The match only lasted three games, but Logan Herzberger still found the time to post a double-double, notching 14 kills and 18 digs while the Cochranton volleyball team swept Conneaut 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 during Region 1 action on Tuesday.
Nick Dickson also had a productive match with 32 assists. Josh Vanderhoof contributed nine kills and Connor Staudt had eight blocks for the Cardinals (4-0, 2-0 Region 1).
For the Eagles (0-4, 0-2), Seth Dugan handed out 19 assists. Justin Ledford had 14 digs. Mike Sperry and Brett White chipped in with seven kills each. White also had six service points.
Cochranton won the JV match, 2-0.
Devils roll over Steelers
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Cambridge Springs opened up the Region 1 portion of its schedule on Tuesday in style, topping Farrell 25-18, 25-12, 25-9 in boys volleyball action.
Tyler Fiely led the Blue Devils (3-1, 1-0 Region 1) on offense with seven kills. Alex Mailliard added six kills followed by Robbie Spence with five kills. Jarred Ferris dished out 20 assists and Devin Walker put up seven blocks.
Cambridge Springs also won the JV match, 25-16, 25-9.
Tigers top Orioles
FRANKLIN — Rocky Grove gave Maplewood a battle, but the Tigers survived, beating the Orioles 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 on Tuesday in Region 1 boys volleyball action.
Dustin Delo led the Tigers (1-3, 1-0 Region 1) with 11 kills. Miller Peters added seven kills. Jeremy Dahl tallied 25 assists and Dane Barker 20 digs.
Lakeview to honor Breese
STONEBORO — The Lakeview School District is holding a ceremonial signing event to honor two-time state wrestling champion Sam Breese.
The event is today at 6 p.m. at the Lakeview High School gymnasium.
Breese’s state championship banners will be revealed at that time. Breese will then ink his national letter of intent to wrestle at Kent State University next year followed by a small reception in the high school cafeteria.
Family, friends, teammates and community members are encouraged to attend.
Lions receive ECAC bid
ERIE — The Penn State Behrend men’s volleyball team received its first postseason bid on Tuesday.
The Lions earned a spot in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III championships after finishing the regular season at 15-9.
Stevenson University secured the top seed and will host the tournament. The Lions are third seed, joining No. 2 Wentworth and No. 4 Hunter to round out the four-team field.
The tournament begins Saturday. Stevenson and Hunter get the tournament started with a semifinal match at 11 a.m. Penn State faces Wentworth at 1 p.m. The championship match follows at 3 p.m.
Hamilton sets bar
GREENVILLE — Maplewood graduate Corey Hamilton concluded his collegiate volleyball career on Saturday.
The Thiel College men’s volleyball team saw its season come to an end with a 25-18, 27-29, 25-21, 25-22 loss to Lakeland College in the quarterfinals of the Continental Volleyball Conference championship tournament.
The loss also marked the end of Hamilton’s four-year career. He finishes with a school-record 2,922 career assists to go along with 451 career digs.
Track and Field
Bemis honored by PSAC
EDINBORO — Edinboro’s Tabitha Bemis was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.
Bemis posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 6.01 meters in the long jump at Bucknell University’s Bison Open. The mark, which was enough to win the event, ranks atop the PSAC and is the fifth-best jump in Division II this season.
Leipheimer appointed to NCAA committee
GREENVILLE — Thiel College Director of Athletics Jack Leipheimer has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III Football Committee.
The committee is made up of eight members, including four coaches and four administrators. As a member of the national committee, Leipheimer will monitor all Division III teams during the regular season, identify teams that deserve consideration for the national championship playoff bracket and help select the field of 32 teams.
Slippery Rock rallies past Scots
SLIPPERY ROCK —Slippery Rock outscored Edinboro 5-3 in the second half en route to a 9-7 win on Tuesday in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse action.
Scoring goals for Edinboro (7-6, 3-6 PSAC) were Cydney Hrycko and Rachel Olson with two goals each and Jenny Wirth, Rebecca Martin and Anna Purdy with one apiece.
Hrycko also had two assists, while Olson and Wirth contributed one each.
Morgan Pettit scored three goals to lead SRU (5-8, 2-6).