Quaker Valley hockey closing in on playoff berth

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 2:24 PM

The Quaker Valley hockey team bounced back from its loss to Mars with a 5-4 shootout victory over Hampton on Monday at Frozen Pond Arena in Valencia.

The Quakers led 4-3 in the third before Hampton tied the game with a goal with less than three minutes left in regulation.

Cole Musser and Dylan Roebuck each scored twice for QV, now 5-11-0-1 (11 points) in the Northwest Division of Varsity AA.

The Quakers, winners of three of their last four games, are four points behind Moon (7-7-0-1) for fourth in the division. Hampton fell to 8-6-0-2 (18 points, third place).

The top five teams in each AA division qualify for the playoffs.

QV led Mars 4-2 on Jan. 28 before the Planets 14-3-0-0 (28 points) rallied for a 5-4 victory.

Sewickley Academy hockey scores big victory

The Sewickley Academy hockey team put a halt to a three-game slide in a big way Monday with a 12-3 victory over Beaver Area in a Varsity A game at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.

The Panthers (8-8-0-0, 16 points) are in fifth place in the North Division, six points behind North Hills for fourth and two points ahead of Fox Chapel. The top eight teams from the North qualify for the playoffs.

Eight Sewickley skaters registered points against the Bobcats. Jack Duggan had a monster game with five goals and two assists, while Andrew Beck and Matthew Hajdukiewicz added two goals apiece.

Sewickley has two games left in the regular season, next Monday against Meadville at the Island Sports Center and Feb. 21 against Blackhawk at the Brady’s Run Park Ice Arena in Beaver Falls.

Panthers win as section slate nears conclusion

The Sewickley Academy girls basketball team stopped a mini two-game losing skid with a 57-34 win over Union in Section 1-1A action Monday.

The triumph put the Panthers in a tie for third place in the section with Vincentian Academy at 7-4, one game behind Quigley Catholic (8-3) with one game remaining.

Sewickley Academy visits Eden Christian on Thursday to close the section slate, while Vincentian hosts Cornell (0-11), and Quigley visits section champion Rochester (10-1).

Vincentian is riding momentum after upsetting Rochester last Thursday before beating Sewickley Academy on Saturday and Quigley on Monday.

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at [email protected] or via Twitter @MLove_Trib.