Soccer

Springdale boys score 5 second-half goals to pull away from Seton LaSalle
October 31, 2020
Springdale’s boys soccer team spent the first half of its quarterfinal match against Seton LaSalle trying to get a feel for the Rebels’ tactics.

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Norwin’s Brendan Ash (16) celebrates his goal with Riley Zimmerman during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal against North Allegheny on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Norwin.
Norwin boys soccer charges into WPIAL Class 4A semifinals
With a wall of six defenders and a goalkeeper lined up across the front of the cage, creating a situation he had never faced before, Caleb Yuricha stepped to the top of the 6-yard box.

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WPIAL announces sites for boys, girls soccer championships
North Allegheny and Gateway will be host sites for the WPIAL boys and girls soccer championships.

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Fox Chapel’s Anthony Shin battles for possession of the ball with Upper St. Clair goalkeeper Dev Patel during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal matchup on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.
Fox Chapel scores early to take down Upper St. Clair 6-0
Heading into their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal matchup with No. 5 Upper St. Clair on Saturday, longtime Fox Chapel coach Erik Ingram said his boys felt healthy, most importantly, and battle-tested after playing a grueling schedule that included Seneca Valley, North Allegheny and Butler.

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Franklin Regional’s Isaac Gamwo works against Plum’s D.D. Flowers during their game on Sept. 28, 2020, in Murrysville.
Franklin Regional boys soccer accomplishing preseason goals
Franklin Regional arranged some objectives early in the boys soccer season like it was laying out a new outfit for the first day of school.

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Fox Chapel goalkeeper Clayton Humbert makes a save during a game against Shaler on Sept. 14, 2020, at Fox Chapel.
Competitive section prepared Fox Chapel boys soccer for playoff push
The Fox Chapel boys soccer team has tested itself against tough competition all season long.

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Pine-Richland goalkeeper Katharine Kelly makes a save during practice last season.
Pine-Richland girls soccer sends off successful group of seniors
Pine-Richland’s girls soccer team had an early exit from the playoffs, a 1-0 loss to Moon, but the players weren’t quite ready to disband.

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North Allegheny’s Evan Anderson (7) celebrates his goal with 
Evan Cole (16) and Kensly Owens on Oct. 27 during their WPIAL Class 4A first-round playoff game against Allderdice.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny boys soccer advances
Jonathan Swann had two goals and Ben Christian, Evan Anderson and Kensly Owens also scored to lead No. 6 North Allegheny (13-3-1) to a 5-1 victory over No. 11 Allderdice (5-6-1) in a WPIAL Class 4A boys soccer game Oct. 27.

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Springdale’s Billy Lawrence celebrates his second goal against Bentworth during a WPIAL Class A first-round game Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Alle-Kiski Valley WPIAL soccer playoff preview capsules: Oct. 31
October 30, 2020
Boys

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Burrell’s Leah Brockett takes sixth in the girls AA Tri-State Coaches Association cross country championships Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 at White Oak Park.
Two fall sports doesn’t slow Burrell’s Brockett
Leah Brockett has logged a lot of miles this fall.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Carlos Denis plays against Trinity Christian on Sept. 30.
Westmoreland County WPIAL soccer playoff preview capsules: Oct. 31
Boys

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Franklin Regional’s Anthony DiFalco works past Plum’s Luke Kolankowski on Sept. 28, 2020, in Murrysville.
14 from WPIAL make all-state in boys soccer
The WPIAL boys soccer postseason is winding into the semifinals and a number of title contenders feature some of the best players in the state.

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Deer Lakes’ Colton Spence gets past South Park’s Dylan Weiss during a WPIAL Class AA playoff game Thursday.
Deer Lakes inches past South Park in overtime, advances to WPIAL boys soccer semifinals
October 29, 2020
The No. 2 Deer Lakes Lancers were pressing all night long Thursday, waiting for a goal to manifest and propel them to the WPIAL Class 2A semifinals for the third straight year.

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High school roundup for Oct. 28, 2020: West Allegheny boys stop Moon in overtime
October 28, 2020
Joseph Pustover scored on a header in overtime to lead No. 3 West Allegheny (15-1) to a 2-1 victory over No. 6 Moon (12-4) in a Class 3A boys soccer quarterfinal Wednesday night.

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Fox Chapel’s Sydney Schutzman works between Norwin’s Alyssa Aquilio (left) and Evelyn Moore during their Oct. 5 game at Norwin.
WPIAL soccer playoff preview capsules: Oct. 29
Today’s games

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Southmoreland’s Kendall Fabery (6) tries to push the ball past Ambridge’s Sofia Chickos during a WPIAL Class 2A playoff game Tuesday.
Southmoreland girls soccer backs up strong regular season with playoff win
October 27, 2020
In his first season as coach of the Southmoreland girls soccer team, Josh Pajak couldn’t have asked for a better regular season from the Scotties. Southmoreland posted a 12-1 record, which included a section title and an eight-game win streak.

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Burrell’s Jordyn Kowalkowski carries past Mt. Pleasant Area’s Breanna Peck during first-round WPIAL Class AA play Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at Vikings Stadium.
Burrell beats buzzer to take OT win from Mt. Pleasant in WPIAL girls soccer playoffs
Despite being the higher seed, Burrell could not play at home in the first round of the WPIAL Class 2A girls soccer playoffs due to a track renovation at Buccaneer Stadium.

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Franklin Regional’s Isaac Gamwo (right) works against Plum’s D.D. Flowers during their game Sept. 28.
WPIAL soccer playoff preview capsules: Oct. 28
Boys

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High school roundup for Oct. 26, 2020: With varsity roster back, North Catholic boys soccer wins Class 2A opener
October 26, 2020
Ryan Shantz scored a first-half goal and Dylan Greggs converted a penalty kick with less than seven minutes left to lead No. 3 North Catholic (13-1-1) to a 2-0 victory over No. 14 Leechburg (7-7) in a WPIAL Class 2A boys soccer first-round match Monday night.

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Mt. Pleasant Area’s Tyler Salvatore celebrates with Lucas Toohey after Toohey’s second goal against Burrell during first round WPIAL boys AA action Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at Vikings Stadium.
Lucas Toohey strikes twice to lead Mt. Pleasant past Burrell in WPIAL soccer playoffs
For about a two-minute stretch in the first half, the WPIAL Class 2A first-round matchup between No. 6 Mt. Pleasant and No. 11 Burrell turned into the Lucas Toohey show.

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