NEW CASTLE —
Lady ’Hounds roll
Wilmington cruised to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-18 District 10, Region 3-AA road decision over Hickory.
Tessa Sikora supplied 11 points, nine kills and eight blocks for the Lady Greyhounds (3-2, 3-3) and Cassidy Marett added eight points, 20 assists and nine digs.
Lexi Ligo contributed eight points and 12 digs, while Katherine Clark scooped up six digs.
Stephanie Parker served up 10 points with four kills and six digs for the winners and Abby Sotter was next with four points, seven digs and three kills.
“This was a big win for our girls,” Wilmington coach Amber Marett said. “Hickory is always a tough team and it was great to see our girls put three games together; they all worked together.”
Wilmington won the JV match as well, 24-26, 25-23, 22-20.
Julie Falvo and Amanda Lewis both recorded 10 points for the Lady Greyhounds and Jamie Thompson delivered eight points, five assists and seven digs.
Madeline Whiting spiked four kills with three blocks, while Alana Romeo added nine digs.
Maciarello cards 33
Neshannock’s Mike Maciarello fired a three-under 33 in a 194-244 Section 5, Division 2 win over Mohawk at Castle Hills Golf Course.
Maciarello mastered the course in poor weather conditions.
“It was a steady rain all day. Right toward the end, it started to lighten up a little bit,” Lancers coach Mike Kirkwood said. “Every time it’s been miserable with rain, he’s played his best golf.
“Mike said he left too many shots out there. He was actually disappointed with his score. He thought he didn’t play as well as he should have.”
Marcus Giangiuli followed Maciarello’s effort with a 38 for Neshannock (9-2, 10-3) and Marissa Kirkwood, the coach’s daugther, tallied a 40. Max Watters scored a 41 and Matt Cioffi recorded a 42.
“The weather definitely tested the kids as far as not being in ideal conditions,” Mike Kirkwood said. “It’s good to get them out there in that. Once they get started, they’re used to it and ready to go.”
Andrew Fee and Anthony Bartolone both shot a 43 for the Warriors. Aaron DeSantis contributed a 46, Alex Scurlock posted a 56 and Matt Novad added a 59.
Neshannock returns to action at 3 p.m. Tuesday against Laurel at Castle Hills Golf Course. The winner earns the second and final playoff spot out of the section. Shenango has already clinched a postseason berth.
The Spartans won the first match in a playoff, with each school tied with a 197 after regulation play.
“It’s a big match for both schools,” Mike Kirkwood said. “Right now, Shenango is taking over as the best program in the area; they’re really playing well.
“But Laurel is right there, too. All three of us would represent the section well in the playoffs.”