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October 8, 2012

Local sports in brief 10/9/2012

JOHNSTOWN — Tennis

District 5 singles

tournament concludes today

The District 5 singles competition will conclude today at 12:30 p.m. at Bedford High School.

The final will feature defending champion Maria Snyder of Northern Bedford taking on Catie McClain of Windber.

Snyder defeated Windber’s Cassie Wentz 10-4 in the quarterfinals and Taylor Frazier of Chestnut Ridge 10-6 in the semifinals to advance to the championship.

McClain downed Amber Lafferty of Bedford 10-6 in the quarters and Sydney Geary of Somerset 10-6 in the semis to earn her spot in the title match.

Kush sweeps events

Westmont resident Adam Kush, 12, won singles and doubles events during the Boys 12 Level 5 Sectional tournament, which was held in Philadelphia.

Kush won four singles matches to reach the final, then he beat Sam Kesto of Phoenixville 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. In the doubles competition, Kush teamed with Philip Szkudlarski of New Jersey. They defeated Ishaan Ravichander and Nolan Shah, 8-3, in the final.

Hockey

Robert Morris beats

Pitt-Johnstown

Robert Morris jumped on Pitt-Johnstown early, and the Colonials defeated the UPJ men’s team, 7-1, on Sunday.

Seven different players scored for Robert Morris. Derek Grove scored the lone goal for the Icecats.

Robert Morris led 5-1 after one period and held a 43-27 advantage in shots on goal.

Golf

University of Richmond’s Lovette receives honor

RICHMOND, Va. - University of Richmond senior women’s golfer Caroline Lovette was named the Colonial Athletic Association Golfer of the Week.

The league honor, the first in her career, came after a seventh-place finish at the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic.

The former Westmont Hilltop standout carded a three-round total of 218, including a personal-best score of 71 in the final round. Her 54-hole total of five-over was also a career-best, tying her for seventh all-time on Richmond’s 54-hole scoring list.

Lovette’s finish helped the Spiders to a sixth-place showing as a team.

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