With two starters out due to injury and a strong Port Allegany girls soccer team coming in, Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena was concerned with Monday's matchup.
That's why they play the game.
Unexpected goal scorers and a balanced offensive attack led Ridgway to a 5-4 win over Port Allegany Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg volleyball lost 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 27-25) to DuBois Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
â€śA lot of inconsistency,â€ť Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. â€śWe canâ€™t seem to put a whole game together. Although I thought in the third game there was more consistent play than the first two. You can tell by the score, it was the closest of the three. Although, there we were, we probable had that game won a couple times and then just made three errors in a row.â€ť
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team played host to the Smethport Hubbers for a chilly Saturday evening game at Dutch Country Stadium this week. The Crusaders led all the way, dominating the Hubbers for a 53-6 victory.
"Offensively, it took us a half, but we started clicking in the second half," said ECC head coach Tony Gerg. "Smethport is a very well-coached team. It was just our night tonight."
Ridgway boys golf finished third at the Bradford Area High School Invitational held Saturday afternoon at Bradford.
Ridgway finished with a team score of 250. Each team took three players and played 18 holes. Josh Roselli was the day's overall medalist as he shot a 74 over 18 holes. TJ Schlimm carded an 82 and Nick Simon finished with a 94.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders and Ridgway Lady Elkers met for a rematch on Saturday morning in the consolation game of the Bucktail Girls' Soccer Tournament at the SMAHS soccer field. As was the case in their game earlier this season, ECC emerged with the 1-0 victory.
"I'm happy with the win," said ECC head coach Kelli Brannock. "I think we definitely controlled the first half more than the score showed."
DUKE CENTER â€“ Friday night's win wasn't quite as easy as the first two.
After being tied 7-7 at halftime, a key fourth-quarter interception and three second-half touchdowns propelled Ridgway to a 28-7 victory over AML North foe Otto-Eldred Friday night at Otto-Eldred High School.
ST. MARYS â€“ Lady Crusader senior Kirstie Wehler recorded the 1,000th kill of her high school volleyball career on Thursday evening as the ECC squad defeated the Brockway Lady Rovers in three sets in a match played at the ECCHS gymnasium. ECC rallied to win the first set 25-23, and then had smoother sailing in the next two sets, winning 25-8 and 25-13, respectively.
ECC head coach Diane Gies cited improvement with her team's serves as an example of the progress the squad has been making.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 7-2 score in a match played at Johnsonburg Thursday.
â€śItâ€™s always an enjoyable experience when we play a match against Johnsonburg. All of their players are incredibly nice, they have a great coaching staff, and they always play really good tennis,â€ť said ECCHS coach Pete Meier.
St. Marys girls soccer used a pair of first-half goals for a 2-0 victory over Ridgway in action Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
â€śIt was just better execution and intensity,â€ť St. Marys coach Eric Bridges said. â€śThe girls came out with the right degree of enthusiasm and teamwork. The fundamentals have always been there, itâ€™s just today it jelled, it came together. We worked cohesively as a team and it paid off.â€ť