New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
Wilmington High’s girls soccer team continues to power its way through District 10 Region 1-A.
The Lady Greyhounds rolled to a 4-1 win at West Middlesex yesterday.
“We’re getting better day by day. We’re a young team with 10 freshmen,” Wilmington coach Ben Bailey said. “We’re fighting through some injuries now, but they’re getting better every time they play.”
Kyler Lum led Wilmington (4-0 region, 4-4 overall) with two goals and an assist. Anna Hartwell tallied a pair of goals as well. Madison Hufnagel had an assist. Anna Miller picked up the win in goal.
“The region games seem to be going better than the nonregion ones,” Bailey said.
Lum, the region’s MVP last year as a sophomore, leads the Lady ’Hounds with 13 goals.
“She has picked up her goal scoring the last couple games,” Bailey said. “She’s helping to lead our young team.”
Wilmington is the two-time defending D-10 champ. It hopes to capture the region championship and contend for another district title this year.
“That’s the goal. We have six more region games left, though,” Bailey said. “We graduated our entire offense last year. We only have three seniors, but we’re getting better each game.”
The Lady ’Hounds wrap up the first half of region play Tuesday at second-place Mercer.
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Laurel sweeps LP
The Lady Spartans had little trouble posting a 25-11, 25-20, 25-18 win over visiting Lincoln Park in nonsection volleyball action.
Allie Collier had five kills, while Leah Telesz added four kills and eight points for Laurel (8-1). Rachael Baker had 14 passes and six points. Mackenzie Mraz finished with nine kills, while Ellen Shaffer had six kills. Makayla Dupont contributed 19 assists.
The Lady Spartans won the junior varsity match, 25-12, 25-12.
Callie Ritchie had 12 points and eight aces in the win. Morgan Ritchie added five assists and six points. Kristen Fedrizzi had nine points and four aces for Laurel (6-2).
The Lady Spartans return home tonight against Mohawk in a key WPIAL Section 3-A match.