CORRY — The Meadville girls volleyball team showed up at Corry missing a pair of starters. And the holes in the lineup were a little too glaring for head coach Tim Schleicher, as the high-powered Beavers turned in a sweep of the Bulldogs 25-14, 25-14, 25-11 on Thursday.
With senior hitter Lucy Smith and junior libero Alexis Smith missing in action due to unspecified injuries, the Bulldogs (1-1) turned to Mia Sorensen, who led the attack with eight kills, and Kasey Smith, who had six. Jillian Decker handed out 16 assists.
In the JV match, Meadville won in three, dropping the first set before rallying for the wins in the next two.
Bison best Blue Devils
WATERFORD — The Fort LeBoeuf girls volleyball team improved its record to 2-0 to start the season after a 25-23, 25-16, 25-17 win over Cambridge Springs during a non-region match on Thursday.
Leading the way at the net for the Blue Devils (1-1) was Ashton Hoover with 13 kills. Brooke Myers followed with seven kills. Rachel Swanson contributed nine digs, six points and a dozen assists. Paige Verbanac recorded nine digs and seven points. Rhianna Eakin had four blocks and four points.
In JV action, Fort LeBoeuf won 25-21, 25-13.
Hornets sting Sailors
STONEBORO — The Hickory girls volleyball team rolled to a three-set win over non-region opponent Lakeview on Thursday, 25-14, 25-7, 25-13.
Among the leaders for Lakeview was Reese Gadsby with seven assists, Haven Patton with three aces, Morgan Snyder with 12 digs, and Elsa Cole and Josie Gadsby with six digs apiece.
Hickory also won the JV match 25-14, 25-12.
Thunder stumble vs. SRH
SLIPPERY ROCK — Calvary Baptist couldn’t make it back-to-back wins, dropping a 25-10, 25-13, 20-25, 25-17 decision ti Skippery Rock Homeschool during non-conference girls volleyball action on Thursday.
Anna Schall tallied eight kills, two blocks and two aces to lead the Thunder (1-1). Cheyanne Kinder added four kills, five digs and five aces. Kiara Baker chipped in six kills, Jael Brenner nine assists and Kala Flint six assists in the loss.
Ferry sets tourney mark at North Hills Invitational
CORRY — Ryan Ferry had one goal in mind.
“I told him to just go out there and make pars,” said Meadville head coach Fred Garvey. “He did a little better than that.”
Indeed he did.
The senior posted a 68 to win individual medalist honors at the North Hills Invitational on Thursday. The score also set single-round record for the tournament. As for Ferry, it also matches his career-best round for the Bulldogs, which he set last year when he fired a 68 at the Country Club of Meadville to set the tournament record for the Marquette Invitational.
“Ryan had nine birdies and three bogies,” said Garvey. “He didn’t do anything spectacular, just played good golf.He hot good shots and kept it in play.”
Ferry was the only regular starter for Meadville to compete in the tournament, so the Bulldogs placed back in the pack as a team, 16th to be exact.
Saegertown was the top area finisher with a 348 to place sixth. Dylan Flinchbaugh led the Panthers with an 84. Andy Hasychak carded an 85, while Nick Archacki added an 87.
Union City was seventh with a 354. Cole DeSimone finished in a tie for fourth individually with an 80. Tyler Parkurst carded am 86 and Josh James an 88.
Lakeview, led by Brett Beith’s 90, finished ninth with a 381.
Winning the tournament was Harbor Creek with a 334. Fairview was second with a 341, while Slippery Rock took third with a 342.
North Hills Invitational
at North Hills Golf Course, Corry
1. Ryan Ferry, Meadville 68
2. Skyler Carr, McDowell 75
3. Marc Knox, Franklin 78
4. Tyler Hasbrouck, Corry 80
Micah Knapp, Corry 80
Cole DeSimone, Union City 80
Tim Linhart, Fairview 80
1. HARBOR CREEK (334): Kenny Berlin 81, Matt Drosch 84, Jacob Soles 84, Cam Forcht 85.
2. FAIRVIEW (341): Tim Linhart 80, Tyler Root 84, Jared Cedzo 88, Alex Kliem 89.
3. SLIPPERY ROCK (342): Jacob Wolak 82, Walker Allison 82, Jack Hadley 87, Logan Wolak 91.
4. CORRY (346): Tyler Hasbrouck 80, Micah Knapp 80, Nate James 90, Zac Ahl 96.
5. MERCYHURST PREP (347): Trey Chrispen 83, Hunter Farrell 81, Mike Stoddert 90, Joe Fugagli 93.
6. SAEGERTOWN (348): Dylan Flinchbaugh 84, Andy Hasychak 85, Nick Archacki 87, Carson Jones 92.
7. UNION CITY (354): Cole DeSimone 80, Tyler Parkhurst 86, Josh James 88, Matt Yaple 100.
8. McDOWELL (361): Skyler Carr 75, Pat Donovan 91, Ricky Federici 96, Greg Berlin 99.
9. LAKEVIEW (381): Brett Beith 90, Nate McIntire 94, Anthony Grim 98, Cody Miller 99.
10. IROQUOIS (389): Collin Armstrong 91, Matt Rose 92, Joe Wargo 97, Tom Shewalter 109.
11. WARREN (397): Zach Rohlin 90, Max Harrison 101, Owen Becker 102, Storm Sivak 104.
12. FRANKLIN (402): Marc Knox 78, Aiden McCracken 101, Brady Thatcher 106, Kyle Alexander 117.
13. FORT LEBOEUF (407): A.J. Dinsmore 82, Logan Wurst 104, Andrew Kupniewski 104, Ethan Wilcox 106.
14. SENECA (411): Joey Petrarca 96, Dylan Marie 102, Chase Firestone 106, Ben Runser 107.
15. OIL CITY (426): Jake Serafin 86, Ethan Cochran 96, Kirsten Dexter 120, Spencer McFall 124.
16. MEADVILLE (439): Ryan Ferry 68, Nick Kaste 121, Jordan Young 121, Marco Petrarca 129.
17. TITUSVILLE (460): Tyler Van Epps 110, Nathan Lindquist 114, Kasen Kneely 117, Wade Dienglemann 119.
18. REYNOLDS (469): Haden Obenrader 100, Jonathan Crumbacher 102, Andrew Westover 117, Cade Foore 150.
19. NORTH EAST (493): T.J. Sebolt 98, Logan Kittz 113, Collin Lawry 135, Eli Heinrich 147.
20. ROCKY GROVE (n/a): Logan Patterson 110, Logan Boyle 151, Riley Strausbaigh 159.
Bulldogs blank Franklin
FRANKLIN — A young roster is proving it has plenty of talent as Meadville rolled to a 8-0 win over Franklin during Region 6 girls soccer action on Thursday.
Liz Adams finished with four goals and an assist to lead the Lady Bulldogs (3-0-0, 2-0-0 Region 6). Alayna Zeizula had two goals and two assists, while Phoebe Templin added a pair of goals and a helper. Linn Torrell and Addie Phillis each had two assists in the win.
Riley Olson, in her second start of the season, picked up her second shutout of the year. Olson was also in net for the team’s 1-0 win over Mercer in the season opener.
Lakers clip Eagles
LINESVILLE — The Mercyhurst Prep girls soccer team rolled to a 7-0 win over Conneaut Area during non-region action on Thursday.
Rebecca Habursky scored five goals to pace the Lakers. Kara Dwyler and Ashley Michaels had a goal each. Ashley Vandamia notched the shutout in the win.
Conneaut slipped to 0-2-0 on the season with the loss.
Litwin lights it up during Rock win
DETROIT — The Slippery Rock football team unloaded on opening-week opponent Wayne State on Thursday, scoring on its first seven possessions en route to a 62-37 victory.
Two of those scoring drives ended in the hands of Conneaut Area graduate and Rock senior receiver Henry Litwin. By the end of the game he had brought in seven receptions for 122 yards. One of his touchdown receptions was for 33 yards. The other was for eight.
Yet, Litwin’s contributions were just a part of the huge night turned in by Slippery Rock quarterback Roland Rivers III, who went 23-for-30 for 405 yards and six TDs. He also rushed the ball nine times for a team-high 62 yards and two touchdowns.
Other offensive leaders included receiver Jermain Wynn Jr., who had eight catches for 152 yards and two TDs, and Cinque Sweeting who caught five passes for 86 yards and two scores. Running back Charles Snorweah also carried in two touchdowns, gaining 19 yards on 11 carries.
Gators off to hot start
BRADFORD — The Allegheny women’s soccer team remained undefeated on the season thanks to a hat trick from junior Shannon McGuinn that led to a 4-1 non-conference win at Pitt-Bradford, Thursday.
The Gators improved to 2-0-1 this season, marking the best start to a campaign since 2010 when Allegheny began 12-0-3.
McGuinn posted a natural hat trick, scoring the final three goals of the match for Allegheny, each coming off an assist from a different player. McGuinn’s first tally was aided by Taylor Renk, while Sasha Rosa set up the second and Alex Klare set up the final tally.
The opening goal of the match for the Gators was netted by Amy Barra off an assist from Isabelle Wolter.
Huskies harass Scots
BLOOMSBURG — After battling to a scoreless tie through 45 minutes, Bloomsburg scored twice within a two-minute span early in the second half and would add a third goal in the 66th minute while defeating Edinboro 3-0 during a PSAC crossover match on Thursday.
Bloomsburg gets off to a 1-0-0 start to the season, while Edinboro is 0-1-0.