QV ice hockey team hopes to bounce back from loss in opener

Monday, October 8, 2018 | 11:21 PM

The Quaker Valley varsity ice hockey team hopes to bounce back from a close loss in its opener as it faces Shaler on Tuesday at 9 p.m. at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville.

The Quakers fired off 40 shots against Moon on Oct. 1 but fell short on the scoreboard, 3-2.

QV took a 1-0 lead on a first-period goal from Joshua Bemis, and Cole Musser scored shorthanded with 11 minutes, 40 seconds left in the game, but the Tigers tallied the middle three goals to secure the win.

The teams went a combined 0 for 8 on the power play as the Quakers went scoreless in five chances with the man advantage.

Phillip Gagne made 29 saves in goal for the Quakers.

Panthers reset after first section loss

The Sewickley Academy boys soccer team defeated Freedom, playoff bound in Class AA, 3-0 Saturday in nonsection play and upended Quigley Catholic 1-0 Monday in a Section 1-A matchup.

The two victories helped the Panthers wash off its first section loss of the season, a 2-1 setback at Riverside last Friday.

Sewickley Academy, at 9-1 in section play, still holds a five-point lead over Riverside (7-1-1) heading into Tuesday’s home finale against Beaver County Christian (3-7-1).

Riverside, with a game in hand on the Panthers, hosts Mohawk (2-6-2) on Tuesday afternoon.

Quakers hope to wrap up section crown

The top two boys soccer teams in Section 4-AA will meet Tuesday with the section title on the line.

Quaker Valley (11-3, 9-0) and North Catholic (10-2, 9-1) do battle at 7:30 p.m. at Chuck Knox Stadium.

A Quakers win clinches their third straight section championship and raises their section win streak to 30 games.

Quaker Valley, winners of 11 in a row since an 0-3 start, topped North Catholic 5-0 when the teams met Sept. 18.

The Trojans have won five straight in section since that loss and outscored those opponents 34-2.

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at mlove@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MLove_Trib.

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Michael by email at mlove@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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