Alle-Kiski Valley PIAA boys soccer capsule

Monday, November 6, 2017 | 6:54 PM

Class A

First round

Springdale (15-5-1) vs. Windber (14-5-1)

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Somerset

Winner plays: Winner of Brockway vs. Seton LaSalle on Saturday

Free kicks: Both teams are seeking their first state championships. … Springdale, the WPIAL runner-up, makes its first PIAA playoff appearance since 2009, when the Dynamos dropped a first-round game to Mercyhurst Prep. … The Dynamos are coming off a 2-0 loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the WPIAL championship game. Goalkeeper Mike Zolnierczyk made six saves in the loss. … Springdale knocked off No. 2 Freedom and No. 3 Seton LaSalle on its way to the WPIAL championship game. … Springdale has 11 shutouts on the season and allowed just 11 goals over its past 19 games. … Jared Demore scored 25 goals for the Dynamos, who outscored opponents 81-18 this season. … Windber won its second consecutive District 5 championship, defeating Fannett-Metal, 2-0, in the title game. The Ramblers beat Bishop McCort in the 2016 first round before falling to Sewickley Academy in the quarterfinals. … Devan Marhefka scored both goals for Windber in its victory over Fannett-Metal. The Ramblers were the No. 5 seed in the District 5 playoffs.


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