Central Mountain girls’ tennis gives effort to be proud of

Despite losing the match, 5-2, to Jersey Shore, Central Mountain had plenty to take away and proud of in its girls’ tennis match.

Becky Piergallini, a freshman, defeated Meghan Herman, 6-4 6-7 11-9, in singles. She then went on to help win a doubles match.

“We were really pleased with Piergallini, who is a freshman. She broke through for us today,” Central Mountain coach Pete Wert said. “It was nice to see that today. We are really pleased with that.”

“Jersey Shore is tough, and I’m pleased with the way the team played.”


Central Mountain’s struggles continued as it dropped a 3-1 contest to Dubois.

“We are struggling to define who we are and how to showcase ourselves in games,” Central Mountain coach Ryan Veltri said. “We have great potential, but we have yet to put the pieces together.”

Becca Leuthold was able to tie the game with a second half unassisted goal.

The challenges also continued for Jersey Shore, which dropped a, 2-1, contest against Hughesville Wednesday. Hannah Rhinehart tallied Jersey Shore’s lone goal.


Alex Boyer was at it again, helping BEA secure a 0-0 tie against Mountain League leading Tyrone.

It was the Eagles second shutout of the week.

“The week really went well,” BEA coach Jason Bair said. “We ended it with two straight shutouts. I’m excited about the defense.”


Jersey Shore 5, Central Mountain 2

Singles: 1. Sara Donley (JS) def. Lauren Bennett, 6-1 6-2. 2. Erin Engle (JS) def. Natasha Heath, 6-3 6-2. 3. Jordan Collins (JS) def. Alie Hunt, 6-0 6-0. 4. Anya Klinitcher (JS) def. Chelsie Miller, 6-1 6-3. 5. Becky Piergallini (CM) def. Meghan Herman, 6-4 6-7 11-9.

Doubles: 1. Donley and Engle (JS) def. Bennett and Casey Lageman, 8-5. 2. Heath and Piergallini (CM) def. Holly Enders and Megan Bowes, 8-1.

Record: Central Mountain 4-5.

Next: Altoona at Central Mountain, Tuesday, 4 p.m.


Dubois 3, Central Mountain 1

D-Cassidy O’Donnell 33:14; CM-Becca Leuthold (unassisted) 50:50; D-Brooke Leithner (unassisted) 63:50; D-Tanya Davies (unassisted) 73:39.

Shots: CM 3, D 6. Corners: CM 2, D 4. Saves: CM (Bree Hilty) 6, D (Kate Sutter) 2.

Hughesville 2, Jersey Shore 1

H-Alivia Braunbeck (Emily Hamel) 38:04; H-Melanie Santo (Kaitlin Peterman) 5:59. JS-Hannah Rhinehart 20:44. Shots: JS 3, H 9. Corners: JS 1, H 7. Saves: JS (Grace Naehu and Emily Shaffer) 6, H (Allison Russell) 1.


Bald Eagle Area 0, Tyrone 0

Shots: BEA 11, T 16. Corners: BEA 6, T 9. Saves: BEA (Alex Boyer) 9, T (Dominick Berry) 8.

Records: BEA 2-6-1. Tyrone 5-1-1.

Next: Bellefonte at BEA, Tuesday, 7 p.m.


Penns Valley 3, BEA 1

Games: 1. 25-10. 2. 17-25. 3. 25-23. 4. 25-21.

Leaders: Chelsea Eisenhuth 7 kills, Tylor Yarrison 7 kills. Diggs: Sarah Torres 8. Hannah Park 2 aces. Jenny Zimmerman 2 aces. Jessica Bressler 17 assists.

Record: BEA 3-3.