Soccer

PIAA boys soccer preview capsule: Deer Lakes vs. Fleetwood
November 16, 2018
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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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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