Park Rolls on Senior Night
WHEELING–The Patriots soaked in all the moments of their 2017 Senior Night.
Seven different players scored for Park, the seniors were honored following the contest and coach Carrie Hanna’s squad was full of smiles throughout the match as it rolled to a 9-0 victory over Weir on Thursday at Wheeling Island Stadium.
“Anytime in life that you are enjoying what you are doing, you are going to be happy, successful and productive,” Hanna said. “They were definitely enjoying it and that just captures what this season has been about for us.”
Senior Morgan Glass delivered a pair of goals and fellow classmates Allison Julian, Lauren Schultz and Mattie Jebbia all provided goals in their final regular season game of their careers.
“We have a tremendous group of seniors,” Hanna said. “They are so close on and off the field and that translates into team chemistry. It couldn’t have been a better night, having them create memories and having a lot of fun together.”
Sophomore Emma Delk also netted two goals, while sophomore Abbey Anderson and freshman Graceylyn Hanna also found the back of the net in the victory.
The Patriots (17-1-2) outshot Weir 25-6 in the match and 13-1 in the first half of action.
Park goalkeeper Deanna Crumm collected two saves and Jillian Blair also recorded a pair of saves in the win.
Alexis Adams gathered 15 saves for the Red Riders (12-7-1).
“We were just looking for the want to play,” Weir coach Jeremy Angelo said. “We were playing against the top team in the state and half of our players came out to play and the other half was intimidated and it showed.
“When you come in scared, you aren’t going to compete very well. At times we did and we saw a glimpse of what we wanted to do but against a team like this, you got to come to play.”
Glass supplied her first goal in the 14th minute on an assist from Delk to give Park a 1-0 edge. Julian extended the lead three minutes later as her shot bounced off Adams’ hands and into the net, giving the assist to Schultz.
Hanna was next to find the back of the net as she put one past a diving Adams just seconds after Julian’s goal.
Glass turned in her second goal of the night in the 35th minute of the first half as she grabbed a rebound from a Schultz attempt and blistered a shot into the net for a 4-0 halftime advantage.
Just over a minute into the second half, Glass set up Abbey Anderson for a quick goal to create a 5-0 cushion.
The next two goals came from the foot of Delk on assists from Annalese Aderholt and Hanna. Schultz delivered a goal in the 25th minute and Jebbia made the transition from defender and made the most of it as she garnered a goal to wrap up a memorable Senior Night.
“We emphasize good team play and good ball movement,” Carrie Hanna said. “We trust everyone and we build everyone up. Whoever is the last person in front of the net who can finish, that is our style of play.
“On the opposite side, we kept a clean sheet. We focus on being there if somebody gets beat and being there for our keeper. It is just about having each other’s back all the time.”
John Marshall 7, Steubenville Catholic 4
MOUNDSVILLE — Tressa Begley secured a hat trick and dished out two assists while Zara Zervos scored two goals and had two assists as John Marshall defeated Steubenville Catholic. Erika Kolb supplied a goal and assist for the Monarchs while Sara Smith had a goal.
For the Crusaders, Rebecca Bodo and Alli Zapolnik each found the back of the net twice.
Steubenville 5 Minerva 1
STEUBENVILLE — Lucas Stewart tallied two goals while Ryan Delelles, Adam DiCarlo and Stephen Zeiler each scored one in a Steubenville victory over Minerva. Jacob Clevenger had four saves for Big Red.
East Richland Christian d. Cameron 25-14, 25-11
Cameron d. Hundred 25-14, 25-20
CAMERON — In a tri-match, Cameron secured a victory over Cameron and fell to East Richland Christian. Kelsie Meintel tallied 10 kills and 11 digs for the Dragons while Jordyn Hughes secured five kills and 11 digs. Erica Beardi compiled six assists and 10 digs.
For the Hornets, Lexi Bragg had two aces and nine digs and Katherine Henderson contributed with two blocks and five digs.
Monroe Central d. Magnolia 25-27, 25-16, 27-25, 25-20
WOODFIELD — McKinzey Dierkes stuffed the stat sheet with 11 kills, 12 points, 12 digs, four assists and two aces as Monroe Central defeated Magnolia. Elaina Swallow was also solid for the Seminoles with 10 points and 30 assists.
For the Blue Eagles, Kendra Pilant compiled 14 kills, 11 blocks, five digs and four points while Mady Winters had six points, 11 kills and eight blocks.
Tyler Consolidated d. Paden City 18-25, 25-9, 25-9
Tyler Consolidated d. John Marshall 25-21, 25-22
Tyler Consolidated 25-23, 24-26, 25-22
PADEN CITY — Tyler Consolidated swept a tri-match against Paden City and John Marshall. Against the Monarchs, JoLee Walton had 21 assists, eight points, three aces and three digs while Emily Lancaster tallied six kills and four blocks.
Against Paden City, Josey Jones compiled 12 digs, 10 kills, five blocks and four points and Peyton Kocher had 11 digs and eight points.
For the Wildcats, Aubrey Neff secured 11 points, six digs and 20 assists while Mallory Yeater had 10 points, four kills, four digs and 18 assists. Yeater was also solid in the match against John Marshall with 12 points, four digs and 18 assists while Katrina Heasley had nine points, five digs and five kills.
Edison d. Indian Creek 25-23, 27-25, 23-25, 26-24
WINTERSVILLE — Emily Crawford had 21 kills, 16 digs, nine assists and two aces as Edison defeated Indian Creek. McKenzie Morrison tallied 15 kills and 12 digs for the Wildcats.