Local roundup: WAHS XC sends 4 runners to PIAAs
The District 2-4 subregional cross country championships were held at Lakeland on Wednesday and Williamsport had success by sending four runners to the state tournament.
On the boys side, Williamsport junior J. Henry Lyon earned the district gold with a winning time of 16:23. Senior Owen Mahon finished fourth overall and freshman Ethan Holcomb secured the last district medal with a 10th-place finish.
The boys’ team was down a varsity runner because of injuries, but adjustments were made and the boys finished as district runners-up, two points behind Hazelton.
On the girls side, senior Lydia Smith secured her trip to her second cross country state championship in Hershey with a second-place finish. The girls team finished third.
Both teams won HAC-I league titles and finished their seasons with records of 17-2 (boys) and 16-3 (girls).
• In boys soccer, Warrior Run advanced to Saturday’s District 4 Class AA quarterfinals with a 9-0 rout over Troy at Loyalsock. No other stats were made available.
• In women’s field hockey, No. 10 Mansfield took an early lead on Dana Evans’ penalty stroke goal, but No. 4 Kutztown rallied back to take a 3-1 win.
• The Lock Haven University women’s soccer team dropped a home contest to West Chester, 2-1. West Chester got out to a quick start by scoring two goals in the first three minutes of the contest.
Sophomore Jess Riordan notched a game-high nine saves to lead Lycoming, but Albright netted a goal in each half to earn a 2-0 MAC Commonwealth victory.
Mansfield fell to No. 22 East Stroudsburg, 7-0. The Warriors took a 2-0 lead into halftime before scoring five goals in the second half.
West Chester 2, LHU 1
West Chester 2 0 — 2
Lock Haven 0 1 — 1
WCU–Hannah Zach (Jenny Bail), 0:50. WCU–Jesse Magee (Madison Baxter), 3:08. LHU–Own goal, 63:57.
Shots: WCU 18, LHU 5. Corners: WCU 9, LHU 3. Saves: WCU 2, LHU 6.
Records: WCU (10-3, 9-3 PSAC), LHU (2-8-2, 2-8-1 PSAC).
Albirght 2, Lycoming 0
Albright 1 1 — 2
Lycoming 0 0 — 0
A–Lauren Haley (Emily Serpico), 36:52. A–Diza Hasanaj, 63:00.
Shots: A 30, L 7. Saves: A 3 (Olivia Donkus), L 10 (Jess Riordan 9, TEAM 1).
Records: Albright (9-6, 3-2), Lycoming (7-8-1, 0-5).