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Redbank Valley Girls’ Soccer Advances to D9 Semifinals; Bulldog Boys Fall to ECC
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (D9Sports) – Scoring three times in the final 8:50, third-seeded Redbank Valley pulled away from sixth-seeded and visiting Kane for a 4-0 win in the opening round of the District 9 Class 1A girls’ soccer playoffs.
(Photo of Redbank Valley’s Brooke Eberle, whose goal broke the ice in the Lady Bulldogs 4-0 win over Kane Monday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)
The Lady Bulldogs had grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first half when Brooke Eberle scored in the opening 10 minutes.
The lead stood at 1-nil until early in the 72nd minute when Kennedy Hetter scored to make it 2-0. The came off a Josey Adams corner kick that Kane failed to clear after a couple of short chances by Redbank Valley. The corner was earned when Ember Hetrick had a breakaway shot saved out of bounds.
Reagen Beamer then put the game away early in the 76th minute on a breakaway making it 3-0 before Kane had an own goal with just over a minute remaining that made it 4-0.
Redbank Valley will take on seventh-seeded Elk County Catholic, a 5-1 winner over Forest Area, in the semifinals 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at DuBois High School.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 5, REDBANK VALLEY 2
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Edward Messineo hat trick plus one assist led fifth-seeded Elk County Catholic to a 5-2 win at fourth-seeded Redbank Valley.
Regis Wortman scored the other two goals for the Crusaders, while Koltin Kline scored twice for Redbank Valley.
It didn’t take long for ECC to build a 3-0 lead in the contest with a Messineo corner kick setting up a Wortman goal less than two minutes into the contest and then Messineo scoring twice in a place of 6:30 minutes to make it 3-0.
Messineo’s first goal came late in the sixth minute and then he added his second goal of the game early in the 13th minute to make it 3-0.
Kline got the Bulldogs within a tally midway through the 16th minute, but Wortman’s second goal of the game, in the 40th minute with 31 seconds left in the half, made it 4-1 ECC at halftime.
A goal by Kline midway through the 44th minute kept Redbank Valley in striking distance at 4-2, but Messineo completed the hat trick with just over nine minutes to play to seal the win.
ECC will take on top-seeded Brockway in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at DuBois High School.
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