Soccer

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Sara Felder moves the ball upfiled past Southern Columbia’s Jadyn Jankowski during the PIAA Class A championship game on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium.
GCC girls soccer not hitting panic button, remain No. 1 in Class A
September 6, 2022
Few coaches will argue it is better to lose the first game of the season than the last one.

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Seneca Valley’s Ben Randall (18) celebrates Beaux Lizewski’s goal with Cole Kamarec and Max Marcotte during their game against Fox Chapel on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Jackson.
Trib HSSN WPIAL soccer rankings: Week ending Sept. 4, 2022
September 5, 2022
Tribune-Review soccer rankings

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Plum’s Annabel Arhin with a header during practice Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 at Plum High School.
Plum again takes aim at trip to WPIAL girls soccer finals
September 4, 2022
The WPIAL girls soccer championship games will be back at Highmark Stadium for the second year in a row, and Plum hopes to again reserve a spot in the Class 3A game in early November.

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Riverview’s Lola Abraham scored 43 goals in 2021.
Riverview girls look to build on trip to WPIAL playoffs
For the Riverview girls varsity soccer team, 2021 certainly was a year of growth.

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Western Beaver quarterback Xander LeFebvre
High school roundup for Sept. 3, 2022: Xander Lefebvre tosses 4 TD passes for Western Beaver
September 3, 2022
Xander LeFebvre completed four passes — and all four were touchdowns to Dorian McGhee — as Western Beaver (2-0) defeated Shenango (0-2) in a nonconference game Saturday.

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Latrobe and Norwin players meet with officials before Saturday’s game in North Huntingdon. The teams met in the third game of the inaugural Moe Rosensteel Memorial Kickoff Classic.
Latrobe, Norwin battle to draw at Moe Rosensteel memorial tourney
Exhausted after 100 minutes of soccer that resulted in a grueling 2-2 tie in hot and humid conditions, Latrobe and Norwin girls soccer players reflected on the state of their game and the cause.

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Franklin Regional freshman goalkeeper Aris Lamanna takes the field during player introductions before the Panthers’ WPIAL Class 3A first-round playoff game against South Fayette in 2020.
With defense leading way, Franklin Regional girls soccer expects strong season
After a 14-win season and a run to the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals, the Franklin Regional girls soccer team is primed to go farther.

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Hampton’s Madison Hurst controls the ball next to Franklin Regional’s Mauriana Dorsch during a game last season.
Realignment adds tall hurdle, but Hampton girls soccer team remains optimistic
Two years ago, the Hampton girls soccer team won its first section title since 2008.

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The Hampton boys soccer team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating West Allegheny, 1-0, in the Class 3A final Nov. 6 at Highmark Stadium.
Defending WPIAL boys soccer champion Hampton embarks on extensive rebuild
The reigning WPIAL and PIAA champion Hampton boys soccer team faces a massive rebuild this season.

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Fox Chapel goalkeeper Molly McNaughton is mobbed by teammates after making the winning save in penalty kicks to defeat North Allegheny in a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal last season.
Fox Chapel looks to boost offense, Shady Side Academy faces injury woes as girls soccer season begins
It’s hard to believe there could have been a more seamless transition in coaching than the move from Fox Chapel girls soccer coach Peter Torres to his successor, Carlo Prati.

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Norwin boys soccer coach Scott Schuchert won’t use the word “rebuilding” to refer to his 2022 team.
Opportunity knocks for young Norwin boys soccer roster
Don’t count Norwin out of the WPIAL playoff chase just yet.

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Plum’s Lucas Pittman works against Franklin Regional’s Gary Zhang during their WPIAL Section 4-3A game on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in Murrysville.
Plum blanks Franklin Regional in ‘brawl’ between Class 3A contenders
September 1, 2022
A matchup of the Tribune-Review’s top two teams in the WPIAL Class 3A rankings wasn’t exactly the Backyard Brawl of boys soccer, but it was close.

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Sewickley Academy goalkeeper Cooper Wentz makes a save against Beaver County Christian last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 1, 2022: Top teams meet on busy night of boys soccer
August 31, 2022
Welcome to September, where the thought of fall colors and cooler temperatures down the road may help deal with another summer-like day around the various district athletic fields.

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Franklin Regional’s Colton Hudson (10) celebrates with Samuel Dawson after scoring his first goal against Kiski Area during a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal last season.
Westmoreland County boys soccer notebook: New coach putting stamp on Franklin Regional program
Hired very late in the process, Lukas Petersen is still getting to know his players, implement the basics of his system and make the Franklin Regional boys soccer program his own.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Aug. 31, 2022: South Hills soccer showdown in spotlight
August 30, 2022
We close out the month of August with another busy evening of WPIAL girls soccer on the pitch.

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Norwin’s Reagan Casper battles Latrobe’s Maddy Petruzzi for the ball during their game on Sept. 30, 2021, at Norwin High School.
Norwin girls soccer players seek healthier trip through section schedule
Injuries took a toll on Norwin last year to the point where the girls soccer team rarely had the same set lineup on the field.

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The Hampton boys soccer team celebrates its WPIAL championship last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Aug. 30, 2022: Section play begins in boys soccer
August 29, 2022
Ready or not, the WPIAL begins its section schedule for the 2022 boys high school soccer season Tuesday.

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The Avonworth girls soccer team celebrates after Fiona Mahan scored to win the Class 2A final last year.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Aug. 29, 2022: Girls soccer section play begins
August 28, 2022
Three days into another girls high school soccer season, the district rolls out the red carpet on the start of section play around the WPIAL on Monday.

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Gateway junior goalkeeper Jada Settles practices Aug. 23, 2022, at Gateway’s Antimarino Stadium.
Gateway girls soccer under new leadership
The Gateway girls soccer program experienced transition in the offseason as Kelly Bender stepped down as varsity head coach after six seasons to concentrate on family and professional work changes.

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Gateway boys soccer players, junior Will Hansmann (left) and senior Brendan Strawser (right), battle for possession during practice Aug. 23 at Gateway’s Antimarino Stadium.
High-scoring Strawser leads Gateway boys soccer into 2022 campaign
Gateway boys soccer coach Bernie Stiles said championship victories at a pair of winter indoor tournaments — futsal events at Deer Lakes and Penn Hills — were sparks that fueled the team in its offseason preparation for the 2022 season.

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