Final Record: 19-3-1, JV 8-8
Congratulations to all of the All-Stars
Nov. 3 - The all-star teams for the MAC and the CMGSL have been announced. The MAC only selects first team all-stars while the CMGSL selects first team, second team, honorable mention and freshman teams. Listed below are this year's Lady Ram selections for the teams.
All State MAC
All State CMGSL
First Team MAC
First Team CMGSL
Second Team CMGSL
Honorable Mention CMGSL
All Freshmen Team CMGSL
Penns Valley's Season Ends in Johnstown 4-0
Oct. 30 - The Lady Rams ended their season when they ran into a tough and talented Westmont-Hilltop in Johnstown. Penns Valley didn't have the answer to the size and speed of the Lady Hilltoppers but put forth a valiant effort in their quest for their first district crown.
Westmont-Hilltop controlled the ball from the beginning and netted their first goal ten minutes into the game with a 30 yard shot over Holly Heinrichs. They scored again a few minutes later. The Lady Rams did well to end the half behind 2-0.
Penns Valley played better in the second half, stringing some passes together, and made some drives into Westmont's defensive third of the field. Erin Glasgow had the best scoring opportunity when she beat the left side fullback and sent a shot wide right of the goal. The Lady Hilltoppers put two more goals in before the end of the game.
Holly Heinrichs had a huge game in the goal, making many diving saves and stopping some point blank shots. She ended up with 20 saves for the game. The defense was under constant assault and did a good job of clearing away many dangerous attacks.
Despite the season-ending loss, it was another great year for the Lady Rams. They made it further into post-season play than any other Lady Ram soccer team before them and set a number of records in the process.
Penns Valley Beats Bishop McCort in District Semifinal
Oct. 28 - The Lady Rams played an inspired district semifinal match and beat a fast Bishop McCort team 3-1. Jen Wise had her sixth hat trick of the year to provide all of the scoring while the defense came up big even though they had a speed disadvantage. This year's Lady Rams now have the distinction of going further in post-season play than any team before them.
Bishop McCort struck first midway through the first half when one of their strikers broke through the defense and beat a charging Holly Heinrichs with a low shot into the corner of the goal. Penns Valley struck back within a few minutes when MaryAnne Ventura fed a ball over the defense to a hard charging Jen Wise who buried the shot in the bottom of the net. The Lady Rams struck again before the half ended when Laura Anderson put a ball through to Jen Wise who froze the keeper and put the ball in the left corner of the net. The half ended with Penns Valley ahead 2-1 but with Bishop McCort applying a lot of pressure.
The second half saw a lot of back and forth play before Penns Valley struck again when Abby Young put a ball through to Jen Wise who beat the defense again and scored. Penns Valley then cranked up the pressure and created some more dangerous opportunities but couldn't find the net again. The Lady Ram defense led by Laura Anderson and a stellar game from Ashlyn Schriefer rose to the occasion and shut out Bishop McCort in the second half. MaryAnne Ventura, Jess Glasgow, Jen Montminy, and Abby Young all made big stops on their fast wingers. Holly Heinrichs was solid in goal and didn't give McCort many second chances.
The Lady Rams now play Westmont-Hilltop in the district finals at Johnstown Athletic Complex in Johnstown on Thursday, October 30, at 6:00pm.
Penns Valley Blanks Bald Eagle Area in Districts
Oct. 23 - The Lady Rams played their first-round district match against a pesky Bald Eagle team and came away the 2-0 winners. The game was started over an hour late due to a game beforehand that went to penalty kicks but the Lady Rams didn't let it bother them as they notched another shutout.
Penns Valley created many dangerous opportunities during the first half but could not find the back of the net as the Bald Eagle keeper came up with some big saves. Finally, with three minutes left in the half, Jen Wise got to a Jess Glasgow cross in front of the net and touched the ball to Jamie Leitch who beat the keeper. Two minutes later Leitch fed a ball through to Jen Wise who also buried it in the net.
The second half saw some back and forth action with the Lady Rams still putting on most of the pressure but Bald Eagle did create a few dangerous opportunities. The Penns Valley defense was equal to the task and Holly Heinrichs made a few nice saves in goal to preserve the shutout.
The Lady Rams will now face Bishop McCort, which was a 6-1 winner over Central Cambria, at Penns Valley on Tuesday, October 28, at 6:00pm. The current district playoff bracket is located here.
Congratulations Erin Glasgow and Jen Wise!
Oct. 22 - Erin Glasgow has been selected to the AA girls All-state team and Jen Wise has been named the Central Mountains League AA girls Most Valuable Player. Congratulations to both on their excellent seasons which are the result of years of hard work.
Oct. 15 - A day after finishing league play undefeated, the Lady Rams put an exclamation point on the season by beating second place Juniata 2-1. The Indians only had one loss on the season, and that was in there first meeting with Penns Valley, so they came in looking for revenge. Game conditions were tough as the temperature dropped and the winds howled across the field. The Lady Rams won the toss and decided to play with the wind at their backs for the first half.
With the wind advantage, Penns Valley dominated play during the first half, limiting Juniata to a few counter attacks. The Lady Rams created numerous goal-scoring opportunities but the Indians packed the defensive end of the field and knocked away shot after shot. In the 21st minute, Penns Valley finally broke through when Mindy Ash flicked a header on to Jen Wise who broke out of a crowd and beat the keeper. In spite of a few more dangerous opportunities for Penns Valley, the halftime score stayed 1-0.
In the second half, the Lady Rams had to deal with the wind in their faces and they did a great job of taking the wind out of the game. They kept the ball on the ground and used short passes to move up the field and create more opportunities. Seven minutes into the half Abby Young beat a defender and broke into the clear behind the defense in the left side of the penalty area. The defender tried to catch up but took Young down from behind, resulting in a penalty kick. MaryAnne Ventura buried the shot in the right side of the net for the second goal.
The rest of the half saw back and forth play until Juniata scored with one minute to go on a long shot from the right side of the field. They then pushed everyone up in an effort to score but the defense, led by Laura Anderson, stiffened and didn't let them get the equalizer. The Lady Rams now look forward to their first district match on Thursday, October 23, at 7:30pm against Bald Eagle on the Penns Valley Athletic Field.
Oct. 14 - On yet another rainy night Penns Valley grabbed the Central Mountains League Small School title with a 9-0 victory over West Snyder. The Lady Rams controlled play from the beginning and poured in the shots as the rain poured down. Christie Wiest started the scoring on an unassisted goal a few minutes into the game. Jen Wise and MaryAnne Ventura each had two goals for the night. Other goals came from Jamie Leitch, Abby Young, Julie Yeagley and Mindy Ash. Contributing assists were Wise, Wiest, Sierra Leitch and Emily Searfoss.
Oct. 8 - Penns Valley honored their five seniors on Wednesday night with a 3-1 win over Bald Eagle. Laura Anderson, Christie Wiest, Erin Glasgow, Abby Young and Mindy Ash were honored in a pregame ceremony and then went out and notched the 58th win of their career. All five seniors have played the last four years and have made significant contributions to the success of the Lady Rams.
Penns Valley struck early, two minutes into the game, on an unassisted goal from Jen Wise and then dominated play for the rest of the first half but couldn't find the net. In the second half, Jen Wise struck early again with her team-leading 25th goal on an assist from MaryAnne Ventura (her team-leading 11th assist). Ashlyn Schriefer finished the scoring for the Lady Rams twelve minutes into the half on an assist from Jen Wise. Bald Eagle notched its goal later and played with renewed energy afterward but the Penns Valley defense tightened and didn't let them score again.
Oct. 7 - Penns Valley put on an offensive show Tuesday night as Jen Wise scored five goals and Christie Wiest tallied three assists to lead the Lady Rams to an 8-1 victory over Bellefonte. Wise scored her first goal just over a minute into the game on an assist from Abby Young. Wise then scored the next three goals on assists from MaryAnne Ventura and Jamie Leitch.
The final four goals were scored by Mindy Ash, Wise, Ashlyn Schriefer and Jamie Leitch. The assists were credited to Christie Wiest (3), Erin Glasgow, and Mindy Ash. The Lady Rams controlled the middle of the field very well with nice play from Abby Young and Erin Glasgow and all of the midfielders did a good job of feeding balls through to the strikers for scoring opportunities. In earlier action the Lady Rams JV lost to Bellefonte 2-3 with goals from Emily Searfoss and Brittnee Rossman.
Oct. 4 - On a windy and rainy Saturday Penns Valley played to a 4-4 tie against a physical Mifflinburg team. Field conditions rapidly worsened during the first half which resulted in slippery, sloppy play in the second half and overtime. Good footing was tough to find which took the Lady Rams out of their normally crisp passing game. The Lady Wildcats struck first with a shot from 20 yards out which found the upper left corner of the net. After that, Penns Valley started to put the pressure on and scored three unanswered goals. Jamie Leitch struck first with an assist from Ashlyn Schriefer. MaryAnne Ventura struck next on a well-placed penalty kick after Leitch got taken down in the penalty box. Mindy Ash capitalized on a loose ball in front of the net after a cross from Abby Young for the next goal.
Mifflinburg started to apply some pressure midway through the second half and scored the next two goals. With about five minutes to go in the game, Ashlyn Schriefer knotted the score at four with an assist from Julie Yeagley. Holly Heinrichs came up big in the goal in the two 10-minute overtime periods to preserve the tie and ended up with 15 saves.
The game was unfortunately marred by numerous cases of unsporting conduct by the visitors. The officials handed out two yellow cards and a red card to the Lady Wildcat coach and players as well as giving additional warnings. In earlier action, the Lady Rams JV beat Mifflinburg 1-0 on a goal from Brittnee Rossman.
Oct. 1 - For the second day in a row the Lady Rams scored nine goals as they beat Philipsburg-Osceola 9-1. Jen Wise got the scoring started a few minutes into the game as she dribbled through the defense and buried a shot in the lower left corner of the goal. She scored again a few minutes later with a similar goal. Wise ended the night with her fourth hat trick of the year.
Abby Young and MaryAnne Ventura added beautiful goals where they dribbled through a number of defenders before beating the keeper. Mindy Ash got in the scoring, also, with a splendid assist from Erin Glasgow. Other goal-scorers for Penns Valley were Erin Glasgow, Ashlyn Schriefer and Laura Anderson. MaryAnne Ventura also had an assist on the night.
With the score 6-0 at halftime, many younger players were able to play in the second half. Philipsburg scored their goal near the end of the game off of a deflection in front of the net. The Lady Rams JV won 5-1 in earlier action.
Sept. 30 - Penns Valley traveled to Houtzdale to play Mo Valley on Monday and came away with a 9-0 win. The game began with some back and forth play for the first 15 minutes before Jen Wise knocked in the first goal on a nice assist from Jamie Leitch. Twelve minutes later Abby Young capitalized on a corner kick from MaryAnne Ventura. Young followed up her own header, which bounced off a defensive player, and put the ball in the back of the net with her foot. Four more goals followed quickly from Jen Wise, Jamie Leitch, Ashlyn Schriefer and Erin Glasgow. Assists were credited to Jen Wise and Emily Searfoss.
In the second half, the Lady Rams continued the scoring onslaught with goals from Mindy Ash, Laura Anderson and Christie Wiest. Jamie Leitch, Elody Gyekis and Brittnee Rossman made the assists. The defense, led by Laura Anderson, played a nice game to earn their seventh shutout.
Sept. 25 - Bellefonte played with desire and Penns Valley had trouble getting good shots off but ended up the 3-0 winner at Bellefonte. The Lady Rams controlled much of the play and outshot Bellefonte 31 to 7 but didn't capitalize on many opportunities. Abby Young finally knocked one in 25 minutes into the first half off an assist from Jen Wise.
In the second half, MaryAnne Ventura scored off of a free kick with an assist from Jess Glasgow and Glasgow then assisted Christie Wiest near the end of the game for the third goal. Laura Anderson had another solid effort on defense to lead the team to their sixth shutout of the season.
Sept. 24 - Huntingdon struck first but Penns Valley answered the challenge to win a tough game, 4-1. Two minutes into the game, a Huntingdon player launched a shot from 25 yards out that found its way into the back of the net but the Lady Rams quickly regained the momentum and started to create their own scoring opportunities. Ashlyn Schriefer struck first for the Lady Rams. MaryAnne Ventura put a nice corner kick into the penalty area which was headed towards the goal by Abby Young. Schriefer hustled to the ball and beat the goalie from close range. Towards the end of the first half, Christie Wiest crossed the ball into Schriefer who found the lower corner of the net from 15 yards out.
Penns Valley controlled much of the play in the second half with a combination of crisp passing and well-timed runs. Christie Wiest notched the first goal of the half off a nice through pass from Abby Young. Schriefer finished the scoring and her hat trick with her typical hustle, following a shot that the keeper couldn't handle and placing it in the back of the net. Stellar midfield play from Erin Glasgow, Abby Young and MaryAnne Ventura combined with yet another solid defensive effort led by Laura Anderson and a breakout game from Schriefer proved to be too much for Huntingdon.
Sept. 22 - On a short, saturated field, the Lady Rams overcame a determined West Branch team to win 4-1. West Branch got on the scoreboard first with a goal off of a corner kick early in the game. The score remained 1-0 at halftime as the Lady Rams had a tough time adjusting to the field conditions.
In the second half, Penns Valley began to pour it on as the rain and wind came harder and had many opportunities before Jen Wise took the ball close to midfield, dribbled through the defense and beat the keeper ten minutes into the half. Julie Yeagley scored the go-ahead goal ten minutes later on a feed from Wise. At the 25 minute mark, Erin Glasgow played a beautiful ball through to Wise who netted her second goal. Wise then finished the scoring with an assist from MaryAnne Ventura.
Sept. 18 - The Lady Rams won a tough game at Bald Eagle on Thursday by a score of 5-2. The Lady Eagles played aggressively and put up a good fight. Christie Wiest got the scoring started for the Lady Rams on an assist by Erin Glasgow. Jen Wise added a goal a little later on an assist from Wiest. Bald Eagle then got on the scoreboard with a penalty kick.
In the second half, Julie Yeagley, Jamie Leitch and MaryAnne Ventura notched goals with assists from Leitch, Glasgow and Wise. Bald Eagle finished the scoring with a goal late in the game.
Sept. 16 - The girls traveled to Philipsburg on Tuesday and overpowered the Lady Mounties 8-2. Ashlyn Schriefer started the scoring five minutes into the game from close range, capitalizing on a nice cross from Christie Wiest. Jamie Leitch knocked on in a few minutes later on a feed from Schriefer. Jen Wise notched the next three goals, all on assists from MaryAnne Ventura. Elody Gyekis finished out the scoring in the half off a feed from Julie Yeagley.
Erin Glasgow scored a minute into the second half with an assist from Jamie Leitch and MaryAnne Ventura finished off the scoring for the Lady Rams with a penalty kick. PO put in two goals late in the game.
Sept. 13 - A rainy day didn't dampen the spirits of the Lady Rams as they knocked in six goals against Lewistown on Saturday while the defense notched another shutout. They used a combination of sharp passing and all-around hustle to keep the ball in Lewistown's half of the field most of the game.
Abby Young got the scoring started and Ashlyn Schriefer, Emily Searfoss, and Jen Wise each added a goal to the effort while Christie Wiest knocked in two goals. Erin Glasgow, Jamie Leitch and MaryAnne Ventura provided the assists.
Sept. 11 - Despite a sluggish start, the Lady Rams poured in the goals against Moshannon Valley and came away 7-1 winners. Jen Wise had another mulitple goal game to lead the offense to three goals in the first half and four goals in the second.
Sept. 9 - The Lady Rams played a tough Huntingdon team on Tuesday and came away with a 3-0 win. The first half was one of the toughest of the year with a fast, determined Huntingdon team winning many balls at midfield. The breakthrough for the Lady Rams came with 13 seconds remaining before halftime when Christie Wiest took the ball down the right side and blasted a shot from 20 yards out into the far upper corner.
Early in the second half MaryAnne Ventura fed a pass to Julie Yeagley who beat the left side fullback and then beat the goalkeeper with a nice left-footed shot. After that, the Lady Rams dominated and the scoring was finished when Erin Glasgow got to a loose ball in front of the net and put it in.
Sept. 8 - The Lady Rams traveled to Juniata on Monday to play a crucial early-season match against last year's Mountain League runners-up. The first half saw a lot of back and forth play until Abby Young hit a turnaround shot from 15 yards out on a feed from Elody Gyekis.
In the second half, Juniata pushed hard and kept much of the play in the Lady Rams' defensive end of the field but the Lady Rams played hard and gutted out the victory, 1-0, with an excellent effort from Holly Heinrichs in the net.
Sept. 4 - The Lady Rams shutout West Branch at home on Thursday evening by a score of 6-0 with tight defense and an offense that came alive. Christie Wiest started the scoring in the first half on an assist from Ashlyn Schriefer and Jen Wise added a second goal a few minutes later with an assist from Abby Young.
In the second half, the Lady Rams poured in four goals as Jen Wise knocked in two more for her first hat trick with assists from Mindy Ash and Emily Searfoss. Emily Searfoss then completed the scoring on an assist from Jess Glasgow.
Holly Heinrichs stopped the only shot she faced in goal and the defense, led by Laura Anderson, had an excellent effort to record their second straight shutout.
Sept. 2 - The Lady Rams began the regular season with a 2-0 win against East Juniata on a rainy Tuesday night. While dominating play for most of the first half, they could not find the back of the net until the second half. Ashlyn Schriefer netted the first goal with a strong left-footed shot from 15 yards out. Later in the second half, Erin Glasgow broke through behind the defense on a pass from Schriefer and beat the keeper from 8 yards away. Overall the Lady Rams outshot East Juniata by 35-4. Holly Heinrichs, the Lady Rams goalkeeper, made a nice save on a penalty shot to keep East Juniata off of the scoreboard.
Aug. 30 - The Lady Rams began the season with the annual tournament in Hughesville and faced some tough competition. They went up against the host on Friday and came out on the short end of a 5-0 score but showed considerable improvement in the second half of the rain-delayed game.
On Saturday, after finishing the half of the game with Hughesville, the Lady Rams faced a talented Loyalsock team. Partway through the second half of a very physical, evenly-matched game, the score stood knotted at 3-3 with nice goals from Abby Young, Jamie Leitch and MaryAnne Ventura. Loyalsock poured it on at the end of the game, however, and put 3 more goals in against an exhausted Penns Valley squad. It was a valiant efforts by the Lady Rams which saw many scoring opportunities and the first goals of the season.