STATE COLLEGE Victoria Crawfordand Megan Reideach found the net in the second half as the State College girls soccer team dropped Carlisle 2-0 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field.
Crawford, with help from her sisterHaley,broke the scoreless tie with just under 11 minutes left, and Reid added the insurance goal with 2:35 remaining in the contest.
Sarah Hartmandidnt need to make a save for the shutout as the Lady Little Lions (6-4-1) outshot the Herd 13-2 in the Mid-Penn League contest.
State College boys capture invite
BLOOMSBURG Will Catherraced to the individual title as he led dominating State College to the team title at the Northeast Pa. Cross Country Invitational at Bloomsburg University on Saturday.
The Little Lions had five finishers in the Top 25 as they totaled 76 points. Hazelton (161) was a distant second and Towanda (180) was third. Bellefonte (602) placed 25th in the 30-team field.
Cather and Hazeltons Jacob Fetterman were neck-and- neck with three-quarters of a mile to go before Cather surged in the 3.1- mile race. The Little Lion junior completed the course in 16 minutes, 22 seconds, finishing 11 second ahead of Fetterman.
Other State College scorers wereKyle Adams(8th, 17:04),Chris Golembeski (22nd, 17:34),Kevin Drago (24th, 17:37) andAlex Curtze(25th, 17:38).
The entire team ran well, State College coach Dave Felice said. It was really outstanding to have Will win the individual because thats our first time at that meet having an individual winner. A lot of the young guys really improved tremendously today.
Daniel Tanney(111th, 19:30) andManny Meinen (113th, 19:32) paced Bellefonte.
In the 20-team girls meet, Bellefonte placed 16th with 414 points. Hazelton (77) edged Wallenpaupack (79) for the title.
Alexis Frankspaced the Lady Raiders by placing 29th with a 21:43 timing. Anya Hoaglund(22:53) was 60th.
State College girls finish third
CARLISLE State College had five runners among the top 40 finishers to take third as a team at the Carlisle Meet of Champions on Saturday.
Led by an 18th-place finish from freshmanNatasha Fedkinaand Emma
immediately behind her, the Lady Little Lions finished with 123 points. Fedkina was clocked in 19 minutes, 50 seconds over the 5-kilometer course, a second ahead of Cousins. They were followed by Hannah Grubbin 26th (20:04),Kaelyn Yoderin 36th (20:25) andSarah Almarzooqiin 39th (20:27).
We wanted to go where the competition was, said State College coach Rebecca Donaghue. Its a really fast course and we had a lot of (personal records) today. Our spread was the tightest its been all year. Were definitely coming together.
With six girls among the top eight, Pennsbury easily won the team title with 20 points, while Palmyra was second with 83. Penn Manors Gretta Lindsley won the race in 18:13.
Stephen Forstmeier was 156th among the boys in the Challenge race for St. Josephs Catholic Academy in 18:52.Ethan Fisher was 204th in the Champions race in 20:08.
Paige Barnettwas 191st in 24:07 to lead runners for St. Joes on the girls side.
Gates paces Little Lions
HERSHEYTy Gates tied for second place individually as State College tied
for eighth in the Hershey Invitational at Hershey County Club.
Hershey (231) edged Lower Dauphin by a stroke for the team crown in the event in which teams counted their best three of four scores. The Little Lions (242) tied with Valley View.
Gates shot a 3-over 74 and finished five strokes behind winner Jesse Hazen of
Kevin Zuercher(78), Ethan Kasales(90) and Matthew Robert(91) also played for the Little Lions.
Meily nets OT winner
STATE COLLEGE Taylor Meilyssecond goal of the game gave State College 2-1 overtime victory over Susquehanna Township on Saturday afternoon at South Track Field.
Meily, who force the extra time with her first score with 3:04 left in regulation, won the game off an assist fromTeresa Lesher with 52 seconds left in overtime. Paige Meilyhelped out on the first score.
Aysha Evans had given Susquehanna Township the lead with just over 21 minutes left from Maggie Reddcliff.
Caroline Mooremade 11 saves for the Lady Little Lions (9-3-1), who host Chambersburg on Tuesday.
Rogers dials long distance for Eagles
JERSEY SHORE Doug Rogersgoal midway through the second half provided the winning margin as Bald Eagle Area stopped Jersey Shore 2-1 Saturday afternoon.
Rogers drilled the winner on a free kick from 40 yards away with 15:45 left in the contest.Brandon Gettig netted the other BEA goal, also on a free kick but from a shorter distance, banging the shot off the post and into the net.
Ben Leskovanskymade three saves for the Eagles (6-3-1), who outshot the Bulldogs 15-4.
Little Lions fall in OT
CARLISLE Sid Ewell scored four minutes into overtime to give Carlisle a 2-1 win over State College on Saturday night.
Robbie Waitehad given the Little Lions a first-half lead with a goal with help fromHarry Baker.Edoardo Scanu knotted the game in the 66th minute for the Herd.
We competed very well, we were just unlucky again, State College coach Dan Orton said. Its a very tough league, very demanding, and we play good teams every week. We played very well again, we didnt play poorly, we were just unfortunate with the overtime goal.
Nate Davismade four saves for the Little Lions (6-4), who outshot Carlisle 13-9.
State College falls in semis
STATE COLLEGE In a tournament loaded with many of the top teams in the state, State College advanced to the semifinals before falling to Parkland in the State College Invitational on Saturday.
The Lady Little Lions finished with 4-2 records in both the morning and afternoon sessions of pool play, then ousted Shaler 25-19 in the quarterfinals before dropping a 25-12 decision to Parkland, which is ranked fifth in the state in Class AAA.
Parkland beat Hempfield, ranked third in the state, in a 2-0 finals sweep.
I thought we did well considering the competition, State College coach Chad Weight said. We were in a tough pool, and to finish tied for third out of those 20 teams it was a pretty good day.
The Lady Little Lions, who are unbeaten in dual matches this year and ranked eighth, were led bySuzanne Horners53 kills, 39 assists and 32 digs, whileChristine Irwinadded 41 kills, 34 digs and nine aces.Kyla Irwin posted 13 blocks,Jackie Hornergave out 44 assists andSydney McNultyadded six aces.