NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (EYT/D9) — Alexandra Shoemaker has a big night for the Redbank Valley girls soccer team and so did its coach, Michael Dawson.
Shoemaker scored four goals in an 8-0 victory over Curwensville. The triumph also moved Dawson to the top of the all-time wins list for the Bulldogs’ girls soccer program. Dawson now has 64 wins as the head coach, passing Dave Cherby, who had 63.
“I don’t get to this point without the over abundance of talented players that listened to me spout soccer nonsense at practice/games and who also bought into our system and style of play,” Dawson wrote on his Facebook page. “Some other MVPs are the current and former assistant coaches within this organization that truly help make me look WAY better than I am. I don’t notch this many wins without everybody else involved.
“Now let’s aim for 100 and a couple more district titles before we call it a career.”
Lia Hageter added three goals and Ember Hetrick also found the back of the net for Redbank Valley.
Lexi Ruckdeschel was at it again with 12 kills, 12 digs and eight aces as A-C Valley swept Union, 25-13, 25-17, 25-13.
Mackenzie Parks had 13 digs and four kills, Jenna Stefanacci 19 assists, Keira McVay eight digs and Bella Ielase five kills for the Falcons.
REDBANK VALLEY 3, NORTH CLARION 0 — Alivia Huffman had 12 kills and 10 digs and Caylen Rearick 19 digs as the Bulldogs completed a 25-21, 25-14, 25-12 sweep.
Taylor Ripple added five kills and five aces, Raegan George seven digs and Mylee Harmon 15 assists for Redbank Valley.
Mackenzie Lupole paced North Clarion with seven kills and Kylie Disney had 18 digs.
KEYSTONE 3, CRANBERRY 1 — Leah Exley had 20 kills, 18 digs, 18 service points and six aces to help the Panthers to the 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17 win.
Kennedy Kaye and Cameron Peters combined for 37 digs and Sydney Bell had eight kills for Keystone (11-1).
Ayanna Ferringer led Cranberry with 10 kills. Brooke Hart added seven kills and Mackenzie Karnes 14 digs for the Berries.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 3, FOREST 0 — Kaylee Smith had 18 assists and nine aces for the Lions in a 25-6, 25-5, 25-3 win over the Fires.
Jenna Dunn put up six kills and five aces and Ansley Burke five kills for Clarion-Limestone.