ROUNDUP: Franklin beat national power; BGA faces volleyball No. 1

Franklin’s vaunted girls soccer program took down nationally ranked Bishop O’Connell, while BGA’s volleyball team takes on national No. 1 Louisville Mercy on Saturday.

Franklin’s vaunted girls soccer program took down nationally ranked Bishop O’Connell 4-2 on Thursday in the first of several games featuring three out-of-state powerhouse programs.

O’Connell (Va.), Our Lady of Good Counsel (Md.) and St. John’s College High School are visiting the area to play 11-time state champ FHS, defending AAA state champ Brentwood, and last year’s runner-up Siegel (click link to see schedule).e

Liza Harbin gave Franklin the go-ahead goal 20 seconds after halftime on a feed from Delaney Griffin.

Josie Deere tapped in the final goal off an assist from Jessie Harvey for the two-goal lead with 16 minutes to play.

Franklin got on the board first 12 minutes into the contest on a nice long ball by Jil White and the finish by Meredith Slessman for the 1-0 lead.

But O’Connell tied it up 5 minutes later, then scored on a corner for the 2-1 lead.

Slessman, however, scored her second goal of the half on a pass by Griffin to knot the game 2-2.

The back line of Becca Holloran and Madison Simpson helped shut down O’Connell.


BGA 3, Davidson Academy 0: Kaitlyn Hrynewich and Anisa Moore each had 11 kills in Battle Ground Academy’s Division II-A region win, 25-13, 27-25, 25-16.

The Wildcats now take on the No. 1 team on the nation, Louisville’s Mercy Academy, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Ravenwood’s gym. Mercy plays three-time AAA state champion Ravenwood first at 9:30 a.m., and BGA takes on the Raptors at 1 p.m.

BGA’s Morgan McShain provided 14 assists, three aces and five kills against Davidson Academy on Thursday.eMoore added 12 digs and Hrynewich had 10.

Page 3, Spring Hill 0:eeSenior Niki Pewett came up with 11 kills and 15 assists as the Lady Patriots improved their District 12-AA record to 3-0.

Junior Alyssa Casillas had 10 kills for Page, and junior Ashton Peck served five aces to go along with 27 digs.

Brentwood 3, Franklin 0:eAmanda Turley had four kills, eight digs and three block assists in the Lady Rebels’ district loss toe11-AAA leader and unbeaten Brentwood, 25-18, 25-8, 25-14.e

Samantha Cotton aced an incredible nine serves and tied teammate Sarah Tuttle with a game-high 12 kills for Lady Bruins.

Franklin’s Kara Spierto and Anna Patton combined on 21 digs, while Kaitlyn Jones and Jodi Hill served an ace apiece.eMia Faragalli added three kills, and Patton led FHS in assists with nine.

Ravenwood 3, Summit 0:eKat Hutson smashed 10 kills and Patyon Logan served five aces to go with six kills as the Raptors won another district game, 25-7, 25-8, 25-9.

RHS not only plays national No. 1 Louisville Mercy on Saturday in the tri-match with BGA, but also takes on Brentwood on Tuesday in the second Battle of the Woods this season. Ravenwood and BHS met eight times last season including in the state finals, and Brentwood handed the Raptors their only loss this season.

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