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September 29th, 2014
The Kane girlsâ€™ soccer team dug themselves a big hole early as they gave up two goals in the first five minutes of Monday afternoonâ€™s game with Port Allegany on the Lady Wolvesâ€™ home field. The Lady Gators took the opening kick and somehow found the back of the net in just 10 secondsâ€¦ before most fans were even in their seats. The visitors added another just five minutes after before Kane coach Robert Mosierâ€™s team began to settle down.
The Kane junior varsity football team exacted a measure of revenge on Monday night when they defeated Ridgway 28-14 at Paul R Miller Stadium. After the varsity Elkers outlasted the Wolves on Friday night in Ridgway, the junior varsity teams strapped on the helmets and played in Kane to start the Wolvesâ€™ homecoming week.
The visitors struck first when Josh Raubenstrauch ran in for a 10-yard touchdown after an interception by James Winslow stalled Kaneâ€™s promising opening drive. The failed extra point gave Ridgway a 6-0 lead with just over five minutes left in the first quarter.
With two equally-matched and undefeated teams facing off, it was only fitting one play and less than one yard would decide the winner.
Ridgway stopped a John English run on a two-point conversion with 41 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Elkers a 21-20 win over the Kane Wolves Friday night at Memorial Field in Ridgway in the AML South opener for both teams.
Something has got to give. The Kane Wolves and Ridgway Elkers come into tonightâ€™s football game in Ridgway with identical 4-0 records. Both have had games this season where they have completely dominated the competition. Only one can leave the field tonight 5-0.
Kane girlsâ€™ soccer coach Robert Mosier thought his team would show the Ridgway Lady Elkers how much they have improved since the two teams first meeting, Kaneâ€™s first game of the season. Unfortunately for the Lady Wolves, the result was pretty much the same. Ridgway defeated the Kane girls 8-1 back on Sept. 8 on the Lady Elkers' home field. On Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Wolves hosted coach Greg Maddalenaâ€™s team and jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Terika Schleicher booted a goal to prevent the shutout.
The Kane cross country team made the long trip to Punxsutawney on Tuesday to take on the Chucks and the DuBois Beavers. The Wolvesâ€™ runners came up short against both teams, losing to the hosts by a 19-44 score and dropping a 26-33 decision to DuBois.
Hunter Yasurek was Kaneâ€™s top runner in the meet. The Wolvesâ€™ sophomore completed the course in 18:39 for his second fastest finish of the season.
The Kane volleyball team outplayed the Bradford Lady Owls in the first game of Tuesday nightâ€™s match in the Wolvesâ€™ Den, but the visitors regrouped to defeat the Lady Wolves in four sets, 23-25, 25-10, 25-7 and 25-17.
Kane got out to a quick 2-0 lead on a tip by Ashley Jordan and an ace by Alyssa Zampogna. Bradford battled back to go ahead but a kill by Camryn Cummings on a quick set by Jordan got the hosts back to within one, 5-6.
Kaneâ€™s Chris Udovich scored one goal in each half of Monday afternoon's game in Smethport to lead his team to a 2-1 win over the Hubbers. The Hubbers tied the game at 1-1 in the second half but Udovich quickly put his team back in the lead and the visitors left town with the narrow win.
Wolves' coach Ernie Chamberlain felt his team controlled every aspect of the game.
"We outshot them," he said. "We kept the ball on their half for a great majority of the game. We just had trouble finding the back of the net."
The Kane Lady Wolves hosted the Smethport Lady Hubbers back on Sept. 10 and came away with an exciting 1-0 win in double overtime. The same two teams took to the field on Monday evening in the county seat and again played a nail-biter with ended in a scoreless tie.
Kane coach Robert Mosier said scoring opportunities were limited in the game as both defenses and goalkeepers played exceptionally well, leading to a scoreless game at halftime.
The Kane Lady Wolves hosted the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders on a rare Saturday soccer game. ECC Coach Kelli Brannock and her team controlled the game from beginning to end as the Lady Cruasaders led 5-0 at the half and went on to post an 11-0 victory.
From the opening whistle, most of the game was played on the half in front of Kane goalie Daria Huckabone. The Lady Wolvesâ€™ senior stopped a number of shots to keep the visitors off the scoreboard early, but with 26:14 left in the first half, ECC senior forward Julia Sweeney found the back of the net to give her team the lead.