Archive - Sports Article
October 5th, 2014
It was a chilly and windy fall morning on Saturday, but it turned out to be a good day for soccer for the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen as they avenged their loss to Punxsutawney earlier this season with a 1-0 win over the Chucks in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
The two teams met for the first time this season on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in Punxsutawney, and the Chucks won that match 3-2.
The Elk County Catholic cross country squads put in strong performances at the Ridgway Invitational which was held at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School on Saturday. The Lady Crusaders placed fifth out of nine teams while the Crusaders came in third out of 14 teams. Lady Crusader Tori Dippold dominated the girls' race, finishing over a minute faster than her closest competitor. She had a winning time of 18:53.4.
The St. Marys Area cross country runners took part in the Ridgway Invitational on Saturday at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway. The Lady Dutch finished second among nine girls' teams and also had three team members place in the top eight.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen defeated the Clarion-Limestone Lions by a 50-18 score in a KSAC game played at Clarion-Limestone last night.
Both the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and the Ridgway Elkers took 5-0 records into Friday night's game at Dutch Country Stadium, but it was the Elkers who would steal the show, outplaying the Crusaders on both sides of the ball to win 35-7 in a dominating performance.
Despite giving up an early lead and allowing the Lady Cardinals back into the game in the second half of Thursday afternoon's game at Benzinger Park, the Lady Crusaders never gave up and were able to score the game-winner in double-overtime to come away with a 2-1 victory and avenge an early season loss.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team handed the Kane Lady Wolves a 3-0 setback Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
The final score on Thursday night's match between the Crusaders and the Cardinals may have been 4-1 in favor of DCC, but it does not reflect the effort put forth by ECC and the numerous opportunities the team was able to create throughout the game. Despite ECC's best efforts, the spectacular play of DCC keeper Markus Peterson thwarted nearly all of their chances to put points on the board.
The Elk County Catholic cross country teams played host to the St. Marys Area squads Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
In the only team race, the Lady Dutch edged the Lady Crusaders 26-29.
St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey captured the District 9-AA singles championship on Wednesday as she defeated Punxsutawney's Amber Ward.
It took approximately 3 1/2 hours spread over two days for Casey to win her championship.
Casey won the first set 7-6 (9-7). Ward came back to win the second set 7-6 (7-2). The third set went to Casey by a 6-2 score.