Soccer

Deer Lakes falls in overtime of PIAA soccer final
November 17, 2018
HERSHEY -- It had all the makings of another fantastic finish in a storybook postseason run. This time, however, Deer Lakes didn't get its happy ending. Aiden Negron of Fleetwood scored with 10 minutes, 14 seconds remaining in overtime, giving the District 2 runner-up a 1-0 victory over Deer Lakes

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Quaker Valley boys soccer values ‘brotherhood’ more than championships
November 16, 2018
Quaker Valley's soccer program has two annual targets -- WPIAL and PIAA championships -- but this season's team might have developed something more special than its traditional trek to the playoffs. This team became a andquot;family,andquot; according to Quaker Valley coach Andrew Marshall. andquot;It's always been a close group, though

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Landmark season by Norwin boys soccer lays groundwork for future teams
Sometimes a soccer team will need a certain piece of the puzzle to make a big run. A star forward. A battle-tested goal keeper. A strong midfield presence. For Norwin coach Scott Schuchert, his team had every piece of that puzzle as the Knights put together one of the best

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West Allegheny boys capture 1st PIAA boys soccer championship
HERSHEY -- Nathan Dragisich was paying attention, and he saw Strath Haven's goalkeeper wasn't. West Allegheny's star striker made sure Noah Atsaves paid for his moment of inattention, and the Indians similarly took advantage of the other opportunities Strath Haven left them. Dragisich scored a hat trick and assisted on

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Deer Lakes boys soccer aims to cap record-breaking season with PIAA title
Deer Lakes could sense the excitement at school this week after it secured a spot in the PIAA soccer championship for the first time in school history. But as much as the Lancers appreciated the congratulatory messages from principals and teachers, students and staff, they had already moved on from

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PIAA boys soccer preview capsule: Deer Lakes vs. Fleetwood
PIAA soccer playoffs Class AA Championship Deer Lakes (21-1-1) vs. Fleetwood (19-6-1) 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Hersheypark Stadium Coaches: Jordan Wiegand, Deer Lakes; Keith Schlegel, Fleetwood Players to watch: Michael Sullivan, Deer Lakes; Haydyn Zagorski, Fleetwood Corner kicks: Deer Lakes makes its first PIAA championship game appearance, looking to become the

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Avonworth boys fall in PIAA Class A soccer final
HERSHEY -- Dominant defense and goalkeeping helped carry Avonworth to a historic boys soccer season, but the Antelopes met their match in that department Friday. The WPIAL champion Antelopes saw their bid for the first state championship in school history denied, falling 2-0 to District 4 champion Millville in the

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Freedom girls soccer settles for 2nd at PIAA championship
HERSHEY -- In its quest to win its first PIAA title, the Freedom girls soccer team led for more than 55 minutes in the Class A final against Southern Columbia. However, the Bulldogs trailed at the time when it mattered most: at the end of overtime. Southern Columbia defeated Freedom,

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Hampton girls soccer ‘family’ enjoys longest playoff run in a decade
November 15, 2018
If a Hampton sports team waited years to get its shot, it was this one. And just one more shot might have had the girls soccer team in the state semifinals. But it wasn't to be for a special group of five seniors and 12 juniors that pulled it together

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PIAA Class AAA boys soccer final preview: West Allegheny vs. Strath Haven
PIAA Boys soccer Class AAA Championship West Allegheny (22-2) vs. Strath Haven (16-6-2) 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hersheypark Stadium On the air: PCN-TV Coaches: Kevin Amos, West Allegheny; Ryan O'Neill, Strath Haven Players to watch: Nathan Dragisich, Sr., F, West Allegheny; Nathaniel Perrins, Sr., F, Strath Haven Corner kicks: West

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PIAA Class A boys soccer final preview: Avonworth vs. Millville
PIAA Boys soccer Class A Championship Avonworth (23-0-1) vs. Millville (21-2) 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hersheypark Stadium On the air: PCN-TV Coaches: Tom Angell, Avonworth; Anthony Preston, Millville Players to watch: Sam Guzzo, Sr., F, Avonworth; Josh Spangenberg, Sr., F, Millville Corner kicks: Avonworth clinched its first state title game

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PIAA Class A girls soccer final preview: Freedom vs. Southern Columbia
PIAA Girls soccer Class A Championship Freedom (23-1) vs. Southern Columbia (19-4-1) 11 a.m. Friday at Hersheypark Stadium On the air: PCN-TV Coaches: Colin Williams, Freedom; Derek Stine, Southern Columbia Players to watch: Jayden Sharpless, Fr., F, Freedom; Morgan Marks, Jr., F, Southern Columbia Corner kicks: Michaela Watkins secured Freedom's

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Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Dom Reiter
Dom Reiter School: Quaker Valley Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Dom Reiter was not just the only Quaker Valley player with a point in every postseason game, he had a point in every game of the season. But the box scores and reality don't quite match, according to

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Deer Lakes boys soccer continues dramatic run through postseason
November 14, 2018
It looked like dandamp;#233;jandamp;#224; vu late Tuesday night. Deer Lakes found itself in a one-goal hole against section rival Shady Side Academy as time ticked away in the PIAA Class AA semifinals, the Lancers' season minutes away from ending one victory shy of a trip to the state finals --

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Deer Lakes reaches 1st PIAA title game with win over Shady Side Academy
November 13, 2018
Michael Sullivan predicted in preseason camp he would score a goal on a throw-in goal at some point during the year. It came at the perfect moment. Sullivan's throw deflected off a Shady Side Academy defender and into the back of the net with 1 minute, 16 seconds remaining, giving

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South Park falls to Bedford in shootout in PIAA girls soccer semfinals
SOMERSET -- South Park and Bedford played a classic in freezing conditions Tuesday night in the PIAA Class AA girls soccer semifinals at Somerset High School. The winner would move on to the state championship game. Unfortunately for South Park, the Eagles headed home. andquot;I'm proud of our effort,andquot; South

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West Allegheny avenges loss to Franklin Regional, advances to PIAA final
West Allegheny did something no team had done all season on Tuesday night. In addition to playing without its starting goalkeeper for the first time in nearly four years -- instead starting a keeper who had never played the position before -- the Indians managed to score two goals against

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Freedom tops Shady Side Academy in double overtime to reach PIAA girls soccer final
Michaela Watkins saw 20 yards of turf and a goalie between her and a ticket to Hershey. Freedom's senior forward tapped the ball forward with a Shady Side Academy defender in close pursuit and unloaded a shot into the net for a 3-2 victory. That anyone broke free for an

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Seneca Valley boys, Peters Township, Oakland Catholic girls fall short in PIAA semifinals
Bennett Mueller, Ben Engstrom and Bobby Hydrisko scored to carry District 1 fifth-place finisher Radnor to a 3-1 win over WPIAL champion Seneca Valley in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals at Chambersburg High School. The Raiders finished the season 19-3-1. Radnor will play District 3 runner-up Wilson in the championship

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Avonworth shuts out Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer in PIAA semifinals
Avonworth coach Tom Angell is a big fan of dark chocolate. Standout senior Sam Guzzo likes Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and goalkeeper Tim Stewart likes it all and will eat whatever. Nevertheless, Guzzo was sweet as milk chocolate for the Antelopes. The attacker took possession on a crossing pass, dodged

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