Checking out Saturday’s action in Centre County high school sports:
Bald Eagle Area’s hot offense keeps burning
The Bald Eagle Area boys’ soccer team completed a rather prolific week with another decisive victory Saturday morning.
The Eagles flew past Central 9-0 at Alumni Stadium, with seven scores in the first half to give the team a comfortable margin.
BEA burned the nets with a 24-0 goal disparity over a five-day span, dropping Philipsburg-Osceola 5-0 and Belleville Mennonite 10-0.
“There are some teams that go an entire year and don’t score 24,” said a satisfied BEA coach Jason Bair. “We’ll take it.”
The Eagles (11-2, 9-1) retained their share of the Mountain League lead with the win, knotted at the top with Bellefonte and a week-and-a-half remaining in the regular-season schedule.
BEA was paced by Jacob Michael’s hat trick, Jared Gettig’s two goals and two assists, Seth Koleno’s two goals and one assist, and Garrett Barnhart’s one goal and three assists. Trent Donley added a goal and an assist.
Mazza, Hoffman post top-10 finishes for SJCA
RIDGWAY Sera Mazza turned in a second-place finish and Carter Hoffman was sixth for St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy at the Ridgway Invitational.
Mazza covered the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 40 seconds and trailed only Amanda Foster, of St. Marys, who was clocked in 19:28. St. Marys won the team title with 36 points while the Lady Wolves were seventh with 149.
Hoffman covered the course in 17:22 to help the St. Joseph’s boys take fourth with 130 points. Elk County Catholic won with 79, paced by individual champion Ben Hoffman’s 16:50 time.
Isaac Hyman added a 15th-place finish for St. Joseph’s while Zach DeCarmine was 27th and Max Wortman took 43rd to help the team to the strong finish. Top-50 finishers for the Lady Wolves also were registered by Maya Chappell in 36th, Lexi Kranich in 46th and Kathleen Simander in 48th.
Marsh helps Grace Prep to shutout victory
STATE COLLEGE Clare Marsh scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in Grace Prep’s 3-0 victory over Great Commission on Saturday.
Marsh opened the scoring in the fourth minute with help from Abigael Fisher, set up Maddie Denezza late in the first half and closed the scoring in the opening seconds of the second half.
Abigail Bulick needed one save for the shutout as the Lady Storm (7-3) had a 16-1 advantage in shots.
Bedford shuts down Bellefonte
BEDFORD A second-half goal helped Bedford to a 1-0 win over Bellefonte, lifting the Lady Bison to a 13-0 record on the season.
Gabbie Pighetti made 11 saves in the Lady Red Raiders’ net as Bellefonte was outshot 12-3. The Lady Raiders fell to 7-6 on the season and host Philipsburg-Osceola on Monday.
Damsels blank Lady Eagles
HOUTZDALE Moshannon Valley handed Bald Eagle Area a 1-0 loss Saturday.
Charlee Harris made nine saves as BEA was outshot 10-5, and fell to 5-7-1 on the season.
The Lady Eagles host Huntingdon on Monday in a special “Kickin’ Out Autism” game.
Central Dauphin spoils State College Senior Night
STATE COLLEGE Central Dauphin spoiled State College’s Senior Night at Memorial Field 4-3 Friday.
Kelsey Love scored a pair of goals and assisted on Abby Biddle’s tally for the Lady Little Lions (7-8). Carissa Tambroni also had an assist.
Hope Rose registered a hat trick and Olivia Artz had the other score for the Lady Rams.
Before the game, State College honored seniors Halle Rex, Lily Dochat, Abby Kissell, Sydney Asencio, Lizzie Craig and Grace McDonald.