Even Up, Seton-LaSalle Continues Trend of Even Year WPIAL Boys Soccer Runs With Win Over GCC
Sunday, November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM
At Elizabeth Forward High School in Boys WPIAL A Soccer finals the Seton-LaSalle Rebels won in dominant fashion over the Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions 3-0. The win is the fourth boys soccer title for the Rebels, with their other championships coming in 2002, 2006 and 2008.
In the first half, action swayed toward the Centurions as they pressured the Rebel defense but could not penetrate the keeper for Seton keeper Cory Smigielski.
The tide turned mid way thru the first as the Rebels turned on the offense and scored quickly on a Tyler Balzer goal from 20 yards out at the 15:00 mark. He used his left foot to blast it in the net to make it 1-0.
Later in the half with 10:00 minutes left Matt Onorato scored, as he pounced on a loose ball and put the Rebels up 2-0 at the half.
The second half was a dominant effort by the Rebels as they pressed on offense, but halfway thru the half Smigielski was put to the test by Centurion midfielder Jack Fagan as he came in alone on the goal and put a point blank shot on net, but Smigielski came out to challenge it and made the save to keep the score 2-0 Seton.
This seemed to turn the tide as GCC had no offense after that. The Rebel's would score again with :17 seconds left when Jonathan Kotek scored on a header from a corner kick by Balzer to make the final score 3-0.
GCC moves on to the PIAA state playoffs with a 18-4 record to play the Richland Rams the District 6 champion on Tuesday November 9th at a site and time to be determined.
The Rebels improve to 16-1-2 and will play the Merceyhurst Lakers the district 10 champion on Tuesday November 9th at a site and time to be determined.
Greensburg Central Catholic : 0 – 0 = 0
Seton-LaSalle : 2 – 1 = 3
Seton-LaSalle (20th) Tyler Bazler
Seton-LaSalle (31st) Matt Onorato
Seton-LaSalle (79th) Jonathan Kotek Tyler Balzer
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