Penns Valley's Season Ends at Richland
Oct. 26 - The Lady Rams traveled to Richland on Wednesday evening to take on the hosts and number one seed in the District 6 Class A semi-final. Penns Valley played well from the start and was able to apply some pressure to the Richland defense. Richland took some good shots, however, and finally knocked a loose ball into the net midway through the first half. The Lady Ram defense was able to deny all of the other scoring chances to make the score at halftime 1-0.
In the second half, Richland ratcheted up the pressure and scored an early goal. Richland began to wear down the Lady Rams by getting fresher legs into the game. Penns Valley continued to work hard and forced the Richland keeper to make two nice saves on shots from Grace Gover and Marcy Smucker. The Lady Rams were not able to score, however, and two late goals from Richland made the final score 4-0.
Despite the loss, the Lady Rams played hard and finished the season playing well.
Three Lady Rams Selected to League All-Star Team
Oct. 25 - Three Penns Valley players were selected for the 2011 Mountain League All-Star team. Grace Gover grabbed first team honors for her stellar defensive play. Brooke Lindsay and Brandi Heckman received second team honors for their key contributions during the year. Congratulations to all three for a good season.
Penns Valley Finishes Regular Season with a Win
Oct. 19 - The Lady Rams traveled to Wingate on Wednesday evening and beat Bald Eagle 2-1 in overtime. The game featured a lot of midfield play, with both teams working hard to generate opportunities. The Lady Ram defense, led by Grace Gover, played well all night and was able to keep Bald Eagle from getting many good opportunities. The Eagles did strike first, however, off a long throw-in at the 24:54 mark that they were able to get to first and half-volley into the goal. Bald Eagle went to halftime with the 1-0 lead.
In the second half, the Lady Rams took advantage of an early opportunity at the 45:02 mark when Marcy Smucker slipped a pass through to Brooke Lindsay and Lindsay overpowered the keeper from 15 yards out to tie the score. Neither team would score the rest of the half. Midway through the second overtime, Bethany Wasson took the ball down to the corner and put a nice cross through the top of the 18. Rachel Hodgson was able to get a foot on it and directed it to Lindsay. Brooke took a left-footed half volley shot from 18 yards out that was the game-winner.
In earlier action, the Penns Valley JV beat the Bald Eagle JV 1-0. Rachel Hodgson notched the goal while Carey McCool provided the assist.
Bellefonte Shuts out Lady Rams
Oct. 17 - Penns Valley traveled to Bellefonte on Monday and lost a 2-0 match to the Red Raiders. Both teams came out flat and played a scoreless first half. In the second half, Bellefonte struck early at the 45:46 mark and started to apply pressure. They notched an insurance goal at the 75:22 mark to finish out the scoring.
In later action, The Bellefonte JV beat the Penns Valley JV.
Juniata Beats Penns Valley on Senior Night
Oct. 12 - On a cold and wet senior night, Juniata won a hard-fought contest 3-0. The Lady Rams played well but Juniata was the one that took advantage of their opportunities. Most of the action took place at midfield on the sloppy turf, with both teams only mustering a few good scoring opportunities. All three Juniata goals were in the first half. Before the game, the Lady Rams honored the three seniors, Maddie Bastress, Brooke Lindsay and Lyndsey Witherite.
In previous action, the Juniata JV beat the Penns Valley JV 2-0.
Mifflin Counts Tops Penns Valley
Oct. 10 - Penns Valley traveled to Burnham on Monday and beat the Lady Rams 4-0. Penns Valley came out flat and could never really get any offense going, until the end of the game. Mifflin County scored 3 first half goals and 1 in the second half.
In later action the Mifflin County JV beat the Penns Valley JV.
Penns Valley Shuts Out Philipsburg
Oct. 6 - The Lady Rams looked good in pink and took down Philipsburg in a pink-out shut-out on Thursday night, 4-0. For Carolyn Darr's senior project, a fundraiser for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, the Lady Rams dressed in pink, the lines were painted in pink, and fans wore the pink to show their support. Penns Valley came out ready to play and put pressure on the Mounties from the start. Lyndsey Witherite scored the first goal at the 12:42 mark, knocking home a left-footed shot off a corner kick from Brooke Lindsay. Four minutes later, Marcy Smucker found the back of the net after a scramble in front of the net to make it 2-0.
After halftime, the Lady Rams continued to put the pressure on and connect on nice passing combinations. Brooke Lindsay scored both goals in the second half, one on an assist from Marcy Smucker, and the other on a laser from 20 yards away. The Penns Valley defense, led by Grace Gover, turned away all scoring attempts by PO and made it an easy night in goal for Maddie Bastress and Kylie Orndorf.
In earlier action, the Penns Valley JV defeated the Philipsburg JV, 2-0. Jordan Brown and Val Kubalak scored the goals with Carey McCool providing the assist on Jordan's goal.
Lady Rams fall to Huntingdon
Oct. 3 - Penns Valley struck first but could not hold the momentum as the Bearcats scored three unanswered goals to win 3-1. It was a swampy night at Detwiler Field and both teams had trouble with the footing. The Lady Rams came out strong, however, and started off passing the ball well. Two minutes into the game, they earned a corner kick. Brooke Lindsay took the kick and connected with Brandi Heckman who redirected the ball into the goal. Penns Valley kept the pressure on but Huntingdon got behind the Lady Ram defense four minutes later and knocked in the equalizer. The goal energized the Bearcats and they started putting a lot of pressure on the Penns Valley defense. Lady Ram goalkeeper Maddie Bastress played well in the goal and turned away all other shots the first half.
Seven minutes into the second half, Huntingdon scored the go-ahead goal on a shot from beyond the penalty area. The rest of the half saw a lot of play in the midfield area. In the last five minutes, Penns Valley started to apply pressure again and had a number of scoring opportunities, but could not find the back of the net. Huntingdon notched their final goal with a minute to play.
In earlier action, the Huntingdon JV beat the Penns Valley JV 2-0.
Central Mountain Shuts Out Penns Valley
Sept. 28 - The Lady Rams traveled to Central Mountain on Wednesday and lost to a tough Wildcat team 4-0. Central Mountain controlled much of the play from the beginning with a well-orchestrated passing game. They scored first at the 11:32 mark on a shot from six yards out. At 26:46, they tallied their second goal. The Lady Rams came out with better passing in the second half and were able to generate a few scoring opportunities but couldn't get a good shot off. The Wildcats struck twice more in the second half in the 56th and 71st minutes to finish the game off.
In earlier action, the Central Mountain JV beat the Penns Valley JV 1-0.
Penns Valley Beats Tyrone
Sept. 22 - The Lady Rams finally took the lid off of the goal at Tyrone and beat the Golden Eagles 3-1. Brooke Lindsay started the scoring early when she slipped behind the defense with the ball and beat the keeper from 10 yards out. Lyndsey Witherite provided the assist. Ten minutes later Brandi Heckman dribbled past the defense and chipped the ball over the keepers head and into the back of the net from 20 yards out to make the score 2-0. Tyrone scored its only goal 30 seconds before halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Rams kept the pressure on early. Brooke Lindsay notched her second goal of the night on an assist from Brandi Heckman at the 45:24 mark. The offense kept generating opportunities but the score would remain 3-1 to end the game.
In later action, the Lady Ram JV tied the Golden Eagle JV 0-0.
Lady Rams to host "Pink Out" Night
Sept. 21 - Penns Valley's game against Philipsburg on October 6 will be a fundraiser for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. T-shirts and wristbands will be available for sale and there will be a silent auction at the game. Monetary donations will also be accepted at the game. This event is part of Lady Ram Carolyn Darr's senior project. Wear your pink and come out in support of the Lady Rams this night. JV plays at 5:30pm and varsity plays at 7:00pm.
Lady Rams Tie Bald Eagle Area
Sept. 20 - Penns Valley controlled much of the play on Tuesday night but couldn't find the back of the net and ended up with a 2-2 tie. Bald Eagle got on the board first with a goal at the 34:17 mark. The Lady Rams got their passing game going and generated numerous opportunities but didn't convert. To start the second half, Penns Valley applied pressure to the Bald Eagle defense and finally at 52:12 Lyndsey Witherite launched a shot from 25 yards on goal. A BEA defender tried to clear it with her head but ended up heading it back into her own goal. The Lady Rams kept pressuring and, after a scramble in front of the net, a Bald Eagle defender again cleared it into her own net. BEA struck again, however, at 57:35 on a 25 yard shot that found the back of the net to knot the score at 2-2. After two overtimes, the score remained the same.
In earlier action, the BEA JV beat Penns Valley JV 2-1. Sam Kelly scored the lone goal for the Lady Rams, with an assist from Rachel Hodgson.
Bellefonte Blanks Penns Valley
Sept. 15 - In the fourth game in six days, Penns Valley was shut out by Bellefonte 4-0. The first half was tight, with Bellefonte scoring the lone goal at the 10:55 mark. In the second half, Bellefonte connected three times from long range.
In earlier action, the Bellefonte JV defeated the Penns Valley JV 4-0.
Mifflin County Beats Penns Valley
Sept. 13 - In their first look at the combined Mifflin County school, the Lady Rams were shutout by the Huskies 3-0. The first half saw a lot of back-and-forth action, with both teams threatening occasionally but much of the play was at midfield. The score at halftime was 0-0. The Lady Rams came out stronger in the second half and generated numerous scoring opportunities. Brooke Lindsay played well at forward, and saw multiple shots bounce off the goalposts. The Mifflin County goalie came up big with a few deflections of shots destined for the goal. In an eight minute goal-scoring flurry starting in the 68th minute, the Huskies finally solved the Penns Valley defense and scored three goals from long range.
In earlier action, the Husky JV beat the Lady Ram JV 3-1. Rachel Hodgson notched the lone goal for the Lady Rams.
Clearfield Edges Penns Valley
Sept. 12 - The Clearfield Bison came to Penns Valley on Monday night and came away with a 1-0 win. The Bison brought a lot of team speed to the game and kept pressure on the Lady Ram defense from the beginning. They scored the only goal of the night in the fourth minute of play. Kylie Orndorf made 24 saves on the night to keep the game close. Penns Valley was able to generate some goal-scoring opportunities but could not convert. The Lady Rams played a stronger second half but still couldn't find the scoring touch.
In earlier action, the Penns Valley JV beat the Clearfield JV 1-0 on a goal by Kayleigh Jones.
Penns Valley Shut Out by Juniata
Sept. 10 - On another hot and muggy Saturday, Penns Valley traveled to Mifflintown to take on Juniata and came away on the losing end, 0-4. The Indians took control from the start and kept the ball in their offensive end for most of the game. The Lady Rams were unable to establish any kind of passing game and could not retain possession. Juniata scored three times in the first half and added a fourth goal early in the second half.
In later action, the Penns Valley JV earned a 0-0 tie with the Juniata JV.
Lady Rams Earn Split at Hughesville
Sept. 3 - On a hot and muggy Saturday, Penns Valley played two games at the Hughesville tournament and lost the first one 0-2, while rebounding for the 3-0 win in the second game. The Lady Rams faced Williamsport in the first game, and both teams looked sluggish from the weather. The first half saw a lot of back-and-forth action but no goals. In the second half, Williamsport stepped up their play and the Lady Rams had no answer. Two second half goals from Williamsport put the game out of reach.
In the second game, the Lady Rams faced North Schuylkill, and came out with a better passing game from the start. At the 9:03 mark, Marcy Smucker fed a through ball to a charging Brooke Lindsay, who beat the keeper with a low ball into the corner for the first goal of the season. Penns Valley generated some other opportunities in the half but were unable to convert, while the PV defense turned away everything from NS.
In the second half, Brooke Lindsay notched her second goal at the 47:03 mark off a nice pass from Rachel Long. Both teams looked tired but the Lady Rams were able to control more of the play and put together some nice passing combinations. At the 71:50 mark, Bethany Wasson crossed the ball from the right side and it sailed over the keeper's head. Rachel Hodgson raced in on the bouncing ball and headed it into the goal. The defense was solid the whole game and earned a good shutout.
In earlier action the Penns Valley JV lost to the Hughesville JV 2-0.