Tornadoes closing in on playoffs
MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel girls' soccer moved to within one game a District 4 playoff berth with a decisive 8-1 victory over Line Mountain Saturday.
Ali Varano scored the first three goals of the game and had four overall for the Red Tornadoes, while Abby Chapman scored a goal and had three assists and Jen Bolick had two goals and an assist.
Casey London scored the only goal for the Eagles.
Line Mtn. 1 0 - 1
Mt. Carmel 3 5 - 8
MC - Varano (unassisted) 0:30
MC - Varano (unassisted) 17:47
MC - Varano (unassisted) 20:33
LM - London (unassisted) 36:58
MC - Varano (Chapman) 48:41
MC - Bolick (Chapman) 65:23
MC - Chapman (Bolick) 72:07
MC - Demko (Matos) 72:49
MC - Bolick (Chapman) 77:23
Shots on goal: Line Mountain 10, Mount Carmel 18; Corner Kicks: Line Mountain 1, Mount Carmel 5; Keeper/Saves: Line Mountain 13, Mount Carmel (Stellar) 6.
Southern Columbia 2 Hughesville 1
HUGHESVILLE - Southern Columbia's Ally Stavinski tied the Tigers' Heartland Conference Division II game with Hughesville with just 1:32 left in the second half.
Mackenzie Clark gave the Tigers the win not long after with a goal off an assist by Haley Levan in overtime. The Tigers' record improved to 11-4.
Southern 0 1 1 - 2
Hughesville 0 1 0 - 1
H - Snyder (unassisted) 44:27
SC - Stavinski (Haladay) 78:28
SC - Clark (Levan) 82:06
Shots on goal: Southern 7, Hughesville 3; Corner Kicks: Southern 3, Hughesville 3; Keeper/Saves: Southern (Watkins) 2, Hughesville (Russell) 5.
Shamokin 3 North Schuylkill 1
COAL TOWNSHIP - Shamokin's Danielle Reed and Rachel Poplaski scored within 31 seconds of each other early in the first half and the Indians' defense made the lead stick in a non-league win over North Schuylkill.
Devvon Gallie added a second-half goal for the Indians and Sydney Casey scored the only Spartans' goal.
N. Schuylkill 0 1 - 1
Shamokin 2 1 - 3
S - Reed (Poplaski) 8:00
S - Poplaski (unassisted) 8:31
S - Gallie (Segura) 68:55
NS - Casey (unassisted) 79:13
Shots on goal: North Schuylkill 2, Shamokin 31; Corner Kicks: North Schuylkill 1, Shamokin 10; Keeper/Saves: North Schuylkill (Zahodnick) 16, Shamokin (Martin) 3.
Tri-Valley 7, Lourdes 0
HEGINS - Rieley Reed had a hat trick, while Brittany Smeltz added a goal and two assists as the Bulldogs rolled past the Red Raiders in a Schuylkill League Division II contest at Bulldog Stadium.
Addie Snyder also had three assists for Tri-Valley, which finished the regular season without a loss in its final 11 games, including eight shutouts.
The Bulldogs also set a record for regular-season wins. The previous best was a 11-6-1 mark in 2010.
Lourdes (2-16, 1-11) 0 0 - 0
TV (12-5-1, 9-2-1) 3 4 - 7
TV - Hepler (Bugg) 19:11
TV - Lowthert (Bernd) 37:59
TV - Smeltz (Snyder) 38:36
TV - Reed (Smeltz) 41:30
TV - Reed (Smeltz) 45:29
TV - Reed (Snyder) 47:50
TV - Header (Snyder) 75:38
Shots on goal: Lourdes 6, Tri-Valley 20. Corner kicks: Lourdes 3, Tri-Valley 3. Saves: Lourdes (Koshinskie) 13, Tri-Valley (Kramer) 6.
Central Columbia 2 Southern Columbia 1
CATAWISSA R.R. - Southern Columbia's Dylan Swank's goal midway through the second half tied the game, but Central scored just five minutes later to win the non-league matchup.
Southern Columbia (8-7-1) has two games left to win one and qualify for the playoffs.
Central 0 2 - 2
Southern 0 1 - 1
CC - Konkolics (Brunozzi) 53:36
SC - Swank (unassisted) 59:45
CC - Hunter (unassisted) 64:50
Shots on goal: Central 6, Southern 3; Corner Kicks: Central 4, Southern 1; Keeper/Saves: Central (Yocum) 2, Southern (Behrent) 4.
Juniata 5 Line Mountain 1
MANDATA - Carl Pollard scored the only goal for Line Mountain in a Tri-Valley League loss to Juniata.
Juniata 2 3 - 5
Line Mtn. 0 1 - 1
J - Lopez (Gilbert) 2:21
J - Aurand (unassisted) 22:55
J - Clouser (unassisted) 43:43
J - Lopez (unassisted) 49:58
J - Lopez (unassisted) 58:05
LM - Pollard (unassisted) 74:55
Shots on goal: Juniata 17, Line Mountain 6; Keeper/Saves: Juniata (Coldren) 5, Line Mountain (Buddock 8, Spotts 4) 12.
Tri-Valley 3 Lourdes 0
HEGINS - Taylor Troutman notched 17 kills and eight digs as the Dawgs routed the Red Raiders 25-5, 25-6, 25-10 in a non-league match.
Haley Deibert added 31 assists and five digs for Tri-Valley (14-2).
Tri-Valley won JV 2-0.
Shamokin 3 Minersville 0
COAL TOWNSHIP - Olivia Bonshock had seven kills and seven aces as Shamokin defeated Minersville in straight sets, 25-10, 25-22 and 25-10.
Kelsey Yacko added 14 kills for the Indians, while Caity Pancher had two kills and eight aces. Ashley Huxta chipped in with 12 assists for the Indians.