Meadville hung with McDowell for one half. But the Trojans pulled away with three quick strikes to start the second half, grabbing a 4-0 victory over the Bulldogs in a Region 6 boys soccer match on Tuesday at Bender Field.
“We didn’t come to play,” said Meadville head coach John McGlinn. “We made a lot of mistakes. And guys just weren’t in it. It’s tough.” The loss was the third straight after Meadville’s 7-0 start.
“Three tough games in a row,” said McGlinn, whose team is now 7-3-0 on the year and will try to right the ship against Saegertown on Saturday. “If we come to play, we can hang with any of these teams. We just didn’t do it (Tuesday).”
David Masteller gave McDowell a 1-0 lead halfway through the first half, getting an assist by Ryan Huffman.
That’s the way the score would remain until the second half when Tobi Flimm punched one into the net just four minutes in. Huffman also got the assist on that one.
Five minutes later, Josh Hanko made it 3-0. Huffman notched his third helper of the game on the score.
And before the half was over, Eldin Sabic put the final marker on the scoreboard, getting an assist from Luis Rivero.
“(McDowell) puts you under pressure,” said McGlinn. “They serve a lot of long balls real fast. ... They’re probably the most direct team we’ve played, just sending the ball up all the time.”
Goalkeeper Seth Dinicola made one save to earn the shutout.
The Trojans improved to 7-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in Region 6 with the victory.
Thunder top Panthers
SAEGERTOWN — The Calvary Baptist Christian Academy boys soccer team traveled to Saegertown Tuesday afternoon and picked up an impressive 2-1 win over the Panthers in non-region action.
Gabe Opp put the Thunder ahead with a goal in the first half, but the lead wouldn’t last long as Saegertown’s Peter Maddocks tied the contest just two minutes before halftime.
The game was decided on a penalty kick with five minutes left in regulation, when Jason Caldwell scored to put the Thunder ahead for good.
Calvary Baptist keeper Caleb McAdams finished with 14 saves in the win.
Eagles escape Devils
SHARPSVILLE — Christopher Enos spotted Sharpsville a 1-0 lead in the first half. But Mark McLean snatched that lead away in the second half as Conneaut bested the Blue Devils 2-1 in a Region 1 boys soccer match on Tuesday.
McLean scored both goals for Conneaut (2-6-0) in the second half, both times off assists by Tyler Bone.
Brandon Haylett earned the win in goal for Conneaut, making six saves.
The Eagles put 13 shots on Sharpsville’s goal.
Tigers sweep Orioles
GUYS MILLS — The Maplewood girls volleyball team picked up an easy win Tuesday night at home, sweeping Rocky Grove 25-5-10, 25-6, 25-9 in Region 2 action.
Madalyn Nicols had a strong outing, posting a 9-kill, 6-dig performance. Alyssa Proper and Chelsey Hasbrouck combined for 19 assists for the Tigers, while Lexie Frazier chipped in eight digs in the victory.
Maplewood moves to 4-1, 4-1 Region 2, while Rocky Grove drops to 2-5, 1-4 Region 2.
Saegertown dominates UC
UNION CITY — Mackensie Garris had eight points, three aces and six kills to help lead Saegertown to a Region 2 road victory over Union City Tuesday in girls volleyball action.
The Panthers controlled the match, winning in three games 25-21, 25-15, 25-20.
Maile Chang finished with seven points and 10 assists, Angela Randall added nine points, four aces and 14 assists, and Tori Eckart chipped in seven kills and three blocks in the Saegertown (3-2, 3-2) victory.
Union City (4-4, 2-3) was led by Taylor Miller (16 assists) and Noelle Wienczkowski (11 kills).
The Saegertown junior varsity team also won in three games, 25-21, 23-25, 15-11.
Sailors drop KC
STONEBORO — The Lakeview girls volleyball team made short work of Region 1 foe Kennedy Catholic Tuesday at home, sweeping the Golden Eagles in three games, 25-12, 25-11, 25-21.
Lakeview (5-1, 4-1) was paced by Rachel McKean, who tallied 13 kills. Tia Ray added eight kills and six digs, Taylor Reed finished with 23 assists, and Sam Riddle chipped in nine digs.
In junior varsity action, Lakeview won in two games, 25-14, 25-16.
CASH survives Oil City
LINESVILLE — Conneaut controlled the action Tuesday against Oil City, and despite a one-game hiccup, went on to win in four games, 25-4, 25-10, 23-25, 25-11 at home.
Conneaut (4-1, 3-1 Region 4) was led by Challen Litwiler (18 kills, 13 digs) and Kristen Baker (10 kills, 14 digs) in the win, which dropped Oil City to 1-3, and 0-4 in Region 4.
Aliya Hutman and Mary Uplinger both added 16 assists for the Eagles.
Corry upends MASH
Meadville took the first set over visiting Region 4 opponent Corry 25-14. But then the Beavers responded by claiming the next three sets in order, 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 to claim the match Tuesday at the House of Thrills.
Emily Allen led Meadville (3-4, 2-2 Region 4) at the net with nine kills. Brittney Morris added seven kills and 14 digs. Cadi McCoy tallied six kills with four blocks. Katie Newman did a little bit of everything with six kills, 16 assists, 14 digs and four service aces. Mallory Jackson dished out 15 assists. And Ellen Mook scored three blocks.
In JV action, it was Meadville in three, 25-17, 22-25, 15-13.
McLane sweeps Iroquois
EDINBORO — General McLane and Iroquois went at it in two fierce games to open their Region 5 girls volleyball match on Tuesday. McLane won both 25-23 and 27-25. By that point, the Lady Lancers held the momentum, and rolled to a 25-15 sweep over the Braves.
Among the stat leaders for McLane (5-1, 4-1 Region 5) were Michelle Jahn with nine kills, three aces and eight digs; Maureen Nkomo with seven kills and eight digs; and Molly Regan with four kills, three blocks, 18 assists and five digs.
Also contributing was Morgan Farley with eight kills, Lexi Bufalino with eight digs, Sam Shields with six digs, Morgan Vaughn with four kills and Kristy DeLoreto with 15 assists.
Leading Iroquois (4-3, 3-2 Region 5) was Ashley Benovic with 20 assists, Kaitlyn Grimm with eight kills, Shelby Olson with six kills, Brianna Ashley with 10 digs and Emily Martin with six blocks.
In the JV match, GM won it 25-14, 25-8.
Calvary upends Erie First
MEADVILLE — The Calvary Baptist girls volleyball team took care of business on its home floor Tuesday, defeating Erie First in three games, 25-11, 25-6, 25-7.
Tabbie Eichler had a big day for the Thunder, serving for 19 straight points during the match.
Eagles fly past Panthers
VENANGO — Three Conneaut golfers shot 40s to lead the Eagles to a non-region win over Saegertown Tuesday, 162-182, at Venango Valley Golf Course.
Kyler Betts, Cole Baker and Jake Yeager all posted rounds of 40, with Randy Santarelli carding a 42 to lead the Eagles.
For the Panthers, Jake Sada had the lowest round for Saegertown with a 42, followed by Nick Palmer (44), Greg Beers (46) and Ricky Kanline (50).
At Venango Valley Golf Course, Venango
Conneaut 162: Kyler Betts 40, Cole Baker 40, Jake Yeager 40, Randy Santarelli 42.
Saegertown 182: Jake Sada 42, Nick Palmer 44, Greg Beers 46, Ricky Kanline 50.
Bears best Tigers
GUYS MILLS — Troy Jackson’s medalist round of 43 helped the Union City boys golf team claim a 180-200 win over Maplewood in a non-region dual match on Tuesday at Mt. Hope Golf Course.
Jackson was followed by teammates Jordan Reib at 45 and Ryan Thomas and Nick Miller with rounds of 46.
For Maplewood (0-2), Carl Douglas had the low score with a 45. Ronnie Klingensmith chipped in with a 48.
At Mt. Hope Golf Course, Guys Mills
Union City 180: Troy Jackson 43, Jordan Reib 45, Ryan Thomas 46, Nick Miller 46.
Maplewood 200: Carl Douglas 45, Ronnie Klingensmith 48, Alex Reagle 51, Ben Renaudin 56, Mariah Groger 56.
Palutro, Reaugh make districts
HERMITAGE — Eighteen golfers went in, but only seven golfers emerged with the opportunity to play in the Oct. 8 District 10 Individual Championship tournament after action on Tuesday in the Region 1 D-10 Qualifier held at TamO’Shanter Golf Course.
Kennedy Catholic’s Jacob Wilson turned in the top score of the day with a 79. After him, five other golfers tied for second with scores of 83. Among them were local golfers Chris Palutro of Lakeview and Jake Reaugh of Jamestown.
Region 1 District 10 Qualifier
At Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, Hermitage
1. Jacob Wilson, So., Kennedy Catholic 79
2. Zach Taylor, So., Reynolds 83
3. Chris Palutro, Fr., Lakeview 83
4. Nate Guiler, Sr., Mercer 83
5. Nick Deitrich, Jr. Greenville 83
6. Jake Reaugh, Sr. Jamestown 83
7. Ted Haaz, So., Kennedy Catholic 85
Villa wins Northeast Invite
NORTH EAST — North East’s Megan Moylan shot a medalist round of 72, but it wasn’t enough as Villa Maria took the top spot at the North East Girls Invitational Tuesday at Green Meadows Golf Course.
Villa Maria shot a 354, followed by McDowell (374), Mercyhurst (385), Hickory (389) and Meadville (389) to round out the top five schools. A total of 12 schools from District 10 took part in the invitational.
The Bulldogs were led by Lacey Latta, who carded a 90. Kailey Malady (99), Felicia Krasa (99) and Michaela Persichini (101) all contributed to Meadville’s scorecard.
North East Invitational
At Green Meadows Golf Course, North East
Place School Score
1. Villa Maria 354
2. McDowell 385
3. Mercyhurst 385
4. Hickory 389
5. Meadville 389
Gators rally past Raiders
Mt. Union wasted little time, scoring on a goal by Coty Lipply just 1:40 into the match. But Allegheny had the answer, chalking up three unanswered goals after the 45th minute to defeat the Purple Raiders 3-1 in a non-conference men’s soccer match on Tuesday at Frank B. Fuhrer Field.
Spencer Meschter knotted the score at 1 with a header into the net just 30 seconds before the end of the half. Tommy Richter had the assist.
Keith Danley then scored his first goal of the season five minutes into the second half to give the Gators a 2-1 lead.
Cameron Olson then put the insurance goal on the board in the 79th minute, getting the feed from Brian Graham.
John Lichina made five saves in goal as Allegheny improved to 5-4-2 on the season.
‘Boro outlasts Bloom
EDINBORO — Withstanding a second half rally, the Edinboro women’s soccer team hung on to beat the Bloomsburg Huskies 4-2 on Tuesday night. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Fighting Scots and improved them to 4-3-0 overall and 2-3-0 in the PSAC.
Linesville graduate Laurelee Clements and Becca Costello combined for three assists during the 4-2 victory over Bloomsburg.
The Fighting Scots struck early when Liz Debo tapped a pass from Costello right past the goalie only 6:29 into the game. Less than nine minutes later, Costello notched another assist as her corner kick was headed in by Ashley DeVito for her second goal of the season.
With just seconds remaining in the first half, Allie Thompson crossed the ball and Ivone Aguilar tapped it to Brittany Shipley, who finished it by striking it across the ground and into the net. It was Shipley’s first career goal.
Bloomsbiurg responded with a pair of goals. And with the score now 3-2 and the Huskies within reach of tying it, the Fighting Scots were able to seal the victory with less than 15 minutes to go in the game. Laurelee Clements hit a free kick towards the net that a diving Debo was able to head into the net.
Gators dominate JCU
The Allegheny men’s tennis team dropped just one set during a 9-0 sweep of John Carroll on Tuesday at the Robertson Athletic Complex.
Sweeping singles were Patrick Cole, Alexander Hurtuk, Tyler Triolo, Charlie Murphy, Thomas Manning and Daniel Conroy.
Cole and Triolo teamed up to win first doubles. Sam Stephenson and Samarth Gopal were winners in second doubles. And Conroy and Manning capped off the sweep with an win in third doubles.
The Gators improve to 3-1 on the season with the victory.