Meadville Tribune

September 21, 2013

Local briefs: Villa Maria takes first at Meadville Invite

Meadville Tribune
Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — On Friday, Annie Ciachinni fired an 82 to help Villa Maria win the Meadville Girls Golf Invitation at Whispering Pines Golf Course.

The event featured 15 schools from District 10. Villa carded an aggragate total of 358 to withe title, while McDowell was second with a 360. Meadville placed third with a 374. Hickory (404), Fort LeBoeuf (409), Reynolds (423) and North East (425) round out the top contenders.

Individually, North East’s Megan Moylan fired a 75 to win medalist honors. Fort LeBoeuf’s Carly Yovich (79) also broke 80 to place second. Ciachinni was third followed by the Bulldogs Lacey Latta and Grove City’s Fontaine McFeaters, each with an 84.

Boys Soccer

Lancers fall to GC

EDINBORO — For the fifth time this season, the General McLane boys soccer team suffered a loss by one goal, the latest one coming Saturday at home to Grove City 1-0.

The lone goal in the game came off a free kick from Grove City’s Cole Latimer in the second half.

General McLane falls to 2-5-0 with the loss.

Huskies blank ’Dogs

HARBORCREEK TWP. — Logan Convoy scored a pair of goals to lead Harbor Creek to a 2-0 win over Meadville during non-region boys soccer action at Penn State Behrend College on Saturday.

Convoy scored his first goal in the 17th minute to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. Convoy completed the scoring in the 52nd minute.

Tanner Stanton made 11 saves for the Bulldogs (7-2-0).

Cross Country

Panthers finish second at PIAA meet

HERSHEY — It was not the state championships, but Saegertown was still pretty impressive as it ran to a second-place finish at the PIAA Foundation Invitational on Saturday.

The Panthers finished with 64 points, 18 behind race champion Masterman (46). Northeast Bedford finish in third with 102 points.

The Panthers Morgan Schenberg placed second overall with a time of 16:56. Brendon Barclay placed 10th in 17:38, while Matt Schenberg stopped the clock in 17:43 for 15th.

Masterman’s Julian Degroot-Lutzner won the race in 16:55.

Girls Volleyball

Eagles topple Bethel Baptist

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — French Creek Valley Christian School traveled to New York and picked up a four-set victory over Bethel Baptist Christian Academy Friday, 14-25, 26-24, 25-18, 25-23 in New-Penn Christian League action.

Leading the charge for French Creek Valley Christian School was Tanci Lashbrook, who finished with 11 kills, five aces and eight assists. Lydia Gillette added 17 Kills, two aces and five assists, while Amy Breitfelder chipped in 11 kills, seven aces and six assists.

Setter Emily Hemlock finished with 14 assists in the win.

French Creek returns to action Tuesday when they travel to Erie to take on Bethel Christian Academy.

College Briefs

Women’s Volleyball

Gators split tri-meet

The Allegheny women’s volleyball team put an end to a three game losing streak, winning the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) season with a 3-0 home win over Ohio Wesleyan Saturday at the David V. Wise Center, 25-20, 25-15, 25-16.

Though the Gators picked up the victory, Allegheny would fall to Westminster in a 3-0 decision to complete the tri-meet.

Leading the Gators was sophomore Sarah Swartz, who finished with 23 kills. Taylor Samuel and Bailey Gawley both added 12 kills, with Samuel chipping in a team-high five aces.

Women’s Soccer

Vulcans shutout Scots

CALIFORNIA, Pa — The Edinboro women’s soccer team dropped to 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the PSAC following a 3-0 road loss to California (Pa.) Saturday.

After a scoreless first half, the Vulcans came on strong, scoring at the 46:23 mark, and then again three minutes later, putting the game out of reach for the Scots.

The contest was Edinboro’s first road game in over two weeks.

Cross Country

Scots sweep Rag Relays

EDINBORO — A rainy afternoon didn’t bother the Scots’ cross country teams Saturday, as the Edinboro men had pairs finish second, third and fourth, while the women posted the top times in the relays.

Edinboro juniors Kasey Jones and Megan Maffett were the top duo in the three-lap race. Jones also posted the quickest lap of the afternoon.

The top Edinboro men’s cross country team came from senior Dustin Thomas and sophomore Elliott Matynkiewicz.