Norwich tennis team falls to Sus Valley

Girls’ Tennis

Susquehanna Valley 4, Norwich 3

NORWICH – Norwich dropped an excruciatingly close final to Susquehanna Valley as the Sabers clinched the STAC Central Division crown Wednesday with their second win over Norwich (7-3) this season.

“It was as close as it gets,” said Norwich coach John Stewart. “Everyone played well and they all competed the best that they could.”

Three of the four singles matches went to three sets. Allison Stark edged Norwich’s Bryn Loomis, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 taking the final three games. Jessica Lerner, a senior for Norwich, pulled off perhaps the best comeback win in Stewart’s long tenure coaching the program.

Lerner was down four match points in the last-set tiebreaker, 6-2, but strung together six straight points to win in three sets, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 to complete an unbeaten 10-0 season at third singles. “Jessica displayed a classic example of playing one point at a time, and she really gutted it out,” Stewart said.

Reva Seager also won in singles defeating Brianna Callahan in three sets, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2. Emily Stewart and Alyssa Stagliano rolled to a straight sets win at second doubles, 6-2, 6-3.


Singles: Allison Stark (S) d. Bryn Loomis, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4; Alexa Cohen (S) d. Sophie Stewart, 6-2, 6-4; Jessica Lerner (N) d. Marissa Whitney, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6). Reva Seager (N) d. Brianna Callahan, 6-3, 6-7 (10-12), 6-2.

Doubles: Morgan Hassig-Emily Denney (S) d. Kristi and Katie Orioli, 6-4, 6-3; Emily Stewart-Alyssa Stagliano, (N) d. Jessica Wiggins-Sarah Howell, 6-2, 6-3; Sabrina Evans-karen Engel (S) d. Gina Meccariello-Shaniqua Yaccarino, 6-3, 6-3.

Delhi 5, Oxford 0

 OXFORD – Oxford’s record dropped back to the .500 mark losing all five matches to Delhi on Wednesday. Oxford’s record stands at 5-5 overall.


Singles: Sarah Clark (D) defeated Kristen Audas (O), 6-0, 6-1; Justine Alwine (D) defeated Danielle Backus (O), 6-2, 6-2; Katherine Bracci (D) defeated Annmarie Paster (O), 6-3, 6-1.

Doubles: Joelle Faucet and Chelsea Steffens (D)  defeated Hailey Branham and Molly Rice (O), 7-5, 6-1; Alexas Sillitti and Rachel Vail (D) defeated Megan Murphy and Gabby Lewis (O), 6-1, 6-1.

Boys’ Soccer

G-MU 6, Franklin 0

COPES CORNERS – G-MU coach Mark Luettger said it was “nice to relax” after his team rolled to a shutout victory over Franklin on Wednesday.

Demario Reed had a hat trick for the Raiders (7-2-3), who raced to a 4-0 halftime lead over the Purple Devils. Corin Todd and Brendan Zucchi added goals in the contest.

G-MU plays at Morris on Friday.


(4-0 at half)

Goals-assists: (G) Corin Todd, 1-1; Jon Scofield, 0-1; Brendan Zucchi, 1-0; Greg Delaney, 1-0; Demario Reed, 3-0.

Shots-corners: (G) 25-6. (F) 3-1.

Saves: (G) Andrew Delmar, 2. (F) Rick Evans, 14.

Otselic Valley 5, Stockbridge Valley 3

MORRISVILLE – Otselic Valley scored a minute into the game, and improved to 9-2 on the season with its second win over Stockbridge Valley.

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