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September 9th, 2011
KERSEY - The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team defeated the Johnsonburg Rams by a 7-1 score Friday afternoon in the opening round of the Elk County Boysâ€™ Soccer Tournament, played at Angela Huey Field in Kersey.
The Crusaders will meet the St. Marys Area Dutchmen today at noon for the tournament crown, while the Rams and the Ridgway Elkers played at 10 a.m. today in the consolation match. St. Marys beat Ridgway 2-0.
The Crusaders wasted little time in getting on the board as Jake Herbstritt scored with 38:53 left in the first half, giving ECC the 1-0 lead.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team evened their record at 1-1 on the regular season with a 3-0 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch last night at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic won the first game by a 25-14 score. They took the second game 25-23 and won the third game 25-22.
â€śWe played well offensively when we could run a solid defense in front of it,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies.
ST. MARYS â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders broke open a close game in the second half Thursday at Benzinger Park on their way to a 5-0 varsity girls' soccer victory over the Kane Lady Wolves.
Â Â Â Freshman Julia Sweeney scored once and set up two other scores in the second half outburst for ECC.
Â Â Â "These young players are coming around well," said Lady Crusaders coach Don Fabiano. "It is so nice to see these players having success on the field."
The St. Marys Flying Dutchmen golf squad picked up a win over visiting Brockway on Thursday afternoon at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course, defeating the Rovers 235 to 248.
"The team played really well today," said St. Marys coach Dan Vollmer following the match. "It was a much-needed win and we look forward to our home match against Ridgway and Kane next week."
Medalists for the day were St. Marys' Sam Miller and Brockway's Andy Genevro and Bret Corr, all of whom shot 11-over-par rounds of 46.
The Elk County Catholic High School golf squad picked up a victory over the visiting Ridgway Elkers on Thursday afternoon at the St. Marys Golf Club. The Crusaders won the match 207-215, with the top five scores from each team counting toward the total.
The medalist for the day was Elk Catholic's Elliott Struble with a four-over-par round of 39. The high scorer for Ridgway was Josh Roselli with a 41.
The Lady Crusader tennis squad defeated the Lady Chucks 8-1 on Thursday afternoon in matches played at Benzinger and Memorial parks in St. Marys. Despite the threat of rain, the teams were able to get in all their matches before the wet weather returned early in the evening.
"The weather cooperated and we were able to play a very competitive tennis match against a really nice Punxsy squad," said ECC head coach Pete Meier. "Punxsy has improved tremendously since last year. They have a wonderful group of young ladies, and it was a very enjoyable match to watch."
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team opened their home season on Tuesday by sweeping the Kane Lady Wolves by a 3-0 score at the SMAHS â€śDutch Ovenâ€ť.
St. Marys won the first game 25-19, took the second game 25-21 and won the third game 25-20.
â€śI thought we played with intensity tonight,â€ť said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt.
â€śWe served the ball decently but I would like to see some harder hits,â€ť said the coach.
â€śI thought we covered well tonight. We gave the game ball to Chelsea Gregori who finished the night with 34 digs,â€ť said Vogt.
The Lady Dutch were handed a minor setback on Tuesday afternoon as they came up short in a back-and-forth contest against Port Allegany, picking up a 3-2 loss to open their regular season. It was a cloudy and cool, yet dry afternoon at St. Marys Area High School's soccer field, despite it having rained off and on throughout much of the morning.
A considerable portion of the game was played on Port Allegany's side of the field as St. Marys kept Port keeper Jordan Edgell on her toes; however, the Lady Dutch were unable to get many shots into the goal.
The Elk County Catholic cross country teams opened their home seasons on Tuesday when they played host to the Punxsutawney teams.
The Crusaders beat the Chucks by a 24-31 score, while the Lady Crusaders defeated the Lady Chucks 27-30.
For the second year in a row, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders football team started off their season with a victory over the Cameron County Red Raiders, this time picking up a 19-6 victory. Both teams had plenty of extra time to consider their strategies during Saturday eveningâ€™s match-up at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys, as the game was delayed for an hour and 15 minutes during the second quarter due to visible lightning from a storm to the north of the county.