SV tennis nips Mars

County golfers reach WPIAL tourney finals

September 28, 2021 Cranberry Local Sports

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Knoch's Jared Cushey (30) tries fending off pressure from Mars' Devin Schupt during the Planets' 2-1 boys soccer win in double overtime Monday night at the Mars Athletic Complex.

Seneca Valley's girls tennis team received victories at No. 3 singles from Emily Lopez and the doubles duos of Payton Aloi/Aana Winland and Kailey McCune/Bridget Elms in topping host Mars, 3-2, in a section match Monday afternoon.

The Raiders improved to 4-3 in section play and 8-7 overall.

Winning for Mars were Cece Crowley and Lauren Miko at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively.

Seneca Valley 3, Mars 2

Singles: 1-Cece Crowley (M) def. Sienna Summers 6-3, 6-0; 2-Lauren Miko (M) def. Jojo Baur 6-1, 6-0; 3-Emily Lopez (SV) def. Reese Hanna 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Doubles: 1-Payton Aloi/Aana Winland (SV) def. Michala McLaughlin/Anna Bowser 7-5, 6-0; 2-Kailey McCune/Bridget Elms (SV) def. Nora Solich/Grace Roda 6-3, 6-1

Knoch 5, Riverview 0 — The Knights (3-0, 7-1) celebrated Senior Recognition Day with a sweep of the Raiders.

Knoch's senior players include Jeannine Eichenlaub, Kendyl Steighner, Megan Mitchell and Lillian Hawk.

Knoch 5, Riverview 0

Singles: 1-Emily Greb (K) def. Callie Harden 6-0, 6-0; 2-Ally Bauer (K) def. Taylor Bilet 6-0, 6-0; 3-Lindsey Greb (K) def. Eloise Fisher 6-0, 6-0

Doubles: 1-Ava Santora/Jade Nether (K) def. Makenna Cameron/Aine Hasselman 6-0, 6-0; 2-Lara Ejzak/Kenzie Gumto (K) def. Mia Milliken/Nora Wetzel 6-0, 6-0

Boys Golf

Three Butler County golfers advanced from the WPIAL Class 3A boys semifinal, held at Willowbrook Country Club.

Seneca Valley's Nolan Nicklas was one of them, carding a plus-4 76. Joining him were Mars' Blake Bertolo (79) and Butler's Wyatt Kos (82).

The field included 72 golfers, with the top 36 moving on to the district final, scheduled Oct. 5 at Nemacolin Country Club in Washington County.

Butler 218, Shaler 228 — The Golden Tornado (8-3, 11-3) earned this Section 3-3A victory at Wildwood Country Club, with Colin Patterson and Hunter Swidzinski both shooting a 42.

Butler (218): Colin Patterson 42, Hunter Swidzinski 42, Ryan Porch 44

Shaler (228): Joe Miller 45, Jacob Crissman 45, Mitch Neigh 45

North Catholic 201, Deer Lakes 213 — Ethan Ellis (37) and Teagan McTighe (39) paced the Trojans to this victory.

North Catholic (201): Ethan Ellis 37, Teagan McTighe 39, Zach Cozza 40, Erik Schneider 42, Justin Kontul 43

Deer Lakes (213): Lucas Tiglio 41, Tyler Gozzard 43, Danny McCloskey 43, Eddie Auer 43, Ana Yourish 43, Bryce Robson 43

Girls Golf

Mariska Shunk's 47 was good for medalist honors as Moniteau finished the KSAC Mega Match slate undefeated with a victory at Hi-Level Golf Course.

Brynne Barger had a 50 and Kendall Sankey a 51 for the Warriors, who totaled 148 strokes. Cranberry was second with 167.

A-C Valley's Evie Bliss had a 57.

Moniteau will compete in the District 9 Championship Monday at Clarion Oaks Golf Club.

Girls Soccer

McKenna Martin's hat trick sparked Karns City's 6-0 win over Redbank Valley.

Emma Dailey added two goals and an assist and Rossi McMillen scored once.

Other assists went to Lyrik Reed (2), Abby Callihan, Addy Christie and Cece Morrow.

North Catholic 5, Pine-Richland — The Trojanettes improved to 8-0 overall, with five different players finding the net.

Jayden Sharpless, Lindsey Pawlawski, Makenzie DeBlassio, Angelina Berkey and Lauren MacDonald each scored in the win.

Rylee Kumer recorded six saves in the shutout.

Hampton 10, Knoch 1 — Brooke Galcik scored the lone goal for the Knights in this Saturday game, off a corner kick by Izabella Oskin.

Grace Foehringer made 10 saves in goal for Knoch.

Girls Volleyball

Freeport dropped the first game, but rallied for a 3-1 victory over Armstrong.

Scores were 20-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18. No individual statistics were provided.

Boys Soccer

Colson Ritzert and Myles McCully both scored twice for Karns City in a 5-0 win against Redbank Valley.

Lathan Price added the other goal. Luke Yasika recorded the shutout in net for the Gremlins (6-1).

Butler 6, North Hills 0 — Landon Mohney led the Golden Tornado onslaught with three goals and one assist.

Jack Beneigh and Aidan Soley both had one goal and one assist.

Andrew Lucas scored one goal while Carson Knight and Cody Lubinsky both contributed an assist.

Noah Wolford and Drew Knight split duties in goal for Butler (4-3, 7-3).

Mars 2, Knoch 1 — Breiden Eagon scored both goals for the Planets (7-2-2), the second tally coming in the second overtime period.

Orrin Milcic scored for Knoch (5-4-1).

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