Soccer

Last season’s playoff loss motivates unbeaten Avonworth boys soccer team
October 15, 2018
Most undefeated teams aren't driven by a loss, but defeat has motivated Avonworth's boys soccer team for nearly a year. The Antelopes' dominance this fall is apparent in not just its 15-0-1 record, but also the way the team has won. Avonworth has scored 5.5 goals per game, recorded 11

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Southmoreland boys soccer team looking forward to playoffs
Playoff soccer is a new experience for a majority of Southmoreland's boys team. The Scotties are looking forward to it, too. They're in the WPIAL Class 2A tournament for the first time since 2016. With a young roster featuring four seniors, Southmoreland hopes to make annual postseason appearances. andquot;I am

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WPIAL boys soccer rankings for week of Oct. 15, 2018
Here's a look at the latest WPIAL boys soccer rankings for the week of Oct. 15, 2018: Class 4A 1. Seneca Valley, 13-2-1, 1 2. Norwin, 14-2-1, 2 3. Pine-Richland, 10-3-3, 3 4. Upper St. Clair, 10-3-2, 5 5. Butler, 10-4-1, NR Out: North Allegheny, 10-5, 4 Class 3A 1.

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Westmoreland lookahead for Week of Oct. 15, 2018
October 14, 2018
Highlights of the week ahead in Westmoreland high school sports: MONDAY Girls soccer: Uber-rivals Penn-Trafford and Norwin will meet again in a matchup in North Huntingdon that could decide the Section 3-AAAA title. Norwin, the defending PIAA champion, won the first meeting 4-2 over the defending WPIAL champion Warriors. Penn-Trafford

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WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 14, 2018
There are only a few days left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason. Trib HSSN's exclusive coverage

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WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings though Oct. 14, 2018
There is a week left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason. Trib HSSN's exclusive coverage of the

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High school roundup for Oct. 13, 2018: Franklin Regional boys shut out Norwin
Zack Snider and Auston Kranick scored goals to lead Franklin Regional (14-0-1) to a 2-0 nonsection win over Norwin (14-2-1) on Saturday afternoon. The loss snapped Norwin's seven-game winning streak. Franklin Regional has allowed only one goal over its last eight games. Greensburg Central Catholic 2, Serra Catholic 1 (OT)

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Thomas Jefferson boys riding high after defeating Keystone Oaks
October 12, 2018
Thomas Jefferson boys soccer team has been a perennially WPIAL playoff contender. The Jaguars wrapped up their fifth consecutive WPIAL playoff berth with a third-place finish in Section 4-3A this year. The TJ boys attained an 8-3-1 section record, behind Franklin Regional (11-0-1) and South Fayette (9-2-1). Chartiers Valley placed

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Fresh off unbeaten run in Section 4, Franklin Regional boys turn attention to postseason
The Franklin Regional boys soccer team had high expectations heading into the season and with just cause. A team that narrowly missed out on a trip to the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals last season, the Panthers (13-0-1, 11-0-1 Section 4-3A) came into the 2018 campaign focused on achieving more. Coach

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Apodiakos, Breen take down program scoring records
Two long-time scoring records fell Thursday night for a pair of Westmoreland County boys soccer programs. Senior Markello Apodiakos of Belle Vernon became his school's career points leader with 202, surpassing Mike Posey's mark of 200 set from 1986-89. Apodiakos, who also is Belle Vernon's all-time leader in goals, scored

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After slow start, Bishop Canevin boys soccer moves into playoff chase
October 11, 2018
Some of the toughest opponents the Bishop Canevin boys soccer team has faced this season are circumstances beyond its control. The Crusaders have had four games halted or postponed -- including one for a stadium light malfunction. The fits and starts in their schedule have blunted the Crusaders' mojo on

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High school roundup for Oct. 10, 2018: Butler boys upset No. 1 Seneca Valley
Tate Mohney tallied two goals to lift Butler to a 2-1 victory over top-ranked Seneca Valley in a Section 1-4A boys soccer game Thursday. Butler (9-4-1, 8-4-1) avenged a 1-0 loss to the Raiders from Sept. 20. Seneca Valley (13-2-1, 11-2-1) suffered its second section loss of the season but

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WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 11, 2018
There are only a few days left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason. Trib HSSN's exclusive coverage

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No. 2-ranked Norwin boys shut out rival Penn-Trafford
With the section title all but locked up, one might think the Norwin boys soccer team might have fallen flat heading into the Thursday night's game against Section 3-4A rival Penn-Trafford -- wrong. The Knights came to play. Carter Breen scored twice as No. 2-ranked Norwin rolled to a 6-0

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Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Will Andrews
Will Andrews School: Quaker Valley Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Will Andrews leads the defending state boys soccer champions at Quaker Valley with 55 shots and 13 goals this season. The team, which has qualified for the playoffs for 36 consecutive years, has outscored opponents 84-9 and has

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High school roundup for Oct. 10, 2018: Mt. Lebanon girls edge Canon-McMillan in OT
October 10, 2018
Girls soccer teams continue to jockey for playoff positioning in Section 2-4A. Jane Chavez scored in overtime to lift Mt. Lebanon to a 2-1 victory over Canon-McMillan (9-6-1, 6-6-1) on Wednesday night. The win lifted the Blue Devils (9-4-3, 8-3-2) into third place. Upper St. Clair 2, Moon 1 --

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WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 10, 2018
There is a week left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason. Trib HSSN's exclusive coverage of the

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WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 9, 2018
There is less than a week left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason. Trib HSSN's exclusive coverage

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A-K Valley girls soccer teams hoping best is yet to come with WPIAL playoffs looming
Melisa O'Toole recently saw something she waited for all season: a complete, 80-minute performance from her Kiski Area girls soccer team. A 4-0 victory over Gateway last week showcased the best the Cavaliers could offer offensively and defensively after a season of searching for both to show up at the

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High school roundup for Oct. 9, 2018: No. 1 Quaker Valley boys edge No. 3 North Catholic
October 9, 2018
The Quaker Valley boys soccer team earned the 24th section title in program history Tuesday night after defeating No. 3-ranked North Catholic, 2-1, in a Section 4-2A game. Dom Reiter and Pierce Diggins scored for the top-ranked Quakers (12-3, 10-0), who swept the season series against the Trojans (10-3, 9-2).

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