High school roundup for Nov. 7, 2023: Montour knocks off WPIAL champ South Fayette in PIAA girls soccer 1st round
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 11:37 PM
Mia and Marlo Cyanovich scored goals as Montour, the fourth-place finisher in the WPIAL tournament, knocked off WPIAL champion South Fayette, 2-1, in a PIAA Class 3A girls soccer first-round match Tuesday night.
Avonworth 3, General McLane 1 – Emma Luther, Gianna Babusci and Fiona Mahan scored as WPIAL champion Avonworth (20-1-2) bested District 10 runner-up General McLane (14-8) in the Class 2A opening round. The Antelopes will play District 9 champion Clearfield in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Freedom 3, Mercer 1 – Shaye Bailey scored two goals and Mackenzie Mohrbacher added one for Freedom (20-3) to secure a Class A first-round win over Mercer (15-5). The Bulldogs will face Bishop Guilfoyle in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Mars 4, Warren 0 – Addi Girdwood had two goals and two assists and Kate McEnroe and Lily Goodworth combined on the shutout as Mars (18-1), the third-place team from the WPIAL, rolled past District 10 champion Warren (9-10). Ainsley Ray and Rosie Pellegrino also scored and Brynn Ramsey dished out two assists for the Fightin’ Planets, who will take on Montour in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Moon 2, Bradford 0 – Sydney Felton and Gabby Larson scored and Serayah Leech recorded the shutout as WPIAL runner-up Moon (16-2-2) blanked District 9 champ Bradford (18-3) in the Class 3A first round. The Tigers will meet Northern York in the quarterfinals Saturday.
North Allegheny 4, Altoona 2 – Abigail Stager, Kieran Shannon, Ally Ruiz and Isabella Costa scored to lead WPIAL runner-up North Allegheny (21-1) past District 6 champ Altoona (15-6) in the Class 4A first round. The Tigers will meet District 3 champ Central Dauphin in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Shady Side Academy 2, Central 0 – WPIAL runner up Shady Side (16-5-1) shut out District 6 champion Central in the Class 2A opening round. The Bulldogs will play WPIAL third-place finisher South Park in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
South Park 2, Fort LeBoeuf 1 – Alicia Riberich had a goal and an assist and Emily Mihelcic netted a goal to lead the WPIAL third-place finisher South Park (17-6) past District 10 champion Fort LeBoeuf (16-4) in the Class 2A first round. The Eagles advance to play Shady Side Academy in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Springdale 4, Seneca 0 – Briana Ross scored all four goals as WPIAL third-place finisher Springdale (15-4) shut out District 10 champion Seneca (17-1) in the Class A first round. Brooke Taliani had two assists and Kai Williams and Molly Hurley each had an assist for the Dynamos, who will face Riverview in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Bentworth 3, Seneca 0 – John Scott, Ryan Colbert and Ryan Moessner scored for WPIAL champion Bentworth (19-2) in a Class A first-round win over District 10 champion Seneca (13-8). The Bearcats will play WPIAL third-place finisher Burrell in Saturday’s quarterfinals. Bentworth beat Burrell, 2-1, in overtime in the WPIAL semifinals.
Burrell 9, Redbank Valley 0 – Jayson Ireland scored four goals and Luke Postupack had a goal and three assists to power Burrell to a Class A first-round win over Redbank Valley (16-4). Calio Zanella, Cam Wagner, Vincent Guerrini and Luke Guerrini also scored for the Bucs. Hadyn Herbulock dished out three assists, Will Doutt added a pair of assists, and Ryan Croushore preserved the shutout. Burrell will meet WPIAL champion Bentworth in the state quarterfinals Saturday.
Cathedral Prep 2, Montour 1 (OT) – Cathedral Prep (16-3-1) tied it late in regulation and won it on a Noah Handzel goal in overtime, beating Montour (16-6) in the Class 3A first round. Cathedral Prep will meet South Fayette in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Charleroi 2, Richland 1 (OT) – Bryce Large buried the golden goal to lift WPIAL runner-up Charleroi (20-1) past District 6 champion Richland (13-5-1) in the first round of the Class A playoffs. Arlo McIntyre scored in the first half for the Cougars, who will play District 3 runner-up Tulpehocken in the quarterfinals Saturday.
General McLane 2, South Park 1 (OT) – District 10 runner-up General McLane (15-5-2) scored late in regulation to tie it and won on Gio Masone’s goal in overtime, knocking off WPIAL champ South Park (22-1) in the Class 2A first round. General McLane will meet Central Columbia in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Hampton 6, Bradford 0 – Luke Fiscus recorded a hat trick while Coleman Docherty, Oliver Spinola and Danny Kenst each scored a goal as WPIAL runner-up Hampton (18-3-1) shut out District 9 champion Bradford (11-10) in the Class 3A opening round. The Talbots will play undefeated District 3 champion Hershey in the quarterfinals Saturday.
North Allegheny 1, State College 0 – Arnav Patel scored to lead WPIAL runner-up North Allegheny (17-2-3) past State College (14-2-1) in a Class 4A first-round win. The Tigers will meet Central Bucks South in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Quaker Valley 7, Bedford 0 – Jack Karwoski scored a hat trick, Nick Allan collected two goals and three assists, and Carter Turk and Kiril Grin also scored as WPIAL runner-up Quaker Valley (18-4) shut out District 5 champion Bedford (18-3) in the Class 2A first round. The Quakers will play WPIAL third-place finisher Shady Side Academy in Saturday’s quarterfinals. Quaker Valley beat Shady Side, 4-3, in the WPIAL semifinals.
Shady Side Academy 2, Fairview 0 – Jackson Suski and Amir Awais scored to lead WPIAL third-place finisher Shady Side (16-5-1) to a Class 2A opening-round win over District 10 champion Fairview (14-4-3). The Bulldogs will play WPIAL runner-up Quaker Valley in the quarterfinals Saturday. The Quakers beat the Bulldogs, 4-3, in the WPIAL semifinals.
South Fayette 2, Kennard-Dale 0 – James Casillo and Michael Plasko scored for South Fayette (14-4-3) in a Class 3A first-round win over Kennard-Dale (16-3-1). The Lions will face Cathedral Prep in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Beaver 3, Corry 1 – WPIAL champion Beaver (21-0) defeated District 10 runner up Corry (15-3), 25-21, 15-25, 26-24, 25-21, in the Class 2A first round. The Bobcats will face off against WPIAL third-place finisher Quaker Valley in Saturday’s quarterfinals. Beaver bested the Quakers in the WPIAL semifinals, 3-1.
Bishop Canevin 3, Berlin Brothersvalley 0 – WPIAL runner-up Bishop Canevin (20-2) swept Berlin Brothersvalley (23-3), 25-21, 25-23, 25-21 in the Class A first round. The Crusaders will face Maplewood in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Canon-McMillan 3, State College 0 – Natalie Carr had 16 kills, six digs and two aces, Josie Carter had 21 assist and five digs, and Abby Tucker had 10 kills and two blocks as WPIAL runner-up Canon-McMillan (16-4) beat District 6 champion State College (7-9) in the Class 4A first round, 25-22, 25-13, 25-15, The Big Macs will play Landisville Hempfield in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Freeport 3, North East 0 – Alaina Whitlinger had 11 kills and six blocks and Josie Russo added 10 kills and four blocks as WPIAL runner-up Freeport (21-2) bounced back with a sweep of North East (17-3) in the Class 2A first round, 25-19, 25-18, 25-23. Sydney Selker and Lean Schrecongost each had nine kills, Grace Beach dished out 36 assists and Peyton Cene had 14 digs for the Yellowjackets. Freeport will face Philipsburg-Osceola in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Hampton 3, Oakland Catholic 0 – WPIAL champion Hampton (22-0) swept fourth-place finisher Oakland Catholic (15-5) in the Class 3A opening round, 25-22, 25-10, 25-18. The Talbots will play District 6 champ Bald Eagle Area in the quarterfinals Saturday.
Maplewood 3, Frazier 1 – WPIAL third-place finisher Frazier (19-3) lost to District 10 champion Maplewood (17-3) in the Class A first round, 26-28, 25-17, 25-14, 25-10. Maplewood will face WPIAL runner-up Bishop Canevin in the quarterfinals Saturday.
North Allegheny 3, McDowell 0 – WPIAL champion North Allegheny (16-1) swept District 10 champion McDowell (11-8), 25-12, 25-11, 25-20, in the Class 4A first round. The Tigers will face District 3 third-place finisher Dallastown in the quarterfinals Saturday.
North Catholic 3, Warren 1 – WPIAL runner-up North Catholic (19-1) defeated Warren (15-3), 25-23, 21-25, 25-15, 25-16 in a Class 3A first-round win. The Trojans will face Thomas Jefferson in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Philipsburg-Osceola 3, Avonworth 0 – WPIAL fourth-place finisher Avonworth (14-8) was swept by District 6 champion Philipsburg-Osceola (23-0) in the first round in Class 2A, 25-11, 25-10, 25-12. Philipsburg-Osceola will meet Freeport in the quarterfinals Saturday.
Quaker Valley 3, Kane 0 – Quaker Valley (17-3), the third-place finisher from the WPIAL, rolled to a 25-9, 25-14, 25-11 victory over District 9 champ Kane in the Class 2A first round. The Quakers will meet Beaver in the quarterfinals Saturday.
Serra Catholic 3, Cochranton 1 – WPIAL champion Serra Catholic (21-0) took the first two sets 25-14 and 25-13, dropped the third set 25-15 and locked up a Class A first-round victory with a 25-19 win in the fourth set to best District 10 runner-up Cochranton (16-4). The Eagles will play Elk County Catholic in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Thomas Jefferson 3, DuBois Area 1 – WPIAL third-place finisher Thomas Jefferson (18-2) beat District 9 champion DuBois Area (15-3) in the Class 3A first round, 25-17, 31-29, 19-25, 25-20. The Jaguars will play North Catholic in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Boiling Springs 3, Shady Side Academy 0 – WPIAL champion Shady Side Academy (10-6) was shut out by District 3 fourth-place finisher Boiling Springs (19-4) in the opening round of the PIAA Class A playoffs. The Bubblers will meet District 3 champ Oley Valley in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Penn Manor 4, Pine-Richland 1 – Penn Manor (16-5-1), the third-place team out of District 3, knocked off WPIAL champ Pine-Richland (19-1) in the Class 3A first round. Penn Manor will take on Warwick out of District 3 in the quarterfinals Saturday.
Avonworth 11, Richland 2 – Conner Ralston and Austin Dzadovsky each had a hat trick and Cooper Powell added two goals to lead Avonworth (5-0) to a Class A win. Jack Lorence and Connor Bethmann scored for Richland (1-5). Jack Dolan, Austin Gatti and Jake Seifarth also scored for the Antelopes.
Baldwin 4, Canon McMillan 3 – Mack Dempsey scored two goals and Tanner Plinta and Logan Cramer added goals to lead Baldwin (1-4) to a Class 3A win. Michael Traynor, Max Hart and Brenden Lomago scored for Canon McMillan (0-5).
Cathedral Prep 3, Mt. Lebanon 1 – Chris Bruschi, Braydan McGarry and Mathius Sprickman scored and Tanner Ball made 30 saves to lead Cathedral Prep (2-4) to a Class 3A win. Brian Opferman scored and Quinn Lynam made 26 saves for Mt. Lebanon (3-3).
Chartiers Valley 9, Westmont Hilltop 2 – Noah Callender scored a hat trick and Brady Nairn added two goals to lead Chartiers Valley (6-0) to a Class A win. Tyler Hled, Brayden Knight, Austin Tornabene and Sean Taylor each scored a goal for the Colts. Logan Glessner and Connor Jones scored for Westmont Hilltop (0-5).
Norwin 9, North Hills 5 – Alex Thomas had a six-point night with two goals and four assists as Norwin (4-1-1) won in Class 2A. Dom Cerilli added two goals and two assists and Aaron Varrati and Parker Toth each had a goal and two assists. Andrew Nazak had a goal and two assists for North Hills (0-5).
Peters Township 4, Central Catholic 2 – Charlie Caputo had two goals and Joey Wateska and Blake Evancic also scored to power Peters Township (3-3) to a Class 3A victory. Josh Moline had a goal and an assist for Central Catholic (3-3).
Quaker Valley 6, North Catholic 2 – Ben McHenry and Jace Vasbinder had two goals apiece and Jacob Keisel had a goal and an assist for Quaker Valley (6-0) in a Class A win. Colin Gnarra and Ryan Berry scored for North Catholic (2-2-1).
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