Record: 18-5, JV 4-5-4
Nov. 9 - The Central Mountains Girls' Soccer League (CMGSL) and the Mountain Athletic Conference (MAC) have named their All-Star teams for the 2004 season. Once again, many of the Lady Rams have received recognition on these teams. Click on the "All-Stars" link on the left side of the page to see who has been named to these teams.
Lady Rams' Season Ends
Nov. 2 - On yet another rainy evening Bishop McCort took advantage of their second half opportunities to beat Penns Valley 2-1 in the District 6 semifinals.
The Lady Rams started the game off quickly and created many early opportunities to score. They kept the pressure on the whole half but were unable to find the back of the net. Shots kept going wide or high or right at the Bishop McCort goalkeeper. Meanwhile the defense was able to neutralize any fast breaks by the McCort speedy strikers. The half was dominated by Penns Valley but still ended in a scoreless tie.
The second half started where the first left off with the Lady Rams having some excellent opportunities in the first few minutes but they couldn't capitalize. The momentum began to shift, however, and McCort started to win the close balls. The first goal came off a long throw-in from the corner that bounced in front of the goal and was headed past Holly Heinrichs into the back of the net. Bishop McCort then cranked up the pressure and scored again about ten minutes later when one of their strikers raced to a loose ball and rocketed a shot into the goal. Heinrichs was able to keep McCort out of the net the rest of the night with some stellar saves.
The Lady Rams were able to put some pressure on the McCort defense the rest of the half but were not able to get many shots off as the speedy McCort defenders were able to chase down many of the through balls. The Penns Valley forwards were not able to keep up with the aggressive offsides trap that the McCort defense ran and there were often two or three of the Lady Rams offsides on through balls. Finally, with ten seconds left to play, a ball was kicked behind the McCort defense and a hustling Ashlyn Schriefer chased it down and, under defensive pressure, kicked it past a charging McCort keeper just before time expired.
Bishop McCort will now face Westmont-Hilltop, a 4-1 winner over Richland, for the District Championship.
Juniata Beats Penns Valley in CMGSL Championship
Oct. 30 - In a hard-fought 80 minutes of muddy soccer on Saturday night in Lewistown, Juniata's Kelli Weiger was the difference as she netted the hat trick to lead the Lady Indians to a 3-1 victory over the Lady Rams. This was the first year for the championship game as the league was split into two divisions at the beginning of the year. Juniata and Penns Valley were both undefeated in their separate divisions which setup a tough, physical matchup for the championship. The Juniata victory broke the streak of three successive championships for the Lady Rams.
In a see-saw first half, Juniata struck first midway through the half when Wieger picked up a loose ball inside the penalty area and fired a shot past a charging Holly Heinrichs. Emily Searfoss struck next for the Lady Rams when she took a pass from MaryAnne Ventura and fired a shot which found its way under the Juniata keeper. Then, with less than two minutes left in the half, a poor call by the official gave Juniata a direct kick from about 35 yards out, close to the sideline. Wieger took the kick and placed a perfect shot over Heinrichs into the far upper corner of the net.
In the second half, Penns Valley was unable to solve the Juniata defense and did not get a shot off. With about ten minutes left in the game, the Lady Rams took out a defensive player and put in a forward (a 3-4-3 formation) in order to try to get additional numbers on offense. Unfortunately, Wieger took advantage when her defender got picked by another defender and she broke in free on Heinrichs and blasted a shot into the corner.
Overall, it was a well-played game by both sides and worthy of a championship match. At times, the Lady Rams were able to control the middle of the field but couldn't get the offense going in the second half. Juniata's keeper made some nice saves to keep Penns Valley to one goal. Holly Heinrichs also made some nice saves and Ashlyn Schriefer did well trying to keep up with Wieger all night. In the end, it was a matter of one of the state's finest players making it count when she got her opportunities.
Penns Valley Downs Philipsburg in District Playoffs
Oct. 28 - Philipsburg-Osceola played a tough match against the Lady Rams on Thursday night but could not gain the victory as the Lady Rams won 2-1.
Philipsburg came out hard in the first half and hustled all over the field. Penns Valley could not get their passing game going and there was a lot of back-and-forth action. Finally, at 12:01 into the half, MaryAnne Ventura picked up a ball near the top of the penalty area and launched a low, left-footed shot past the keeper and just inside the goalpost to make it 1-0. Just 51 seconds later, however, the Lady Mounties struck back when they got behind the defense and chipped the ball over Holly Heinrichs and into the back of the net to make the score 1-1. The half ended with neither team able to generate many quality scoring chances.
The Lady Rams were able to shake off the playoff jitters in the second half and settled down and took control of the game. Heinrichs saw very little action in goal as the ball was in Philipsburg's end of the field for most of the second half. The Lady Mounties' defense hung tough, however, and were able to repel any advances by the Lady Rams. One of the most dangerous chances for Penns Valley came off a corner kick when they had numerous shots on goal from close range but there were just too many Philipsburg bodies in the way and the ball did not find the goal. Finally, midway through the half, Ashlyn Schriefer won the ball about 40 yards out and chipped a ball behind the defense. Jen Wise chased it down and chipped over the charging keeper for the game winner. Despite a few more good opportunities, Penns Valley did not find the net again and the game ended 2-1.
Penns Valley will now play Bishop McCort on Tuesday, November 2, at home at 6:30pm for the District semifinals. The winner of that game will play the winner of Westmont-Hilltop and Richland. On Saturday, Penns Valley faces Juniata for the Central Mountain Girls' Soccer League Championship at Mitchell Field in Lewistown at 7:00pm.
District 6 Playoffs Coming to Penns Valley
On Thursday, October 28, the first round of District 6 Girls' Soccer playoffs will be held in the stadium at Penns Valley. Bellefonte and Altoona kick things off at 5:30pm with a first round AAA match. At 7:30pm the host Lady Rams will meet Philipsburg-Osceola in a first round AA match. The winners of the first match will advance to face State College on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Memorial Field in State College. The winners of the second match will advance to play the winner of the match between Bishop McCort and Central Cambria. The AA second round match will also be on Tuesday, Nov. 2, but the site has not yet been determined.
The Lady Rams will also play in the Central Mountain Girls' Soccer League Championship on Saturday, October 30, at 7:00pm at Mitchell Field in Lewistown. The Lady Rams (8-0 in Division play) will meet the Juniata Indians (6-0 in Division play) in the first ever CMGSL Championship game.
Lady Rams Blank Bellefonte
Oct. 22 - Playing their fourth game of the week and third day in a row, Penns Valley was able outlast Bellefonte 2-0. Both teams looked tired on another muddy day as they faced each other for the second time in three days.
Jamie Leitch continued her hot streak by notching the first goal midway through the first half. The Lady Rams dominated most of the half and had numerous opportunities but could not capitalize as the Bellefonte defense packed the penalty box and their keeper made some nice saves.
The only goal of the second half came midway through when Jen Wise took the ball down the sideline and made a nice cross to Julie Stover who was all alone about 15 yards from the goal. Stover trapped it and took a shot but the keeper was able to get a piece of the ball. A Bellefonte defender tried to clear it but knocked it into Stover who was charging hard after the ball and knocked it into the back of the net.
Lady Rams Level Lewistown
Oct. 21 - It was another muddy evening in Spring Mills but Penns Valley was able to overcome an early deficit and beat visiting Lewistown 5-1. A huge night from Jamie Leitch was the difference offensively.
Thirty-five seconds into the game Lewistown snuck in a shot from a nearly impossible angle which somehow skidded under Holly Heinrichs for the first goal. The Lady Rams quickly took control of the game after that but Lewistown was dangerous on counterattacks all evening. At 14:36 Jen Wise fed a pass from the corner to Jamie Leitch who buried it in the back of the net to make it 1-1. Five minutes later Leitch took a pass from MaryAnne Ventura and beat the keeper again to make it 2-1 which was the score at the half.
In the second half, Leitch scored three more times to put the game away. Two goals were unassisted and one was assisted by Ashlyn Schriefer. The Penns Valley defense was able to make the adjustments necessary to turn away all of the Lewistown counterattacks in the second half.
Penns Valley Beats Bellefonte
Oct. 20 - On a slippery afternoon in Bellefonte, the Lady Rams clinched the Central Mountain Girls' Soccer League Northern Division title by beating the Red Raiders 3-1.
The annual rivalry was played hard by both teams but neither one was able to score until just before halftime. MaryAnne Ventura drove the ball towards Bellefonte's goal and found a hard charging Jen Wise with a through ball. Wise beat the defender to the ball and then buried it in the back of the net with 56 seconds left in the half.
The Lady Rams took the second half kickoff and Ventura drove at the heart of the defense, slipping through numerous defenders before trying to get a shot off just inside the penalty area. The shot was blocked and the ball bounced out towards midfield. Ashlyn Schriefer charged at it from her stopper back position and took a shot with the first touch. The ball went high in the air towards the goal, caught the keeper out of position, and settled in the back of the net to make the score 2-0. Bellefonte scored next when the Penns Valley defense was called for a trip in the penalty area and one of the Red Raiders scored the ensuing penalty kick. The last goal was scored when Jess Glasgow kicked a rolling ball on the first touch from the corner of the penalty area and looped it over the Bellefonte goalie's head and inside the far post of the goal.
After the game the JV played to a 1-1 tie. Toot McCool scored the lone goal off an assist from Brittany LeVan.
Penns Valley Blanks Bald Eagle
Oct. 18 - The Lady Rams traveled to Bald Eagle Area High School on Monday and shut out the Lady Eagles 2-0. MaryAnne Ventura got Penns Valley started just over three minutes into the game when she took a feed from Sarah Montminy and blasted one in from 20 yards out. At 22:07 Jen Montminy put through a ball to Ashlyn Schriefer who beat her defender and buried it in the right corner of the goal. The Lady Rams dominated play for the rest of the game but were unable to find the goal again as Bald Eagle packed it in defensively. Holly Heinrichs recorded five saves to earn the shutout in goal.
In later action, the Lady Rams JV defeated the Lady Eagles 2-0. Brittany Levan scored the first goal early in the first half while Jess Neese notched the second goal on a penalty kick in the same half. Pam Heinrichs and Jess Neese combined for the shutout in goal.
Penns Valley Blanked by East Juniata
Oct. 14 - The Tigers of East Juniata routed the Lady Rams 6-0 on a cool night in McAlisterville. East Juniata dominated play in the first half and out-hustled and out-played Penns Valley to take a 3-0 lead by halftime.
The Lady Rams came out at halftime with a little more fire and had some early opportunities but couldn't capitalize. They started passing better and the second half was a see-saw battle but Penns Valley could not capitalize on their opportunities. The speed of the Tigers was more than the Lady Rams could handle and caused some defensive breakdowns which led to three more goals late in the half.
The East Juniata JV beat the Penns Valley JV 3-1 earlier with Toot McCool scoring the lone Penns Valley goal.
Penns Valley Shuts Out Huntingdon
Oct. 13 - Ashlyn Schriefer got the start on the front line Wednesday night at Detwiler field in Huntingdon and made the most of it as she netted the hat trick to lead the Lady Rams over the Lady Bearcats 3-0.
As the game started the rain came in and made it a wet and slippery night. The Lady Bearcats came out strong and played hard the whole night. The first half saw a lot of back-and-forth action. The only goal came at 7:30 when Emily Searfoss took a corner kick and Schriefer ran hard through a tangle of bodies to knock the bouncing ball in the back of the net. The Lady Rams had trouble stringing passes together in the half and couldn't control the flow of play.
Penns Valley came out with a purpose in the second half and immediately took control of the game. Controlled passes and timely runs made the difference. At 8:27, Julie Stover passed a ball through to a hard charging Schriefer who beat the defender to the ball and rocketed a left foot shot past the keeper to make the score 2-0. Five minutes later Schriefer took a ball the defenders failed to clear successfully and beat the keeper high to make it 3-0. The Lady Rams had a number of other quality opportunities as they kept the ball in the Lady Bearcats' end of the field for most of the rest of the half.
Julie Stover did a nice job taking Ashlyn Schriefer's normal position at stopper back. MaryAnne Ventura and Sarah Montminy worked together well to control the middle for much of the game. The entire team played well to achieve the victory. In earlier action the Lady Rams' JV lost to Huntingdon, 1-0.
Lady Rams Bounce Back Against Philipsburg
Oct. 11 - After a few weeks where Penns Valley struggled to put their passing game together they finally found it again against Philipsburg-Osceola on Monday night. Big offensive games from Brittnee Rossman and Jess Glasgow led the Lady Rams to shutout the Mounties 6-0.
Emily Searfoss got PV started early when she trapped down a Jess Glasgow cross and knocked a left-footed shot past the PO keeper 1:23 into the game. For the next 20 minutes the Lady Rams struggled connecting their passes. While they were making some good decisions, the execution was slightly off. Finally, towards the end of the first half, things started to click. At 24:56, Julie Stover hustled to win a loose ball in front of the net and buried it in the net for a 2-0 lead. At 34:01, MaryAnne Ventura took a nice feed from Sarah Montminy, slipped past some defenders and launched a rocket from 20 yards out which beat the keeper high. Brittnee Rossman finished the scoring in the half when she took another nice pass from Sarah Montminy, broke behind the defense and chipped it over the keeper's head with 14 seconds left in the half.
In the second half, the Lady Rams continued the nice ball movement. At 3:15 into the half, Jess Glasgow took a pass from Jamie Leitch and fired a screamer past the PO keeper from the right side of the penalty box to make it 5-0. Brittnee Rossman finished the scoring ten minutes later when she ran in on a Jess Glasgow corner kick and headed a bouncing ball into the back of the net.
The defense, including Kara Myers, Ali Yarger, Ashlyn Schriefer and Julie Yeagley, played very well to come up with their ninth shutout of the season. Holly Heinrichs and Jess Neese earned the shutout in goal, with Jess needing to make a nice diving save a few minutes before the end of the game to preserve the shutout. The midfielders, especially MaryAnne Ventura and Sarah Montminy, had their best game of the year and worked well together, controlling the center of the field. Jen Wise, sometimes being triple-teamed, kept the defense busy watching her which opened up opportunities for others to score. Overall, it was a great effort to build on for the tough games coming up.
Lady Rams Shut Out by Juniata
Oct. 7- Penns Valley and Juniata continued their rivalry in a hard-fought afternoon game in Mifflintown. Kelli Wieger scored two goals and assisted on a third to lead the Indians to the victory over the Lady Rams, 3-0.
The game was a back-and-forth battle at midfield with both teams having some opportunities early in the game but neither one was able to capitalize until Juniata knocked one in at the 23 minute mark. Penns Valley started the second half out strong but the Indians capitalized on an early opportunity five minutes into the half to make it 2-0. With two minutes left in the game, Juniata scored their final goal.
Holly Heinrichs made some nice saves in goal but the Lady Rams could never find their rhythm on offense. The Juniata JV won the second match 1-0.
Lady Rams Down the Damsels
Oct. 6 - Penns Valley traveled to Houtzdale on Wednesday night and scored early and often to beat Mo Valley 6-1. Brittnee Rossman had a big night and got the scoring started one minute into the game when she took a Jess Glasgow throw-in and slipped behind the defense before beating the keeper to the lower left side of the goal. Thirteen minutes into the half, Jess Glasgow took a cross from Jamie Leitch and rocketed a shot past the keeper to make it 2-0. Britt Rossman added her second goal three minutes before halftime when she won a loose ball in front of the net and put a left-footed shot in the goal. The Lady Rams thought they had their fourth goal as time expired when Jen Wise put one past the keeper but it was disallowed because time expired before the ball crossed the goal line.
The Lady Rams started the second half off quickly when Jen Wise scored unassisted fifty seconds into the half. MaryAnne Ventura added a goal eleven minutes later with a shot from twenty yards out. The Damsels then scored their only goal with six minutes left when they knocked in a loose ball from a corner kick. Jamie Leitch scored the final goal for Penns Valley with two minutes left off an assist from Lily Hoffman.
Penns Valley Makes It Ten In A Row
Oct. 4 - The Lady Rams made the trip to Altoona on Monday to take on Bishop Guilfoyle and came back 7-0 winners. Jen Wise got the scoring started one minute into the game on an assist from Sarah Montminy. Four minutes later Ashlyn Schriefer made it 2-0. Wise and Schriefer each scored a second time in the first half before Toot McCool finished off the first half scoring with an assist from Larissa Fetterolf.
Jen Wise finished off her fifth hat trick of the season with a goal nine minutes into the second half with an assist from Julie Yeagley. Julie Stover finished the scoring for the game off an assist from Ella Myer. Jess Neese went the distance in the goal to record the shutout.
Penns Valley Beats West Branch
Sept. 30 - On a short, sloppy field at West Branch, the Lady Rams earned their seventh shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Lady Warriors. The first half saw a lot of sloppy play with both sides having scoring opportunities but neither team could find the net. Finally, with less than a minute left in the half, Brittnee Rossman made a short pass through to Jen Wise who took the ball through the defense, got around the keeper, and tapped the ball into the goal.
Once again, the Lady Rams came out stronger in the second half and carried the play for most of the half. The Lady Warriors still created some opportunities but the Lady Ram defense, led by Julie Yeagley and Ashlyn Schriefer, came through each time. Holly Heinrichs had a strong game in goal and Kara Myers and Ali Yarger played well against the wings. Seventeen minutes into the half Jess Glasgow took a corner kick and Sarah Montminy capitalized by knocking a bouncing ball into the back of the net from twelve yards out.
The JV played to a 1-1 tie with Justine Bohlman scoring the lone goal on a penalty kick.
Lady Rams Edge Indian Valley
Sept. 27 - In a tight defensive battle, Jamie Leitch came up big for Penns Valley to notch the only goal in a 1-0 decision over the Lady Warriors.
Neither team was able to keep possession of the ball for very long and there was a lot of back and forth play the entire evening. The match was scoreless at the end of the first half with both teams unable to capitalize on some opportunities.
The Lady Rams came out strong at the beginning of the second half but were unable to find the back of the net. Finally, midway through the half, Ali Yarger won a ball defensively and sent it behind the Lady Warriors defense. Jamie Leitch capitalized on the opportunity and used her speed to beat the defense and take the ball in on the keeper. The keeper came out but Leitch fired a left-footed shot over her head and under the crossbar for the game's only score. Lady Rams' keeper Holly Heinrichs and the rest of the defense came up big on numerous occasions to preserve the shutout.
In earlier action, the Lady Rams' JV beat Indian Valley 1-0. Toot McCool scored the lone goal after picking up a rebound in front of the net.
Penns Valley Blanks Bald Eagle
Sept. 23 - The Lady Rams controlled play from the opening whistle on Thursday night and earned their fifth shutout of the season with a 2-0 win over Bald Eagle. While dominating the game and only allowing one shot for the visitors, Penns Valley did not find the back of the net very often. MaryAnne Ventura got things started with a goal in the first half on an assist from Ella Myer. Jen Wise added the insurance goal later. Holly Heinrichs made a nice diving save on a penalty kick to preserve the shutout.
The JV started the evening by earning a 5-1 win. Toot McCool, Larissa Fetterolf, Brittany LeVan, Cassie Homan and Laura Beazell-Krchnavy all tallied goals for the Lady Rams. Ella Myer, Kate Tyson, Cassie Deardorff and Shannon Decker added assists.
Penns Valley Beats Huntingdon
Sept. 21 - The Huntingdon Bearcats came to play when they visited Penns Valley on Tuesday night. In the toughest match for the Lady Rams since Loyalsock, they were able to use another strong second half to bury the Bearcats, 3-1.
The first half was a seesaw battle but Jen Wise was able to convert on a breakaway about ten minutes into the game. She gathered the ball around midfield and out-muscled and out-sprinted the Bearcat fullbacks and finished with a shot high over the keeper. Huntingdon then converted towards the end of the half with a shot from about 25 yards out that looped over Holly Heinrichs' head and into the back of the net.
For the second night in a row, the Lady Rams came out strong in the second half. Twenty-seven seconds into the half, MaryAnne Ventura took a pass from Jen Montminy and fired it into the top corner of the net from about 20 yards out. Four minutes later Ventura found the back of the net again from about the same spot on a pass from Julie Stover. Penns Valley carried the play for most of the rest of the half but Huntingdon did have a few more chances to score that were turned back. The most dangerous resulted from a handball in the penalty area. On the ensuing penalty kick, the Huntingdon player kicked it too high and it rebounded off of the crossbar where the defense was able to clear it. Strong play from Ventura, Jamie Leitch and Ashlyn Schriefer, as well as many others, helped to carry the night.
The JV managed a tie, 1-1, earlier in the evening. Cassie Deardorff notched the lone goal for the Lady Rams from about 20 yards out.
Lady Rams Outlast West Branch
Sept. 20 - In a tough home match, Penns Valley pulled out a 7-2 win against a feisty West Branch team. The first half saw a lot of back and forth play and the Lady Rams missed a number of opportunities to score. Finally, with three minutes left in the half, Jen Wise won control of the ball deep in West Branch territory and fed a nice pass back to Jamie Leitch who buried it in the West Branch net.
The Lady Rams came out firing in the second half. Two minutes into the half MaryAnne Ventura took a feed from Ashlyn Schriefer and beat the West Branch keeper high from 25 yards out. Two minutes later Jen Wise was fouled in the penalty box and MaryAnne Ventura put the ensuing penalty kick in the back of the net. In the ninth minute, Jen Wise scored her first goal on an assist from Sarah Montminy. At 28:39 Wise took a pass from Ventura and dribbled behind the defense and beat the keeper for her second goal.
West Branch then tallied two goals. The first one came when there was a scramble in front of the net and the Penns Valley defense was unable to successfully clear the ball. The second goal came after a corner kick.
Jamie Leitch scored her second goal of the game when she took a through pass from Kara Myers, beat the defense, and then beat the keeper. Jen Wise finished off her fourth hat trick in a row when she got a nice pass from Ventura and dribbled behind the defense and buried the ball in the back of the net as time expired.
In earlier action the JV notched their first goals and first win when they beat the West Branch JV 4-0. Brittany LeVan got the scoring started when she took a pass from Ella Myer and put a left-footed shot past the keeper. Toot McCool scored the next three goals to finish the scoring. Brandy Holmes assisted on the final goal.
Penns Valley Notches Fourth Shutout In a Row
Sept. 16 - The Lady Rams kept their shutout streak alive with a 5-0 victory at Philipsburg. The defense held the Mounties to two shots while the offense took care of business. Jen Wise had three goals in the first half. On the first two, she beat her defender and then beat the keeper. The assist on the third goal came on a through ball from Sarah Montminy.
In the second half, Julie Stover started the scoring in the first minute with a beautiful header off of an Emily Searfoss corner kick. Emily Searfoss finished the scoring a few minutes later when she gathered a deflection in the left side of the penalty box and launched a left-footed shot into the upper corner of the net. The JV girls played to a 0-0 tie.
Penns Valley Shuts Out Mo Valley
Sept. 14 - The Lady Rams scored early and often against the Damsels to finish with a 7-0 win. The scoring was started when Jen Wise was fouled hard in the penalty box and MaryAnne Ventura put the penalty kick in the back of the net. Jamie Leitch tallied the next goal on an assist from MaryAnne Ventura. Leitch ended the night with 2 goals and one assist while Wise notched her second hat trick (3 goals) in a row and added an assist. Julie Stover finished off the scoring for the Lady Rams. MaryAnne Ventura had two assists on the night.
The defense once again came through for the shutout with stellar play from Julie Yeagley, Ashlyn Schriefer, Kara Myers and Ali Yarger. Penns Valley will travel to Phillipsburg on Thursday for their first CMGSL game.
Lady Rams Blank Bishop Guilfoyle
Sept. 11 - Penns Valley opened its MAC schedule with a 9-0 win versus Bishop Guilfoyle. Julie Stover got the scoring started early on an assist from Jen Wise. Wise netted a hat trick for the Lady Rams with other goals being scored by MaryAnne Ventura (2), Jamie Leitch, Toot McCool, and Laura Beazell-Krchnavy. Notching assists were Wise (2), Stover, Ella Myer and Brittany LeVan. The defense only allowed one shot the whole game for their second consecutive shutout.
Lady Rams Gain Split at Hughesville
Sept. 4 - On Friday night Penns Valley began the season with a tough first match against Hughesville at the annual Hughesville Tournament. The Lady Rams started the game well but the Spartans broke through with the first score about 16 minutes into the game. They added one more before halftime and another in the second half to finish the game with a 3-0 win over Penns Valley. The Hughesville Junior Varsity beat the Lady Rams JV 2-0.
In the second game on Saturday night, the Lady Rams faced Loyalsock and came out strong. Midway through the first half, Jen Wise won the ball close to the end line and fed a nice pass across the front of goal to a hard-charging Julie Stover who knocked it in the back of the net. Loyalsock threatened later in the half and got off a hard shot from close range which Lady Ram keeper Holly Heinrichs was able to get a hand on but the ball continued towards the goal. A hustling Ashlyn Schriefer was able to clear it just as it was crossing the goal line to preserve the shutout.
In the second half, Jen Wise added an insurance goal for the Lady Rams by beating the keeper high from about 10 yards out. Julie Stover got the assist and Penns Valley finished the game with a 2-0 win. In earlier action, the Loyalsock JV beat the Lady Rams JV 1-0. This was the first win the Lady Rams ever took at the Hughesville Tournament so it was an exciting way to begin the season.