MERCER COUNTY AREA —
ä Slippery Rock 4, Grove City 0 — At Grove City, the visiting Rockets blanked the Eagles with a strong defensiv e effort.
Josh Stutz turned a hat trick with a trio of goals, while Luc LaChance also drilled the net on a penalty kick. Assists went to Mark Cessar (2) and Josh Jones.
Jason Bluedorn had 5 saves in goal for the victors, while Jed Grimm had 4 saves for Grove City.
ä Grove City 8, Franklin 4 — At Franklin Tuesday, Coach Ron Churhill and Grove City got a penalty kick score by Cole Latimer then later Steven Biddle scored off a break-away before Latimer hit the back of the net again. Franklin’s Theodore Richards scored on a PK and later another goal, sandwiching but Grove City’s Camron Feather’s goal. Grove City’s Noah Stewart, off a corner kick, scored. Latimer next hit his 3rd goal.
For Grove City, assists went to Latimer, Peter Conley, Riley Keffer, Ethan Kellett, Camron Feather and Evan Lowers. Grove City had 16 shots on goal (4 corner kicks); Franklin 15 and 2, respectively.
ä Slippery Rock 6, Sharon 1 — At Slippery Rock, the host Rockets rolled as Sean Freidhof and Luc LaChance tallied twice each, and Josh Stutz and Zach Dublin contributed goals. Josh Jones assisted twice and Nate Popejoy, Stutz and Ben Magliocca once each. Aaron Martwinski mustered Sharon’s lone score. Slippery Rock’s Jason Bluedorn and Sharon’s Andrew Rauch made 3 and 9 saves, respectively.
ä Mercer 6, West Middlesex 0 — No details reported.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Grove City 15, Sharon 50 — At Buhl Park, the Eagles swept 8 of the top 10 spots. Aaron Benka finished 1st overall in 16:57 for GC. Matt Dilts was 8th for the Tigers.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Sharpsville 22, Lakeview 36 — In the Shenango Valley, Maddie Prizinca staked Sharpsville to success in a winning time of 20:48; leading Lakeview was Andrea McConnell (21:59).
ä Grove City 19, Sharon 38 — At Buhl Park, GC’s Catie Jaskowak clocked in at 20:05 to finish 1st. Xsila Powell placed 2nd for the Lady Tigers.
ä Mercer hosted James-town in a boys’/girls’ meet. Jamestown boys and Mercer girls won by 15-50 forfeits. Mercer’s Jaime Burdette (23:01) and Jamestown’s Christian McElhaney (18:49) were the top finishers.
ä Sharpsville boys hosted Lakeview, but forfeited 15-50. Sharpsville’s Brad Calleja clocked in at 17:58 to win the exhibition.