Alumni Update - Jackii Hauser (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Saint Vincent women's tennis team lost to Washington & Jefferson College on the road by a score of 5-4 in Presidents' AthleticHauser SVC Conference play.

The Bearcats trailed 3-0 after doubles play, storming back to win four of six singles matches, but it wasn't enough, as SVC dropped to 5-3 in the PAC.  W&J, which like Saint Vincent entered the match with a 5-2 conference record.

Jackii Hauser, a Greensburg Central Catholic graduate, won her No. 1 singles match in a tight contest, 7-6 and 6-4.


(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)


Girls Tennis: Greensburg Central Catholic makes early PIAA exit

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Greensburg Central Catholic lost in the first round of the PIAA Class AA team championships Tuesday afternoon at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie. The Centurions dropped a close match to defending state champs Mercyhurst Prep, 3-2. 

The 2013 WPIAL Class AA champs finished third in the WPIAL this year behind champ Sewickley Academy and runner-up Indiana. The Centurions defeated Beaver, 3-2, in the consolation match.

Greensburg Central Catholic finished the regular season 9-1, which was good enough for second place in Section 1-AA behind South Park



Girls Tennis: Greensburg Central Catholic sisters take on states

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Kluska sisters, Alyvia and Michaela, will continue their season at the PIAA Class AA singles championships on Oct. 31, which won't be anything new for the two. 

Sophomore Michaela qualified for the singles tournament last year as a freshman when Alyvia defaulted to her in the WPIAL consolation match before going on to qualify for the PIAA doubles tournament with teammate Jordan Smithberger

This year the sisters faced off in the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament championship where in Alyvia won by default, 2-2. At states a year ago, Michaela won her first round match against Meryhurst Prep's Lauren Petrella, 6-0, 6-1, before dropping her quarterfinal's match to Tyra Ott of Wilson, 6-3, 6-4. 
The duo of Alyvia and Smithberger lost in the first round to eventual state champs Brittany McBride and Katie Elia of Mercyhurst Prep, 6-2, 6-3.



Girls Soccer: Greensburg C.C. overcomes loss of stars to rate No. 1

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles Greensburg Central Catholic soccer standout Bailey Cartwright.

"In terms of pressure, there was perhaps no players in the WPIAL with more of it on them this season.

In terms of shoes to fill, there were no bigger ones than the ones Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore Bailey Cartwright had to fill this season.

Cartwright was the leading returning goal scorer on a team that graduated two of the greatest in WPIAL history, Frannie Crouse and Malea Fabean.

Crouse scored a state record 208 career goals. Fabean recorded a state record 118 career assists. Both helped lead Greensburg Central Catholic to the PIAA Class A title last season."



Girls Volleyball: Experienced Greensburg C.C. in playoffs

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Ken Wunderley profiles the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team. Read his story below.

2014 1023 GCC GVolleyball(Photo: Greensburg Central Catholic's Leah Bisignani, a 6-foot-1 junior middle hitter, returns a shot during the 2012 WPIAL Class A championship match against Bishop Canevin. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

Take a look at last year's starting lineup and it's easy to see why the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team enters the WPIAL playoffs as the No. 2 seed in Class A.

"We didn't have any seniors last year," said Centurions coach Heather Meyer, now in her eighth season. "I never had that before."

That means everybody returned from last year's successful team.

"We are a senior-dominated team this year," said Meyer, who has seven seniors on her varsity squad. "We have a lot of senior leadership."