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Breakout Team of the Week

Fans can vote for the Breakout Team of the Week on the top right corner of the page. Voting continues through Friday at 4:59 p.m. with the winner being featured in Sunday’s edition of the Erie Times-News. Fans are encouraged to submit nominations of teams by Tuesday night each week. Teams that have won the award this season are no longer eligible.

Slippery Rock football - The Rockets continued their impressive season by upsetting Meadville 25-18 in overtime. Slippery Rock didn’t win a game in 2010 and had lost 15 in a row before their curren three-game winning streak.
Titusville football - Pulled off a huge upset by beating Sharon 14-6. The Tigers were down seven players because of suspensions but still fielded a tough team.
Warren boys soccer – The Dragons came to Erie, waited through a 90-minute lightning delay and knocked off powerhouse Mercyhurst Prep 3-1. Warren won the District 10 Class AA title last year and could be on its way to another title this fall.
Iroquois volleyball – Won the Johnson City (N.Y.) tourament over the weekend by winning 12 straight sets. The Braves then defeated Seneca on Tuesday.
General McLane boys soccer – Picked up a huge 2-1 win over Harbor Creek on Monday. The Lances are in sole possession of first place in a brutal region.
Hickory boys soccer – The Hornets beat North East 2-1 in overtime on Saturday. Hickory is looking to get into the playoffs this year and a quality win over the Grapepickers will help.
Strong Vincent boys soccer – Won its first match in three years by defeating Central Tech 2-1. The Colonels followed that up with a 2-0 win against Conneaut, Ohio.
Linesville volleyball – The Lions have been dominating Region 2 all season and picked up a tough four-set win over Saegertown on Thursday.
Cathedral Prep cross country – The Ramblers had a big weekend by winning the Sharpsville Invitational. A few days later, Prep defeating archrival McDowell in a region meet.
Mercyhurst Prep tennis – The Lakers continued their domination of Class AA by shutting out their biggest hurdle, Villa Maria. Mercyhurst took all five matches to earn another big win this fall.
Cathedral Prep golf - Claimed the Region 6 title by winning the final meg-match on Monday. The Ramblers should be a favorite to win another District 10 team title next week.

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11 Responses to Breakout Team of the Week

  1. cliff says:

    For North East Cross Country Team… Still a great performance by all!

  2. Joe Zegarelli says:

    I would like to vote for Cathedral Prep CC team

  3. Ellen Zegarelli says:

    CATHEDRAL PREP CROSS COUNTRY TEAM!!!

  4. Ellen says:

    Cathedral Prep Cross Country Team

  5. Simmons says:

    DRAGONS SOCCER!! to play part of a playoff intensity game then be on 90 min. delay given practically no warm up time and beat a team that has been the kings of erie for a decade. no contest

  6. soccer says:

    i totally agree with simmons. warren soccer is at it’s best right now. can’t take that away from the kings of erie! yeah baby!!!!

  7. Warren Soccer Sister says:

    Warren Soccer all the way baby! My brother is the head coach and my nephew is one of the best the team has ever seen! I’m so proud of both of them and the whole team! GO DRAGONS!!!!

  8. Warren Soccer Fan says:

    The Warren Dragons Soccer Players have seen their best year yet! All the players are at the top of their game. So proud of them all. There’s no stopping them!!

  9. Warren Soccer Fan says:

    Warrn Soccer team won the standout team of the week on goerie.com. The article was to be in the Sunday Erie Times newpaper but I can’t find it. Has anybody seen it yet?

  10. Tom Reisenweber says:

    Warren Soccer Fan,
    It was on Page 2 today.

    Thank you,
    Tom Reisenweber

  11. Warren Soccer Fan says:

    Thanks missed it..

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