The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

October 30, 2013

DISTRICT 10 PLAYOFFS: Mercer soccer teams advance; volleyball teams battle

Herald staff

MERCER COUNTY AREA — Four District 10 Class A semifinal soccer matches highlighted the schedule Tuesday and the D-10 volleyball playoffs got underway at Meadville Area Senior High’s “House of Thrills.”

In Class A girls soccer, Region 1 co-champs Wilmington and Mercer will meet in the D-10 title match Thursday after both picked up wins in the semis Tuesday. The Lady Hounds edged Region 3 champ Seneca, 2-1, at Veterans Stadium in Erie while Mercer ousted Fairview, 3-2, at Franklin High.

In the D-10 Class A boys soccer semis, Mercer defeated North East, 2-1, while Commodore Perry suffered a 5-0 loss to Mercyhurst Prep.

˝ Five area teams — Grove City, Hickory, Lakeview, Sharpsville and Wilmington — were in action on Tuesday at the D-10 volleyball quarterfinals at MASH.

In the Class A quarterfinals, Maplewood swept Sharpsville, 3-0, while Cambridge Springs edged Lakeview, 3-2, in a thriller. Undefeated West Middlesex and Cochranton, which is ranked 6th in the state, had byes into the semifinals.

In Class AA, Grove City, and Hickory were swept by Corry and Ft. LeBoeuf, respectively. Wilmington was the only team to advance with a 3-1 win over Harbor Creek.


Class A Semifinals

ä Mercer 3, Fairview 2 — At Franklin High School, the Lady M’s edged Fairview in a rematch of last season’s District 10 championship match.

No details were reported to The Herald.

Mercer advances to play Wilmington in the D-10 title tilt Thursday at Franklin High School. The match starts at 5 p.m.

ä Wilmington 2, Seneca 1 — At Veterans Stadium in Erie, the Lady Hounds defeated Seneca to advance to the district title tilt.

Senior midfielder Allie Mays scored the game-winner for Wilmington (11-7-1). No other details on the Hounds were reported to The Herald.

Jeanette Koeth had the lone goal for the Lady Bobcats (14-5).

Wilmington won the D-10 crown in 2010 and 2011 before Fairview captured the title last season.


ä Sharon 2, Oil City 0 — Under the lights at Tiger Stadium Tuesday, Sharon (4-12-2) closed out its season with a win.

Emma Levitt had both goals for Sharon. She scored on a PK and off an assist from Jordan Williams. Kelsey McGranahan made 14 saves in goal for the shutout.

“I’d like to thank the seniors for their contribution to the program,” said Sharon head coach Terry Shernisky.

Sharon’s seniors are McGranahan, Kieran Zajac, Ashlyn Zajac, Kate Calla, Monica Martell, Donita Salsgiver, Brianna Muszik, Kayla Reardon.


Class A Semifinals

ä Mercer 2, North East 1 — At Franklin High, the defending District 10 champion Mustangs advanced to the title tilt with a close win over the Grapepickers.

North East hit the crossbar with 4 seconds left and Mercer escaped with the win. These 2 teams met in the semifinals last season and the Mustangs won in a shootout.

No other details were reported to The Herald.

Mercer and Mercyhurst Prep will, once again, battle for the D-10 crown at 7 p.m. Thursday at Franklin High School.

ä Mercyhurst Prep 5, Commodore Perry 0 — At Veterans Stadium, Erie, the Lakers rolled past the Panthers in the semifinal matchup.

MP’s only 2 losses this season have come against WPIAL powerhouses.

No other details were provided to The Herald.


Class A Quarterfinals

ä Maplewood 3, Sharpsville 0 — At Meadville, the Lady Tigers swept the Lady Blue Devils, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20, in a rematch of last year’s D-10 title game, which was won by Maplewood.

Sharpsville: Madizon Przicina 6 kills, 9 assists, 5 digs; Kailee Scurpa 7 points, 5 digs; Leah Larocca 5 digs; Kara Morrin 5 digs; Rachel D’Auria 5 kills; Emily Anderson 5 kills; Rachel Harenchar 14 digs; Olivia Shuttleworth 7 digs.

“I’d like to congratulate my three seniors,” said Sharpsville coach Rosemary Ferguson. “Rachel D’Auria, Rachel Harenchar and Megan Davis will be sorely missed. Davis was out for the season with an ACL tear. They are phenomenal seniors. A great group of kids.”

Maplewood advances to the semifinals Thursday. They play Cochranton at 6 p.m. The Lady Cardinals, which are ranked 6th in the state by the Pa. Volleyball Coaches Association, had a bye.

ä Cambridge Springs 3, Lakeview 2 — The Lady Sailors suffered a hard-fought 25-13, 23-25, 25-11, 12-25, 15-10 loss to Cambridge Springs.

Lakeview: Ashley Ray 18 serving points, 5 assists, 14 digs, 5 sets; Rachel McKean 8 kills, 11 points, 5 sets; Sam Riddle 11 points, 5 sets; Sam Womer 5 sets; Salena Stutzman 24 points, 5 sets; Taylor Reed 11 points, 15 assists, 5 sets; Tia Ray 9 kills, 10 points, 14 digs, 5 sets; Caitlin Casciotti 6 kills, 5 sets.

The Spa advances to play West Middlesex in the semis at 6 p.m. Thursday. Unbeaten Middlesex earned a bye Tuesday for being Region 1 champions.

The District 10 championship match is set for 1 p.m. Saturday.

Class AA

ä Wilmington 3, Harbor Creek 1 — The Wilmington Lady Hounds were the only area team Tuesday to advance to the semifinals.

The Lady Hounds registered a 25-15, 18-25, 25-20, 25-23 win over the Lady Huskies.

No stats were reported to The Herald.

Wilmington faces Conneaut at 8 p.m. Thursday in the semifinals. Conneaut, which is ranked 9th in the state, swept Gen. McLane on Tuesday.

The championship match in AA is set for 3 p.m. Saturday.

ä Corry 3, Grove City 2 — The Lady Beavers advanced to Thursday’s semifinals with a 25-8, 25-22, 25-13 win over GC.

No stats were reported by Grove City.

ä Ft. LeBoeuf 3, Hickory 0 — The defending PIAA champion Lady Bison, who are currently ranked 2nd in the state by the Pa. Volleyball Coaches Association, notched a 25-14, 25-11, 25-21 sweep over Hickory.

No stats were reported to The Herald.

Ft. LeBoeuf and Corry will square off in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Thursday.