Published: Thursday, September 27, 2007
California 2, SRU 1 (OT)
California, Pa. California U. of Pa. scored in the 100th minute of action to snap SRU's eight-game unbeaten streak.
SRU senior forward Ed Mocarsky (Philadelphia) scored in the 44th minute off assists from Mitchell Walters (Hummelstown) and sophomore Iain Langstone (Evesham, England) to tie the score at 1-1 and ultimately send the game into overtime.
Rock sophomore goalie Brett Lelko (Port Matilda/State College HS) was credited with 10 saves as California outshot the Green and White by an 18-10 margin. SRU is 6-3-2 overall, 5-2-2 PSAC.
SRU 3, California (Pa.) 1
California, Pa. Junior midfielder Courtney Hoover (Warwick Valley, NY) scored a goal and had an assist to lead the fourth-ranked Rock. The goal was the second of the season for Hoover. Junior midfielder Danielle Cooper (Lancashire, England) and junior forward Mallory Neubert (Sinking Spring) each rang up their fourth goal of the season to round out The Rock tallies, while senior midfielder Jaimi Wilson (Cambria, England) added an assist. Rock goalie Lauren McManus (Hatfield) was called upon to record only five saves as SRU dominated the proceedings. A 21-8 Rock advantage in shots and a 13-6 margin in shots on goal is evidence of that fact. It was SRU's 10th in 11 games. SRU is unbeaten in six PSAC-West games. With a win in that game, SRU would virtually assure itself of the PSAC-West title, a first-round bye in the conference playoffs and a PSAC-best sixth straight trip to the semifinal round of the playoffs. California saw its record dip to 1-10-1 and (0-5-1 PSAC-West).
Grove City 1, Baldwin-Wallace 0
GROVE CITY, Pa. Grove City is 8-0-1 overall the best start in program history. Sophomore Michelle Peck (Abingdon, Md.) scored her third goal at the 22:48 mark, breaking a 0-0 tie. Her older sister, senior Bethany Peck (Abingdon, Md.) supplied the assist. It is Michelle Peck's second straight game-winning goal for Grove City. Baldwin-Wallace (6-4) appeared to have tied the match in the 63rd minute, but an offside call wiped out the goal. In goal, junior Bethany Preston (Elma, N.Y.) stopped 11 shots to preserve the shutout victory. B-W outshot Grove City, 15-13. The Yellow Jackets also owned the edge in corner kicks, 8-5. Grove City is now 9-0-2 in its last 11 regular-season matches, dating back to 2006.
Chatham 6, Bethany 3
Singles Petty, Barbara (CU) def. Ashley Current (BET) 6-0, 6-0. Narayanan, Sowmya (CU) def. Kathleen Thompson (BET) 6-1, 6-0. Walker, Kyra (CU) def. Elise Gardner (BET) 6-3, 6-1. Sarah Goho (BET) def. Urick, Sarah (CU) 6-2, 6-3. Padula, Megan (CU) def. Jen Hubble (BET) 6-1, 6-4. Kari Garber (CU) def. Krista Holyak (BET) 6-1, 7-5. Doubles Ashley Current/Kathleen Thompson (BET) def. Petty, Barbara/Minges, Rebecca (CU) 8-6. Narayanan, Sowmya/Padula, Megan (CU) def. Elise Gardner/Sarah Goho (BET) 8-1. Jen Hubble/Krystal Robinson (BET) def. Walker, Kyra/Urick, Sarah (CU) 8-4
Chatham is (5-4, 3-2 PAC); Bethany is (0-10, 0-5 PAC).
Westminster 3, Bethany 0
BETHANY, W. Va. The Titans (6-10, 3-0 PAC) won their third straight match. Sophomore outside hitter Beth Copp (Seneca Valley HS) led the Titans with 15 kills, while senior middle hitter Jess Cooper (Laurel HS) batted down nine kills. Junior setter Traci Hassell (Hubbard HS) posted 48 assists to go with four blocks (1 solo) and senior Hannah Parker (Guys Mills, Pa.) registered 18 digs and three service aces.
Grove City 3, Chatham 0
PITTSBURGH Grove City improved to 13-2 overall and 4-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Junior Natalie Liberati (Bethel Park, Pa.) paced the balanced attack with 11 kills while freshman Jodi Barry (Bridgeville, Pa.) added a career-high 10 kills. Senior setter Kim Walsh (Beaver, Pa./Beaver) had 32 assists while defensively, senior Brooke Mincey (Grove City HS) had 16 digs. Freshman Erika Doane (Sheffield Village, Ohio) recorded a career-high 11 digs.