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Sept. 20, 2021 Soccer: Smith Becomes Clearfield’s All-Time Scoring Leader in Win; Mercer Blanks Clarion

Clearfield's Elle Smith

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Clearfield’s Elle Smith etched her name in the record books on Monday.

Smith scored four goals, becoming the program’s all-time leader with 94 as the Lady Bison blanked Bellefonte, 8-0.

Smith scored one goal in the first half and three more in the second. Three of her goals were unassisted. The one that opened the scoring came off a feed from Emma Hipps.

Hipps scored three goals of her own, while Kaylie Brown added the other. Riley Ryen notched an assist.

Allison Shipley and Jaylee Gill combined for two stops in net.

MERCER 13, CLARION 0

CLARION, Pa. – Julia Balaski scored five goals to lead Mercer to a 13-0 win at Clarion.

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Balaski scored 44 seconds into the contest and then added a second goal 3:59 seconds later to stake the Mustangs (6-1) to an early 2-0 lead.

Devyn Bailey made it 3-0 in the eight minute before Balaski completed the hat trick late in the 14th minute to make it 4-0.

It was the first of two goals for Bailey, who also scored late in the 51st minute to give Mercer a 9-0 lead.

Before the first half was over. Ryan Dubiel and Balaski both scored to push the lead to 6-0, and then Balaski scored again two-and-a-half minutes into the second half to make it 7-0.

Balaski was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about her performance and the win.

Ryan Dubiel also had two goals adding the 11th goal for the Mustangs in early in the 67th minute while Reagan Dubiel (60th minute), Ella Vernam (76th minute), and Aubree Mathieson (79th minute) also scored for Mercer.

Clarion was unable to muster a shot on either of the two Mustang goalies with Kiley Kennis playing the first half and Maddy Jewell the second half.

The Lady Cats, who were down a number of starters, fell to 1-5.

Mercer’s Julia Balaski

FORT LEBOEUF 5, HARBOR CREEK 0

HARBORCREEK, Pa. – Ashley Froess scored a pair of goals to help Fort LeBoeuf to a 5-0 win over Harbor Creek.

Maggie Morrison, Elise Cacchione and Abby Kightlinger had one goal each for the Bison. Emily Samluk tallied three assists and Cacchione and Morrison one each.

Lauren Green got the clean sheet in net.

MCDOWELL 9, WARREN 0

ERIE, Pa. – Grace Emanuel and Abby Faulhaber scored two goals each as McDowell blanked Warren, 9-0.

Jenna Ellsworth, Sabrina Cole, Samantha Faulkner, Sarah Tomko and Hannah Shepard also scored for the Trojans.

CONNEAUT 3, SHARON 1

LINESVILLE, Pa. – Victoria Medrick, Alayana Ott and Hannah Brady all scored to lead Conneaut past Sharon.

Ott also added a pair of assists for the Eagles.

KANE 2, FOREST AREA 2

Kane and Forest Area battled to a draw.

Shawna Pack and Emily Best had a goal, with Best also notching an assist for Forest. Emily Stephan and Jillian Watts scored for Kane.

VILLA MARIA 3, GENERAL MCLANE 2

EDINBORO, Pa. – Alexa Tojaga, Callie Cacchione and Lauren Baloga all scored to help Villa to a 3-2 in over General McLane.

Ella Raimondi and Olivia Dixon had assists for the Victors.

SENECA 2, MAPLEWOOD 0

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Ava Pushchak and Kendall Joint both scored to help Seneca beat Maplewood.

Victoria Carney and Rorri Mueller had the clean sheet in net.

WILMINGTON 20, WEST MIDDLESEX 0

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Lindsey Martineau and Ashley Wignall scored four goals each as Wilmington blanked West Middlesex.

Analise Hendrickson and Becka Book also recorded hat tricks for the Greyhounds.

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