High school roundup for Sept. 18, 2023: Peters Township gets past Upper St. Clair in battle of girls soccer unbeatens
Monday, September 18, 2023 | 11:30 PM
Julia Spergel scored early in the first half and Peters Township (7-0-1, 5-0-1) made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over Upper St. Clair (7-1, 5-1) in a matchup of unbeaten teams in Section 2-4A girls soccer Monday night. Cam Klein assisted on the winning goal, which was the first Upper St. Clair has given up this season.
Belle Vernon 5, Uniontown 0 – Grace West had two goals and two assists and Ava Scalise added a goal and two assists to help Belle Vernon (3-4-1, 1-4-1) past Uniontown (3-6, 0-5) in Section 2-3A. Kataira Rhodes had a goal and an assist, Chessa Mertz also scored, and Abby Showman recorded the shutout, including a save on a penalty kick.
Charleroi 4, South Allegheny 2 – McKenna DeUnger had a hat trick and Bella Carroto added a goal to lead Charleroi (7-1, 4-1) to a Section 2-A win. Ava Ellwood and Abigail Allan each scored a goal for South Allegheny (6-2, 3-2).
Deer Lakes 9, Valley 0 – Bryanna Simonetti and Claire Cacurak each had a hat trick for Deer Lakes (4-3-2, 2-2) in a Section 2-2A win over Valley (1-4-1, 0-4). Lexie Lollo, Addison Sagi and Helena Hagner also scored for the Lancers.
Greensburg Central Catholic 11, Steel Valley 0 – Riley Kerr had five goals and two assists and Gianna Patterson had a hat trick for Greensburg Central Catholic (4-1, 4-1) in a Section 1-A win over Steel Valley (1-9, 1-4). Sophia Fisher scored two goals and Addison Vacanti added one for the Centurions.
Keystone Oaks 5, McGuffey 0 – Becca Simon had a pair of goals and Emma Mathie, Aly Simon and Maddie Arment also scored to lead Keystone Oaks (5-3, 2-1) past McGuffey (2-4, 1-3) in Section 4-2A. Zoie Bout recorded the shutout.
Montour 5, Chartiers Valley 0 – Mia Cyanovich, Riley Hall, Annabelle Titus, Kira Hobbs and Grace Bannon scored a goal apiece to lead Montour (6-0-2, 4-0-1) to a Section 4-3A win over Chartiers Valley (3-5, 1-4).
Mt. Pleasant 11, Yough 0 – Maddie Barrick scored four goals, Morgan Gesinski recorded six assists, and Riley Gesinski added a pair of goals to lead Mt. Pleasant (5-2, 3-0) past Yough (3-6, 2-2) in Section 3-2A.
North Catholic 3, Central Valley 0 – Simone Sharpless had a goal and an assist, Rylee Roccon and Lilly Karsman also scored, and Mikaela Canzian recorded the shutout for North Catholic (5-2, 4-1) in a Section 1-2A win over Central Valley (2-6-1, 2-3).
Oakland Catholic 9, Obama Academy 0 – Corinna Martella and Emma Gompers had two goals apiece for Oakland Catholic (3-3-1, 3-1-1) in a Section 1-3A win over Obama Academy (0-6,0-5). Nica Folino and Izzie Gallo combined for the shutout for the Eagles.
Pine-Richland 5, North Hills 1 – Five players scored for Pine-Richland (2-6, 2-4) in a Section 1-4A win over North Hills (0-7, 0-6). Lily DeJesus, Molly Baker, Riley White, Abby Santina and Charlie Ozelski found the net for the Rams.
Seneca Valley 8, Shaler 0 – Ayla Ward scored four goals for Seneca Valley (8-0, 6-0) in a Section 1-4A win over Shaler (3-5, 1-5). Ashlee Libby, Karly Majeski, Addison Shank and Kailee George also scored for the Raiders.
South Fayette 8, Trinity 0 – Julianna Rossi and Emily Sinton each had a hat trick and Mia Deramo and Quinn Miller added a goal apiece to lead South Fayette (4-4-1, 3-2) to a Section 4-3A win over Trinity (0-7, 0-5).
South Park 11, Brownsville 0 – Reagan Love had a hat trick to help South Park (6-1, 4-0) past Brownsville (0-8, 0-4) in Section 4-2A. Aliana Barbara, Madison Stanton, Alicia Riberich, Brooke Paylo, Bella DeRenzo, Avery Rispoli, Ella Voyten and Arianna Beck also scored.
Southmoreland 12, East Allegheny 0 – Megan Mehall scored four goals, Aubrey Seder had a hat trick, and Ashley Sedar added two for Southmoreland (5-2, 4-0) in a Section 3-2A win over East Allegheny (0-5, 0-4). Addison Jordan, Caylin Raymond and Mylee Street also scored for the Scotties.
Springdale 13, Jeannette 1 – Briana Ross netted five goals while Hailey Marchlewski and Makenna Haas scored two each for Springdale (6-0, 5-0) in a Section 1-A win over Jeannette (0-5-1, 0-4). Molly Hurley, Kai Williams, Ashley Ross and Makayla Haus also scored for the Dynamos.
Elizabeth Forward 5, South Allegheny 0 – Hugo Davila-Sanz and William Sinay scored twice and Luca Valerio had a goal and an assist as Elizabeth Forward (5-2-1, 4-2-1) beat South Allegheny (1-8-1, 0-7) in Section 1-2A.
Plum 6, Penn Hills 0 – Six players scored as Plum (8-1, 7-0) defeated Penn Hills (2-5-1, 1-5-1) in Section 4-3A. Gage Adinolfi, Brady French, Tristan Ralph, Chance Stezoski, Fedgy Fertil and Jebish Pius found the net for the Mustangs.
North Allegheny 11, Allderdice 0 – Josie Schomburg had a hat trick, Addison Burns added a pair of goals, and Kayla Joyce and Emily Vichek combined on the shutout in a Section 3A win for North Allegheny.
Pine-Richland 6, Mt. Lebanon 0 – Madeline Mill scored three times and Jess Albertson contributed a pair of goals for Pine-Richland in a Section 3A win over Mt. Lebanon.
Section 1-3A – Penn-Trafford’s Nick Turowski, the 2021 WPIAL Class 3A champ, won a section title Monday at Manor Valley, shooting a 2-under 70. He was followed by three Indiana golfers – Ryan Bell (71), Trevor Todd (72) and Harrison Martineau (73). Penn-Trafford’s David Newsom and Indiana’s Caden Force also qualified for the WPIAL Class 3A tournament, which begins next Monday at Latrobe Country Club.
Section 4-3A – Plum junior Wes Lorish captured a section title with a 3-over 75 at Meadowink GC. He was followed by a duo from Franklin Regional, Dylan Mauser (76) and Liam Copeland (77) and Plum teammate Tim Pease (78).
Section 2-2A – Jake Kratzenburg shot a 7-over 77 at Greensburg CC to win the section title and lead a contingent of five Greensburg Central Catholic qualifiers for the WPIAL Class 2A tournament, which begins next Monday at Willowbrook CC.
Section 4-2A – OLSH sophomore Jonah Schollaert shot 2-over par 73 to win medalist honors by six shots at Indian Run Golf Club. Other qualifiers were: Alan Tarolli (Fort Cherry), Eion Tiernan (Keystone Oaks), John Dolan (Seton LaSalle), Manny Enos (Burgettstown), Ethan McGrath (Keystone Oaks), Walker Sherwin (Fort Cherry) and Jeremy Wagner (Keystone Oaks).
Section 8-2A – Frazier’s Nixen Erdely took a two-shot win at Cedarbrook’s Red Course with an even-par 71. He was followed by a pair of Belle Vernon golfers, Seth Tomalski and Rogan Maloney, and Uniontown’s Logan Voytish at 73.
Freeport 211, Burrell 227 – Burrell’s Tucker Bitar made a hole-in-one on the 119-yard 17th hole at River Forest CC en route to a nine-hole score of 34. Freeport won the match, led by a 41 from Cam Zigo, to finish its Section 1-2A schedule at 14-0 for the second straight season.
Indiana 3, Highlands 0 – Stella Stossel had nine aces and four kills, Taylor Wood had four kills and three blocks, and Hannah Cowburn had 20 assists, two digs and a block for Indiana in a Section 5-3A win over Highlands.
Knoch 3, Penn Hills 0 – Karlee Buterbaugh had 11 kills and Sierra Mock added six kills to lead Knoch to a nonsection win. Brynne Smith had 29 service points and 13 aces. CeCe Kosecki added nine service points.
Southmoreland 3, Frazier 2 – Taylor Doppelheuer had 13 kills, Riley Puckey dished out 13 assists, and Ainsley Martin recorded 12 digs to lead Southmoreland to a nonsection win.
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