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Elderton bows out of playoffs

| Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

The Elderton girls volleyball fell Tuesday night in the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs, 3-2, to Northern Cambria at Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg.

Elderton jumped to a quick match lead by winning, 25-17 and 29-27. But Northern Cambira rebounded to take the final three games, 25-23, 25-17 and 15-11.

"We made a lot of great plays, and they made a lot of great plays," Elderton coach Dan Spencer said. "It was a great match."

"For a young team, I'm proud of the girls."

Girls soccer

Springdale 3, Karns City 0

Spingdale cruised to victory in the first round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs against District 9 chanmpion Karns City.

Less than five minutes into the game, Springdale forward Cayley Perrett put the Dynamos up 1-0. Seven minutes later, her goal was follwed up by a score from midfielder Laura Gajdosik. Leading scorer Brittany Loveland, who left earlier in the game with leg injury, closed out the scoring with a goal early in the second half.

Karns City (16-6) was limited to three shots, while Springdale (19-3-1) tallied 11.

Springdale, the WPIAL runner-up, will advance to the quarterfinals to face Fairview (17-2-1) on Saturday at a site and time to be determined.

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