CM Week in Assessment: Wildcats’ soccer, tennis groups having success | Information, Sports activities, Jobs
Central Mountain soccer is 2-0 for the primary time in 12 years, the women’ tennis group continues its dominance and volleyball performed its first match of 2020.
The soccer group held on late to defeat Selinsgrove on Friday night time at dwelling to maneuver to 2-0 for the primary time since 2008. Brett Gerlach eclipsed 100 yards passing and Ryan Pentz rushed for 81 yards and a landing within the win. On the defensive aspect of the ball, Kaden Falls had a stellar sport, as the protection had an interception to go together with three tackles within the win.
The Wildcats (2-0) will journey to Jersey Shore (2-0) on Friday.
Volleyball hit the court docket for the primary time as they went 2-1 to start the season. The Wildcats rattled off two wins in-a-row after dropping its match, 3-1, to West Department on Sept. 14. After the loss, they picked up wins over Bellefonte (3-1) and Shamokin (3-0) on back-to-back days. Up subsequent is an away match in the present day because the Wildcats journey to Hollidaysburg.
The women’ tennis group now sits at 9-1 after it went a powerful 3-0 final week. Two of the Wildcats three victories got here in opposition to Williamsport, beating the Millionaires, 5-0, each occasions on Tuesday and Thursday. The group’s different win got here Wednesday because the Wildcats rolled previous Jersey Shore, 5-0. Carolina Carpenetti, Olivia Anastos and Kati Kwiatek have been spectacular all season.The trio went unbeaten final week. The tennis group will host Mifflinburg on Wednesday earlier than touring to Altoona on Thursday compete at districts.
Boys soccer is now 2-2 on the season after an 0-2 begin. Nate Brinker had a giant week because the sophomore netted the game-winning objective within the group’s first win at Malinak Stadium this season. Brinker’s double-overtime objective Saturday gave the Wildcats a 4-2 win over Montoursville. Apart from the double-overtime victory, in addition they defeated Shikellamy, 4-2, Thursday.
Selinsgrove is the group’s subsequent problem because the Wildcats host Seals group at dwelling Tuesday.
Ladies soccer had a tough week report smart, however performed three high quality opponents in Williamsport, Shikellamy and Milton. The Wildcats misplaced, 4-1, to Williamsport on Monday, 4-1 to Shikellamy on Wednesday and 7-1 to Milton on Saturday.
Regardless of the 7-1 loss to Milton, the sport served because the group’s senior day. Abby Brinker scored the lone objective for CM.
Griffin Walizer shot a 39 in nine-hole competitors because the golf group defeated Shikellamy on the Clinton County Nation Membership on Tuesday. The golf group will compete at sSectionals Thursday in Altoona.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kaden Falls (soccer)
Falls made a giant play for the CM protection when he plucked the ball out of the air for an interception and to maintain the CM lead. The ball-hawking security has made an affect on each protection and particular groups this yr for the Wildcat protection. Falls and Co. will probably be examined within the group’s subsequent sport as they face a high-powered offensive assault in Jersey Shore.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Central Mountain’s soccer group has but to permit some extent within the first half of video games all through its first to video games of the 2020 season. A protection that’s permitting simply 4.5 factors per sport, has utterly shut down opposing group’s offenses. The protection is anchored by Anton Stratts and Cyrus McCarl up entrance on the line of defense, the pair has been getting after opposing group’s quarterbacks and stopping the run.
Behind Stratts and McCarl is linebacker Micah Walizer, who has been nice as each a pass-rusher and run-stopper for the Wildcats. Its chief within the secondary is Falls.
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