NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Patty Todd’s shootout goal followed by Cailey Barnett’s shootout save gave visiting Port Allegany a 1-1 (4-3 shootout) victory over Redbank Valley in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals Monday afternoon.
(Photo of Rylie Lawson of Port Allegany who had the equalizer in the second half of the Lady Gators shootout win over Redbank Valley Monday. Photo by Patrick Crants. See more of Crants work here.)
Todd was the sixth shootout shooter for the sixth-seeded Lady Gators, who will take on second-seeded Ridgway in the semifinals Thursday at a site and time to be determined, after the teams scored three goals apiece in the first five shooters.
“Just don’t miss,” Todd said when asked what was going through her mind. “I couldn’t believe it. It wasn’t my best shot ever. I was just amazed that it went in.”
Watch Todd’s thoughts on the victory.
After Todd’s goal, Redbank Valley, the third seed, still had a chance to keep the shootout going, but Cailey Barnett, who split time between goalie and forward in the contest, stopped a shot by Teja Hageter to give the Lady Gators the victory.
Redbank Valley led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Brooke Eberle, who found a loose ball along the goal line and kicked it into the net among an array of players late in the 39th minute.
Port Allegany knotted the contest at one when Rylie Lawton scored on a free kick from 35 yards out that beat Redbank Valley keeper Alaina Keller high midway through the 63rd minute.
In the first overtime, Barentt almost ended it off a corner kick by Lawton but her header juts went over the bar.
In the second overtime, Barnett, who started the game in net before moving into the field in the second half, had a breakaway chance but Quinn Fricko raced back to break up the play.
With the game tied after regulation and two overtimes, the teams went to a best-of-five shootout that saw Port Allegany play from in front for most of it.
Lawton and Redbank VAlley’s Rhiannon Laughlin both missed in Round One before Bree Garzel and Eberle scored in Round Two.
In Round Three, the Lady Gators then went up 2-1 on a Kristen Dunn tally before Megan Gourley misfired for Redbank Valley.
Keller kept the Lady Bulldogs alive when she stopped Samantha Tanner, and Keller then tied the game herself when she beat Barnett in Round Four.
With just one shooter remaining in the initial round of the shootout, Barnett scored for Port Allegany before senior Molly Nolf kept the game alive for Redbank Valley.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 2, FOREST AREA 1
KERSEY, Pa. – Maddie Kear scored a pair of goals to lift fourth-seeded Elk County Catholic to a 2-1 win over fifth-seeded and visiting Forest Area in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals.
Jen Lander scored the goal for the Fires off a feed from Shawna Pack. Abby Gatesman made 12 saves in a losing effort.
ECC will take on top-seeded Brockway in the semifinals Thursday at a site and time to be announced.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 2, NORTHERN POTTER 0
DUBOIS, Pa. – Goals from Jonathan Schoeneman and Jonathan Kurtz lifted fourth-seeded DuBois Central Catholic past fifth-seeded and visiting Northern Potter in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals.
Krutz scored the first goal for the Cardinals late in the 29th minute. This came just five minutes after NoPo keeper Holden Cowburn had stoned a DCC penalty shot.
The game remained 1-0 until the 78th minute when Schoeneman took advantage of Northern Potter’s need to press the attack all out and buried the dagger to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.
Tyler McIntosh made seven saves in getting the shutout win with Cowburn making 10 stops in a losing cause.
DCC will play top-seeded Brockway in the semifinals Wednesday at a site and time to be announced.
KANE 2, BROOKVILLE 1, 2 OVERTIMES
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Patrick Detsch scored both of his team’s goals, including the game-winner with 26 seconds left to go in the second overtime period to lift Kane to a 2-1 win at Brookville in the quarterfinals of the District 9 Class 2A playoffs Monday afternoon.
The Wolves lost by the same score to the Raiders in overtime in their regular-season meeting on Oct. 10 in Kane. This time, the Wolves won and earned a trip to the semifinals against top-seeded Port Allegany at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Bradford.
The Raiders scored first at the midway through the 16th minute when Jacob Cable set up J.P. Young. Detsch tied it off a pass from Josh Greville late in the 36th minute.