The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


September 13, 2013

Roundup: CP Invite Saturday; Hickory girls soccer rolls


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ä Hickory 6, Conneaut 1 — Under the lights at Hornet Stadium, Zack Walters had 2 goals in leading the Hornets (3-1) past Conneaut Area.

Shaun McGowan, Nick Tantuo, Brady Leunis and Hayden Pozega notched the other goals for Hickory. Noah Cole had 2 assists and Tantuo, James Dorko, Sergeo Spadafora and Evan Montgomery were all credited with 1 assist each.

Donte Green and Blasé Cindric split time in goal for the Hornets. They combined to make 6 saves.

ä Saegertown 1, Grove City 0 — Grove City dominated Wednesday’s match, taking 23 shots on goal to Saegertown’s 3, however, in the 2nd half on a corner kick, the Panthers’ Jesse Bates headed in the only goal of the game.


ä Kennedy Catholic 3, Hickory 1 —
At Hickory High in Hermitage, Jensen Kirila, Bekah Kish and Abby Lenhart swept the singles matches for KC (7-2, 7-3) as it handed the Lady Hornets (8-1, 8-2) their 1st Region 1 loss of the season.

KC’s Jessie Micco-Kendra Kneisl were battling Hickory’s Bailey McLaughlin-Annalise Bianco in 2nd doubles when play was suspended by rain. Coaches mutually agreed to call the match because KC had already won.

Singles: Kirila (KC) def. Marissa Works, 6-2, 6-7 retired; Kish (KC) def. Rachel Mettee, 6-2, 6-2; Lenhart (KC) def. Lauren McGonigle, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. Doubles: Nikki Marone-Anna Derloni (H) def. Avi Danta-Jillian Dunn, 6-4, 6-2.


ä West Middlesex 3, Kennedy Catholic 0 —
At West Middlesex, Megan Hazlett posted 12 points and 13 assists in leading the Ms. Reds (4-0) to the sweep over KC (0-4), 25-18, 25-13, 25-17.

West Middlesex: Tori Roberts 8 points, 7 digs; Aly Andrusky 12 points, 6 digs; Marissa Pursel 5 kills; Ariel Pratt 8 points, 7 digs. Kennedy Catholic: J’Shawna Thompkins 6 points, 11 kills; Emilee Taylor 7 points; Hannah Burns 6 assists; Donique Marcella 5 points.

JV: WM, 25-18, 25-15.

ä Sharpsville 3, Reynolds 0 — At Sharpsville, the host Blue Darlings (2-0 region, 2-1 overall) of Coach Rosemary Ferguson dealt the Lady Raiders a 25-13, 25-6, 25-22 setback.

Sharpsville: Megan Davis 23 serving points (12 aces); Rachel D’Auria 6 points, 5 kills; Kara Morrin 17 points, 5 kills; Maddie Przicina 20 assists, 5 digs; Emily Anderson, Leah LaRocca 7 kills each. Reynolds: No stats reported.

JV: Sharpsville, 25-19, 25-20.

ä Farrell 3, Commodore Perry 1 — At Sheakleyville, the visiting Steelers secured a 25-13, 25-23, 24-26, 26-24 road win.

Farrell: Whitney Murray 11 kills; Key-Asia Oatis 7 kills, 8 points; Alicia Jackson 6 kills, 7 serving aces; Jasmine Pegues 9 assists; Domoniq Savage 6 assists; Makiyah Gardner 5 digs. Commodore Perry: No stats reported.

JV: Farrell, 22-25, 24-26.

ä Brookfield 3, Youngstown Christian School 0 — At Brookfield, Delaney Saxton registered 17 kills in leading the Lady Warriors (5-5) past YCS, 26-24, 25-16, 25-11.

Brookfield: Brooke Hiner 5 kills; Madison Bonekovic 8 points (5 aces), 18 digs; Caitlyn Hackett 5 kills; Katie Bender 33 assists. YCS: Arliyian Cheirs 6 kills; Sarah Crouch 5 blocks, Daria Shavers 15 digs; Paris Yanno 5 points, 27 assists.

ä Mercer 3, Sharon 1 — At the County Seat, the host Lady M’s mustered a 20-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-21 win.

Mercer (3-2): Maddie Hessman 19 serving points, Lindsey Miller 9 points, 9 kills; Angie Moose 5 kills; Nikki Redmond 7 points, 8 killls, 7 digs; Taylor Moon 16 points (5 aces) 5 kills; Melissa Shoemaker 25 points (6 aces), 17 assists, 5 digs; Ali Cameron 5 digs; Kaitlyn Nemeth 11 points, 7 digs. Sharon (1-2): Jessica Talbert-Kirsch 5 kills, 13 assists, 8 digs; Leah Smith 5 points, 10 assists; Iman Morgan 6 points, 6 blocks, 8 digs; Kristina Jacoway 5 aces, 9 kills, 5 digs; Elisa Smith 6 points, 6 kills, 8 digs; Tanayja Sanders 12 kills; Gerbrea Peterson 5 digs.

JV: Mercer, 25-11, 25-23.

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