 3, Jamestown 0 — At “The Fish Tank” in Jamestown, Tori Roberts posted 16 serving points (5 aces) in leading the undefeated Ms. Reds (6-0, 8-0) to the sweep, 25-15, 25-16, 25-12.
Middlesex: Aly Andrusky 7 points, 8 kills, 10 digs; Megan Hazlett 9 points, 29 assists; Marissa Pursel 8 points, 11 kills; Ariel Pratt 6 kills, 7 digs; Tori Roth 5 digs; Sage Campbell 5 kills. Jamestown (1-5, 1-6): Jackie Gross 5 points, 6 digs; Jessie Arnold 5 points; Natalie Foltz 5 kills, 7 digs; Samantha McLaughlin 12 assists; Savannah Miller 10 digs.
JV: Middlesex, 25-22, 25-17.
ä Greenville 3, Sharon 2 — At Greenville, the host Lady Trojans triumphed in the marathon, 25-15, 17-25, 2519, 20-25, 15-10.
Sharon: Jessica Talbert-Kirsch 18 assists; Leah Smith 19 points, 17 assists; Iman Morgan 11 kills, 5 blocks, 7 digs; Delsia Smith 11 kills; Kristina Jacoway 8 digs; Tanayja Sanders 15 kills; Ger’Brea Peterson 5 digs. Greenville: No stats reported.
JV: Greenville, 2-0.
ä Lakeview 3, Sharpsville 2 — At Sharpsville, the host Blue Devils dropped the first 2 games, then Sharpsville came up short in its comeback bid, 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 23-25, 15-12. Lakeview: No stats reported.
Sharpsville (4-2, 4-3) : Rachel D’Auria 8 points, 9 kills, 5 blocks; Rachel Harenchar 8 points, 5 digs; Madison Przicina 5 kills, 28 assists; Emily Anderson 9 kills; Leah LaRocca 8 kills; Kara Morrin 13 points; Olivia Shuttleworth 12 points; Emily Sackett 7 points.
JV: Lakeview, 25-10, 25-21.