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NB girls soccer gets upset win

BERLIN — Fifth-seeded Northern Bedford upset fourth-seeded Berlin Brothersvalley, 2-1, in the District 5 Class 1A high school girls soccer playoffs Wednesday.

Abbie Kline and Sidney Coffey scored for the Lady Panthers.

“It was a hard-fought game, and Berlin got on the board first,” Northern Bedford coach Barb Zanella said. “We came on strong and controlled the rest of the first half. We got a beautiful cross by Ashley Kichman, and Sidney Coffey tied it, and for the remaining part of first half, we beat them to the ball.”

After Lydia Ritchey’s assist on Kline’s goal put Northern Bedford ahead, the Lady Panthers’ defense did the rest.

“In the second half, it was back and forth,” Zanella said. “But Evie Long stepped up and was spectacular for us and made some great saves. She stayed strong worked through the ball.”

The Lady Panthers will take on top-seeded Fannett-Metal in the next round.

SCORE BY HALVES

Northern Bedford 2 0 — 2

Berlin Brothersvalley 1 0 — 1

First Half: BB–Brant (unassisted), 27:39; NB–Coffey (Kichman), 15:24; NB–Kline (Ritchey), 7:54.

Second Half: none.

Records: Northern Bedford (11-7).

Central volleyball sweeps

LOYSBURG — Central swept Northern Bedford, 25-22, 26-24, 25-19, in high school girls volleyball action Wednesday behind 13 kills from Brooke Claar and 28 assists by Brinley Bowers.

Kirsten Ayers added eight kills for the Lady Dragons.

Addie Sipes, Makayla Kochara and Lizzie Long each had seven kills for Northern Bedford.

SERVICE POINTS

CENTRAL: Smith 9, Mingle 8, Saylor 8, Claar 5, Hazenstab 5, Bowers 4, Ayers 1, Kitt 1

NORTHERN BEDFORD: Byler 1, McIlnay 4, Kochara 5, Ad. Sipes 3, Carberry 8, Al. Sipes 9, Walter 3

JV: Central, 25-22, 23-25, 15-13

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