Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
ST. MARYS - It took 2:25 of the overtime period for the Brockway Lady Rovers to complete their rally and go home from Benzinger Park Thursday afternoon with a 3-2 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders in girls' varsity soccer action.
Brockway freshman Julie Esposito got in behind the ECC defense and scored the winning goal after the Lady Rovers had come from two goals down.
The St. Marys Area High School girls' tennis team defeated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders 5-4 in a match played Wednesday afternoon at St. Marys Area High School.
"We lost a tough match to our crosstown rival," said ECC coach Pete Meier. "We had some good things happen in today's match and some things that didn't work out for us."
In first singles, Amy Orr lost her match 2-6, 0-6 against ECC's Abby Meyer.
"Abby Meyer played very well in her win at first singles. Abby continues to improve. She served well, and she had a good match today," Meier said.
The Elk County Catholic cross country teams played host to the St. Marys Area, Kane and Ridgway squads Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
ECCâ€™s Kennedy Weisner and SMAâ€™s Adair Gennocro both broke the previous course record at today's meet. The course record was 19:25. Adair ran 18:53 and Kennedy 19:13.
In the boysâ€™ races, St. Marys edged Elk Catholic 27-28 and Kane 21-35. Elk Catholic defeated Kane 19-36.
In the girlsâ€™ race, Elk Catholic edged St. Marys 27-28.
KERSEY â€“Â It only takes a few seconds for the momentum to shift in a soccer match, and the Elk County Catholic Crusader squad made this clear on Tuesday evening as they scored back-to-back goals within a span of 22 seconds to rally past the Johnsonburg Rams and earn a 2-1 victory.
The Elk County Catholic volleyball team raised their record to 4-1 with a 3-0 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders won the first game 25-7, took the second game 25-14 and won the third game 25-11.
â€śIt was good to get a win at home and it was good to get everyone in and see people in different situations,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies.
â€śWeâ€™re looking forward to playing the Elkers at home on Thursday. Weâ€™re looking to give them a better match this time,â€ť she said.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ St. Marys volleyball overcame a two-set deficit with wins in the last three in a 3-2 (17-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-12) victory over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
St. Marys coach Erica Vogt said it was a nice comeback win for the Lady Dutch.
"We have two starters injured right now so we had to bring up a couple girls," Vogt said. "The way they played and the way the team came together was really nice to see."
Vogt said she was aided by the play of freshman Taylor Schutz who saw some time in the lineup due to the injuries.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team raised their record to 5-1 on the season with an 8-1 victory over the Clearfield Lady Bisons Monday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Amy Orr of the Lady Dutch easily defeated Yesh Patel 6-0, 6-0.
At second singles, SMAâ€™s Mary Rosman won her match 6-0, 6-0 over Lauren Whitmen.
Marta Vega of the Lady Dutch won her third singles match 6-0, 6-0 over Rachael Johnson.
At fourth singles, Aubrey Wiesner of the Lady Dutch won her match 6-0, 6-0 over Jen Grenus.
At fifth singles, SMAâ€™s Chelsea Agosti won her match 6-0, 6-0.
After a slow first half, the Kane Lady Wolves used a strong second half to defeat the St. Marys Lady Dutch 3-0 in a match played at St. Marys Area's soccer field.
Following the game, Kane coach Allie Saquin remarked that she was pleased with her team's second-half effort.
The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team captured the 2011 Bucktail Tournament title on Saturday by defeating the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by a 5-0 score.
The tournament was played at the St. Marys Area soccer field.
This was Ridgwayâ€™s first Bucktail Tournament crown.
â€śWe finally won the Bucktail Tournament,â€ť said Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena. â€śThis is our season. We have a solid core and the girls just wanted it.â€ť
â€śI am really happy with everyoneâ€™s effort. I am excited for the win. We came up with a good win over a good program. It was a good win over good competition,â€ť he added.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team came up short on Saturday morning to the Bradford Lady Owls, losing 4-1 in the consolation match of this year's Bucktail Tournament, which was held at the St. Marys Area High School soccer field.
St. Marys coach Dr. Bob Schmidt remarked that the Lady Dutch squad is "a work in progress."
"Some mistakes in the first half kept [the score] from being close," Schmidt said.