Soccer

Moon’s Kayla Leseck celebrates a goal with teammates during a PIAA playoff game last season.
High school roundup for Oct. 5, 2022: Moon girls soccer goes to 10-0 in section
October 5, 2022
Tessa Romah, Hailey Longwell and Kayla Leseck scored to lead undefeated Moon (13-0, 10-0) to a 3-0 victory over Montour (6-5-2, 5-4) in Section 4-3A girls soccer Wednesday night.

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North Allegheny’s Natalie Figura plays the ball against Fox Chapel on Sept. 14.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 5, 2022
Section play in the regular season in the 2022 WPIAL girls soccer season has just over one week remaining. 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.

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Plum’s Tyler Yurisinec battles Franklin Regional’s Colton Hudson for possession during their game on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at Plum High School.
WPIAL boys soccer clinchings through Oct. 4, 2022
October 4, 2022
Section play in the regular season in the 2022 WPIAL boys soccer season has just over one week remaining. 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.

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Quaker Valley’s Nick Allan celebrates his first goal against Sewickley Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale.
High school roundup for Oct. 4, 2022: Jeannette’s Taylor hits 100-goal milestone
Jeannette’s Jordan Taylor hit a milestone Tuesday night, eclipsing 100 goals for his career in a 6-3 win over Freeport (5-8, 5-6) in a Section 2-2A boys soccer game.

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Springdale’s Grace Gent battles Greensburg Central Catholic’s Addison Vacanti for possession during their game on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Springdale.
A-K Valley girls soccer notebook: Springdale maintains section lead despite tough loss
The Springdale girls soccer team still is in the driver’s seat in Section 1-A with a full-game lead, but the Dynamos’ grip was loosened Monday with a 5-1 loss at Seton LaSalle.

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Burrell’s McKayla Courey celebrates her goal next to Freeport’s Brooke Schreckengost during their game on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at Burrell High School. Burrell won, 1-0.
High school roundup for Oct. 3, 2022: Burrell hands 1st loss to Freeport
October 3, 2022
Mikayla Coury scored the decisive goal, assisted by Lily Householder, to lead Burrell to a 1-0 victory over Freeport in Section 2-2A girls soccer Monday.

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Mt. Pleasant senior Dylan Donitzen
Westmoreland County senior spotlight: Mt. Pleasant’s Dylan Donitzen
The Mt. Pleasant boys soccer team got off to a solid start this season, going 5-4-1 overall with an even more impressive 5-1-1 section record.

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Latrobe goalkeeper Sofia DeCerb makes a save next to Plum’s Camryn Rogers during their game on Sept. 7, 2022, at Plum High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 3, 2022: First place up for grabs in girls soccer
October 2, 2022
With two weeks left in WPIAL girls soccer section play, time is running out in the chase for section titles.

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Shady Side Academy’s Amir Awais celebrates his go-ahead goal with Paul Benec (16) and Jackson Suski (7) during their game against Deer Lakes on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in West Deer.
Trib HSSN WPIAL soccer rankings: Week ending Oct. 2, 2022
Tribune-Review soccer rankings

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Penn-Trafford girls soccer turning the corner into playoff contention
Penn-Trafford girls soccer used to be one of the top programs in the WPIAL.

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Burrell’s Jayson Ireland is a member of the 2022 soccer team.
A-K Valley athletes of the week: Kiski Area’s Riley Koziatek, Burrell’s Jayson Ireland
Riley Koziatek

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Riverview’s Lola Abraham
After growing up in program, Lola Abraham becomes Riverview’s all-time leading scorer
October 1, 2022
When Nikki Polens went down for a pushup, Lola Abraham was clinging to her back. When Polens did situps, Abraham would be sitting on her stomach.

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The Zebrine sisters (from left), Maria, Olivia and Sophia, are part of 11 sets of siblings within the Hampton girls and boys soccer programs. Maria and Sophia are sophomore twins, and Olivia is a freshman.
Sets of siblings fill Hampton soccer rosters
Hampton girls soccer coach Bill Paholich learned early this season he needed to be on a first-name basis with his players.

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Coaches and captains get together before Franklin Regional took on Penn-Trafford in boys soccer Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
Franklin Regional boys soccer earns tough victory over Penn-Trafford
September 29, 2022
Coming off such a thrilling — and emotionally draining — upset victory against No. 1 Plum, Franklin Regional was hoping Penn-Trafford would not be a “trap game” Thursday night.

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Burrell’s Miley Kariotis celebrates next to goalkeeper Ali Hughes after defeating Deer Lakes, 1-0, on Sept. 12, 2022, at Burrell High School.
Burrell girls soccer in top form heading into tough stretch of games
The Burrell girls soccer team suffered a 2-0 setback at Section 2-2A rival Knoch on Sept. 9.

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Freeport senior Crystal Zembrzuski scored the lone goal in Freeport’s 1-0 victory over Deer Lakes on Sept. 28, 2022, at Deer Lakes’ Lancers Stadium
Freeport tops rival Deer Lakes to complete girls soccer section sweep
In the first meeting between the Deer Lakes and Freeport girls soccer teams at Freeport on Sept. 1, the Lancers led by two goals before the Yellowjackets rallied with three scores to win the game.

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High school roundup for Sept. 28, 2022: Mt. Lebanon girls soccer maintains top spot in section
September 28, 2022
Melia Peer and Leah Kessler scored to lead Mt. Lebanon to a 2-1 victory over Canon-McMillan in Section 2-4A girls soccer Wednesday.

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Norwin boys soccer getting its swagger back, getting into thick of Class 4A picture
Call it conditioned experience.

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The Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer team is averaging nearly nine goals per game.
Westmoreland boys soccer notes: GCC not letting up on offense
Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer coach Rob Fabean said before the season he was going to let his players score as many goals as they wanted.

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High school roundup for Sept. 27, 2022: Miles Jackson powers Bethel Park to OT win
September 27, 2022
Miles Jackson scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead Bethel Park (8-3, 7-2) to a 2-1 victory over Trinity (7-4, 5-4) in a matchup of top boys soccer teams in Section 3-3A Tuesday night. Faiden Hodgson scored for the Hillers.

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