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October 1, 2012

Local sports in brief 10/2/2012


District 5 Tourney postponed

With the weather forecast showing a 70 percent chance of rain along with thunder and lightning for today, District 5 has postponed its boys individual golf tournament until Thursday.

The event is set to get underway at 10 a.m. at Great Cove Golf Club in McConnellsburg.


District 6 releases tournament seeds

Tournament director Eric Hovan released the seedings for the upcoming District 6 Class AA singles tournament set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the Leopold Recreation Center on the campus of Altoona High School.

Central Cambria’s Hannah Swope earned the top seed, while Anastasia Hollen of Tyrone is second. Westmont Hilltop’s Hannah Gleason is the third seed, while Shannon Murphy of Bishop Guilfoyle is seed fourth.

Swope will face the winner of the first-round match between Keturah Weaver of Tyrone and Ally Kratzer of Huntingdon in the Round of 16. Gleason will take on Greater Johnstown’s Kristen Rogers in the second round.

Other area participants include: Lisa Wiesmuller and Taryn Kramer of Bishop McCort; Kayla Makin and Emily Goldyn of Forest Hills; Rebecca Zajdel of Johnstown; and Bethany Carney of Westmont.

The championship round is set for Saturday.


Red Flash duo earn NEC weekly honors

SOMERSET, N.J. – For the third time this season and the second consecutive week, St. Francis University’s Tesa McKibben and Brianna Butcher have earned Northeast Conference women's soccer weekly awards. McKibben picked up her 11th career Player of the Week nod, while Butcher earned a Defensive Player of the Week honor for the fifth time.

McKibben continued her domination on offense, scoring the game-winner in each of the Red Flash’s wins last weekend. She notched the lone goal in the 114th minute of the Sacred Heart match to give the Red Flash the 1-0 victory in double overtime.

McKibben also had two assists and one goal in the team's 3-0 win at Bryant, and 13 total shots on the weekend. She has now earned at least one point in each of Saint Francis' last eight goals.

Butcher earns her second straight NEC Defensive Player of the Week after recording her fourth and fifth shutouts of the season. The senior has yet to surrender a goal in conference play. She made 14 saves in the Red Flash's 1-0 double-overtime win over Sacred Heart on Sunday and nearly doubled her previous career high.

She also posted four saves in a 3-0 win at Bryant.

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