Shana­han sweeps Rams in dis­tricts

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

Top-seeded Bishop Shana­han stayed un­beaten by thump­ing Spring-Ford, 3-0, in the sec­ond round of the District 1 4A vol­ley­ball play­offs Thurs­day.

The Ea­gles won by scores of 25-20, 25-12, 25-19.

Alexa Wright led the way with nine kills, Cara Shultz added 14 kills and Alexa Mar­cum had six kills.

Shana­han will host Hat­boro-Hor­sham in the quar­ter­fi­nals Tues­day. The Mon­archs earned a berth in the District 1 Class AAA semi­fi­nals with a 25-18, 25-21, 26-24 vic­tory. Both Emily Wynne and Chris­tine Kovell, who were in­stru­men­tal in their sea­son, missed the match due to in­jury, which al­tered what Villa could do on the court.

“I saw a lot of en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm in this game from the girls,” said Villa head coach Peggy Evans “We had a lot of in­juries, and two cru­cial in­juries right be­fore this match (Kovell and Wynne). We had a fresh­man and a sopho­more out there play­ing but hon­estly I couldn’t be more proud, those girls hung in there strong.” had eight goals and drew three ejec­tions as the Fri­ars (6-1, 17-4) cruised to the In­ter-Ac vic­tory. Steven Salle had two goals, seven as­sists, four drawn ejec­tions, four steals and three blocks. Sea­mus Flynn and Bren­nan Robin­son had two goals each, while Sean Oates, Zach Ma­her, An­drew Knaus and Pa­trick Hine­man con­trib­uted sin­gle tal­lies.

Ari­anna Polk ran a per­sonal best time of 19:49 to fin­ish in eighth place over­all at the CIAA Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia. The Li­ons placed sixth as a team with 149 points. Se­nior Ge­nae But­ler was the sec­ond Lin­coln run­ner to fin­ish, cross­ing the line in 27th place with a per­sonal best time of 21:24.22.

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