CLARION, Pa. – Hat tricks from Seanna VanAlstine and Rylie Belsole helped Elk County Catholic win a 9-4 shootout at Clarion.
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All three of VanAlstine’s goals came after halftime to help the Lady Crusaders expand on a 4-1 lead at the break while Belsole got the scoring started for ECC in the second minute before adding a goal with about 7:30 to play in the first half and then another late in the second half.
Belsole’s goal late in the opening half came off an assist from Sami Straub and concluded a three-goal run for the Lady Crusaders in a span of just under seven minutes.
Straub basically got the run started when her throw-in hit off the head of Clarion defender Mercedes Cunningham and got past keeper Chesney Boggess to break a 1-all tie with around 11:30 to play in the first half.
Elizabeth Schmidt then gave ECC a two-goal advantage with a tally with 7:30 to play before Belsole’s second goal of the half with 4:44 left in the half made it 4-1.
It was only 4-1 because of the play of ECC keeper Allison Geci who made at least three top-level saves on golden Clarion opportunities in the opening half allowing only JJ Wilson to beat her just under 14 minutes into to half.
Geci, who gave up three goals before being given the rest of the night off with just under 10 minutes left and her team up 9-3 along with VanAlstine were named Co-Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Players of the Game. The duo talked about the victory.
Straub added a second-half goal for ECC where both her and VanAlstine were on the doorstep before beating backup keep Maddy Baker, who replaced an injured Boggess at halftime. The goal was originally credited to VanAlstine, but she made sure to credit Straub for the tally.
Wilson had the hat trick for Clarion with Lexi Coull also adding a tally for the Lady Cats.
BRADFORD 5, WARREN 3
BRADFORD, Pa. – Bradford scored twice in the final five minutes on its way to a 5-3 win over Warren.
Kelsea Austin broke a 3-3 tie with a goal and Maddi Cowburn scored on a penalty kick.
Austin and Cowburn scored two goals apiece, while Bella Prince had one.
Lauren Anderson, Meea Irwin, and Marielle Stanz all scored for Warren.
MERCYHURST PREP 3, CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 1
ERIE, Pa. – Kathleen Reddinger, Marisa Schnars, and Naomi Warshaw all scored to help Mercyhurst Prep to a 3-1 win over Cambridge Springs.
Mia Mangini had two assists for the Lakers, while Redinger added one.
Brigid Ichalek was the winner in net.
GIRARD 4, EISENHOWER 3
RUSSELL, Pa. – Abby Erion scored two goals, including the game-winner in double overtime as Girard earned a 4-3 win over Eisenhower.
Madison Soudan also scored twice for Girard.
KEYSTONE 3, KANE 2
KANE, Pa. – Brianna Manno recorded a hat trick as Keystone edged Kane, 3-2.
Sarah Cotton, Jill Winters, and Mariah Beary had the assists for the Lady Panthers.
Jerzey Bell had 17 saves in net for Keystone.
FAIRVIEW 5, MERCER 0
FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Sara Gennuso recorded two goals as Fairview beat Mercer, -0.
Jillian Agnello, Annie Thayer, and Jocelyn Tatarko also scored for Fairview.
GENERAL MCLANE 5, CATHEDRAL PREP 3
EDINBORO, Pa. – Olivia Dixon scored three goals, but it was General McLane that came away with a 5-3 victory.
Callie Cacchione, Kayley McCall, and Moria Thunell had assists for the Ramblers.
HICKORY 10, SHARON 0
HERMITAGE, Pa. – Ella Vance recorded a hat trick as Hickory blanked Sharon, 10-0.
Abby Cozard scored twice for the Lady Hornets, while Mia Basile, Ceceli Pereman, Ava Chzer, Izzy Hochstetler and Anna Formaini had one goal apiece.
Daisy Rust had the clean sheet in net.
SLIPPERY ROCK 4, GREENVILLE 2
GREENVILLE, Pa. – Liv Rock scored two goals as Slippery Rock earned a 4-2 win over Greenville.
Hannah Plunkard and Emily Plyler had the other goals for Slippery Rock.
Sarah Mallek had both tallies for Greenville.
RIDGWAY 2, REDBANK VALLLEY 1
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Rhiannon Laughlin scored for Redbank Valley, but it was visiting Ridgway that came away with a 2-1 win.
Alexandra Shoemaker had the assist for Redbank.
Ridgway stats weren’t available.
BROCKWAY 2, BROOKVILLE 1
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Nathan May and Alex Carlson scored to help Brockway to a 2-1 win over Brookville.
Dylan Bash and Jimmy Fremer had assists for the Rovers.
KARNS CITY 2, MERCER 1
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Mercer’s Cole Cunningham found the back of the net, but it was host Karns City that came away with a 2-1 win.
Garrett Thumm had the assist for Mercer, while JR Schepp had six saves in goal.
Karns City stats weren’t available.
SHARON 5, WEST MIDDLESEX 1
Brian Nguyen and Nick Schimp scored two goals each as Sharon beat West Middlesex, 5-1.
Marco Zajac added the other goal for Sharon.
REDBANK VALLEY 5, RIDGWAY 0
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Owen Harmon scored three goals and Mason Clouse two as Redbank Valley notched a 5-0 win over Ridgway.
Clouse also had two assists, as did Ty Carrier in the win for Redbank.