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Soccer Roundup


October 17, 2019

NBC Girls

Fannett-Metal broke a 1-1 tie with two second-half goals to defeat Northern Bedford, 3-1, in high school girls’ soccer action Sept. 30.

Abby Kline scored the Lady Panthers’ lone goal, unassisted, at the 25:48 mark of the first half.

On the following day, Oct. 1, Abby Kline tallied the game-winning goal, unassisted, at the 5:34 mark of overtime to lift NB to a 4-3 victory.

NB led 2-1 at halftime behind goals from Sydney Coffee (Ashley Kichman assist) and Emily Heck (unassisted). Kline opened the second-half scoring (Paige Snider assist) to make it 3-1, before Berlin rallied to knot the game at the end of regulation.

Northern Bedford traveled to West Branch Oct. 3 and returned with a 3-0 setback. The Lady Warriors scored twice in the first half and once in the second.

The Lady Panthers dropped a 5-2 decision to visiting Everett Oct. 8. Abby Kline scored both goals for NB. Emily Heck assisted on Kline’s second goal, which pulled the team to within 3-2 in the second half. Kristen Ewing scored four goals for Everett.

NB traveled to Moshannon Valley Oct. 9 and returned home with a 5-1 setback. Paige Snider, with an assist from Abby Kline, gave the Lady Panthers a 1-0 lead. Moshannon Valley then scored the game’s final five goals.

NBC Boys

The Northern Bedford boys’ soccer team allowed four first-half goals during a 5-2 loss at Fannett-Metal on Sept. 30.

After F-M took a 1-0 lead, NB’s Reyan Imler scored his first of two goals on the day. Collin Yeatts assisted on both goals.

F-M scored the game’s final four goals of the game.

On the following day, Oct. 1, Northern Bedford hosted Berlin Brothersvalley and jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the strength of two goals by Collin Yeatts and one by Ethan Coffee.

After Berlin rallied with three straight goals, NB’s Austin Bartholow scored the game-winner on a cross from Reyan Imler with nine minutes left to lift the Black Panthers to a 4-3 victory.

Collin Yeatts scored the game-winner with 20 minutes to go in the second half as visiting Northern Bedford edged Johnstown Christian, 3-2, Oct. 3. Eli Grimes and Levi Wiedemann scored goals to get Northern Bedford out to a 2-0 lead. Lucas Hayness and Ethan McDowell each scored to equalize for Johnstown Christian.

“We were on our third game in four days and after jumping out to a 2-0 lead, we did not have the same energy that we had on Monday and Tuesday,” coach Yeatts said. “Eli Grimes took a shot that was deflected into the goal in the first minute and then Levi Wiedemann scored his first varsity goal a few minutes later.

Xander Brown scored three goals and Mason Cessna added two for Everett as it scored an 8-0 victory at NB Oct. 8.

NB traveled to HOPE for Hyndman Oct. 10 and dropped a 6-1 decision.

Reyan Imler opened the scoring for Northern Bedford. William Waltman scored four goals for Hyndman. Damon Scheid added two goals and two assists.

CHS Girls

The Central Lady Dragon soccer team won two of three contests recently, raising their record to 6-8 on the season.

On Oct. 1 the Dragons traveled to Philipsburg and returned with a dominating 8-0 victory. The Lady Dragons led 3-0 at the half and won convincingly.

Alyssa Bartley had a huge game, scoring twice in each half. Tori Longenecker had a pair of goals along with two assists. Sarah Stern and Ella Garner were each credited with a goal.

On Oct. 2, Bellefonte visited Central and left with a thrilling 5-4 double-overtime victory. Bellefonte jumped ahead 3-1 at halftime before the Lady Dragons responded with three unanswered second half goals.

Tori Longenecker had goals in each half while Jaida Oakes and Alyssa Bartley had second half goals. Sarah Stern and Madison Eicher were credited with assists.

Neither team was able to dent the scoreboard in the first overtime but in the 100th minute of play, Bellefonte scored to end the contest.

On Oct. 5, the Lady Dragons traveled to Loysburg and came home with a tough 2-1 double-overtime win. Alyssa Bartley continued her impressive week with an early unassisted goal but Northern Bedford tied the score with just two minutes left in regulation.

For the second consecutive game, neither team was able to score in overtime, sending the game into a second overtime period. Late in the extra period, Jaida Oakes connected on an unassisted goal to give the Dragons the victory.

CHS Boys

The Central boys’ soccer team split a pair of games last week, giving them a 4-10 record on the season.

On Oct. 8, the Dragons traveled to Wingate to battle Bald Eagle Area (10-3) and gave their hosts all they could handle. Although BEA had a lopsided 8-1 advantage in shots on goal in the opening half, the game was scoreless entering intermission.

The Dragons got their offense going in the second half and outshot BEA 8-5 but couldn’t connect. Bald Eagle was able to score twice in the final few minutes to win 2-0. Goalkeeper Zeb Wyant had 10 saves for the Dragons.

In a non-league game against Johnstown, Central scored early and often as they pounded the Trojans 10-1. Central led 4-1 at the break and scored six unanswered goals after halftime.

Luke Trexler, Brandt Kensinger, Zach Gahagan and Colin Rupert each had a pair of goals for Central. Caden Feathers and Benjamin Theys had a goal apiece. Also, Trexler and Theys had two assists while Kensinger, Gahagan, Feathers and Jonathan Imler had one assist.


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