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Fall Sports Report

September 26, 2012

Fall Sports Report: A roundup of action from Sept. 25


NEW CASTLE — DeSantis paces Mohawk

Aaron DeSantis fired a 41 to lift the Warriors to a 231-236 Section 5, Division 2 win over Union at Mohawk Trails Golf Course.

Andrew Fee was next for Mohawk with a 42 and Anthony Bartolone added a 44. Samsan Needler contributed a 49 and Alex Scurlock was next with a 55.

Jacob Jendrysik and Cole Gorgacz both shot a 39 to lead the Scotties. Joe Rossi followed with a 49, Austin Burk was next with a 54 and Markel Peace added a 55.

’Hounds place fourth

Wilmington posted a 379, placing fourth in a  District 10, Region 2-AA mega match at the VFW Golf Course. Five teams competed in the match.

Josh Bonnici led Wilmington with an 88 and Collin Duffy delivered a 95. Matt Zimmer was next with a 97 and Shane McQuiston provided a 99.

West Middlesex won the event with a 344 and Hickory was second with a 349. Sharon was third with a 354 and Sharpsville was fifth with a 393.

Girls tennis

Neshannock competes

The Lady Lancers had seven participants, but no champions, in the Midwestern Athletic Conference Tournament at Brady’s Run Park. Three participants competed in singles action along with a pair of doubles teams.

A total of 16 schools competed in the tournament.

Neshannock’s No. 2 doubles team had the most success. The tandem of Arti Anna Ribarevski/Erin Warvell was seeded fourth and they defeated a team from Montour, 6-1 in the first round.

In the quarterfinals, Ribarevski/Warvell beat a team from Blackhawk, 8-3. But they lost to the top-seeded team from Mars, 8-3, in the semifinals.

The Lady Lancers’ No. 1 doubles team of Maria Acosta/Cecelia Weingart was seeded sixth, and they defeated a team from Ambridge, 6-1, in the first round. In the quarterfinals, they lost to the third-seeded team from Mars, 8-2.

In singles action, Neshannock’s Gabby Giangiuli lost to Ellwood City’s Reed Kegel in the first round, 6-0, at No. 1.

The Lady Lancers’ Meg Johntony lost to Gabbi Eaborn of West Allegheny, 6-4, in the opening round at No. 2.

Neshannock’s Brittany Moses lost to Kate Fierens of Blackhawk in the first round at No. 3, 6-2.

“That was good to get more matches under our belt,” Lady Lancers coach Chuck Dess said. “That’s only going to help us.

“I thought the doubles teams played really well and the singles players played really well, too.”

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