Heading into Saturday's Northeastern Conference Tennis Tournament, Geneva remained undefeated in league play, downing defending champion Edgewood, 3-2.

The Eagles (10-3, 7-0 NEC) got straight-set victories from Courtney Thompson at first singles, Carol Ann Sturkenburg at second singles and the second doubles team of Nicole Privitera and Nicole Boruta. Rene Mattson won at third singles for the Warriors (5-4, 4-3 NEC), and Ashley Campbell and Jamie Schilling combined for a three-set win at first singles.

- LAKESIDE 3, CONNEAUT 2 - Lakeside got wins from Amanda Mills at first singles, Taylor Palmer at third singles and it's second doubles team of Nicole Watson and Lauren Orrenmaa. Becky Betteridge was victorious at second singles for the Spartans, and Brittany Coccitto and Toni Wheeler triumphed at first doubles.

- SOUTH 5, MADISON 0 - South, the Premier Athletic Conference leaders, dominated the Blue Streaks. The closest match came at first doubles, where Amy Greene and Khin-Keymon Aung outlasted Madison's Amanda Harris and Mallory Zehe, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.


Sam Kalil was 20-of-24 spiking with 14 aces, Allison Adkins a perfect 10-for-10 with five aces, and Trisha Dreslinski was 10 of 13 with eight aces to power Edgewood to a 25-6, 25-7, 25-21 non-conference win over visiting Madison. Alexi Cash had 21 points for the Warriors (5-1, 1-0 NEC), Katie McMellen added 18 points and was 32-32 setting, while Jessica Higley amassed 12 points and went 22-of-23 setting.

- PYMATUNING VALLEY 25-25-25, SOUTHINGTON 11-8-14 - Kayla Landis had 15 points for the Lakers, Bridgette Jewell was 21-of-23 spiking with 14 ace spikes and Jenn Tennant was 43-of-45 setting, as PV won on the road and upped it's record to 2-3.

Girls soccer

Getting two goals from Katie Sullivan and single scores from Alicia Duris, Christie Church, Danielle Anderson and Amy Ylisari, all in the first half, Conneaut swept by Harvey, 6-1. Kelsey Graner, Sullivan and Leandra Sears, who shared the goalkeeping duties for the Spartans (4-3-1, 2-0-1 NEC), were called upon to make just one save. Lanesha Spikes scored the Red Raiders' only goal.

- NDCL 3, ELYRIA CATHOLIC 0 - After a scoreless first half, Ali Paul, Danielle LeBlang and Paige Hay each scored as the Lions subdued the Panthers. Megan Sacerich made two saves to preserve the shutout.

- RIVERSIDE 2, NORTH 1 - The Beavers' Deanna Gundling and Kaylin Melnik scored in the first half, then Riverside held off the Rangers during the second half, which included a rain delay of over an hour.

Boys golf

Jeff Headman shot a two-under 34 on the front nine at Maple Ridge to lead Edgewood to a 163-180 win over Geneva in NEC play. Steve Dunne had a 41 for the Warriors (5-5, 2-5 NEC), and Ken Reed and Josh Miller each carded a 44. Tyler Zoner had a 43 to pace the Eagles (2-10, 2-5 NEC), Ben Nicholson and Brad Nicholson each shot a 45 and Pete Newmeyer had a 47.

- FAIRPORT 182, GRAND VALLEY 194 - The Mustangs' Josh Vukich took medalist honors, shooting a 41 on the back nine at the Painesville Country Club, but the match belonged to Fairport. Scott Schuster paced the Skippers with a 44. Matt Hogya followed with a 45, Corey Hites a 46 and Dan Snell a 47.

Girls golf

Pymatuning Valley's Deborah Dismukes shot a 46, the low round of the match, but it wasn't enough to lift the Lakers over Lakeside, as the Dragons posted a 240-249 victory at Conneaut Lake Park. Amy Patterson carded a 54 for the Dragons, Tila Ernst had 58 and Kira Ernst a 59. Alisha Miranda had a round of 54 for the Lakers.

- CONNEAUT 239, FAIRPORT 267 - Sam Otis shot 49, and Brittany Distelrath a 51 to lead the Spartans. Maggie Kesling's 56 was the Skippers' low score.

Junior high boys golf

Justin Shinault shot a 46 to lead Lakeside (5-0) to a 203-243 triumph over Geneva. Mike Schubert had a 49 for Geneva (0-1).

Junior high volleyball

Lakeside's seventh-grade team (2-1) defeated Conneaut, 25-23, 22-25, 25-7, with Cassie Tobias leading the way with 17 points.

- LAKESIDE 8TH GRADE 25-26-25, CONNEAUT 15-25-11 - Tyra Miller scored 22 points for Lakeside (3-0). Both Dragon teams host SS. John and Paul Wednesday.

- JEFFERSON 7TH 25-27, SS. JOHN AND PAUL 21-25 - Brianna Zalar managed 10 points for Jefferson (1-1) with Kailey Reinke adding nine. Ashley DiMare had eight points for SJP (0-2) with four aces.

- SS. JOHN AND PAUL 8TH 25-25, JEFFERSON 8-10 - Ashley Fedler totaled 25 points with 13 aces for SJP and Kaela Ray added eight points with four aces.

- BRADEN 7TH 25-25, HOBART 15-12 - Ashley Thomas had seven points in the first game, and Brittney Styzej and Morgan Thompson had five points each in the second game, as the Bulldogs upped their record to 3-0.

- Tom Harris

Star Beacon Print Edition: 9/14/2006

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