Local roundup: Hughesville D4 AA girls team tennis champions
Hughesville capped an 18-2 regular season with a team district title as it defeated Milton, 3-0, in the District 4 Class AA championships Tuesday at Bloomsburg University.
This came just a day after Rachel Thomas and Allison Mattucci won district doubles. Hughesville, which was also the HAC II league co-champions, beat Montoursville in the semifinals, 3-0. Hughesville had four new players this year and only two, Thomas and Mattucci, were in their same positions as last year.
Malaena Hampton and Laura Hall teamed up at No. 1 doubles while Kendra Smith and Bailey Culver teamed up at No. 2 doubles, all four never having played tennis for Hughesville before were a major factor in securing the HAC II and district championships. Hall and Hampton were even named HAC II first-team all-stars, as was Thomas. Mattucci was named to the second team.
“We had four new kids out of seven and for them to accomplish this is pretty good,” said Hughesville coach Craig Weaver. “It was really a pleasure to see the work ethic of the girls. We changed some things up and the girls worked hard and their work ethic was great. With Thomas and Mattucci holding the fort down and (Chaela) Swink, who was No. 1 doubles last year, moved to No. 3 singles. Those new girls came on and you need all five to win.”
Carissa Wagner and Taylor Wolfe led Milton throughout the season as the pair came up just short of the district doubles final, falling to South Williamsport’s Megan Rovenolt and Lily Summerson.
“The leadership that Wagner and Wolfe have shown this year makes them a true all-star in any ones program,” said Milton coach Gene Bruno. “What they have done for the girls program this year was amazing. The team rode on their back all the way to the district finals. They have extended interest to other kids in the program to get better and others to come out for the team. We talk a lot about mental toughness and they showed it the last three weeks night in and night out. The No. 1 doubles team of (Amanda) Arnold and (Taylor) Perrin also came up big when they had to during the run.”
In the District 2-4 doubles tournament at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport’s Katie Meale and Alisha Chen won its first match against Crestwood, 6-0, 6-0 before falling in the quarterfinals to Abington Heights, 6-3, 6-4. Williamsport’s second doubles team of Christine McFadden and Madison Heller fell in the second round to Abington Heights, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. Williamsport, who won team districts last week, plays next Tuesday vs. District I third-place finisher. While Amanda Southard, who won the singles championsship, heads to states Nov. 4 against the District 6-9 champion.
• In girls soccer, Nicole Cho’s goal eight minutes into the game stood up as Lewisburg beat Warrior Run, 1-0, for the Defenders’ second straight loss.
Jenna Gardner and Rhiallie Jessell scored as Loyalsock beat Bloomsburg, 2-0.
Aleaha Bigelow scored two goals, Sasha McMonigle scored two and Kat Ebner had two assists as Muncy defeated Montgomery, 6-0. Muncy scored four second-half goals while Makenna Snyder made six saves for the shutout.
Addy Matz finished a record-breaking season with 23 saves but St. John Neumann fell to CMVT, 3-2, in its final game of the season. Matz, a junior, broke the single-season saves record of 263, set by her coach Chris Vanaskie. Matz finished the season with 265. She also set the all-time saves record with 545. Shayna McNamee had a goal and an assist for Neumann.
Montoursville scored three goals within a five minute span as it defeated Jersey Shore, 4-0. Kyleigh Balint scored twice while Bri Ulmer had a goal and an assist for Montoursville.
Sullivan County’s Bethany Weinhardt had 13 saves, but it wasn’t enough as Benton defeated the Griffins, 5-0. The loss drops Sullivan County to 12-5.
• In boys soccer, Millville scored two goals in the final two minutes to defeat Muncy, 3-1. Bryce Phillips scored Muncy’s lone goal while Austin Stipcak made 11 saves.
• In girls volleyball, Kirsten Florio had 24 kills, giving her 500 for her career, but it wasn’t enough as Wellsboro fell to Troy, 3-2.
• In women’s soccer, after Lebanon Valley got out to a 2-0 lead, Lycoming scored three straight goals, two from Jordan Lazarich, including the game-winner in overtime, as Lycoming defeated Lebanon Valley, 3-2. Lazarich broke the school record of 38 points in a season, set by Danielle Curry in 2004, as her five points in the game off two goals and an assist give her 40 in her career. Lazarich also has a school-record 19 goals and six game-winning goals this season and she holds career records of 102 points and 47 goals. Lycoming (7-8-2 , 1-5 MAC Commonwealth) stayed in the race for a playoff spot with their first win over Lebanon Valley in eight years.
District 4 AA Team
Hughesville 3, Montoursville 0
1. Rachel Thomas (H) def. Karina Dangle (M) 6-1, 6-0; 2. Allison Mattucci (H) def. Olivia Evans (M) 6-4, 6-1; 3. Chaela Swink (H) vs. Maddy Reeves (M) susp.
1. Malaena Hampton/Laura Hall (H) def. Alena Clary/Madison Clary (M) 6-0, 7-6. 2. Kendra Smith/Bailey Culver (H) vs. Lacy Kimberling/Cassandra Cratge (M) susp.
Milton 3, Jersey Shore 0
1. Carissa Wagner (M) def. Sierra Winner (JS) 6-3, 6-4; 2. Taylor Wolfe (M) def. Sophie Hayes (JS) 6-1, 6-0; 3. Andrea Sanford (JS) vs. Rachel Boop (M) susp.
1. Chloe Perrin/Amanda Arnold (M) def. Emma Frazier/Cassidy Dell (JS) 6-4, 6-2; 2. match susp.
Hughesville 3, Milton 0
1. Rachel Thomas (H) def. Carissa Wagner (M) 6-3, 6-0; 2. Allison Mattucci (H) vs. Taylor Wolfe (M) susp.; 3. Chaela Swink (H) def. Rachel Boop (M) 6-4, 6-1.
1. Malaena Hampton/Laura Hall (H) def. Chloe Parrin/Amanda Arnold (M) 6-1, 6-1; Kendra Smith/Bailey Culver (H) vs. Emily Snyder/Olivia Eisenhauer (M) susp.
District 2-4 AAA Doubles
Katie Meale/Alisha Chen (Williamsport) def. Kate Garcia/Brianna Krabchick (Crestwood), 6-0, 6-0.
Peters/Madison Jakawaski (Wyoming Valley West) def. Christine McFadden/Madison Heller (Williamsport) 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.
Lauren Carroll/Catherine Paustri (Abington Heights) def. Katie Meale/Alisha Chen 6-3, 6-4.
Lewisburg 1, Warrior Run 0
L – Nicole Cho 8
Shots: WR 8, Lew 4. Corner kicks: WR 4, Lew 8. Saves: WR (Madi Welliver) 3, L (Bethany Rippon) 3.
Records: WR 11-3-3, 8-1-2 HAC-III. Next game: Bloomsburg at WR Thursday, 4
Loyalsock 2, Bloomsburg 0
L – Jenna Gardner (Ariel Hornberger) 37; L – Rhiallie Jessell 72
Shots: L 13, B 1. Corner kicks: L 2, B 2. Saves: L (Grace Shreckengast) 1; B (Maddie Smikulski) 10
Records: Loyalsock 14-2-1. Next game: Williamsport at Loyalsock, 7:30, Thursday
Muncy 6, Montgomery 0
Goals: Muncy- Aleaha Bigelow (Sarah Freezer, 1st half; Sasha McMonigle (Kat Ebner), 1st half; Aleaha Bigelow (Ashlynn Fowler), 2nd half; Alivia Artley (UA), 2nd half; Sasha McMonigle (Kat Ebner), 2nd half; Ashlynn Fowler (UA), 2nd half.
Shots: Mu 8, Mo 2. Corners: Mu 3, Mo 0. Saves: Mu 4 (Makenna Snyder), Mo 2 (Michala Alexander).
CMVT 3, St. John Neumann 2
Goals: CMVT- Natalie Miller (UA), 23:05; Kiara Conner (UA), 56:30; Grace Six (UA), 71:30. SJN- Gabby Lisi (Shayna McNamee), 1:46; McNamee (Cheyenne Mitchell), 23:51.
Shots on goal: CMVT 26, SJN 9. Corners: CMVT 8, SJN 3. Saves: CMVT 7 (Briana Burgess), SJN 23 (Addy Matz).
Record: SJN (0-17)
Montoursville 4, JS 0
Goals: Montoursville- Kyleigh Balint (Lexi Marchioni), 39:00; Balint (Bri Ulmer), 41st; Ulmer (Bella Masias), 44th; Maddie McDonald (Tatyana Kraft), 75th.
Shots: M 13, JS 3. Corners: M 10, JS 0. Saves: M 3 (Marlene Bassett).
Record: Montoursville (16-0)
Millville 3, Muncy 1
Goals: Muncy- Bryce Phillips (UA), 5th. Millville- Keegan Bower (PK), 31st; Bower, 78th; Kenny Cowperthwait, 80th.
Shots: Mu 11, Mi 17. Corners: Mu 2, Mi 13. Saves: Mu 11 (Austin Stipcak), Mi 5 (Tyer Johnson)
Troy 3, Wellsboro 2
Team Scores: 20-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 15-11
Kills: Wellsboro- Kirsten Florio 24. Points/Aces: Wellsboro- Brianne Keane 10.
JV score: Wellsboro 2-0
Next: Wellsboro at North Penn-Liberty (Thu.)
Lycoming 3, LVC 2, OT
Goals: LV- Sammy Bost (UA), 14:04; Bost (Kirstyn Sokolsky), 29:26. Lycoming- Jordan Lazarich (PK), 32:47; Nour Hasan (Lazarich), 81:29; Lazarich (Leanne Shaw), 93:01.
Shots: LV 24, LC 12. Corners: LV 6, LC 5. Saves: LV 6, LC 12 (Joelle Winey)