BELLEVILLE Halifaxs experience was too much for Penns Valley to handle on Friday night, as the Rams boys soccer team dropped their opening match of the season 5-0 at the Belleville Tournament.
The youthful Rams gave up four goals in the first half, including two to Halifaxs Chris Paul. Ben Kupp made nine saves in goal for Penns Valley on the night. I thought our midfield played reasonably well for the first match of the season, but we have some work to do, Penns Valley coach Scott Case said. We knew that we were going to be young to open the season with one senior, and (Friday) just showed how young we are, but we have 18 games to put it together as the season goes on.
The Rams return to tournament action today against host Belleville Mennonite at 11 a.m.
Lady Trojans edge Lady Little Lions
STATE COLLEGE Chambersburg picked up two singles wins to push past weary State College 3-2, as the Lady Little Lions ended a streak of three matches in four days on Friday.
Callan Glover earned the Lady Little Lions lone singles victory of the day at No. 3, defeating Lady Trojan Karli Grove 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Elizabeth Easterling and Cassie Walter teamed up to pick up State Colleges doubles victory with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Chambers-burgs Abby Dougal and Erin Young.
State College (2-3) travels to Mifflin County on Wednesday.
BEA has rough opener
WINGATE Bald Eagle Area had a disappointing start to its season Friday, getting swept by Dallastown 25-18, 25-8, 25-15.
It was ugly, BEA coach Larry Campbell said. We had a dreadful walkthrough and we walked right into the game.
Nicole Doroshenko and Tylor Yarrison paced the Lady Eagles with three kills and two aces each, while Jess Bressler also had two aces to go with eight assists, and Kaitlyn Miller finished with four digs.