Sauter sets CT soccer scoring record
Jacob "Jake" Sauter scored Conemaugh Township's first two goals in a road win at North Star on Thursday to become the school's all-time scoring leader. (Staff photo by Roger Vogel)
Sauter’s first of two goals came with less than five minutes into the game and shattered the former school record of 75 career goals set by Justin Kuntz in 1996.
“We just came out and played very aggressive and scored quickly in the first half,” Conemaugh Township coach Chris Miller said. “It was a very well played game. We were just a little bit faster.
“We’re proud of the guys and proud of Jake Sauter for becoming the career leader.”
Ben Wilson and Kody Ofsanko contributed insurance goals while Jeff Callihan earned the shutout in goal for the Indians who took a 3-0 lead in the first half.
Sauter scored 33 goals last year and already has 29 this season. Kuntz still holds the CT boys single-season record of 34 goals.
In closing, coach Miller said, “I appreciate the North Star fans and coach (Chad) Duryea for giving us the opportunity to honor Jake.” The game was stopped long enough to award Sauter the game ball in recognition of his scoring record.
Conemaugh Township (10-2-1) hosts Windber today while North Star (5-8-1) visits Bishop Carroll on Saturday.
CT 4, North Star 4
BOSWELL — Conemaugh Township and North Star, two of the top girls varsity soccer teams in the area, battled to a 4-4 tie on Thursday.
Chantelle Ansell, Cheyenne Kuncher, Rachel Druist and Maddy Knisely all scored for the host Cougars (12-1-1). Kuncher (2), Ansell and Samantha Muchler provided assists.
Megan Boyer netted two goals while Allison Lonas and Abby Livella also found the back of the net for the Indians (10-2-1).
Goalkeepers were Sam Carmean and Ivy McClintock for North Star and Jenna Telenko for Township. The Cougars outshot the Indians 17-8.
“This was a great game played by both teams,” North Star coach Renee Lepley said. “I’m proud of the way my girls played tonight. We battled hard and my defense made some key plays when it mattered the most. We had some opportunities in overtime, but just couldn’t capitalize on them.”
Berlin 9, United 0
BERLIN — Gina Trulick, Erica Craig and Brooke Little netted two goals apiece as Berlin blasted United 9-0 Thursday in girls varsity soccer.
Natalie Eckenroad, MacKenzie Horne and Aliva Wood also scored for the Mountaineers (7-5). Assists were credited to Olivia Ogline (2), Horne (2), Trulick, Catelyn Hittie, Samantha Kalp and Alivia Wood. Goalkeeper Marah Riley recorded the shutout.
“We were able to get playing time for all 17 players,” Berlin coach Rich Murray said. “Congratulations to Natalie and Alivia for scoring their first varsity goals.”
Rockwood 2, McConnellsburg 1