New Castle News

Fall Sports Report

October 10, 2012

A roundup of action from Oct. 9


NEW CASTLE — Boys soccer

Neshannock wins

Connor Richards lifted host Neshannock to a 1-0 Section 5-A home win over Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

Richards scored the goal with 19 minutes remaining in the contest. Clay Kemerer earned the assist.

Josh Maggi posted 15 saves for the Lancers (3-7, 4-10-1).

“It seems like the team is playing up to their potential,” Neshannock coach Dustin Ault said. “Unfortunately, it’s coming after a rough middle portion of the season for us.”

Delio delivers

Marc Delio scored the game’s lone goal late in the first half, lifting Wilmington to a 1-0 District 10, Region 2-AA road win over Grove City.

Goalkeeper Ian Behm made nine saves to preserve the win.

Delio’s goal was the only shot on net for visiting Wilmington (6-1, 10-1) in a game mostly controlled by Grove City.

“Grove City played an excellent game,” Wilmington coach Christian Davoli said. “They controlled the game with a lot of flow. It was a gritty, tough win to pull out. It was a nice team effort.”

Girls soccer

Lady Lancers pull out win

Angela DeBlasio scored the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting host Neshannock to a 2-1 Section 1-A home win over Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. There was around five minutes left in the overtime when DeBlasio tallied the goal.

The win propels Neshannock into the WPIAL playoffs as well.

Annie Litrenta scored the other goal for the Lady Lancers. Sydne Slingluff added an assist.

Rachel Iorio made seven saves in goal to earn the win.

Neshannock (9-3-1, 10-4-1) led 1-0 at the half.

“We felt good at the half,” Lady Lancers coach Christine McConnell said. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start in the second half and that cost us.

“We had to show some heart and get it back in overtime. I give credit to OLSH. They have a couple of strong midfielders that we had to contend with. But we showed some pretty good composure.”

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