New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
The Laurel High volleyball team made sure opening night was a success for coach Joe Maslyk.
Mackenzie Mraz posted 15 points, nine aces and four kills to help the Lady Spartans to a 25-8, 25-19, 25-14 nonsection home win over Freedom. It was the first victory for Maslyk, a first-year coach.
Rachel Baker was next with nine points, five aces and three digs for Laurel. Makayla Dupont followed with nine points, eight assists and three aces.
Laurel won the JV match, 23-25, 25-9, 15-12.
Stephanie Telesz paced the Lady Spartans with 11 points and five aces.
Emily Gibson notched seven points and four aces for Laurel and Brittany Kendall collected nine points, four aces and three kills.
Lady ’Cats prevail
Shenango held on for a 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15 Section 3-A season-opening road win over Neshannock.
Jade Esposito scooped up 18 digs for the Lady Wildcats and Nicole Watkins slammed 10 kills. Katie Lacey served up nine aces for the victors and Jacqui Baker added three blocks.
Madison Altmyer notched four points and four kills for the Lady Lancers. Jordan Wethli contributed nine kills and Kayla Zingaro followed with six points. Kayla’s twin sister Gina Zingaro chipped in with five markers.
Cassidy Burrelli spiked seven kills and Taylor Frank set up 28 assists.
Shenango won the JV match as well 25-12, 25-13.
Beaver County Christian knocked off host Union in Section 3-A season-opening action 25-20, 25-22, 25-16.
No individual stats were provided.
The Lady Scots lost the JV match as well, 25-13, 25-14.
The Lady Wolverines knocked off New Brighton in a nonsection lidlifter, 25-17, 29-27, 25-18.
Amber Leech collected eight digs for Ellwood City Lincoln and Bailey McKinney added eight assists. Susie Blyth notched five aces, while Allie McKelvey and Autumn Kuzmin slammed five kills apiece.
Ellwood City won the JV match as well, 25-8, 25-15.
Emily Brown notched six aces for the Lady Wolverines and Sidney Shurtz added four digs and four assists. Josalyn Izzo contributed four assists and Taylor Petrak was next with four kills.
Lady ’Canes lose
New Castle dropped a 25-13, 25-12, 25-8 Section 1-AA home match to Blackhawk.
No individual stats were provided.
The Lady ’Canes lost the JV match, 25-9, 25-6.
Mohawk drops marathon
Beaver Falls pulled out a marathon win over visiting Mohawk in Section 1-AA action.
The two-plus hour marathon ended with a 29-27, 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12 win by the Lady Tigers.
Samantha Carr had 12 digs and 12 kills for Mohawk, while Malea Tress added eight aces and 33 assists.
Maria Fleck tallied three aces, 10 digs, 10 kills and five blocks and McKenzie Stelter supplied 15 digs and nine kills. Jessica Meyer delivered four aces and seven kills.
The Lady Warriors’ junior varsity team beat Beaver Falls, 25-17, 21-25 and 15-11.
Ashley McConnell had nine aces and three assists and Riah Yost added five aces for the victors.
Lancers top foe
Marissa Kirkwood carded a 39 to lift Neshannock to a 204-214 Section 5, Division 2 win over Riverside at Castle Hills on the front nine.
Chris Egbert registered a 40 for the Lancers (5-1, 5-2), while Grant Weaver and Mike Rozzi both chipped in with a 41. Mark Moses added a 43.
Cole Gorgacz fired a 41 to lift Union to a 230-237 Section 5, Division 2 win over Mohawk on the back nine at Mohawk Trails.
Austin Burk was next for the Scotties (2-3, 3-3) with a 42 and Jacob Jendrysik recorded a 43. Mike Galmarini notched a 50 and Jeff Shindel scored a 54.
Anthony Bartolone paced the Warriors (0-4, 0-5) with a 41 and Samson Needler was next with a 47. Caleb Pierog scored a 48, Andy Ferrucci supplied a 49 and Bryant Croach tallied a 52.
The Greyhounds pulled away in the second half with three goals in a 4-0 season-opening nonregion road win over Karns City.
Buddy Wynder, Andrew Seiuto, Matt Pataki and Brandon Flicker notched one goal apiece for Wilmington.
Wynder, Seiuto, Matt Balczon and Cody Cooper earned one assist each for the winners.
Derek Nichols made four saves in goal to preserve the shutout.
Lady Lancers win
Annie Litrenta posted a goal and an assist to lead Neshannock to a 2-0 season-opening nonsection road win over Riverside.
Caitlin Trotta scored the game’s first goal early in the first half on an assist by Litrenta.
Litrenta’s goal was assisted by Jenna Herman.
Madison McHale made five saves in goal to record the win.
The Lady Greyhounds suffered their first defeat in a 5-0 District 10, Region 1-AA decision to Hickory at Westminster College.
Wilmington is 4-1, 4-1.
Following are the results:
Hickory 5, Wilmington 0
1. Marissa Works (H) def. Alanna Elliott 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
2. Rachel Mettee (H) def. Alexis Donati 6-3, 6-0.
3. Anna Derloni (H) def. Nikki McCown 6-3, 6-4.
1. Nikki Marrone/Lauren McGonigle (H) def. Lydea Kraynak/Holly Vernon 6-0, 6-1.
2. Bailey McLaughlin/Annalise Bianco (H) def. Taylor Cox/Allyson Krupa 7-5, 6-0.
1. Lydea Zoeller/Chelsea Rogel (W) lost 6-2.
2. Marissa Litzenberg/Emily Mayes (W) lost 6-1.
3. Mackenzie Drotleff/Kaitlyn Meyer (W) lost 6-4.
Robb paces Wilmington
Wilmington’s Kate Robb captured the title in the girls race against Greenville in an 18-39 victory.
Robb rolled to a time of 21:17. Teammate Allison Baldwin was second in 21:54 and Rikki Brumbaugh placed fourth in 22:55.
Hannah Winters (5th, 23:04), Lexi Brumbaugh (6th, 23:10) and Hannah Drake (9th, 25:05) also participated.
Wilmington’s Calvin Gealy placed second in the boys race in 18:23. The Greyhounds topped the Trojans, 25-32.
Brett Whitty took third for Wilmington in 18:43 and Jared Masters was fifth in 19:07. Stefan Pontius (7th, 19:57), Derek Craig (8th, 20:24) and Ryan Davis (9th, 20:48) also competed.
Wilmington’s Nathan Twigg won the junior high race in a course record 9:21.