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November 25, 2013

Local sports in brief 11/26/2013


All-star match set for Shade

The Greater Johnstown Volleyball Club will sponsor the 27th annual Johnstown Area vs. Somerset Area All-Star Volleyball Match on Wednesday at Shade High School.

The match will begin at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit WKYE 96.5 FM’s “Twelve Wishes of Christmas.”

The Johnstown Area all-star team – coached by Bishop Carroll’s Joe Skura and Forest Hills’ Nicole Pelesky – includes: Sarah Gomish, Bishop Carroll; Janelle Gueguen, Bishop Carroll; Hannah Pastorek, Bishop McCort; Emily McCray, Conemaugh Valley; Carly Baumbaugh, Ferndale; Lakin Stiffler, Forest Hills; Angie Stolar, Greater Johnstown; Rachel Wallace, Ligonier Valley; Kelsey Roush, Richland; Natalie Gilbert, Richland; Lyda Bartlebaugh, United; and Alyssa Miller, Westmont Hilltop.

The Somerset Area team – coached by Berlin Brothersvalley’s Corey Will and Julie Spochart – includes: Shelby Coughenour, Berlin Brothersvalley; Kaylin Dunn, Berlin Brothersvalley; Zoe Stumpo, Conemaugh Township; Beth Bolden, Meyersdale; Abby Charlton, North Star; Hannah Schrock, North Star; Nicole Snyder, Rockwood; Amy Maust, Salisbury-Elk Lick; Brittany Berkey, Shade; Gretchen Shultz, Shanksville-Stonycreek; Morgan Grahn, Somerset; Angela Farkas, Windber.

UPJ women earn fifth seed

The Pitt-Johnstown women are is seeded fifth for the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament on Dec. 5 in Wheeling, W.Va.

UPJ is 26-10 after winning the PSAC championship last weekend at Shippensburg University.

The Lady Cats will make their first appearance in the NCAA tournament after climbing from eighth fo fifth with the win at Shippensburg.

Pitt-Johnstown will face No. 4 Shippensburg, a team that defeated UPJ twice this season.

Wheeling Jesuit (W.Va.) University is the Atlantic Region’s top-seeded team and will host the tournament.

Sixty-four teams in eight NCAA Division II regions earned spots in the tournament. The winner of each regional will advance to the national quarterfinals, semifinals and final Dec. 12-14 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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