Allied News Sports Staff
MERCER COUNTY AREA —
Grove City High girls’ tennis team captured the District 10 Region 1 championship Wednesday afternoon via a 3-2 victory over Hickory at New Wilmington.
The Lady Eagles (13-2) ended up sweeping all 3 singles matches, including straight-sets sweeps from Meredith Trent, Abby Casalnova and Reba Duran.
For Hickory (12-3), the doubles duos of Lauren Kizak-Nikki Morgenstern and Rachel Mettee-Lauren McGonigle triumphed.
The teams ended as regular-season region co-champions; however, with Wednesday’s win Grove City will advance to the District 10 Team Championships Oct. 18, Hickory coach Diane Vermeire reported.
Singles: Trent (GC) def. Marissa Works, 6-1, 6-1; Casalnova (GC) def. Allie Newmeyer, 6-4 6-3; Duran (GC) def. Sharon Mettee, 6-2, 6-2. Doubles: Kizak-Morgenstern (H) def. Alexis Delligatti-Stephanie Krofcheck, 6-2, 6-2; R.Mettee-McGonigle (H) def. Maddie Jazwinski-Courtney Corban, 6-3, 6-1.
ä Grove City 5, Greenville 0 — At Grove City, the Lady Eagles improved to 12-2 with the sweep of the Lady Trojans.
Singles: Meredith Trent (GC) def. Jessica Burnett, 6-2, 6-2; Abby Casalnova (GC) def. Casslyn Holder, 7-5, 6-2; Reba Duran (GC) def. Amanda Dawes, 6-2, 6-3. Doubles: Alexis Delligatti-Stephanie Krofcheck (GC) def. Kaela Reinhart-Cameron Leary, 6-2, 6-3; Maddie Jazwinski-Courtney Corban (GC) def. Brook Marini-Jessica Fenton, 6-1, 6-2.
ä Grove City 3, Mercer 0 — At Grove City, the Lady Eagles posted a 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 sweep over the Lady M’s (7-7).
GC: No stats reported. Mercer: Amanda Cameron 7 points, 6 digs; Heather Woods 11 points, 6 assists, 8 digs; Maddie Hessmann 10 points; Lindsey Miller 7 points, 5 kills; Angie Moose 9 assists; Nikki Redmond 13 points, 5 kills; Katie Zellman 10 points, 9 kills.
JV: GC, 23-25, 25-20, 15-12.
ä Lakeview 3, Jamestown 0 — At Jamestown, the visiting Lady Sailors (6-3) coasted to a 25-9, 25-11, 25-20 sweep on the road.
Jamestown: Alexis Goodlin 6 assists; Isabella Greenawalt 7 passes, 5 serving points; MacKenzie Adams, Natalie Foltz 9 passes each. Lakeview: Rachel McKean 9 kills; Tia Ray 8 kills; Lacey Weaver 6 kills; Taylor Reed 15 assists, 16 points (4 aces); Alex Ruediger 10 digs, 15 points (4 aces).
JV: Lakeview, 10-25, 25-19, 15-11.
ä Mercer 3, Sharon 1 — At Mercer, the host Lady M’s (7-6) prevailed, 25-10, 24-16, 25-16, 25-16.
Mercer: Amanda Cameron 10 points; Anna Conner 8 blocks, 8 kills; Heather Woods 31 points, 8 assists, 6 digs; Maddie Hessman 5 points; Lindsey Miller 13 points, 9 kills; Angie Moose 5 points, 11 assists; Nikki Redmond 21 points, 7 kills; Katie Zellman 6 points, 8 kills; Melissa Shoemaker 10 points, 8 assists. Sharon: No stats reported. JV: Mercer, 26-24, 25-17.
ä Mercer 10, West Middlesex 0 — At West Middlesex, Mercer goalie Alan Rabold set a single-season school record with his 11th shutout, breaking the mark of 10 shared by Joel Solomon and Joel Pyle, as the Mustangs (7-0-1, 12-1-1) beat WM in a Region 1 matchup.
Trenton Fowler had 2 goals for Mercer, Will Juergens posted 1 goal and 3 assists, Matt Juergens registered 1 goal and 1 assist, Rabold, Nate Kroll, Adam Hogue, Alex Shaffer, Nate Breese and Chase Hoffman had goals, Zach Kroll was credited with 3 assists and Trevor Fowler had an assist.
ä Wilmington 1, Grove City 0 — In a match otherwise dominated by Grove City, Wilmington (10-1, 6-1) defeated the Eagles (7-8, 1-6) with just 1 shot on goal Tuesday night.
Marc Delio scored for the Greyhounds in the 1st half.
Grove City had 34 offensive attacks, 21 shots, 8 shots on goal and 2 corner kicks. Wilmington had 14 attacks, 9 shots and 1 shot on goal.
ä Mercer 2, Girard 0 — At Girard, Megan McKinney scored off an assist from Sarah Stevens with 5 minutes left in the match to seal the win as the Lady M’s (10-3-1) topped Girard.
Stevens scored in the 1st half for Mercer off an assist from Lexie Arkwright. Analise Whenry notched her 8th shutout of the season between the pipes for Mercer.
ä Mercer 3, West Middlesex 1 — At West Middlesex, Megan McKinney mustered a hat trick as the visiting Lady M’s won their 8th consecutive match.
Kaitlynn Mostard-Smith’s corner kick set up the 1st goal, and she was credited on the 3rd, while Lexi Arkwright added another. Analise Whenry did not permit a goal.
Shae Romain scored off Delaney David’s crossing pass for the Ms. Reds.
ä Mercer 3, Sharpsville 0 — At Lamor Road, Mercer, on Monday, the host Lady M’s of coach Eric Weller scored twice in the 1st half and once in the 2nd half. Megan McKinney had 2 goals for Mercer, Lexie Arwright 1; assists came from Sami Carr, Alexis Mills and Analise Whenry, and Whenry had 15 saves in goal, also.
Megan Whalen had 9 saves for Sharpsville.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Wilmington 23, Slippery Rock 32 — At New Wilmington, the host Hounds prevailed, led by top-10 finishes by frosh Jared Thomas, Calvin Gealy, Ryan Davis, Zach Paden and Derek Craig.
Slippery Rock’s Caleb Bickel bested the field in 18:10, 14 seconds ahead of Thomas.
ä Commodore Perry 15, Mercer 50 (forfeit) — At Hadley, the host Panthers’ Nate White won the exhibition in 17:53, 4 ticks ahead of Mercer’s Kevin Reno. The Mustangs did not field a full squad.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Commodore Perry 22, Mercer 36 — At Hadley, Shanna McGowan won in a time of 25:28 to pace the host Lady Panthers.
ä Wilmington 20, Slippery Rock 35 — At New Wilmington, the host Lady Hounds’ Rikki Brumbaugh, Hannah Drake, Hannah Winters and Kate Robb roared to the top 4 berths. Brumbaugh bested the field in 21:39, and their pack time was 6:05.
ä Sharpsville 27, James-town 29 — At Sharpsville, the host Blue Darlings’ Madison Przicina posted a 21:20 clocking, less than a minute ahead of teammate Cassie Lukonic.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
WILMINGTON 23, SLIPP. ROCK 32
1. Caleb Bickel (SR) 18:10; 2. Jared Thomas (W); 3. Calvin Gealy (W); 4. Will Henry (SR); 5. Ryan Davis (W); 6. Zach Paden (W); 7. Derek Craig (W); 8. Aaron Eilenfeldt (SR); 9. Andrew Maxwell (SR); 10. James Eilenfeldt (SR).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
COMM. PERRY 22, MERCER 36
1. Shanna McGowan (CP) 25:28; 2. Kaitlyn Conner (M); 3. Katlyn Adams (CP); 4. Carley Smith (M); 5. Claire Blausser (CP); 6. Sam Oaks (CP); 7. Casey Kimball; 8. Walker (M); 9. Sierra Gibson (M); 10. Jess Grinnell (CP).
WILMINGTON 20, SLIPP. ROCK 34
1. Rikki Brumbaugh (W) 21:39; 2. Hannah Drake (W); 3. Hannah Winters (W); 4. Kate Robb (W); 5. Lauren Dietz (SR); 6. Becca Novak (SR); 7. Annie Cravener (SR) ; 8. Becky Anna (SR); 9. Rebecca Masterson (SR); 10. Isabel Sherwood (W).