Soccer

Seneca Valley’s Beaux Lizewski celebrates his game-winning goal in double overtime with Zack LaValle during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Peters Twp. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Let’s geaux Beaux: Sophomore powers Seneca Valley past Peters Township in Class 4A finals
November 7, 2020
With just under five minutes to go in the second overtime of the Class 4A WPIAL championship match Saturday, Beaux Lizewski found the ball bouncing in the box in traffic.

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North Catholic players celebrate defeating Avonworth in the WPIAL Class 2A girls soccer championship game Nov. 7, 2020.
Clutch goal from Jayden Sharpless lifts North Catholic past Avonworth in Class 2A title game
In the early portion of Saturday’s WPIAL Class 2A championship game, North Catholic standout junior Jayden Sharpless said she was a little too amped up when she fired a free kick well over the goal from 30 yards out.

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Hampton’s Corey Scherer celebrates his goal during a WPIAL Class 3A first-round playoff game against Kiski Area on Oct. 24.
Hampton notebook: Strong boys soccer season ends in OT loss to No. 1 Mars
Hampton senior Corey Scherer needed some time to ease the sting of a 1-0 double-overtime playoff loss to nemesis Mars.

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Plum’s Gina Proviano possesses the ball in a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal against Thomas Jefferson on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.
Success on home field propels Plum girls soccer into WPIAL finals
As the No. 2 seed for the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs, the Plum girls soccer team enjoyed the comforts of home as it made its run to a second consecutive championship game appearance.

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Mars’ Ellie Coffield works against Plum’s Andrea D’Incau during last year’s WPIAL Class 3A championship game.
WPIAL Class 3A girls soccer championship preview: No. 1 Mars vs. No. 2 Plum
November 6, 2020
Class 3A

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Seth Skowronek celebrates with teammates after scoring his first goal on a penalty kick during the first half of their WPIAL Class A semifinal against Springdale on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Norwin.
GCC tightens up on defense heading into boys soccer title match with Winchester Thurston
The Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer team might be dealing with a case of mistaken identity this postseason.

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North Allegheny overcomes late goal to win Class 4A girls soccer title in overtime
With North Allegheny holding a one-goal lead with 32 seconds left in Thursday’s Class 4A girls soccer championship game, Butler gained its second penalty kick opportunity of the second half, and, unlike the first time, didn’t miss.

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The Deer Lakes boys soccer team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating Shady Side Academy, 2-1, in the Class AA final Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Deer Lakes edges Shady Side Academy in penalty kick thriller, wins first WPIAL title
November 5, 2020
The Deer Lakes and Shady Side Academy boys soccer teams were all knotted up in head-to-head matches over the past four years as they met Thursday to decide the WPIAL Class 2A boys championship.

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Greensburg Central Catholic head coach Olivia Kruger, at right, hoists the trophy after her team defeated Our Lady of the Sacred Heart on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in the WPIAL Class A girls soccer championship at Gateway Senior High School.
Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer wins WPIAL championship
Greensburg Central Catholic’s girls soccer team has had a relatively easy path through the season.

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High school roundup for Nov. 4, 2020: Freshman scores OT winner for North Catholic girls soccer
November 4, 2020
Freshman Lily Karsman scored the winning goal in overtime, leading No. 3 North Catholic (12-2-1) to a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Shady Side Academy (12-1) in a WPIAL Class 2A girls soccer semifinal match Thursday night.

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Peters Township boys soccer team wins in 2OT — again
Andrew Massucci might have a little magic in his shoe as for the second game in a row he scored the winning goal in the final seconds of the second overtime, this time to propel Peters Township to the WPIAL Class 4A championship.

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Yough’s Makayla Dixon defends Avonworth’s Ava Wert in a WPIAL Class 2A semifinal Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.
Avonworth surges late to defeat Yough in WPIAL semifinals
For nearly 38 minutes, Yough was on its heels but holding its own at Avonworth. However, two late first-half goals propelled the No. 5 Antelopes into the WPIAL Class 2A girls soccer finals with a 3-0 victory Wednesday night at Lenzner Field.

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Firing on all cylinders, Seneca Valley drills Norwin to reach Class 4A title game
It is always a coach’s dream to see his team playing its best heading into the biggest game of the year.

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Plum’s Gina Proviano
Plum girls soccer reaches Class 3A finals with another 1-0 win over West Allegheny
It was déjà vu for the Plum girls soccer team.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Hannah Nelson works against Springdale’s Georgia Dale during their WPIAL Class A quarterfinal on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Norwin.
OLSH girls soccer looks to slow down high-scoring GCC in WPIAL title game
When Greensburg Central Catholic collides with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the WPIAL Class A girls soccer championship Thursday at Gateway, it will be a battle of opposites.

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Springdale’s Duncan Caltagarone battles Bentworth’s Tanner Kinney for a header during their WPIAL Class A first round playoff game on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Springdale itching for another shot at No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic in WPIAL semifinals
November 3, 2020
For the past year, Springdale has been waiting for another opportunity to take on Greensburg Central Catholic.

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Franklin Regional’s Cole Kaforey moves the ball in front of Plum’s Cannon Kuchinick during their game on Sept. 28, 2020, in Murrysville.
Mars stands in way of 3-peat for Franklin Regional boys soccer
With the Highmark Stadium experience a been-there-done-that kind of thing for the Franklin Regional boys soccer team, the Panthers are just focused on winning another game.

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Bethany Winnor scored twice to turn a 2-2 game into a 4-2 Greensburg Central Catholic lead against South Side in the WPIAL Class A semifinals Monday.
Greensburg Central Catholic girls overcome slow start, rout South Side
November 2, 2020
It didn’t take the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team long to find out that South Side came to play Monday in the WPIAL Class A semifinals at Norwin.

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Mt. Pleasant keeper John Mendfee makes a save between Burrell’s Ian Smola and Mikeo Ferra (34) during a first-round WPIAL playoff game.
WPIAL soccer playoff capsules for Monday’s semifinals
November 1, 2020
WPIAL soccer playoff previews

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Franklin Regional’s Zach Lorenz (right) battles Indiana’s Aaron McKelvy for possession during their WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Westmoreland high school notebook: Franklin Regional boys soccer meets familiar foe
So they meet again.

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