- Grove City, Pennsylvania


September 7, 2013




ä West Middlesex 3, Mercer 0 — At Mercer Thursday, Megan Hazlett registered 8 points (6 aces), 32 assists and 6 digs in leading coach Niki Nych’s Ms. Reds (2-0) to a 25-13, 25-14, 25-23 sweep of the Lady M’s (1-1).

West Middlesex: Tori Roberts 5 points, 17 digs; Aly

Andrusky 10 points, 5 kills; Arieal Pratt 5 points, 7 kills, 6 digs; Dani Krepps 6 digs; Marissa Pursel 5 points, 14 kills. Mercer: Maddie Hessman 9 points; Lindsey Miller 8 points, 5 blocks, 5 kills; Nikki Redmond 6 points, 7 digs; Taylor Moon 7 points; Alyssa Shoemaker 12 points, 9 digs, 6 assists.

JV: WM, 26-24, 25-20.

ä Mercer 3, Reynolds — At Transfer, the visiting Lady M’s mustered a 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 sweep.

Mercer: Maddie Hessman 11 points; Lindsey Miller 18 points; Nikki Redmond 13 points (6 aces), 5 digs, 5 kills; Taylor Moon 11 points; Melissa Shoemaker 13 points (5 aces), 15 assists; Kaitlyn Nemeth 9 points, 6 digs. Reynolds: No stats reported.

JV: Reynolds, 25-10, 29-27.


Region 1 Mega-Match

Hickory made it 4-for-4 on Wednesday as it captured the Region 1 Mega-Match at Deer Creek Golf Course. Hickory shot a 188, Reynolds fired a 197, West Middlesex had a 201 and only 3 girls from Rocky Grove competed.

Abby Hearns led the way for the Lady Hornets with a 43. Reynolds’ Izzy Schell and Taylor Yahner both shot 46s and Becca Fithian carded a 44 for WM.

A pair of Grove City golfers competed as independents. Fontaine McFeaters fired the low score of the day with a 39 and Meg Birmingham shot a 44.


ä Freeport 3, Slippery Rock 1 — The Rockets recently dropped a tough match to the WPIAL club, falling behind 2-1 in the first half. The lone goal for the locals was by Mark Cessar, while goalie Jason Bluedorn had 5 saves.

In the recent Hempfield Tournament, Slippery Rock went 2-1. They defeated Steel Valley, 1-0, on a goal by Josh Stutz and assist by Luc LaChance. They defeated Waynesburg, 2-1, jwith goals by Nick Stutz, assist by Josh Stutz, and LaChance unassisted. Bluedorn had 2 saves. The loss came 8-0 to powerful Pittsburgh Central Catholic. Bluedorn had 13 saves and Sean Beeching 4.

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