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2009

Mountain League All-Stars Announced

October 29 - Penns Valley placed seven players on the league all-star team. Named to the first team were Carolyn Darr, Katie Deardorff, Tessa Deardorff, Robin Siegenthaler and Liz Ventura. Jeanne Case and Alicia Lindsay were named to the second team. Congratulations to all of them for a fine season.

Penns Valley Falls in District Quarterfinals

October 29 - The Lady Rams traveled to Richland to play Laurel Valley on Thursday evening and lost 4-0. Penns Valley started the game playing well and dominated most of the first half. Despite numerous good opportunities to score, they could not find the back of the net. Laurel Valley came out after the halftime break and started playing harder and pressing the Penns Valley defense. In the 53rd minute, Laurel Valley was awarded a free kick from 35 yards out and blasted a shot just under the crossbar for the first goal of the game. They followed that a few minutes later with a second goal. The PV Lady Rams had a few more good opportunities in the half but were turned away every time. Laurel Valley scored twice more before the end of the game to make the final score 4-0.

Penns Valley Edges Philipsburg-Osceola

October 22 - The Lady Rams played well early, but had to finish strong in order to beat the Mounties, 3-2. Penns Valley took control of the first half early on and put pressure on the Mountie defense the whole half. Katie Deardorff scored first on an unassisted shot from the side in the 14th minute that went through the goalkeeper's legs. Eleven minutes later Liz Ventura found the back of the net on an assist from Katie Deardorff. Penns Valley outshot PO 8-1 for the half.

In the second half, the Mounties got a break when a penalty kick was called against Penns Valley in the second minute. They converted to narrow the score to 2-1. The PO players reacted positively and started to build some momentum. The rest of the half was played much more evenly. At the midpoint of the half, Philipsburg notched the equalizer with a high shot that found the upper corner from 25 yards out. With five minutes left in the game, Carolyn Darr hit the game winner on a scramble in front of the goal.

With this victory, the Lady Rams are once again Mountain League Nittany Division champions. Penns Valley has won the league title every year of the league's existence.

District 6 Playoff Bracket Released

October 22 - The PIAA District 6 playoff brackets have been released. Penns Valley has earned the 6th seed and will play its first game on Thursday, October 29, at Richland at 5:30pm. The bracket can be viewed here, or from the link on the left side of the page.

Penns Valley Beats Huntingdon

October 20 - The Lady Rams played host to Huntingdon on Tuesday and beat the Bearcats 3-1. The Lady Rams dominated much of the first half and kept the pressure on the Huntingdon defense, but were unable to find the back of the net. Finally, in the 32nd minute, Liz Ventura scored the first goal off a nice left-footed shot from 20 yards out. The half ended with Penns Valley holding the 1-0 lead.

The Bearcats came out harder in the second half and made it more of an even match. In the 58th minute they got the equalizer. The Lady Rams struck back quickly, however, in the 62nd minute when Carolyn Darr took a pass from Leah Mothersbaugh and beat the keeper to the far corner. Heather Holmes notched the insurance goal with a blast from the side in the 78th minute.

Lady Rams Shutout Lewistown

October 19 - Penns Valley traveled to Lewistown Monday afternoon and beat the hosts on a muddy field, 1-0. Both teams had problems with their footing the whole game as the field was still saturated from the weekend snow and rain. Both teams had some good opportunities to score in the first half but both keepers made some excellent saves to keep the score knotted at 0-0 at halftime.

The second half was similar to the first, except the field got even sloppier as the game progressed. Finally, at the midpoint of the half, Katie Deardorff picked up the ball about 40 yards out from the Lewistown goal and dribbled through the defense straight towards the goal. At 25 yards she launched a shot which found the upper right corner of the goal to make the score 1-0. Robin Siegenthaler and the defense made some great saves the rest of the way to preserve the shutout.

Bellefonte Tops Penns Valley

October 14 - The Lady Rams hosted Bellefonte on Wednesday evening and were beaten by a tough Red Raider team, 3-1. The first half saw a lot of midfield play as neither team was able to generate many scoring opportunities. The play was physical but the defenses held strong and neither team was able to score.

Bellefonte struck first after halftime, in the 45th minute, to go up 1-0. The next 25 minutes were much like the first half until Bellefonte struck again in the 70th minute. The Lady Rams quickly responded a minute later when, after a foul in the penalty area, Katie Deardorff converted the penalty kick. Bellefonte got the insurance goal, however, with three minutes to play to make the final score 3-1.

In earlier action, the Penns Valley JV beat the Bellefonte JV 1-0 behind a goal from Lindsey Witherite with an assist from Morgan Royer.

Penns Valley Edges Bald Eagle Area

October 12 - The Lady Rams traveled to Wingate on Monday night to take on Bald Eagle and won a close 2-1 match. At times Penns Valley controlled the ball very well and had a passing game working that has been missing. Despite numerous opportunities, the Lady Rams could just not convert. Finally, in the 34th minute, Carolyn Darr picked up the ball in a scramble in front of the net and punched it in for the 1-0 halftime lead.

The second half started out much like the first until Bald Eagle made the most of an early opportunity and notched the tying goal. Katie Deardorff answered in the 62nd minute with a left-footed shot from 12 yards out for the eventual game winner.

In later action, the Penns Valley JV tied the Bald Eagle JV, 0-0.

Indian Valley Wins with Golden Goal

October 10 - The Lady Rams scored first on Saturday night but visiting Indian Valley scored two unanswered goals to win 2-1 in overtime. Like the first meeting between these two teams, this one was physical from the start. Penns Valley struck early, however, with Katie Deardorff blocking an attempted clear into the back of the Indian Valley net in the seventh minute. The two teams fought hard after that but were unable to score until just over six minutes left in the game. Indian Valley was awarded a direct kick from about 30 yards out from the goal. The Indian Valley sweeper launched a high shot over the wall and into the back of the net to knot the score. A few minutes into the first overtime period, Indian Valley took the ball down the left side and crossed it in front of the goal, where it was kicked in by one of the strikers for the game-winner.

In earlier action, the Penns Valley JV defeated the Indian Valley JV 1-0. Brandi Heckman scored the winner on an assist from Morgan Royer.

Penns Valley Defeats Tyrone

October 6 - The Lady Rams scored early and often in the first half to post a 6-1 win against Tyrone on Tuesday night. Carolyn Darr notched her first goal of the night 1:48 into the match with an assist from Katie Deardorff. In the 15th minute, Deardorff took it up the wing herself and beat the keeper high to make it 2-0. A minute later Leah Mothersbaugh scored with an assist from Liz Ventura. In the 19th minute, Darr scored her second goal with an assist from Emily Jepson. Liz Ventura scored in the 25th minute from an assist by Deardorff.

The only blemish on the night occurred early in the second half when a clearing attempt by the Penns Valley defense resulted in an own goal to make the score 5-1. Maggie Lynch finished the scoring for the evening in the 51st minute when she headed home a corner kick from Tessa Deardorff that first bounced off the far goal post.

Central Mountain Beats Penns Valley in Wild Game

October 3 - If you like goal-scoring, Spring Mills was the place to be on Saturday night as the visiting Central Mountain Wildcats beat Penns Valley in a 5-4 slugfest. The Lady Rams got on the scoreboard first when Carolyn Darr won the ball in a scuffle in front of the Wildcat goal and poked the ball past the keeper in the fifth minute. Five minutes later Central Mountain answered with a shot from 20 yards out that found the side netting. Four minutes after that the Lady Rams were awarded a direct kick from 25 yards away from the goal. Liz Ventura took the kick and lofted a shot over the wall that the keeper was only able to tip with her fingertips. A hard-charging Katie Deardorff knocked home the loose ball to make it 2-1. In the next 25 minutes, however, the Wildcats were able to score two unanswered goals before halftime to make the score 3-2. Both sides fought hard but Central Mountain won the overall battle for possession.

Central Mountain came out hard in the second half and only needed just over three minutes to notch their fourth goal. The scoring action cooled down for a while as both teams battled mostly at midfield. Robin Siegenthaler came up with a couple stellar saves in goal during this time to keep the Lady Rams in the game. With just over eight minutes to go in the game, Penns Valley was awarded another free kick from about thirty yards out from the goal. Ventura again took the kick and found Katie Deardorff in front of the net. Deardorff kicked the ball on a full volley into the back of the net to close the gap to 4-3. The Lady Rams pressed hard for the next five minutes and won a corner kick with three minutes to play. Deardorff took the kick and launched a high ball into the goal area. Carolyn Darr went up for the header and just missed it but the ball careened off the head of a Central Mountain defender and into their goal for an own goal to tie the game. Central Mountain was not to be beaten this night, however, as their central midfielder made a well-timed run through the Penns Valley defense and launched a shot over a diving Siegenthaler into the net with less than two minutes to play. The game was hard-fought throughout with plenty of action.

In earlier action, the Lady Ram JV lost to Central Mountain, 1-0.

Lady Rams Defeat Philipsburg

September 30 - On a cold and windy day in Penns Valley, the visiting Lady Mounties scored first but were beaten by two unanswered goals from Carolyn Darr. Both teams played tentatively from the start, but Philipsburg got in an early goal in the 13th minute on their first shot on goal. The Lady Rams started to generate scoring opportunities and finally tied the game in the 27th minute when Darr headed home a corner kick from Katie Deardorff.

Penns Valley picked up the pace a little in the second half and just missed the goal on a couple of occasions. In the 55th minute, Katie Deardorff threaded a pass through the defense to Darr, 12 yards out from the middle of the goal, who beat the keeper to the low corner. The Lady Ram defense kept the Lady Mounties out of the goal the rest of the way.

Huntingdon Beats Penns Valley

September 28 - The Lady Rams traveled to Huntingdon on Monday evening to take on the Bearcats and lost a hard-fought match, 3-2. The game was physical from the start, with both teams playing hard. Huntingdon struck on their first shot in the sixth minute, a direct kick from 25 yards out that bent over the wall and into the upper corner of the net. Five minutes later they stuck again to put the Lady Rams down 2-0. Penns Valley didn't give up, however, and generated numerous scoring opportunities but were unable to finish. Finally, with six minutes left in the half, Rachel Silks took a pass from Leah Mothersbaugh and beat the keeper with a low shot to the near post.

The second half saw a lot of the same action, with much of the play taking place around midfield. Neither team was able to keep much possession of the ball. Midway through the half the Bearcats struck again to make the score 3-1. Penns Valley kept pressing, however, and in the 70th minute Rachel Silks fed a nice ball through to Carolyn Darr, who found the back of the net. That would finish the scoring for the evening. The Lady Rams outshot the Bearcats 17 to 8.

In earlier action, the Penns Valley JV beat the Huntingdon JV 3-1. Maggie Lynch had two goals and Brandi Heckman had one for the Lady Rams. Emily Jepson and Tori Youngbauer picked up the assists.

Penns Valley Blanks Bellefonte

September 24 - In a rare night game at Rogers Field in Bellefonte, the Lady Rams played a hard-fought game and came away the 1-0 winners. Penns Valley started well and kept the ball away from their defensive end of the field most of the half. Much of the half was played in the center 60 yards of the field. The game was physical throughout. At 26:29, Carolyn Darr fought for a loose ball in front of the Bellefonte goal and knocked a shot low past the keeper for the only goal of the day.

The second half was much like the first, with neither side generating many close opportunities. The Lady Ram defense was tough to the end and made the lone goal stand as the game-winner.

In earlier action, the Lady Ram JV lost to the Bellefonte JV 2-0.

Lady Rams Top Lewistown

September 22 - Penns Valley played host to Lewistown on Tuesday evening and overcame an early deficit to beat the visitors 4-1. The Lady Rams started quickly and dominated action from the beginning of the game. An early breakaway, however, put Lewistown up 1-0 at the 4:30 mark. The Lady Rams continued to press and scored what looked like the tying goal about 5 minutes later. The goal was called back, however, due to the Lewistown goalie being injured before the shot was taken. Penns Valley kept the pressure on, but the girls were unable to convert until the 29:17 mark. Leah Mothersbaugh dished a pass to Liz Ventura about 18 yards out and Ventura beat the keeper low to tie the game. The first half ended 1-1.

The Lady Rams continued to control play in the second half but could not find the net until the last 10 minutes of the game. At 72:30, Ventura crossed the ball into the penalty box and Heather Holmes found the end of it and beat the keeper high. Less than three minutes later, Alicia Lindsay chipped a ball into the penalty box from the side of the field and found Carolyn Darr about eight yards out from the goal. Darr turned and fired a shot past the keeper to make it 3-1. Leah Mothersbaugh put the finishing touch onto the night with a beautiful header from 12 yards out off a Katie Deardorff corner kick.

In earlier action, the Lady Ram JV beat the Lewistown JV 3-0 on the strength of two goals from Rachel Silks and one goals from Brandi Heckman. Emily Jepson and Tori Youngbauer provided the assists.

Penns Valley JV Splits Tournament at Central Mountain

September 19 - The Lady Ram JV participated in a JV tournament at Central Mountain on Saturday. In the first game, they lost a close match to the hosts 1-0. In the second match, a goal apiece from Carolyn Darr and Grace Gover were enough for the win against the Bellefonte JV.

Indian Valley Tops Pens Valley

September 17 - The Lady Rams traveled to Burnham on Thursday to take on Indian Valley and lost a tight match, 3-2. Indian Valley came out strong and put Penns Valley on their heels from the start of the game. The Lady Rams started to pick it up as the half progressed, however, and scored first when Brandi Heckman picked up a loose ball about 12 yards out from the goal and found the lower corner of the net. Indian Valley drew even on a breakaway six minutes later to tie the game. The half ended 1-1.

The second half saw a lot of back-and-forth action, but Indian Valley found the net first when they scored 17 minutes into the half. Indian Valley scored the insurance goal with nine minutes left in the game. The Lady Rams, did not give up, however, and started to press and get some opportunities. With just under three minutes to play, Carolyn Darr dropped off a nice pass to Liz Ventura who beat the goalie high from 15 yards out. The Lady Rams could not, however, get the tying goal.

In later action, the Penns Valley JV beat the Indian Valley JV, 4-1. Tori Youngbauer and Rachel Silks each had a goal and an assist to lead the way. Emily Jepson and Maddie Bastress notched a goal apiece while Eden Bonjo picked up an assist.

Penns Valley Blanks Bald Eagle

September 15 - The Lady Rams played host to Bald Eagle on Tuesday night and got the shutout, 3-0. While Penns Valley dominated play from the beginning, they were not able to find the back of the net until 27:11 into the game when Carolyn Darr picked up a loose ball in front of the net and tucked the ball into the corner of the goal. Liz Ventura made it 2-0 a few minutes before half-time on an assist from Katie Deardorff.

Ventura scored her second goal early in the second half, again on an assist from Deardorff. The Lady Rams were not able to capitalize on any other opportunities, but were able to keep Bald Eagle from getting many opportunities to score.

In earlier action, the Penns Valley JV beat the Bald Eagle JV, 5-0. Two goals from Rachel Silks and a goal apiece from Eden Bonjo, Tori Youngbauer and Emily Jepson were the difference in the game. Jepson and Bethany Wasson picked up assists.

Central Mountain Tops Penns Valley in a Thriller

September 12 - The Lady Rams traveled to Mill Hall on Saturday to take on an always-tough Central Mountain team and came away on the losing end, 3-2. Penns Valley struck first when Carolyn Darr picked up a short goal kick and took it back in towards the goal and beat the keeper less than two minutes into the game. The action went back and forth from there until Central Mountain picked up its first goal 14 minutes later. Central Mountain struck again five minutes later to put them up 2-1. The Lady Rams were not finished, however, as Liz Ventura took a pass from Darr in the 25th minute and beat the keeper from distance to knot the score 2-2 at halftime.

The second half saw the physical play continue from the first half. Both teams battled hard and had opportunities to score. Central Mountain scored the game-winner 11 minutes into the half on a long distance shot that found the upper corner of the goal. The non-stop action continued from there but neither team was able to find the back of the net.

In earlier action, the Central Mountain JV beat the Penns Valley JV 1-0.

Lady Rams Shut Out Tyrone

September 10 - In their first league game of the season, Penns Valley traveled to Tyrone and scored early and often to put away the hosts, 7-0. Brooke Lindsay scored first, two minutes into the game, on as assist from Carolyn Darr. Six minutes in, Carolyn Darr scored on an assist from Katie Deardorff. Two minutes later, Liz Ventura scored on an assist from Tessa Deardorff. Nine minutes in, Brooke Lindsay notched her second goal unassisted. Two minutes after that Ventura added her second goal unassisted. At 25:46, Katie Deardorff scored on an assist from Heather Holmes. In the first half, Penns Valley controlled play and had 13 shots on goal to 2 for Tyrone.

Penns Valley continued to control play in the second half and kept Tyrone from getting off any shots. Leah Mothersbaugh finished the scoring for the Lady Rams with an unassisted goal at the 52:44 mark. Penns Valley will travel to Central Mountain for their next game on Saturday.

Penns Valley Beats Jersey Shore in Double Overtime

September 5 - In their second game of the tournament, the Lady Rams picked up a 1-0 win over Jersey Shore. Penns Valley was able to control more of the play than against Hughesville, but were feeling the effects of the tough game the night before. They generated numerous scoring opportunities, but either missed shots or put the ball right at the keeper. Robin Siegenthaler came up with some clutch saves to keep the game scoreless. After two halves of scoreless soccer, the game went into sudden victory overtime.

With seven minutes left in the second overtime, the Lady Rams had a throw-in deep in Jersey Shore territory. Brooke Lindsay got her head on the throw and Carolyn Darr hit a great full volley shot into the far corner of the net to win the game.

In later action, the Penns Valley JV lost a close match to the Jersey Shore JV by a score of 2-1. Grace Gover scored the lone goal for Penns Valley with a breakaway in the second half.

Hughesville Edges Penns Valley

September 4 - In the season opening tournament at Hughesville on Friday night, the Lady Rams lost to the host Lady Spartans, 1-2. The game was hard-fought from the beginning, with the Hughesville team controlling much of the play but the Lady Rams playing hard the whole game. The Lady Spartans opened the scoring 20 minutes into the first half. Eight minutes later they struck again to make the score 2-0 at half time. The Lady Rams generated some scoring opportunities but were unable to finish.

The second half saw much of the same kind of action. The team speed of the Lady Spartans kept the Lady Ram defense on its toes. Finally, with 10 minutes left in the game, Kerry Snyder picked up a ball at midfield and passed it wide to Heather Holmes. Holmes advanced the ball down the line and made a nice cross to a charging Carolyn Darr, who beat the keeper to make the score 2-1. The Lady Rams were not able to capitalize on a few opportunities in the waning moments of the game. Overall, the defense, led by Robin Siegenthaler in goal, played well to keep the game close.

Season To Get Underway at Hughesville Tournament

September 1 - The 2009 season is set to begin on Friday in Hughesville. The Lady Ram varsity will play Hughesville at 7:00pm that night. There will not be a JV game on Friday. On Saturday, the Penns Valley varsity will play at 4:00pm, followed by the JV at 5:30pm.

Schedule Posted for 2009-10 Season

April 16 - The schedule has been posted for the 2009-10 season. Click on the schedule link on the left to see it. This link will take you to HighSchoolSports.net, which is where scheduling and results will now be posted. This site is instantly updated as any changes are made to the schedule by the Athletic Director. You can also setup alerts to email you when any changes are made. The Varsity schedule is listed first, followed by the JV schedule and the Junior High schedule. All Penns Valley sports are now listed on this site.