Pairings set for D4 soccer playoffs
It’s a rematch of last year’s girls Class AA championship in the quarterfinals as the District 4 soccer tournament pairings were announced Sunday evening.
In class AA, Montoursville and Loyalsock will play at Danville on Thursday at 8 p.m. Montoursville won the district championship last year by beating the Lancers. Wellsboro plays Troy at Balls Mills on Thursday at 6 in the Class AA field as well.
The Green Hornets have just one playoff win in program history, which happened in 2015.
In Class A, South Williamsport girls play Sayre at Balls Mills on Tuesday at 6. South Williamsport is two years removed from playing for the District 4 Class A championship after missing the postseason last year.
The Muncy girls play Warrior Run at Loyalsock on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The Jersey Shore boys made their fifth consecutive postseason appearance after having just one in program history prior to this run. The Bulldogs play Athens at Balls Mills on Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. Athens is the defending district champion.
The Class A and Class AA boys tournaments have matchups set, but sites and times are yet to be determined.
In Class A, Wellsboro plays Southern Columbia and Sullivan County plays Galeton.
In Class AA, Lewisburg plays Hughesville, Warrior Run plays Montoursville and Midd-West plays Williamson.
Lewisburg is the two-time defending PIAA Class AA champion and is also the three-time defending District 4 champion. The Green Dragons beat Midd-West in the last three championship games.
The Williamsport boys and girls teams both open the District 2/4 Class AAAA subregional Wednesday night in a doubleheader at the Balls Mills complex with the boys playing at 4:30 and the girls to follow at 6:30. Both teams play Hazleton.
A complete list of the postseason soccer schedule is on Page, B-4.
• Hailee Hartman, Ashley Donat, and Dominique Brown all netted multiple goals to help lead Penn College to a 9-0 win over College of Saint Elizabeth in an NEAC women’s soccer match.
Hartman became Penn College’s all-time leader in career goals with the 33rd of her career. She topped the previous mark of 32 set by Robyn Beddow (’15). Hartman now owns the record for career points (85), assists (21), and goals (33).
• Freshman Leah Fogelsanger scored the game-winner with 15 seconds left in regulation to give Bucknell a 2-1 victory over Lock Haven on Sunday at Charlotte E. Smith Field. The Bison have won five of their past six games to improve to 8-8 overall.
Fogelsanger’s second goal of the year and her first career game-winner came after a scramble in front of the cage. She found the loose ball and scored to help the Bison avoid overtime with 15 seconds to spare. It gave Bucknell its third one-goal win of the season and the second in as many games.
• Penn College scored a season-high eight goals in an 8-0 win over College of Saint Elizabeth in an NEAC men’s soccer match.
Ian Scheller’s header, from Quinton Smith’s throw-in, in the first minute put PCT ahead 1-0. Smith assisted Chris McFarland’s goal in the 15th minute to make it 2-0 before Austin Dowrick finished Quinn Cleis’ pass in the 29th to give Penn College a 3-0 halftime lead.
• Rade Joksimovic scored five goals, including the overtime game winner, to lead the No. 16 Bucknell men’s water polo team to a 10-9 victory over host Santa Clara at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament on Sunday at Sullivan Aquatic Center.
Bucknell then fell to No. 9 UC Davis, 15-6, in its Julian Foster Memorial Tournament finale. Djordjevic (2g), Jared Stanley (1g-1a) and Stupp (1g-1a) had multi-point outings for the Bison, who couldn’t overcome an early 6-0 deficit.
Penn College 9,
St. Elizabeth 0
PC–Ashley Donat (Abby Williams), 6:41; PC–Dominique Brown (Ashley Donat), 16:20; PC–Ashley Donat (Hailee Hartman), 19:37; PC–Olivia Murgo (Hailee Hartman), 39:41; PC–Hailee Hartman, 42:05; PC–Ashley Donat (Dominique Brown), 46:41; PC–Dominique Brownm, 55:58; PC–Hailee Hartman (Tiffany Brown), 82:39; PC–Carley DeVore (Olivia Murgo), 84:31.
Shots: Penn College 28, St. Elizabeth 4. Corner kicks: Penn College 6, St. Elizabeth 1. Saves: St. Elizabeth 9, Penn College 2.
College field hockey
Bucknell 2, Lock Haven 1
BU–Nicole Rupnik (Lexi Quick), 3:39; LHU–Kayla Brathwaite (Tamia Roach), 9:41; BU–Leah Fogelsanger, 69:45.
Shots: Bucknell 11, Lock Haven 7. Corner kicks: Bucknell 8, Lock Haven 2. Saves: Bucknell 4, Lock Haven 0.
Penn College 8,
St. Elizabeth 0
PC–Ian Scheller (Quinton Smith), 1:28; PC–Chris McFarland (Quinton Smith), 15:26; PC–Austin Dowrick (Quinn Cleis), 29:38; PC–Mike Gonzalez (Terrance Hillman), 50:09; PC–Ian Scheller, 57:50; PC–Austin Dowrick (Greg Dorsch), 65:54; PC–Brandon Wolff, 75:51; PC–Christian Peters (Joe Dreese), 89:57.
Shots: Penn College 37, St. Elizabeth 4. Corner kicks: Penn College 8, St. Elizabeth 2. Saves: St. Elizabeth 3, Penn College 14.
Men’s water polo
Bucknell 10, Santa Clara 9
Bucknell 1 2 3 2 1 1 — 10
Santa Clara 1 2 2 3 0 1 — 9
Goals: Joksimovic (5), Hagen (2), Djordjevic, Jacuzzi, Stupp. Assists: Djordjevic (2), Dolan. Steals: Stupp (5), Joksimovic (2), Stanley (2), Morton, Niehaus, Schofield. Saves: Niehaus (9 svs., 10 ga., 38:00 min.)
UC Davis 15, Bucknell 6
Bucknell 0 3 1 2 — 6
UC Davis 4 4 2 5 — 15
Goals: Djordjevic (2), McClymonds, Schofield, Stanley, Stupp. Assists: Blackwell, Dolan, Jordao, Stanley, Stupp. Steals: Niehaus (3), Stanley (3), Stupp (2), Blackwell, Djordejevic, Hagen, Jacuzzi, Joksimovic, Jordao. Saves: Niehaus (16 svs., 15 ga., 32:00 min.).