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Oct. 24, 2017 Soccer (Playoffs) and Volleyball (Regular Season) Recaps

Oct. 24 soccer and volleyball recaps.

(Cover photo: Rhiannon Laughlin, Redbank Valley)



CLARION, Pa. – Fifth-seeded Redbank Valley got a second-half goal from freshman Rhiannon Laughlin to break a 1-all tie and beat fourth-seeded Clarion, 2-1, in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals at Clarion High School.

Laughlin scored into an empty cage after Clarion keeper Wendy Beveridge challenged one of Laughlin’s teammates for a ball near the top of the box and lost the challenge. The ball ended up on Laughlin’s foot, and she settled it down and put it into the cage for the eventual game-winner.

Watch the goal. Video courtesy of Redbank Valley soccer Twitter.

Beveridge, who made eight saves in goal, had a chance to tie the game on a free-kick from about 20 yards out with just over a minute to play but sent the shot high. The Lady Cats then had another shot go just over the bar as time expired.

Redbank Valley, which beat Clarion for the first time in four tries this season, took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a Haley Minich goal before Alexa Hannold tied the game for the Lady Cats late in the first half.

The Lady Bulldogs face top-seeded Brockway at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at DuBois High School in the semifinals. The Lady Rovers had a bye into the semifinals.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – A pair of Catherine Cerroni goals helped second-seeded Elk County Catholic top seventh-seeded and visiting Brookville, 4-1, in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals.

Maddie Sory and McKayla Wilson, who added a pair of assists in the contest, also scored for ECC, who led 1-0 at halftime before scoring the first three goals of the second half.

Jillian Taylor scored the lone Brookville tally.

ECC takes on third-seeded Ridgway, a 3-0 winner over Port Allegany, in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at DuBois High School.


JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – A pair of first-half goals 17 seconds apart by Cassidy King helped third-seeded Ridgway to a 3-0 win over sixth-seeded and visiting Port Allegany in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals at Johnsonburg’s Memorial Stadium.

Kings’ goals came in the seventh minute of what had been a scoreless game.

Finishing off the hat trick 14 minutes later, King gave the Lady Elkers a 3-0 lead at the break, and that is how the game finished.

Ridgway will take on second-seeded Elk County Catholic, a 4-1 winner over Brookville, in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at DuBois High School.



BROCKWAY, Pa. – Danessa Allison and Sydney Kaschalk each had seven kills to lead visiting DuBois to a 3-0(25-7, 25-14, 25-13) win over Brockway.

Allison added 17 digs for the Lady Beavers while Kelli Hoffer had three aces and Kylee Bundy 21 set assists.

Kaitlyn Morelli paced Brockway with five kills, while Abby Alford chipped in 11 digs.


FRANKLIN, Pa. – Lauren Conkle had 14 kills and eight blocks and Malliah Schreck added 10 kills and six digs as visiting Cranberry swept Franklin, 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-20).

Erin Merryman ran the offense with 37 set assists, while Ellie Kahle added nine digs and Emily Duncan seven digs for the Berries who also got eight kills from Ava Ferringer.


JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Kenda Udovich had 11 kills, four digs and a block to help visiting Kane sweep Johnsonburg, 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-18).

Trinity Clark and Ella Marconi each added nine kills for the Lady Wolves with Clark chipping in nine digs, three aces and a block and Ella Marconi two blocks and two aces, while Audri Marconi had six kills and three aces. Hannah Buhl ran the offense with 32 set assists, and Lexi Woods added nine digs on defense.

Brianna Quiggle paced Johnsonburg with 10 kills and 14 digs, Jensen Furlong added 10 kills and Skylar Sherry eight kills and five digs. Delayna Lecker led the Ramettes with 10 set assists.


KNOX, Pa. – In the final regular-season match of her career, Tori Obenrader had 17 kills, 12 blocks and 15 digs to lead visiting North Clarion to a 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-23) victory over Keystone.

Gena Caldwell added 11 kills, eight blocks and five digs for the She-Wolves who also got 18 digs from Gabby Schmader, seven kills and 28 set assists from Megan Baumcratz and 28 set assists from Paige Sherbine.

Tessa Weaver had a team-high nine kills to go with four blocks for Keystone with Makenzie Byerley adding six kills, five set assists and one ace, Danica Hurrelbrink six set assists and two kills, Katie Brown seven kills, McKenzie Hovis four kills and three blocks and Jenny McConnell two kills and 48 digs.


DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Camryn Thomas’ 16 kills, 18 digs and six blocks paced a 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22) Otto-Eldred win over visiting Portville (N.Y.) completing a perfect regular-season for the Lady Terrors.

Ali Cousins added 10 kills and 13 digs in the win, while Alyssa Shelander had four kills and Emily Smith 30 set assists and 13 digs.


PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Jenna Sprankle’s 28 set assists and Erin Stauffer’s 35 digs helped Port Allegany end the regular season with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-18) win over visiting Smethport.

Kierra Keck had a match-high 13 kills for the Lady Gators who also got eight kills from Kenzie Burr.

Abbey Woodard paced Smethport with 12 kills, Emily Treat had four kills and 15 digs and Haleigh Larson added five kills and nine digs.


RUSSELL, Pa. – Callen Copley served well and finished with seven digs and five set assists to help visiting Sheffield down Warren County rival Eisenhower, 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-12).

Mya Grubbs added 11 digs and 20 set assists for the Lady Wolverines who also got eight kills from Eliza Davidson, five kills from Laurel Connolly, 10 kills and four blocks from Lexi Lyon and 10 digs from Marissa Grubbs.


FRANKLIN, Pa. – Hannah Atzeni had 13 set assists and five aces in her final varsity volleyball match to help Union get a 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-10) road win over Rocky Grove.

Frankee Remmick added seven kills for the Golden Damsels, who also got eight aces from Vanessa Reddick, six digs from Marli Hawk and five kills from Bryn Davis.