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Local roundup: Martell helps lift PV girls soccer to a win

Penns Valley beat Huntingdon in girls soccer, 2-1, as Katie Martell scored a goal early in the second half to seal it.

“We started out well but then lost our way a bit and were unfortunate to go down on a somewhat questionable free kick. We made an adjustment and the girls started to settle back into the game,” Penns Valley coach Andrew Beverly said. “Leah Beben did an excellent job as the leader and organizer of our back line in the second half and Rayanne Witmer has been a big boost having just come back from injury.”

Huntingdon took an early lead when Greta Staley scored for a 1-0 lead. Penns Valley’s Nikki Denger then scored 12 minutes later to tie the game.

“All in all, it was a tough, scrappy game and both teams did a good job to break up play and make things difficult,” Beverly said.

• Bald Eagle Area beat Bellefonte, 3-1, in girls soccer. Kerri Shutika tied the game for Bellefonte early in the first half. Bald Eagle Area scored twice in less than a minute in the second half to put the game away by Abby Hoover and Grace Wagner. Both were unassisted.

Falen McHenry scored the first goal of the game for BEA before Shutika tied it at 1-1 four minutes later.

• Penns Valley beat Bellefonte, 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-13) in girls volleyball. Cameron Upcraft led Penns Valley with 13 kills and Anna Butler had 10 kills and nine digs. Hailey Coursen had a team-high 33 assists. Kailen Winkelblech and Madysn Butler each had nine digs as well.

GIRLS SOCCER

Penns Valley 2, Huntingdon 1

H–Greta Staley, 12:32. PV–Nikki Denger, 24:49. PV–Katie Martell, 45:18.

Shots: PV 15, H 11. Corners: PV 2, H 3. Saves: PV 5 (Kylie Auman), H 9 (Simone Bilich).

Records: Penns Valley (7-1, 5-1 Mountain League). Next game: Penns Valley at Tyrone, Saturday.

Bald Eagle Area 3,

Bellefonte 1

BEA–Falen McHenry, 10:45. Bel–Kerri Shutika, 14:17. BEA–Abby Hoover, 49:18. BEA–Grace Wagner, 50:25.

Shots: BEA 12, Bel 8. Corners: BEA 2, Bel 2. Saves: BEA 7 (Angelina Grieb), Bel 9 (Emily Culp).

Records: Bald Eagle (4-2-1, 3-2-1 Mountain League). Next game: Bald Eagle Area at St. Joe’s, today.

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