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Golden Bears finish second to Musselman

September 2, 2012
The Herald-Star

From staff reports

NEW MANCHESTER - The Musselman volleyball team won the VFW Invitational at Oak Glen High School Saturday with a25-17, 25-14 decision over host Oak Glen.

The Golden Bears finished 4-1 in the tournament after defeating Wheeling Park (25-20, 25-10), Frankfort (25-7, 25-23) and Morgantown (25-11, 25-22) in pool play and Frankfort again in the semifinals (25-17, 25-11).

For Oak Glen during the five matches, Sydney Kell collected 38 points, 10 aces, 34 assists and three digs. Vanessa Hissam added nine points, 22 kills, three blocks and nine digs. Morgan Poling totaled 16 points, 19 kills, 16 blocks and 17 digs, while Lacee Porter added 7 points, two aces, 27 kills, 2 blocks and five digs and Abby Tice 19 points, seven kills and 38 digs.

Jessica Stivason added 15 kills and eight blocks, Jessica Hutton nine kills and two digs, Kaitlyn Smith 29 points and 30 digs and Carissa Williams 10 points, 24 assists and three digs.

Oak Glen visits Steubenville Catholic Central on Wednesday.

Weir High finished 1-2. It lost to Parkersburg South (26-24, 25-13), defeat Brooke (25-18, 23-25, 25-20) and lost to Musselman (25-11, 25-15).

For the Red Riders, Kim Persina finished with 24 kills and 10 digs, Erin Hawthorne 42 digs, Lauren Rosnick 11 digs and five kills, Haley McLaughlin 69 sets, Elizabeth Kush seven kills and four digs, Samantha McCartney 79 sets, Michayla Dobosz 13 kills and 11 digs, Morgan Goff seven digs, Ontasia Petteway 16 kills and five digs and Selena Wolverton 12 kills and nine digs.

For the Bruins, who also lost to Musselman (25-7, 25-13) and Parkersburg South (25-13, 25-21), Sam Mazzona totaled 12 points, five aces, 12 assists and four digs, Brooke Murdock 21 points, nine aces, nine assists and two digs, Angela Staffileno seven points, four aces, 11 kills and 10 blocks, Kourtney Leonard nine points, 10 kills and two blocks, Amber Isinghood eight points, five kills and four digs, Isabella Preston 14 points, seven aces, two kills and three digs, Tiffany Rosnick four digs and Emily Stuck three kills and 23 digs.

Dons blank Silver Knights

WEIRTON - The Weirton Madonna girls soccer team earned a 7-0 victory over Tyler Consolidated Saturday at the J.C. Williams Complex.

Rachel Grubbs scored three goals and dished out three assists as the Blue Dons raised their record to 3-0.

Alayna Macaluso started the scoring in the third minute off a pass from Anna Westfall. Shelby Kirk made it 2-0 five minutes later.

Mia Antinone added two goals and an assist, while Maria Mazzone and Christina Conforti also delivered assists.

Madonna outshot the Silver Knights 29-1. Sophie Knnard had 11 saves for the visitors and Amanda Pulice one for Madonna.

The Blue Dons host Linsly at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Edison splits tri-match

RICHMOND - The Edison volleyball team split its tri-match at home Saturday, beating Steubenville Catholic Central 27-25, 25-18 and then dropping a 25-19, 25-16 decision to Beaver Local.

In the victory, Kylie Smith had two points, Katie Davidson six blocks, two assists and seven kills, Hannah Johns seven points and three kills, Victoria Freeland one dig, Caitlin Brenstuhl two points, 11 assists and two kills, Alexis Gill one block and one kill, Katelyn Pollock five points, four aces, two kills and three digs, Maddie Williamson four points amd Cassidy Jarvis three points, eight blocks and two kills.

In the loss, Smith had one kill and dig, Davidson three points and three digs, Johns one kill, Brenstuhl seven assists and two digs, Gill two blocks, Pollock four kills, Williamson three points and Jarvis two points, three blocks and two kills.

"It was nice to get a split today against two very tough teams," said Edison coach Leah Snyder. "I wish we would have played a little closer with Beaver Local, but it's games like those that show us what we need to do.

"We needed games like today's for the week we're about to have. Today showed us a lot. I'm excited to see my girls playing team ball."

Bruins visit University

MORGANTOWN - The Brooke and University girls soccer teams played to a 1-1 draw Saturday.

Shelby Cronin scored for the Bruins off an assist from Cheyenne Hudson. Marena Cline had two saves for Brooke (3-4-1), which visits Morgantown Tuesday.

Alexi Mocyunas scored the Hawks goal unassisted. Lexy Stimmell had three saves.

In the boys game, the Hawks earned a 5-1 victory over the Bruins.

Jakob Heilman scored for Brooke and goalie Zachary Ciccolella finished with a dozen saves.

University's goals were scored by Tommy Alappar, Sven Wermuth, Ricky Biafora and Andrew Cranston had two. Shane Thompson collected four saves.

Redskins fall on the road

COLUMBUS - The Indian Creek boys soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Van Buren Saturday afternoon at the Columbus Crew Stadium.

Matthew Barker finished with six saves for the Redskins.

Daniel Roberts and Alex Dewey scored for Van Buren off assists from Michael Domke and Preston Wise. Nathan Maynar had eight saves.

"Even though we lost, it was a great game," said Indian Creek head coach Jonathan Hoover. "The first 20 minutes went by so quickkly. It was a great experience for everybody. The kids had so much fun. They really enjoyed their time together playing on a field like that."

Red Riders blank Liberty

WEIRTON - The Weir High boys soccer team is 4-1 after its 3-0 victory over Liberty Harrison Saturday at the new Jimmy Carey Stadium.

Ryan Kirk found the net twice and Kenny Muhart once for the winners. Shane Davis, Alex Hannah and Jordan Barney delivered the assists.

Matthew Tenaglio totaled four saves for the Red Riders, who host Tyler Consolidated Tuesday.

Chris Mayle had nine saves for Liberty Harrison.

Oak Glen tops Beaver Local

CALCUTTA - Megan Collins collected a hat trick to go along with two assists to lead the Oak Glen girls soccer team to a 6-2 win over rival Beaver Local Saturday afternoon.

Also for the Golden Bears (4-2), Alex Burch contributed two goals, Emily Bodo delivered a goal and Cassandra Derermer recorded two assists. Mandy Blake also added an assist for Oak Glen.

Casey Highfield made 17 saves in goal, and she also chipped in with an assist.

"It is nice to beat a rival," first-year Oak Glen head coach Sam Paletta said. "For Oak Glen, there are three teams we want to beat, and Beaver Local is one of them."

Alex Eisenhart tallied both goals for the Beavers (0-4).

Eisenhart's first goal came on a header off of a corner kick by Heather Swickard. Her other goal was unassisted.

Maranda Kiddey made 17 saves in goal.

"We quit playing Beaver Local when they got into the All-American Conference," Paletta said. "We were able to get them back on the schedule this year.

"Beaver Local is always a tough team. I was really pleased to come out of there with a win today. Beaver Local is a good-solid program, and they have a good-group of players."

Oak Glen's next game is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home against Weir as part of a boys' and girls' doubleheader.

"We are having our food drive game sponsoring the local food banks in Hancock County," Paletta said. "Anybody who brings a non-perishable donation will receive a dollar off of the cost of admission."

The boys are scheduled to play Catholic Central at 5 p.m.

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