The Rundown: Cann scores hat trick, Harshberger comes up clutch, Pirates outlast Blue Devils
A busy Monday kickstarted a week that features postseason play. Here’s a look at what transpired around the area:
• Leo Cann recorded his first hat trick of the season as the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer used a strong second half to dispatch pesky Macomb 4-1 on the road. Tanner Anderson scored QND’s first goal and assisted on Cann’s first two goals. His final goal came off a rebound that he pounced on.
• Emma Harshberger snuffed out the Palmyra softball team’s rally, retiring the final three batters she faced in the bottom of the seventh to preserve Highland’s 8-6 victory at Flower City Park. The Cougars led 8-0 going to the bottom of the sixth before the Panthers scored three times in each of the final two innings. Harshberger went 3 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs and pitched the final 1⅔ innings. Kennedy Wilson went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for Palmyra.
• The Hannibal volleyball team outlasted Quincy High School in three sets, winning 20-25, 25-23, 25-22 at the QHS gym. Kate Maune led the Pirates with 10 kills and 16 digs, while Ashlynn Hess had 19 assists and eight digs.
• Quincy Notre Dame sophomore setter Annie Eaton recorded her 1,000th career assist in the Raiders’ 25-18, 25-22 victory over Central at The Pit. Eaton finished with 23 assists. Eva Breckenkamp led QND with eight kills and Abbey Schreacke added seven kills. The Raiders are 21-2.
• The Canton softball team picked up a 5-1 victory over Clark County as Allie Ruffcorn went 3 for 4 and Macie Fisher went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. The Tigers are 13-5.
• The Unity volleyball team keeps rolling, beating West Prairie 25-18, 25-16 to improve to 16-3. Kyra Carothers led the Mustangs with 12 kills and 10 service points, while Kylee Barry had nine kills and six service points.
• The Illini West volleyball team picked up a 25-6, 23-25, 25-1 victory over Liberty in Carthage. Josie Bryan finished with 22 service points, 18 assists, nine digs, eight aces and seven kills for the Chargers, while Reagan Reed had 15 kills, 11 service points and eight digs.
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