High school roundup for Oct. 23, 2021: Top-seeded GCC girls roll into quarterfinals

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 6:14 PM


Riley Kerr and Sara Felder had three goals and two assists apiece to lead No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic to a 9-0 girls soccer victory over No. 16 Eden Christian (4-8-2) in a WPIAL Class A first-round match Saturday at Franklin Regional. Alexia Graham added two goals and an assist for the Centurions (13-1), who will play Riverside in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Riverside 8, Winchester Thurston 4 — Emma Thellman and Megan Zelc scored three goals each to lead No. 8 Riverside (11-1) over No. 9 Winchester Thurston (10-4-1) at Freedom in the first round of the Class A playoffs. Lexi Fluharty added two goals for Riverside, while four different players picked up goals for Winchester Thurston. Riverside will face top-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Bishop Canevin 2, OLSH 1 — Ainsley Smith scored two goals to lead No. 4 Bishop Canevin (15-0-1) to a Class A first-round win against No. 13 OLSH (6-10-1) at West Allegheny. The Crusaders will play Freedom in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Freedom 7, Aquinas Academy 1 — Renae Mohrbacher picked up the hat trick to lead No. 5 Freedom (13-4) to a Class A playoff victory against No. 12 Aquinas Academy (11-6). Olivia Evans, Jules Mohrbacher, Finley Paxton and Shaye Bailey also scored for the Bulldogs, who will face Bishop Canevin in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Springdale 1, Bentworth 0 — At Kiski Area, Isabella Walsh scored the game’s only goal in the first half as No. 2 Springdale (17-1) shut out No. 15 Bentworth (8-9-1) in the first round of the Class A playoffs. Springdale advances to play Seton LaSalle on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

Seton LaSalle 3, Serra Catholic 0 — Carly Lutz had two goals, Paige Kuisis also scored, and Kyla Cohagan picked up the shutout in goal as No. 7 Seton LaSalle (11-6) defeated No. 10 Serra Catholic (7-9) in a Class A first-round playoff game at Thomas Jefferson. Seton LaSalle will take on No. 2 Springdale in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Steel Valley 12, Riverview 0 — Third-seeded Steel Valley (15-3) bounced back from a loss to fourth-seeded Bishop Canevin in the regular-season finale to defeat Riverview (4-10) in the Class A first round. Steel Valley will meet sixth-seeded Chartiers-Houston in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Chartiers-Houston 2, South Side 1 — Mia Reddix and Lexi Durkacs scored as No. 6 Chartiers-Houston (14-4) defeated No. 11 South Side (8-9-1) in the first round of the Class A playoffs. Chartiers-Houston kicks off against Steel Valley in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Waynesburg 5, McGuffey 0 — Ashlyn Basinger had three goals and an assist to lead No. 17 Waynesburg (7-8) over No. 16 McGuffey (6-10) in the preliminary round of the Class 2A playoffs at Chartiers-Houston. Brenna Benke and Lake Litwinovich contributed a goal and an assist each for Waynesburg, which faces North Catholic in the first round on Tuesday.

Boys soccer

West Allegheny 3, Indiana 0 — Keegan Amos had two goals and an assist and Will Douglas also scored as top-seeded West Allegheny (19-0) remained undefeated with a Class 3A first-round victory over Indiana (10-9). Jared Gola recorded the shutout. West A will meet eighth-seeded Mars in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Mars 4, Belle Vernon 0 — Devin Schupp scored a hat trick as No. 8 Mars (13-4-2) shut out No. 9 Belle Vernon (13-5-1) in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs. Gabe Singh also scored. Mars faces West Allegheny in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Plum 4, Montour 0 — Luke Kolankowski picked up two goals as No. 4 Plum (16-2-1) defeated No. 13 Montour (10-9) in a Class 3A first-round matchup. Dylan Akut and Ethan Rose also scored. Owen Zalewski recorded the shutout. The Mustangs will face No. 5 Thomas Jefferson in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Thomas Jefferson 1, South Fayette 0 — Michael Ngugi scored the game-winning goal in overtime as No. 5 Thomas Jefferson (16-1-2) survived against No. 12 South Fayette (8-8-2) in a Class 3A first-round match. Thomas Jefferson will play Plum in quarterfinal play on Wednesday. It was the 400th career victory for coach Doc Kulish.

Hampton 8, Penn Hills 0 — Second-seeded Hampton (16-1) picked up its fifth straight win with a Class 3A first-round shutout of Penn Hills (9-10). The Talbots will meet Moon in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Moon 5, Laurel Highlands 2 — Five players picked up goals for No. 7 Moon (16-2) in its Class 3A first-round win over No. 10 Laurel Highlands (15-4). Finnian Dengel, Marcus McCoy, Davi Jansson, Reilly Nickles and Jacob Puhalla did the scoring. Jacob Weiland had the shutout. Moon matches up against Hampton in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Football

Bishop Canevin 69, Riverview 0 — Jason Cross threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Bishop Canevin (8-1, 5-1) past Riverview (1-7, 1-5) in a Class A Eastern Conference games. Cross threw TD passes of 45 yards to Lesae Lacks, 72 yards to Xavier Nelson and 48 yards to Jayden Lindsey. Keshawn Harris scored on a 14-yard run and a 24-yard interception return.

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