Mars girls soccer nets 7-1 win
November 11, 2017

Don’t ever question the bounce-back ability of Mars.

Coming off a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Moon in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Friday, the Planets’ girls soccer team rolled past Dubois, 7-1, in a first-round PIAA playoff game Tuesday night in Clearfield.

Maggie Williams scored a pair of goals for Mars (17-2). Caroline Wroblewski, Ellie Coffield, Taylor Hamlett, Megan Zukowski and Kaitlyn Pietrusinski all scored a goal each in the victory.

Claire Valentine made a couple of saves in goal, but only played the first half.

“We were up 7-0 at halftime,” Mars coach Blair Gerlach said. “I took Claire out of the game at that point.

“We were able to play all 30 girls on the roster tonight.”

Mars will take on Villa Maria out of Erie — a 3-1 winner over South Park — in the second round Saturday.

Mars has won nine of its past 10 games, allowing only three total goals in the nine victories.

C.W. North Catholic 2, Ridgway 0 — The Trojanettes (17-5) advanced in Class 1A with this win over the District 9 champ Elkers in Brockway.

Julia Bukowski and Ella Beidler scored for CWNC. Andrea Bean had nine saves in earning the shutout.

Boys Soccer

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic won its sixth straight game and remained unscored upon in postseason play with a 5-0 PIAA Class 1A victory over Port Allegany at Moon’s Tiger Stadium.

The Trojans (21-1) have outscored the opposition 25-0 through five playoff games this season.

Joe Kearney scored three goals — giving him 54 for the year — and had an assist. Ryan Augustine had a goal and assist, Bryce Kopchak a goal and Anthony Rivetti an assist.

Keaton Jennings got the shutout in goal.

Girls Volleyball

Seneca Valley 3, State College 0 — Emily Devlin had 13 kills and three blocks for the Raiders, who get a rematch with section rival North Allegheny in the second round of the PIAA Class 4A playoffs Saturday.

SV dispatched State College 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 as Anna DeGraff had six kills and Sarah White five.

The game was played at Penn Cambria High School.