Soccer

Springdale’s Chris Mitchell moves the ball upfield against Aquinas Academy during a game on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Hampton.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports Oct. 11, 2021: Playoff berths on the line in boys soccer
October 10, 2021
The final week of section play in WPIAL soccer begins with a busy night on the boys soccer pitch.

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Luke Kolankowski and the Plum boys soccer team held at No. 3 in the Class 3A rankings.
WPIAL soccer rankings: Week of Oct. 11, 2021
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Moon goalkeeper Serayah Leech celebrates with Olivia Shaver after defeating Peters Twp. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Moon Area High School. Moon won, 1-0.
WPIAL clinched for Oct. 10, 2021: Girls soccer
Section play in the 2021 WPIAL girls soccer regular season has one week left. 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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Penn Hills boys soccer team avenges losses to stay in playoff hunt
Results haven’t changed Penn Hills boys soccer coach Ryan Hankey’s message.

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The Jeannette boys soccer team is headed to the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in its 24-year history.
Playoff-bound Jeannette boys soccer setting new standards for program
October 9, 2021
When Art Cicero was offered the Jeannette boys soccer job in 2018, the Jayhawks were coming off a 1-16-1 season and facing another rebuild.

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Norwin’s Poloma Swankler battles Latrobe’s Ava Lorenzi for possession during their game on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Norwin High School.
Norwin girls soccer battling injuries, tough section slate
With the number of injuries and player rotations Norwin has had this season, you might expect the Knights to be struggling to stay in the playoff race.

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Allderdice’s Ben Beale celebrates his goal next to Penn-Trafford’s Logan Swartz during their game on Tuesday.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 7, 2021: Boys soccer
October 7, 2021
Section play in the regular season is winding down and the 2021 WPIAL boys soccer playoffs are just around the corner. 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 qualify for the postseason.

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Hampton’s Zach Panza celebrates after scoring on a penalty shot against Kiski Area on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Fridley Field in Hampton.
High school roundup for Oct. 7, 2021: Undefeated Hampton stays atop section
Zach Panza converted a penalty kick and Luge Staggers also scored to lead Hampton to a 2-0 victory over Kiski Area in a showdown between the top two teams in Section 2-3A boys soccer Thursday.

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Latrobe’s Ella Bulava scores past Norwin goalkeeper Riley Morningstar on Sept. 30.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 6, 2021: Girls soccer
October 6, 2021
Section play in the 2021 girls soccer regular season section play has just over one week left. 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 qualify for the postseason.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Sara Felder (6) dribbles the ball against Cambridge Springs’ Kylie Beck (5) during the PIAA semifinals last season.
Westmoreland County girls soccer notebook: GCC goes on field trip
As Greensburg Central Catholic prepared to play No. 1 Springdale in a key rematch, practice was replaced by something more fun: a field trip.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Sara Felder is a member of the 2021 girls soccer team.
Westmoreland County girls athlete of the week: GCC’s Sara Felder
Sara Felder

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Plum goalkeeper Austin Hereda makes a save against Franklin Regional on Sept. 7.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 5, 2021: Boys soccer
October 5, 2021
Section play in the regular season is winding down and the 2021 WPIAL boys soccer playoffs are just around the corner. 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 qualify for the postseason.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 6, 2021: Franklin Regional, Hampton square off
A year ago, Hampton and Franklin Regional finished first and second in the WPIAL Section 1-3A standings with the Talbots beating out the Panthers for the section crown by only a half-game.

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Yough’s Joe Obeldobel is a junior on the 2021 soccer team.
Westmoreland County boys athlete of the week: Yough’s Joe Obeldobel
Joe Obeldobel

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Kiski Area junior Anders Bordoy is one of 13 Cavaliers who have scored this season.
Kiski Area boys soccer team taking strides toward what it hopes will be a favorable playoff seed
Missions to Mars had not been successful for the Kiski Area boys soccer team in recent years.

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The Southmoreland girls soccer team warms up before a Section 3-2A game against Yough on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 in Alverton.
Olivia Cernuto returns from injury, scores hat trick as No. 4 Southmoreland tops No. 2 Yough
October 4, 2021
Junior forward Olivia Cernuto wasn’t at 100%, but neither was her team as Southmoreland hosted Yough in a Section 3-2A rematch of top-five girls soccer teams.

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Mars’ Aly Cooper (21) celebrates her goal with Piper Coffield during their game against Montour on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Robinson. Mars won, 1-0.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 4, 2021
Section play in the 2021 WPIAL girls soccer regular season has less than two weeks left. 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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Greensburg Salem soccer players (from left) Olivia Smith, Brianna Carr, Kylie Smith, Ashley Smith, and Taylor Carr.
Family more than a metaphor for Greensburg Salem girls soccer
“Hop in,” Kylie Smith tells her teammates as she picks them up to go to a game.

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Knoch’s Samuel Caldwell plays against Armstrong on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at Armstrong Stadium.
Early competition helps Knoch boys soccer prepare for playoff push
The Knoch boys soccer team entered this season as a rather inexperienced group, but what they lack in seasoning they have made up for with effort.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 4, 2021: Peters Township heads to Moon for girls soccer clash
October 3, 2021
The first full week of WPIAL October soccer begins with a busy night on the pitch for the girls.

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