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September 7, 2013

Bulldogs pull away late against Franklin

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MEADVILLE — Girls Soccer

Bulldogs tackle Tigers

GUYS MILLS — The Maplewood girls soccer team got out to a one-goal lead after Brianna Proudfoot scored off of Rachel Balbula’s assist.

However, Meadville rallied with four unanswered goals to claim a 4-1 non-region win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Korey Sayre, Ellie Holmgren, Amber Cole and Alexandra Smith each took a turn visiting the back of the Tigers’ net.

Bulldogs’ goalkeeper Ashley Piper made 15 saves, helping the squad improve to 3-0-0 on the season.

Maplewood fell to 0-2-0.

Rockets, Eagles tie

LINESVILLE — A match that started in a shootout ended in a stalemate as Titusville and Conneaut ended two halves and two overtime periods tied at 3-3 during non-region girls soccer on Saturday.

The teams combined for five goals in the first half. Titusville’s Gage Holmes scored 39 seconds into the game. Conneaut’s Keri Scott tied it up a couple minutes later. Then the Rockets (0-2-1) built a 3-1 lead off of goals by Hollie Chrisman and Bridget Ditty. Scott brought it back to a one-goal game with her second score of the match, scored at the 35 minute mark.

The second half was relatively quiet from an offensive standpoint. Then at the 15-minute mark, Conneaut’s Brooke Phelps broke the silence with a match-tying tally.

Both teams’ defenses held fast through the rest of regulation and the two OTs. Titusville goalkeeper Cara Hutchinson ended the day with 13 saves. For Conneaut (0-2-1), Monica Farley had 16 saves.  

College Briefs

Women’s Volleyball

Titans win a pair

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Meadville graduate Julie Powell was among a number of Westminster girls volleyball athletes who had a big day on Saturday as the Titans won a pair of matches at the Marcia French Memorial Invitational, 3-0 over Medaille and 3-1 over tournament host Baldwin-Wallace.

In the 25-12, 25-14, 25-20 sweep over Medaille, Powell had eight kills and notched a career-high in digs with 17. Fellow Lady Titan Claire Ferrando also set a career high in digs with 40. And Megan Romocean tied a career high with 17.

In game two, the Titans won 23-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20 over Baldwin-Wallace. Romocean led with a double-double of 18 kills and 19 digs and also had one ace. Powell had a team-high 36 assists and added two aces.

Westminster will finish the two-day tournament tomorrow, facing John Carroll at 10 a.m. and Wooster at noon.

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