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September 4th, 2012
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen soccer team suffered a minor setback in their season opener as they were defeated 6-1 by a very good Brockway squad on Tuesday afternoon at St. Marys Area High School's soccer field.
Faced with the threat of rain throughout the match and a nonfunctioning scoreboard, the Dutchmen still managed to hold Brockway to a 2-1 lead at the end of the first half, but then the Rovers added four more unanswered goals throughout the second half to take the 6-1 win.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team lost their home opener to the Bradford Lady Owls by a 3-0 score Tuesday evening at the ECCHS gym.
Bradford won the first set by a 25-13 margin. They took the second set 25-23 and won the third set 25-21 to win the match.
â€śBradford has a very nice team,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies. â€śWe didnâ€™t play our best tonight, but we learned a lot about ourselves. Right now weâ€™re on a learning curve because we have a lot of growing pains.â€ť
The Lady Crusaders opened their season on Saturday by winning the Union Tournament.
ST. MARYS - The Curwensville Golden Lady Tide girls' varsity soccer team started the 2012 season the same way they ended the 2011 schedule-- showing that they will be one of the top teams in the area.
On Tuesday afternoon, Curwensville defeated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders 5-0 at Benzinger Park.
"That is one of the best teams we will play all year," said ECC coach Don Fabiano following the contest about the Tide. "Curwensville has few weak spots."
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad opened their season with a 33-6 victory over the Smethport Hubbers at Dutch Country Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
ECC jumped out to an early 12-0 lead with a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter. Smethport scored their only points in the second quarter while the Crusaders added another touchdown, making the score at halftime 18-6. Elk Catholic finished with another pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the 33-6 win.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team opened their 2012 season Friday night by hosting the Karns City Gremlins in a Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) Big School Division game.
The Gremlins were able to outscore the Dutch by a 19-12 margin in the second half to record the 38-25 victory.
â€śI am disappointed in the outcome,â€ť said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm. â€śWe had a lot of first-game mistakes and we definitely have things to work on. This was a learning experience. Weâ€™ll learn from this and work to get better for next week.â€ť
FOX TWP. â€“Â The Elk County Catholic High School boys' soccer team may not have started their season off with a loss, but they did not start out with a win, either, as the squad was unable to put any shots past DuBois Central Catholic keeper Zach Marshall in ECC's season opener on Friday night at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Fox Township. Despite each team's best efforts, both goalies were flawless throughout the entire match, which ended in a 0-0 tie in double overtime.
ST. MARYS - It was not the opening to the 2012 season that the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders varsity girls' soccer team was hoping for. The DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals left Benzinger Park Friday with a 3-0 victory.
Junior Maddie Meyers accounted for all the scoring in the contest. Her first goal came with 29:18 remaining in the first half on a pass from senior Aundrea Snyder. Meyers tallied again just 50 seconds from intermission.
The Lady Cardinals striker got her final score with 15:09 left in the game.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad their first loss of the season in dual match play Thursday at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
Elk Catholic defeated St. Marys by a 203-225 score.
Medalist for the day was Elk Catholicâ€™s Elliott Struble with his 36.
Behind Struble for ECC was Jess Jaynes with a 40 followed by Mitchell Struble with a 41, Brandon Schlimm 42, Kristy Hanes 44, Bruno Cavalline and Ben Reuscher 45 and Drew Meyer 48.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team remained undefeated on the young season with a 9-0 victory over the Clearfield Bison squad Thursday afternoon at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.
â€śThe weather was nearly perfect for our first home match of the season. Clearfield has a very nice squad. Today they played short-handed, but they played good tennis and it was a nice match to watch,â€ť said ECCHS coach Pete Meier.
At first singles, ECCâ€™s Laira Reuscher defeated Yesh Patel 6-0, 6-0.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team will open their 2012 campaign tonight when they play host to the Karns City Gremlins at 7 p.m. at Dutch Country Stadium.
This will be a Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) Big School contest.
The Dutchmen of coach Joe Schlimm are coming off a 2011 season that saw them finish with a 5-4 regular-season record. They ended their season with a 5-5 mark as they lost to the Clearfield Bison in the District 9-AAA championship contest.