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Connellsville volleyball team tops Penn-Trafford

| Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007

Megan Saylor tallied 22 service points, as the Connellsville volleyball team (3-0) defeated visiting Penn-Trafford, 3-1, on Tuesday in non-section action.

Jessica Cole served up 16 points in the Lady Falcons' 25-11, 23-25, 26-24, 25-21 victory.

Niki Keno had 13 kills.

Uniontown 3, Southmoreland 0

Julie Raygor and April Johnson each had five kills, as the Lady Scotties (0-1) came out on the losing end of a 25-22, 25-15, 25-20 score.

Geibel 3, Carmichaels 0

Samantha Hawk racked up 13 kills, and Carly Ciarochi netted eight kills and two blocks in the Lady Gators' 25-8, 25-9, 25-3 sweep in Section 6-A action.

Julianne Speeney and Emily Solan each had 19 service points. Solan had 14 assists, and Speeney had nine assists. Marney Hillen notched eight digs for Geibel (1-0).

Frazier 3, West Greene 0

Sarah Berklovich served up 13 points, and Erin Kuhn put up nine kills, as Frazier (1-0, 1-0) won, 25-11, 25-12, 25-8. Kate Oldham had nine service points and five kills.

Girls tennis

Greensburg Central 4, Mt. Pleasant 1

Leisha Durstine picked up a 6-2, 6-3 second-singles win over Caitlyn Null, accounting for the Lady Vikings' (3-1, 3-1) only point of the Section 1-AA match.

Franklin Regional 5, Connellsville 0

The Lady Falcons (2-3, 1-3) were swept at home by the Lady Panthers in Section 1-AAA action.

Kailie Wang, Alex Bailey and Cezanne Tollari earned singles wins for Franklin Regional.

Jen Lichtenstine and Jen McAndrews won at first singles, and Mariah Sapira and Madelyn Rea notched a second-doubles win.

Cross country

Frazier vs. Albert Gallatin and Yough

Jenna Boyles (26 minutes, 7 seconds) finished third overall, as the Lady Commodores (2-0) defeated Albert Gallatin, 15-40, and downed Yough, 15-43, in a Section 3-AA meet.

Rebecca Leonard finished fourth, followed by Queenesha Isaac in fifth, Jessica Hudik in sixth and Joyce Carson in eighth.

In boys action, Frazier (1-1) squeezed past the Colonials, 27-30, but fell to Yough, 25-31.

Brandon Matthews (22:43) led the Commodores with a sixth-place finish, and Steven Cowen was seventh. Garrett Baber was eighth, Austin Mitchell came in ninth and Jarrett Eakins was 11th.

Girls golf

Southmoreland 240, Gateway 251

Stacy Shirer shot a 51, as the Lady Scotties (1-3, 1-3) earned their first win of the season.

Katie Beal had a 55, Hillary Shepherd tallied a 62 and Alicia Sullenberger carded a 72 in Section 1 action.

Boys golf

Uniontown 214, Connellsville 219

Braedon Foreman was low medalist with a 37, but the Falcons (1-4, 1-3) couldn't get by the Red Raiders in Section I-2 action.

Tyler Nicholson had a 40 for Connellsville, followed by Jesse Salyers (45), Mike Herman (48) and Tyler McWilliams (49).

Josh Miller paced Uniontown with a 38.

Mt. Pleasant 209, Albert Gallatin 228

Anthony Prailey shot a 39, and Jordan Jones and Nate Marso turned in a 42, as the Vikings (5-0, 5-0) remained undefeated.

Justin DePalma and Mike Bando each tallied a 43.

Belle Vernon 195, Southmoreland 244

Nate Hoburn carded a 42 in the Scotties' (0-4, 0-4) loss.

Taylor Campbell was next with a 45, followed by Chip Smith (46), Andrew Dzambo (52) and Chris Wesling (59).

Tyber Lustig was low medalist with a 36 for the Leopards.

Geibel 198, Greensburg Central 213

Corey Compliment, Erio Vignali and Ed Spotts each shot a 38 to help the Gators (5-0, 4-0) stay perfect.

Mike Laick turned in a 39, and Eric Ghinassi had a 45 in Section II-2 action.

Bentworth 212, Frazier 217

Craig Rebovich shot a 40, and Joey D'Auria carded a 42, as the Commodores (2-1, 2-1) came up just short.

Dustin Lerda and Zachary Lash each tallied a 44, and Nick Hawranko shot a 47.

Girls soccer

Geibel 4, Brashear 1

Aryn Askin scored three goals, and Abbey Askin added a goal in Geibel's home victory in non-section action.

Mary Beth Saluga made 12 saves to get the win for the Lady Gators (2-1).

Boys soccer

Norwin 5, Connellsville 0

Neil Sain made 17 saves in goal, but the Falcons (1-2) were blanked by host Norwin in Section 1-AAA action.

Mt. Pleasant 6, Valley 1

Matt Remaley scored a pair of goals, and Kurt Olinger had a goal and three assists for the Vikings (1-0, 1-0) in Section 1-AA action.

Shawn Driscoll, Orlando Orozco and Gio Orozco also scored. Nick Marhefka had an assist, and Joey Fearer was in goal.

College golf

Red Poling Invitational

Andrew Mitrisin shot an 86, as Penn State-Fayette finished tied for third with a 356 at the Red Poling Invitational at Mystic Rock.

Connellsville graduate Devin Keno shot a 90.

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