ä Mercer 3, Farrell 0 — At Mercer, the Lady M’s (5-0) continued their march to a repeat postseason berth with a a 25-22, 25-22, 25-11 sweep over Farrell (5-2).
“It’s the best start for Mercer (5-0), I think, in school history,” coach Beth Hillmar said. “It’s a great accomplishment for the kids — they’ve worked hard — and everybody worked together. It was a great team effort. Last year, they made the playoffs for the first time since 1988.”
Brandie Hillmar led Mercer with 35 passes, 11 digs and seven points; Messett tacked on 16 points and seven kills; Rigel posted 15 points and seven digs; Moose contributed 19 passes, six points and five digs; McCreary copped 12 points and five kills; Brittany Mohney scored 20 points with five aces; and Arizona Applegarthe and Billie Province evenly split 10 kills.
ä Mercer 3, Shenango 0 — At Shenango, the Lady M’s eased to a 25-22, 25-9, 25-9 win.
Kayla McCreary led the way with 18 points, while Brittany Mohney (17) and Timberly Rigel (15) split 32 points. Deanna Moose (nine), Arizona Applegarth (eight), Alyssa Messett (six) and Danielle Nespor (five) also scored for Mercer.
ä Lakeview 3, Greenville 0 — At Stoneboro, Leah Oakes posted 15 points, six blocks and five kills as the Lady Sailors cruised to the 25-14, 25-10, 25-22 win.
Britt Casciotti added 14 assists; Jessica King scored nine points; Heather Kepner tacked on six kills; Fawn Miller chipped in five digs; Richelle McCullough tallied six points; and Steph Reed finished with 12 points.
ä Wilmington 3, Lakeview 1 — At New Wilmington, the host Lady Hounds harvested a 25-14, 25-14, 22-25, 25-22 win.
No details for Lakeview were reported.
ä Grove City 5, Wilmington 0 — At Wilmington, the Lady Eagles whipped rival Wilmington.
Kelly McBryan (6-1, 6-2), Danielle Delligatti (6-2, 6-3), Caity Trent (6-0, 6-2) posted singles victories.
Meanwhile, the doubles teams of Mary McLachlan-Kellee Faulconbridge (6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3) and Megan Kays-Brianna Wrigley (6-4, 4-6, 6-4) posted three-set wins.
ä Grove City 5, Kennedy Catholic 0 — In Hermitage, Trent (6-0, 6-0) and McLachlan-Faulconbridge (6-0, 6-1) remained undefeated as the Lady Eagles improved to 6-0.
Also posting wins for Grove City were McBryan (6-1, 6-4), Delligatti (6-2, 6-4) and Kays-Wrigley (6-1, 6-1).
In jayvee action, Hannah Cavanaugh and Kayla Sample (8-3, 8-1), Casey Smith and Laura McAnallen (8-1) and Megan McGill and Kylee Thompson (8-3) all posted wins.
ä Slippery Rock 1, Hickory 0 (2 OT) — At Slippery Rock, Melanie Prelec posted the winning goal for the Lady Rockets (4-0-1), and keeper Ali Doyle registered 6 saves in goal for SR.
ä Mercer 4, Conneaut Valley 0 — At Lamor Road, the Lady M’s (5-1) held a 21-1 advantage in shots on goal to cruise to the win with Amanda Bert and Claire Creasy each posting a pair of goals.
Linsay Totin and Creasy were credited with assists.
Mercer coach Ryan Hoffman cited his defense, which allowed goalkeeper Brittany Gadd to see only one shot. Hoffman cited defenders Allisa Kennell, Kasey Jackal, Christina Sagulla.
ä Hickory 4, Grove City 1 — At Hickory, Shannon Smoker scored the Lady Eagles’ lone goal, while Darcie Holmes posted 16 saves.
JV: Grove City, 2-1.
ä Wilmington 2, Mercer 0 — Under the lights in New Wilmington, the Lady M’s (5-2) dropped the tight Region 1AA battle to Wilmington (5-1-3).
ä Sharpsville 174, Mercer 179 — At Shenango Lake, Brett Verigood earned medalist honors for Mercer (5-7) by shooting 3-over-par 39, but it wasn’t enough for the Mustangs.
Josh Masters (45), Lucas Clarke (47) and Matt Cameron (48) also produced sub-50 scores.
ä Region 2 Match — At the Country Club of Meadville, Titusville earned at least a share of the region championship by blowing past the rest of the field.
The Rockets clipped runner-up Franklin 315-324, while Slippery Rock (326), Grove City (330) and Lakeview (368) finished third, fifth and eighth, respectively.
On the season, Titusville holds a 47-40 edge over Grove City 40, while Slippery Rock (30) is fifth and Lakeview (17) sixth.
Grove City’s Derek Forese shared medalist honors with Meadville’s Derek Cowan at even-par 72.
Also for Grove City, it was Steve Deyarmin (78), Ryan Prokay (87) and Shane Gilmore (93), while Lakeview was led by Darin Hovis (75), Dylan Bertin (83), Mike McMullen (97) and Shane Crevar (113).
ä Kennedy Catholic 160, Mercer 170 — At Spring Valley Golf Club, Brett Verigood led the Mustangs with a 36, while Josh Verigood (42), Clarke (44) and Matt Spragale (48) also posted sub-50 scores.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Mercer at Titusville — Mercer’s Joe Ligo placed 1st in a time of 19:11. The Rockets did not field a full team.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Mercer 32, Titusville 26 — Mary Kate Breese (20:52) and Melissa Smith finished 1-2 for Mercer, but Titusville picked up the win.
Madeline Williams and Blaire Kosmowski finished 8-9 for the Lady M’s.
ä Grove City 5, Sharon 1 — At Sharon Monday, Chris Murone posted a hat trick as Grove City cruised to the Region 1 victory.
Shaun Barr assisted on all three goals, while Mark Jaskowak and Bobby Kowalsky posted the other tallies for GC (4-1).
ä Hickory 1, Mercer 1 (2 OT) — At Mercer, the Hornets (1-2-1, 1-3-1) outshot the Mustangs (2-2-2, 3-1-2) 20-18, but the two teams settled for a 1-1 stalemate.
Adam Braymaker’s second half goal forced the tie, while Joel Pyle stopped 11 saves.
ä Mercer 3, Kennedy Catholic 1 — At Butala Stadium, the Mustangs (4-1-2) posted three second half goals to cruise past Kennedy (1-5).
Zach Juergens scored Mercer’s initial tally on a penalty kick, while JD Mostard-Smith and Jeff Stainbrook adding the winning goals.
The Mustangs held a 21-3 edge in shots, whileRich Ligo and Trever Kelly also were cited by Mercer coach Brian Livenspire.
ä Grove City 10, Sharpsville 0 — At Grove City, four players posted two goals apiece as the Eagles (5-1) routed the Blue Devils.
Caleb Ritenour, Barr, Josiah Welker and Murone each scored twice, while Jordan Nichols and Elias White added the other goals.
Nichols, Murone, Cody Latimer, Jaskowak and Bobby McKnight registered assists.
Justin Gildersleeve earned the shutout in goal by making six saves.