Herald Staff report
Wednesday was a lost night for a pair of locals in the tournament, as Wilmington High’s girls were eliminated by Fairview, 5-2, while Grove City’s boys suffered a 6-0 setback to North East.
• Fairview 5, Wilmington 2—At Harbor Creek High, the Lady ’Hounds (16-3-3 overall, 13-1-2 in regional play) were ousted by the 2-time defending champions.
Fairview also ended Wilmington’s season last year (7-1).
Wednesday, Fairview led 2-0 before Wilmington rallied to tie the match before the Lady Tigers scored a trio of unanswered goals. Senior Shanay Phillian and sophomore standout Holly Lovich posted goals for the Lady ’Hounds.
Coach Ben Bailey’s 2007 squad was captained by Phillian, Kaitlin Badger and Rachel Hostetler. Midfielders included seniors Badger, Hostetler, Marissa Carr and Mollie McMillan, juniors Annie Campbell and Kristen Wilson and sophomore Alli Arcuri. The defense was led by seniors Loren Allison, Carrie Bretz, Sydney Cuscino and Kelly Craig, sophomore Alex Taylor and frosh Shannon Berrier, along with senior goalkeeper Kara Kendall.
Entering the postseason, Phillian and Lovich evenly split 46 goals, while Phillian assisted on 12 scores. They were bolstered by senior Kaitlin Moss, sophomore Megan Hiers and frosh Ashley George.
Bailey was assisted by Tim Shelenberger,Cesario Sanchez and Michele Novosel.
´´ Region 2 champ Fairview plays at-large Villa Maria — a 3-1 winner over Region 1 titlist Slippery Rock — Saturday for the D-10 title. Senior Melanie Prelec notched the lone goal for the Lady Rockets.
• North East 6, Grove City 0—Also at Harbor Creek, the Eagles (14-6-1) were eliminated by the Region 2 titlist Grapepickers.
Coach Brian Beil’s seniors included Justin Gildersleeve, Matt Kiser, Sam Sykola, Jordan Nichols, Nick Biddle, Scott Stein and Rhett Keffer.
In the other semi, Region 1 champ Slippery Rock played at-large Mercyhurst Prep at Edinboro University, but no score was reported to The Herald. The winners meet Saturday for the crown.—Information reported by Allied News sports editor Corey J. Corbin.
Herald Staff report