Local roundup: Mounties edge out Bloom tennis

Wins by South Williamsport’s Anya Plotnikova at No. 1 singles and Hannah Summerson at No. 2 helped propel the Mounties to a 3-2 win over Bloomsburg in girls tennis on Tuesday afternoon.

Monique McLaughlin and Rachel Kita picked up a win at No. 2 doubles for the Mounties, defeating Bloomsburg’s Morgan Weigle and?Madeline Phill, 6-3, 6-3.

Bloomsburg picked up wins at No. 1 doubles as Emily Wawroski and?Liz Drum won against Annie Fessler and Daisy Rundio, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Lauren Cunfer won at No. 3 singles for the Panthers, defeating Megan Rovenolt, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.

Neumann’s Leland Barclay won the first singles match but Lewisburg won the other four matches as it reamined unbeaten with its 4-1 win over Neumann in girls tennis.

Loyalsock’s Pam Niditich won her No. 1 singles match, 6-1, 6-0, yesterday against Hughesville. She lost one game, not one set, as reported in yesterday’s edition.

The Lock Haven University women’s soccer team was picked 13th in the 2014 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Preseason?Coaches’ poll.

Slippery Rock earned 11 of 17 first-place votes and was tabbed the favorite in the conference.

The Bald Eagles enter the season under first-year head coach Rob Eaton, who was named head coach back in April. He was a 1988 LHU graduate, a former player and was the men’s coach from 1997-2002.

Lock Haven was 4-12-2 oerall and 3-11-1 in the PSAC last season.

Lycoming men’s soccer team may not have been chosen first in the Commonwealth Conference’s preseason poll, but the Warriors did earn two first-place votes and were tied for third with Alvernia in the poll.

Messiah was named the overall favorite, earning seven first-place votes.

Lycoming returns nine starters to a team that went 11-8-4 (4-4-1) last year under Nate Gibboney. The Warriors earned their first Commonwealth?Conference title in school history last year with a 5-3 shootout win over Elizabethtown.

Lycoming opens up the 2014 year against?Ursinus at home on Friday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m.




1.?Anya Plotnikova (SW) def. Ivy Rose Kramer, 6-4, 6-1; 2. Hannah?Summerson (SW)?def. Molly Williams, 6-3, 6-1; 3. Lauren?Cunfer (B) def.?Megan Rovenolt, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.


1. Emily Wawroski/Liz Drum (B) def. Annie Fessler/Daisy Rundio, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; 2. Monique McLaughlin/Rachel Kita (SW) def.?Morgan Weigle/Madeline Pohill, 6-3, 6-3.

Lewisburg 4, St. John Neumann 1


1. Leland Barclay (SJN) def. Erin Devine 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; 2. Claire Chau (L) def. Casey Weatherwax 6-1, 6-1; 3. Libby King (L) def. Jocelyn Fraboni 6-1, 6-0


1. Sydney Hartzell/Shannon Loftus (L) def. Tye Grimes/Kathleen Murphy 6-0, 6-0; 2. Natalie Smyth/Samantha Reid (L) beat Aueira Barnolder/Morgan Young 6-0, 6-0.

Record: Lewisburg 2-0. Next: Lewisburg at Central Columbia, Thursday.


South Williamsport Individual Results

Dillon Engel 84, Derek Wisner 85, Bryce Brewer 97, Luke Plankenhorn 115, Brady Sahm 119

Team Total

Team Results

Warrior Run, 336; Benton, 377; South, 381; Bloomsburg, 388;


2014 PSAC?Preseason?Poll

(first-place votes)

1. Slippery Rock (11); 2. California (4); 3. West Chester?(1); 4. Kutztown; 5. Edinboro; 6.?Gannon; 7. Shippensburg; 8. East Stroudsburg; 9.?IUP; 10 Millersville; 11. Bloomsburg; 12. Mercyhurst; 13. Lock Haven; 14. Seton?Hill; 15.?Mansfield; 16. Clarion?(1); 17.


2014 Commonwealth Conference Preseason Poll

(first-place votes)

1. Messiah, 63 (7); 2. Lebanon Valley, 49; T3. Lycoming, 48 (2); T3. Alvernia, 48; 5. Stevenson, 35; 6. Arcadia, 27; 7. Widener, 20; T8. Albright, 17; T8. Hood, 17.