Rounding up the day in high school sports for Saturday:
Bald Eagle Area captures St. Francis tournament title
The Bald Eagle Area girls’ volleyball team captured its second tournament title of the season, dropping just one set en route to the crown at the St. Francis Tournament on Saturday.
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The Lady Eagles topped Westmont Hilltop 25-22, 25-14 in the championship match at DeGol Arena. Last weekend, BEA took the Northern Cambria Tournament title.
After splitting two sets with Cambria Heights in the opening match of pool play, BEA swept to wins over Conemaugh Township, Northern Bedford and Purchase Line. The Lady Eagles then opened playoffs with a 25-17 victory over Forest Hills, followed by a 25-19, 25-20 semifinal win over Central Cambria.
Grace Hugar paced the offense with 43 kills on the day, adding 31 digs. Also making an impact were Jordan Anderson’s 25 kills, Hannah Zimmerman’s nine aces, Alyson Onder’s 35 digs and Madison Rockey’s 95 assists and four blocks. Brooke Woodward and Peetie Ballock each added six aces.
Lady Little Lions knock off Tigers
HOLLIDAYSBURG State College earned a 3-1 victory over Hollidaysburg on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.
Ellen Lee’s goal in the 24th minute, with help from Sammy Patterson, proved to be the game-winner. Esther Seeland scored the day’s first goal, heading in Emma Kerber’s corner kick, and Erica Freese added an insurance tally two minutes into the second half.
Jenny Mejia and Kristen Lenze combined for two saves as the Lady Little Lions outshot the Tigers 17-5. Sydney Routch scored the Hollidaysburg goal.
State College (2-2) hits the road again Tuesday, visiting Cumberland Valley.
State College posts dominating victory
STATE COLLEGE Ava Whitlark and Carissa Tambroni each had two goals and an assist as State College raced away from Central Columbia 7-0 Saturday afternoon at South Track Field.
Maddie Tambroni, Kelsey Love and Halle Rex scored the other goals and Sydney Asencio had an assist as the Lady Little Lions posted a 19-2 advantage in shots on goal. Grace Biddle made a pair of saves for the shutout.
Little Lions earn road win
MARS State College scored two early goals to knock off Mars 2-1 Saturday.
Zach Pepper and Thomas Sowers netted the scores in the game’s first 26 minutes, with Sowers assisting on the first goal and Devin Morrison helping on Sowers’ tally.
The Planets’ lone tally came in the 72nd minute, the only ball to beat Jason Keller, who made seven saves for State College (3-0-1).
The Little Lions return to Mid Penn Conference play Tuesday, tangling with Cumberland Valley.