Soccer

PIAA Class A girls soccer final preview: Freedom vs. Southern Columbia
November 15, 2018
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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Deer Lakes, Shady Side Academy boys meet for 4th, deciding time
November 12, 2018
Deer Lakes walked off the field after a WPIAL semifinal loss to Shady Side Academy thinking it might see the Indians again before the season ended, and the belief grew even stronger when the PIAA Class AA bracket set up a potential semifinal matchup between the Section 2-AA rivals. Now,

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Franklin Regional readies for WPIAL title-game foe West Allegheny
As the PIAA soccer playoffs progress, WPIAL rematches become more likely. It's the nature of the pre-slotted setup in the brackets. Sometimes it's not a matter of if, but when, teams will meet again in states. Coaches often contemplate how to approach those rematches: just trust in what worked the

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PIAA boys soccer preview capsule: Deer Lakes vs. Shady Side Academy
Boys soccer Class AA Semifinals Deer Lakes (20-1-1) vs. Shady Side Academy (14-6-1) 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mars Winner plays: Winner of Midd West/Fleetwood Coaches: Jordan Wiegand, Deer Lakes; Ed Ellsworth, Shady Side Academy Players to watch: A.J. Dorman, Deer Lakes; Wally Navid, Shady Side Academy Corner kicks: The Section 2-AA

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Poker-faced GCC strolls into semifinal rematch with Avonworth
Quite literally, the cards have been stacked against Tyler Solis before. The coach of the Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer team used to be a gaming dealer at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. andquot;I know how all those games work,andquot; Solis said. He also knows a thing or two about the

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PIAA semifinalist Deer Lakes boys soccer making most of opportunity
November 11, 2018
Deer Lakes saw its PIAA soccer quarterfinal game against Quaker Valley as an opportunity, and the Lancers didn't waste their shot. Matched up against arguably the most successful boys soccer program in WPIAL history, an up-and-coming Deer Lakes team didn't flinch. The Lancers scored early and again late to pull

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PIAA sets boys soccer semifinal sites and times
Seven WPIAL boys soccer teams will be involved in Tuesday's PIAA boys soccer semifinals. A rematch of the WPIAL Class A title game pits Greensburg Central Catholic (19-2) against WPIAL champion Avonworth (22-0-1). The Antelopes scored a shootout victory in the teams' match for the WPIAL title Nov. 1. GCC

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WPIAL girls soccer teams set for PIAA semifinal matchups
The PIAA girls soccer playoff tournaments have reached the semifinals, and five WPIAL teams still are alive in their quests for state championships. All games are Tuesday evening. It will be an all-WPIAL matchup in Class A as WPIAL champion Freedom (22-1) will face Shady Side Academy (14-4) at 6

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High school roundup for Nov. 10, 2018
November 10, 2018
Jillian Marvin scored midway through the second half to give Peters Township a 2-1 win against Cumberland Valley in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal at Mansion Park in Altoona. CeCe Scott scored first goal for the Indians in the 13th minute . Gina Lukoskie tallied Cumberland Valley's lone goal in

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Late goal moves Deer Lakes boys soccer into state semifinals
Deer Lakes is developing a flair for the dramatic in the state soccer playoffs. A.J. Dorman scored the go-ahead goal with 3 minutes, 4 seconds remaining, and Deer Lakes kept its postseason run going with a 2-1 victory over Quaker Valley in a PIAA Class AA boys quarterfinal Saturday evening

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Sciorilli’s goal sends Franklin Regional boys soccer into PIAA semifinals
SLIPPERY ROCK -- One goal was going to be enough, given the way the Cathedral Prep and Franklin Regional boys soccer teams played defense Saturday. The teams stifled each other nearly from start to finish, until Jake Sciorilli found an opening. The sophomore scored from 12 yards out with 9

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Oakland Catholic girls soccer eliminates Hampton from PIAAs
There's little to no history between the Oakland Catholic and Hampton girls soccer teams, but those in attendance Saturday afternoon at North Allegheny might have mistaken the teams as longtime rivals. Hampton played physical and dictated pace of play for the majority of the match, but Eagles sophomore standout Hannah

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