Today's District 4 semifinals will be an all-local affair as Loyalsock's Pam and Emily Niditch, and Hughesville's Kaylora Thompson and Kelsey McCabe advanced to the semifinals Saturday during the district singles tournament. All four players won their three matches Saturday in straight sets. Pam Niditch faces Thompson, and Emily Niditch faces McCabe today at 2 p.m. at the West Branch Tennis Club.
Bucknell outscored George Washington by three goals in the second quarter and the Bison beat the Colonials, 13-8, in men's water polo. Bucknell avenged a loss to the Colonials three weeks ago by getting four goals from Alex Nowlin. Brian Barron scored three goals for the Bison and added to assists.
Lock Haven rallied for three goals to erase a three-goal deficit, but Temple's Amber Youtz scored her second goal in overtime to give the Owls a 4-3 win over the Bald Eagles in college field hockey. After going down 3-0, Lock Haven's Taylor Kennedy, Nakira Downes and Stephanie Ebersole all scored to tie the game.
St. Thomas Aquinas scored a goal 7 minutes into the second half which proved to be the game-winner in a 3-2 win over Lock Haven in men's soccer. Trent Burris and Bobby Mohr scored for the Bald Eagles in the second half.
District 4 singles results
Preliminaries: Ashley Evens, Wellsboro, def. Hannnah Summerson, South Williamsport, 10-3; Ashlea Lovell, Montgomery, def. Maggie Lemons, Selinsgrove, 10-8; Jourdyn Buckheit, Liberty, def. Bethany Deppen, Shikellamy, 10-3; Carlie Stockdale, Lewisburg, def. Leland Barclay, St. John Neumann, 10-0; Katey McCloskey, Liberty, def. Carly Chaffee, Towanda, 10-3; Hayley Painter, Cowanesque Valley, def. Olivia Labate, St. John Neumann, 10-2; Taylor Russell, Wellsboro, def. Anna Lewis, Central, 10-3.
First round: Pam Naditch, Loyalsock, def. Evans, 6-0, 6-0; Autumn Helfrich, Central, def. Blair Williams, Cowanesque Valley, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-4; Andi Leach, Galeton, def. Kiona Robbins, Danville, 7-5, 6-1; Kelly Reed, Muncy, def. Kaitlin Hallabuk, Towanda, 6-1, 6-1; Megan Rudloff, Milton, def. Lovell, 6-0, 6-3; Kaylora Thompson, Hughesville, def. Gabby Horn, Montoursville, 6-3, 6-2; Olivia Fry, Bloomsburg, def. Rachel Lipski, Lewisburg, 6-1, 6-1; Maria Morgan, Bucktail, def. Buckheit, 6-3, 6-0; Kelsey McCabe, Hughesville, def. Stockdale, 6-1, 6-1; Dana Kyle, Milton, def. Kiana Gough, Montgomery, 6-4, 7-5; Tiara Bartol, Shikellamy, def. Katherine Baum, Danville, 6-3, 6-2; Nicole Payne, Montoursville, def. McCloskey, 6-0, 6-0; Ivy-Rose Kramer, Bloomsburg, def. Painter, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2; Grace Summerson, South Williamsport, def. Hunter Shaffer, Selinsgrove, 6-0, 6-3; Maggie Rymsza, Muncy, def. Meridith Blessard, Bucktail, 6-2, 6-2; Emily Niditch, Loyalsock, def. Russell, 6-0, 6-0.
Second round: P. Niditch def. Helfrich, 6-1, 6-0; Reed def. Leach, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; Thomspon def. Rudloff, 6-4, 6-2; Morgan def. Fry, 6-3, 6-3; McCabe def. Kyle, 6-0, 6-0; Bartol def. Payne, 6-4, 6-3; Kramer def. Summerson, 6-2, 6-0; E. Niditch def. Rymsza, 6-2, 6-0.
Quarterfinals: P. Niditch def. Reed, 6-0, 6-1; Thomspon def. Morgan, 6-2, 6-3; McCabe def. Bartol, 6-2, 6-1; E. Niditch, def. Kramer, 6-1, 6-0.
Semifinal matchups: P. Niditch vs. Thompson; McCabe vs. E. Niditch.
Men's Water Polo
Bucknell 13, George Washington 8
George Washington1 1 5 1 - 8
Bucknell1 4 6 2 - 13
Goals: Nowlin (4), Barron (3), Else (2), Hale (2), Colina, Aleksic. Assists: Barron (2), Nowlin (2), Aleksic (2), Markovic. Field Blocks: Aleksic (3), Hale (2), Nowlin (2), Else, Markovic. Ejections Drawn: Else (6), Aleksic, Thayer. Saves: Napleton (15 svs., 8 ga., 32:00 min.). Steals: Aleksic, Hale, Colina, Thayer. Sprints: Barron (3-4).
Bucknell Record: 8-10, 2-5 CWPA Southern Division.
College field hockey
Temple 4, Lock Haven 3
TU-Amber Youtz, 3:25; TU-Katie Briglia (Youtz), 13:07; TU-Erin VanHorn (Nicole Kroener), 25:04; LHU-Taylor Kennedy (Kelly Harsh), 32:47; LHU-Nakira Downes, 40:19; LHU-Stephanie Ebersole (Harsh), 44:14; TU-Youtz (Kroener), 71:39.
Shots: Temple 17, Lock Haven 9. Penalty corners: Lock Haven 6, Temple 5. Saves: Lock Haven 11 (Elaina White); Temple 4 (Lizzy Millen).
St. Thomas Aquinas 3, Lock Haven 2
STA-Brendan Flynn (Daniel Davren), 5:37; STA-Michael Wagner (Flynn), 42:26; STA-Joseph Connolly (Davren), 52:10; LHU-Trent Burris (Bobby Mohr), 65:26; LHU-Mohr (Adam Supplee), 70:30.
Shots: St. Thomas Aquinas 13, Lock Haven 9. Corner kicks: Lock Haven 7, St. Thomas Aquinas 4. Saves: St. Thomas Aquinas 5 (Andrew Tartara), Lock Haven 4 (Brad Sumski 1, Jonathan Hewitt 3).