EDINBORO, Pa. - Marah Maycock has hit her stride in recent weeks for the Edinboro Fighting Scots women's volleyball team. A freshman, the Randolph Central School graduate and 2011 New York State Sportswriters Association Class D first-team all-state selection delivered 11 kills, 13 digs and two blocks in a victory over Shippensburg; and then racked up a new career-high 17 kills, to go along with five blocks and four digs, against East Stroudsburg to help her squad improve to 2-2 in conference play.
But the solid play didn't stop there.
Maycock tallied 15 kills in the next match, then 16 and finally 10 on Saturday. Most recently, the outside hitter led the team with 10 kills in a sweep over Kutztown.
EDINBORO FRESHMAN MARAH MAYCOCK
This season, Maycock has 185 kills through 20 matches - that's an average of over nine per contest - 194 digs and 74 service points.
Her kill total is the second-best on the team (she trails the leader by four) while her block total is fourth best.
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Zach Sopak (Southwestern/Falconer) completed 13 of 28 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in Alfred University's 31-7 thumping of Ithaca.
Sopak got the Saxons going 13 seconds into the second quarter when he fired a lateral pass to teammate David Lee Tack, who then lofted a 46-yard bomb down the right sideline to the open arms of receiver Josh Philips for the touchdown. Sopak's touchdown pass accounted for the winner's final points as he hit his receiver from three yards out to cap an eight-play drive.
This season, the former Trojan has completed 47 percent of his passes for 456 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Saxons to a 3-1 record.
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The Washington and Jefferson football team edged Bethany, 28-26, to improve to 4-1 overall and junior defensive back B.J. Monacelli (Cassadaga Valley/Cassadaga) was, as usual, right in the thick of things.
Monacelli made six tackles, including five solo tackles, and added a 25-yard kickoff return to help preserve the victory.
With 35 tackles, he ranks fifth on the team, but his 25 solo tackles leads the squad. He also leads with a pair of interceptions.
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Erin Kling (Jamestown/Jamestown) was the second-best finisher for the California University of Pennsylvania women's cross country team at the recent Greater Louisville Classic.
More than 40 squads participated in the event and the Vulcans took 22nd place overall.
Kling's finishing time of 19:11.92 was good for 93rd overall out of more than 350 runners.