- Grove City, Pennsylvania


October 7, 2012

HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS: GC girls win Buhl Farm Tennis Invitational

MERCER COUNTY AREA — Led by singles winners Meredith Trent, Abby Casalnova and Courtney Corban and the doubles duo of Molly Somora-Brittany Foringer, Grove City High girls garnered the 15th annual Buhl Farm Tennis Invitational title.

At Buhl Farm Park the Lady Eagles (33) eased to the win by outdistancing Hickory (20), Kennedy Catholic (19), Wilmington (18), Greenville (16), Oil City (8) and Sharon and Franklin (6).

Alanna Elliott (Wilmington) won the other singles crown, while the tandems of Jensen Kirila-Stephanie Moore (Kennedy Catholic) and Rachel Mettee-Lauren McGonigle (Hickory) also triumphed.

Tournament director Sue McLaughlin reported 106 players competed in the day-long event.

ä 1st Singles: Trent (GC) def. Mora McLaughlin (OC), 10-2. Semifinals: Trent def. Christiana Vucenovich (W), 8-1; McLaughlin def. Lina Starr (F), 8-3.

ä 2nd Singles: Casalnova (GC) def. Allie Newmeyer (H), 10-5. Semifinals: Casalnova def. Monica Bober (KC), 8-6; Newmeyer def. Lauren Barber (W), 8-6.

ä 3rd Singles: Elliott (W) def. Reba Duran (GC), 10-3. Semifinals: Elliott def. Rebekah Kish (KC), 8-1; Duran def. Lexi Weaver (F), 8-5.

ä 4th Singles: Corban (GC) def. Cheyenne VanTassel (G), 10-3. Semifinals: Corban def. Avianna Danta (KC), 8-3; VanTassel def. Jenny Williams (OC), 8-6.

ä 1st Doubles: Kirila-Moore (KC) def. Lauren Kizak-Nikki Morgenstern (H), 10-4. Semifinals: Kirila-Moore def. Aubriana Dellibovi-Marissa Monnin (S), 8-7; Kizak-Morgenstern def. Brooke Marini-Cameron Leary (G), 8-3.

ä 2nd Doubles: Mettee-McGonigle   (H)  def.  Nikki

McCowan-Alexi Donati (W), 10-6. Semifinals: Mettee-McGonigle def. Alex Hughey-Vonita Hall (S), 8-1; McCowan-Donati def. Alex Hudson- Abby Lenhart (KC), 8-6.

ä 3rd Doubles: Somora-Foringer (GC) def. Hannah Johnson-Lauren Faber (G), 8-7(7-5). Semifinals: Somora-Foringer def. Megan Fisher-Kaela Reinhart (G), 8-3; Faber-Johnson def. Nikki Marrone-Johnna Scheuermann (H), 8-7(7-3).


ä Slippery Rock 3, Wilmington 1 — On Monday at Slippery Rock, Josh Jones tallied twice and Mark Cessar once.

Jones’ 2nd-half goals at the 27:10 and 39:45 segments snapped a 1-1 stalemate after Wilmington’s Jon Clark scored at the 20:43 mark.

Luc LaChance, Cole McCandless and Aaron Gercken were credited with assists, while Zack Latorre made 1 save in goal.

Ian Behm made 3 saves in

the Greyhounds’ goal.

ä Mercer 0, Kennedy Catholic 0 (2 OT) — At Butala Stadium, the teams tusseled for 100 minutes of scoreless action.

Gavin Cianci shut out the Mustangs to help key Kennedy (4-1-1 region, 9-1-1), coach Bill Dodd reported.

ä Sharon 2, Grove City 1 — At Tiger Stadium, the host Tigers triumphed on goals by Dylan Cerroni and Josh Nichols. Nichols assisted Cerroni’s score, also. Goalie Vince Shaffer made 5 saves for Sharon (5-4-3).

Alex Boarts scored for GC, but Sharon’s shots-on-goal margin was 20-6.

JV: Grove City, 2-0.

ä Hickory 1, Slippery Rock 0 — At Hornet Stadium on Wednesday night, the host Hornets moved to 5-5-2 on the season.

Justin Peidle scored a 2nd-half goal at the 19:35 mark and keeper Donté Green had 10 saves, while Zach Latorre stopped 6 shots for the Rockets. JV: 1-1.

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