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Tamaqua girls soccer finish unbeaten

Published October 21. 2009 05:00PM

Tamaqua wrote itself a whole new page in the girls soccer program's history books by recording a 5-0 Schuylkill League win over North Schuylkill.

With the victory, the Blue Raiders marked the program's first-ever unbeaten/untied season in school history with a 16-0 overall (13-0 league) record.

In 2007, the team finished with a 17-0-1 mark.

Tamaqua-North Schuylkill

Ali Updike finished with a hat-trick for the Blue Raiders, while Cady O'Malley and Eden Helfrich added the other scores. Brittany Hill was credited with two assists in the victory.

Tamaqua keeper Chey Bates grabbed three saves for her seventh straight shutout as well as scoring her 11th of the season.


Tamaqua-Panther Valley

Panther Valley got the best of Tamaqua for a 25-13, 25-15, 25-15 Schuylkill League victory.

Carly Markovich led the Panthers' with 17 assists, five digs, four kills and three service points, while Tricia Janowiak added eight kills, seven service points and three aces.

Katie Zulic (19 service points, five aces), Deanna Focht (eight service points, three aces), Christa Mantz (eight kills, seven service points, three aces) and Amy Yusella (five kills, four blocks, three aces) chipped in on PV's offensive.

The Blue Raiders' Paige Baddick finished with eight service points, 12 assists and four digs, while Stacy Wallace recorded eight kills, three service points, two aces, two blocks and two digs.

Teammate Tiffany Billman ended up with four kills and two service points.

In the JV contest, Panther Valley won in straight sets, 25-15, 25-15.


Marian scored a 25-10, 25-10, 25-11 Schuylkill League victory over the Wreckers.

Taylor Mele paced the Fillies with 19 service points, 17 digs and five aces, while Rachel Krajcirik added 36 assists, five digs and four aces. Devin Parambo recorded 11 kills and 18 digs, while Abby Owsiniki chipped in with 16 kills, two aces, two digs and two blocks.

Teammates Tori Vadyak (three kills, three digs, four blocks), Marykate Sherkness (10 kills, 7 digs), Katie Collevechio (13 digs) and Cathleen Cataldo (15 digs) contributed to Marian's win.

Brittney Hinkle led the Wreckers with 27 digs, three blocks and two kills, while Sarah Dolinsky added 20 digs and three kills. Alicia Panzerella (17 digs), Rachel Heister (10 digs, two assists), Sam Strizak (six digs, five assists) and Alyssa Kephart (three digs) recorded some fine numbers for Weatherly.

PM West-Lehighton

Lehighton walked off the court with a 25-15, 25-21, 25-18 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.

The Indians' Amanda Windbeck finished with 47 digs and seven aces, while Madeline Zurn chipped in with 15 assists and nine digs.

Lauren Jankowski (seven aces, seven digs, four kills), Sheena White (seven aces, six kills, three digs) and Debra Lobien (six assists, five digs, two kills) chimed in on the Tribe's attack. Teammates Molly Harleman (seven kills, four digs) and Jessica Lobien (four kills, three digs, two aces) contributed to the win.

Pleasant Valley-PM East

Pleasant Valley knocked off Pocono Mountain for a 25-18, 25-17, 25-14 Mountain Valley Conference win.

Kayla Dorney paced the Bears' attack with 11 kills and five aces, while Priya Patel chipped in with 17 assists and four aces.

Paige McKinsey (18 service points), Justine Maresca (nine digs) and Breanna Johnson (six kills) contributed to PV's (17-9 overall; 8-2 MVC) victory.

In the JV game, the Bears made it a sweep with a 25-23, 17-25, 15-12 win.

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