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September 15, 2013

Roundup: Mustangs roll past KC in Region 1-A battle

---- — FOOTBALL

ä Mercer 42, Kennedy Catholic 16 —
At Kennedy Catholic’s Butala Stadium Saturday afternoon, the Mustangs of coach Pat McClearn rolled to set up a meeting of unbeatens against Lakeview on Friday.

“Our defense played well,” said McClearn. “On offense, we couldn’t do a few things I thought we could do, but credit (Kennedy) Coach Donofrio for having his kids ready. They gave us some trouble up front.”

Mercer jumped out to a 22-0 first half lead on a 1-yard run by Luke Leonard, 36-yard pass from Logan Clarke to Jarred Davis, and a 20-yard screen pass from Clarke to Zane O’Brien. A pass from Clarke to Leonard and Clark run accounted for PAT two-pointers after the kick failed after the opening TD.

Davis got the Mustangs rolling in the second half as he took the opening kickoff and returned it 75 yards to the house. Kick failed.

A short time later, O’Brien pulled in an interception to set up Mercer at the KC 19. Two plays later, Clarke connected on his third touchdown aerial of the game for 6 yards to Leonard. Chase Hoffman kicked the point after for a 35-0 lead which put the mercy-rule clock into effect.

Mercer made it 42-0 early in the final frame on a 1-yard run by Jonathan Wegryznek and kick by Hoffman.

Kennedy scored a pair of late TDs. Jahliq Ragster connected with first-half quarterback Jacob Feeney for a 40-yard scoring pass play and Ragster scored on a 3-yard run. Ragster bulled his way into the end zone for PATs after both scores.

Mercer moved to 2-0 in Region 1-A and 3-0 overall, while Kennedy fell to 0-2, 0-3.

CROSS COUNTRY

Commodore Perry Invite


Led by the 1-2 placement of Jackie Abraham and Lexi Bible, Hickory High girls captured the team title during Saturday’s Commodore Perry Cross Country Invitational.

Abraham annexed 1st place in a time of 19:57.1, less than 3 full seconds ahead of Bible, as the Lady Hornets harvested the crown with 51 points. Haley Boyd and Bailey Brown placed 8th and 13th, respectively, for Hickory, which easily outdistanced runner-up Fairview (86).

Seneca, led by Paris Enterline’s 4th-place finish, edged Fairview, 66-86, for the boys’ championship, though Fairview’s Dan Wilcko and Nick Samsel placed 1-2 in 16:55.2 and 17:17.1, respectively.

Hickory’s Logan Griffen garnered 3rd in 17:25.5, and Nate White led host Commodore Perry to a 4th-place finish in the team standings as he finished 5th in 17:35.6.

GIRLS SOCCER

ä Hickory 6, Manchester 0 —
At Akron, the visiting Lady Hornets handed their state-ranked (OHSAA Division III) hosts a shutout loss.

Marissa DeJulia tallied twice for Hickory (4-0), as did Lauren Bell, who also added an assist. Also, Sara Suler and Jackie White both were credited with goals and assists, and Isabella Spadafora 2 assists. Goalkeeper Morgan McBride made 11 saves for Hickory, also.

˝ Casey Zreliak scored a goal in Thursday’s 15-0 win at Sharpsville.

ä Kennedy Catholic 4, Corry 0 — At Corry, Alivia O’Brien had 2 goals and Elizabeth Volkay registered the shutout as KC (2-1) blanked the Lady Beavers.

Evita and Angelica Scoccia had the other goals for the Lady Golden Eagles. Evita Scoccia and McKayla Fusco were credited with assists.

ä Grove City 3, Wilmington 1 — At Grove City, Brittany Mattson, Julie DiStasi and Kristen Bishop scored for GC and Anna Williams had an assist.

For the Hounds, Anna Hartwell scored off an assist from Kyler Lum.

ä Cambridge Springs 6, Sharpsville 0 — At Campbridge Springs, the hosts blanked the Blue Darlings.

Sharpsville (1-3) had 11 shots on goal. Rachel Toy made 14 saves in playing the 1st half for the Blue Darlings and Juliana Sickafus registered 7 saves in the 2nd half.

BOYS SOCCER

ä Mercer 3, Hickory 2 —
At Hornet Stadium Saturday afternoon, the Mustangs rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to notch the win.

Zack Walters had both goals for Hickory (3-2). Nick Tantuo and Evan Montgomery assisted.

Mercer did not report its stats to The Herald.

ä Ft. LeBoeuf 7, West Middlesex 1 — At Waterford, the Big Reds fell to 0-4 with the loss. Joe Canfora scored on a PK for WM’s first goal of the season.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Grove City Tourney


Coach Nikki Nych’s West Middlesex High girls volleyball team finished 2nd in pool play and then beat Karns City in the semifinals and host Grove City in the finals to capture the annual GC Tournament.

In pool play, West Middlesex was swept by Grove City (25-20, 25-22, 25-20), beat Northwestern (25-23, 25-15, 23-25) and then lost to Karns City (25-13, 22-25, 25-21). The finished 2nd due to points. In the semis, the Ms. Reds posted a 25-23 win over Karns City and then edged GC 25-23 in the finals.

WM: Tori Roberts 35 points, 11 aces, 43 digs; Aly Andrusky 23 points, 20 kills, 21 digs; Megan Hazlett 31 points, 5 aces, 67 assists, 12 digs; Marissa Pursel 17 points, 27 kills, 7 blocks, 8 digs; Ariel Pratt 19 points, 20 kills, 23 digs; Dani Krepps 5 kills, 7 digs, 11 points; Sage Campbell 16 kills.

ä Conneaut 2, Brookfield 0; Pymatuning Valley 2, Brookfield 0 — In a tri-match at Py Valley High, the Lady Warriors (5-7) dropped a 25-19, 25-23 decision to Conneaut, Ohio, and then fell to host Py Valley, 25-16, 25-21.

Brookfield: Delaney Saxton 35 kills, 22 digs; Brooke Hiner 10 kills; Caitlyn Hackett 5 kills, 6 blocks; Madison Bonekovic 7 points, 52 assists, 5 digs.

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