ALLPORT — Lexi Josefik scored in two goals and had an assist to pace Bald Eagle Area to a 5-4 goirls’ soccer victory over West Branch on Saturday.
Makayla Donley and Haley Giedroc each had a goal as BEA (2-2) took a 2-0 lead at the half. Josefik scored twice and Meghan Peters added a goal in a wild second half. Emilee Hoffower had two goals and an assist in the second half for West Branch.
Makennah Dyke made four saves for BEA, which nexts plays host to Penns Valley on Tuesday.
State College tumbles
STATE COLLEGE — Redland’s Bryce score the game’s only goal midway through the first half to hand State College a 1-0 loss on Saturday.
Redland held a 9-5 edge in shots and corner kicks against the Lady Little Lions (3-3). State College goalie Sarah Hartman stopped six shots.
The Lady Little Lion travel to Mifflin County on Tuesday.
Little Lions roar
BETHLEHEM —Jake Garrigan and Will Edwardseach had a goal and an assist in the first half as State College blanked prviously unbeaten Redland 3-0 on Saturday.
Garrigan scored in the 11th minute on an assist from Edwards and returned the favor on Edwards’ goal about seven minutes later.Joe Thomas closed out the Little Lions scoring 13 minutes into the second half on an assist from Denali Lumpkin.
State College plays host to Mifflin County on Tuesday.
St. Joseph’s Hopple runner-up in Altoona meet
ALTOONA — St. Joseph Academy’s Christian Hopple placed second overall to lead all area finishers in the Altoona Mountain Lion Invitational on Saturday.
Hopple, who finished 16 minutes, 54.90 seconds, and winner Jordan Jackson (16:43.08) of Wellsboro were the only runners to break 17 minutes on the 3.1-mile course.
Stephen Forstmeier (18:36.86) was 43rd as St. Joseph’s placed 14th among 22 teams competing. Altoona (67 points) easily won the team title, topping second-place Westmont Hilltop by 80 points.
Philipsburg-Osceola placed 22nd. Kaleb Bennett (114th, 20:55.09) was the Mountiers’ top finisher.
In the girls’ event, Philipsburg-Osceola was 19th.Taylor Guelich (107th, 25:21.42) andTesha Harned (108th, 25:26.75) led the Lady Mounties.
Valerie Guardado (127th, 26:47.58) was the lone runs for St. Joseph’s.
Oakland Catholic (57) defeated Westmont Hilltop (103) for the girls’ crown.
Lady Little Lions hold invite
STATE COLLEGE — Lady Little Lion players mustered three third-place finishes in the State College Invitational on Saturday.
Juliette Greer had State College’s best singles finish in the event, which also feature players from Wyoming Seminary, Mercyhurst Prep and Mercersberg. Greer defeated Mercersberg’s Anita Ghosch 6-2, 6-2.
At No. 2 doubles, Caitlin McGlaughlin and Elizabeth Easterling outlasted Mercersberg’s Michaella Howerhan-Saric and Quirina Keller 6-4, 5-7, 12-10 for third place. Sophie Randall and Caroline Wittman won 6-3, 6-1 over Mercersberg’s Celine Hilton-Dei and Marquita Federova in the thrid-place match at No. 4 doubles.
Mercyhurst Prep swept the four doubles classes and won at No. 3 singles. Wyoming Seminary won the othe singles matches.