High School Highlights: No. 2 Indians keep winning
Peters Township tops N. Allegheny
October 24, 2007 8:00 AM
Peters Township's Mackenzie Creehan, left, battles Caroline Kimmich of Oakland Catholic for the ball last night in their WPIAL playoff game. Peters advances with a 4-0 win.
From local dispatches
Peters Township, the No. 2 seed in the WPIAL Class AAA soccer playoffs, continued its strong play with a 3-1 victory against North Allegheny.
The Indians got first half goals from Zack Schafer and Nick Wilcox. Schafer's goal came 13:41 into the game after North Allegheny had tied the contest at 1-1 on a goal by Andrew McIlvried.
Wilcox scored with 8:05 remaining in the first half to give the Indians the lead.
Mark Majoras added an insurance goal for Peters Township (18-1-2) 5:51 into the second half.
Peters Township has a 11-0-2 record since being defeated by No. 1-ranked Bethel Park (19-1), 5-0 in a nonconference match Sept. 15.
Boys' Class AAA Soccer
• Pine-Richland 3, Mt. Lebanon 0: Pine-Richland (11-3-2) broke open a scoreless game with three second half goals in its win against Mt. Lebanon (11-10). Ben Whiting, Jeremy Ross and Mike Keuch scored goals for the Rams.
Boys' Class AA Soccer
• Beaver 4, Belle Vernon 0: Beaver (18-3) jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead and coasted to its win against Belle Vernon (15-6). Dave Buckenheimer scored three goals and Ryan Conley added one for Beaver.
The Bobcats will take on South Park in the next round.
• Hampton 2 Riverside 1: Nature Swarup scored the game-winner in the second overtime and the 107th minute of play to give Hampton (13-7-1) its win against Riverside (13-5-1).
Boys' Class A Soccer
• Quaker Valley 1, Trinity Christian 0: Casey Courneen scored the lone goal of the game to lead Quaker Valley (13-7) against Trinity Christian (9-10). John Chmay made three saves to record the shutout.
City League Girls' Soccer
• Allderdice 6, Carrick 0: Molly Ennis scored a hat trick to lead Allderdice (13-7-1) past Carrick (7-11).
• Schenley 2, Brashear 0 : Megan Eisler and Bihikma Mwatsahu scored goals for Schenley (14-6-1) in the win against Brashear (7-10). Gillian Kacsuta got the shutout for the Spartans.
Girls' Class AAA Soccer
• Hampton 5, Canon-McMillan 0: Mallory Schaffer and Erin Habay each had a pair of goals in Hampton's (18-2-1) win against Canon-McMillan (16-5). Goalkeeper Sarah White posted the shutout. Michelle Farabaugh also scored for Hampton.
• Peters Township 4, Oakland Catholic 0: Undefeated and top-seeded Peters Township (21-0) cruised past Oakland Catholic (14-7). Shelli Spamer, Maura Lacey, Ali Forbrich, and Mackenzie Creehan scored goals for the Indians. Megan Junker had to stop only three shots to record the shutout.
• Penn-Trafford 2, Moon 0: Cara Cooley scored both goals to lead Penn-Trafford (17-2-1) over Moon (15-5-1). "We worked hard for this win, said Penn-Trafford coach Achilles Vassilicos. "They forced us out of our game plan. But, my defense played a strong game in the air against a very athletic Moon team."
• Pine-Richland 3, Indiana 0: Stacey Weismann scored a pair of goals for Pine-Richland (16-1-2) in its win against Indiana (13-7-1). Goalkeepers Christie Kimball and Emily Karr combined for the shutout.
• Mt. Lebanon 3, North Allegheny 0: Jackie Molinda scored twice to lead Mt. Lebanon (16-1-2) over North Allegheny (9-10-3). Julie Dumbaugh opened the scoring in the first half for Mt. Lebanon.
Girls' Class AA Soccer
• Freeport 3, Quaker Valley 1: Goalkeeper Emily Thompson recorded 18 saves for Freeport (16-3-1) in its win against Quaker Valley (8-9-2). Kayla Eckman, Andrea Ferdko, and Kyrene Haynes scored goals for Freeport. Jessica Aleshire scored for Quaker Valley.
• South Park 2, Burrell 0: Top-seeded and defending WPIAL champion South Park (18-1-1) got goals from Nicole Doria and Lauren Yobbi in its win against Burrell (15-5-1). Brittany Pfaff assisted on both goals. "Burrell is a physical team and we had to play a solid game to get past them", said South Park coach Shelly Thropp. Sydney Judkins posted the shutout.
• Steel Valley 3, McGuffey 1: Emily Doyle, Lauren Evans, and Liz Johnston scored for Steel Valley (17-3) in its victory against McGuffey (12-5-1). Steel Valley goalkeeper Trish Douglass made six saves for the Ironmen who led 2-0 at the half.
• Freedom 1, Seton-LaSalle 0: Freedom (14-4) advanced past the first round of the playoffs for the first time when it blanked Seton-LaSalle (13-7). Emily Winterbottom, a freshman, scored the games only goal 10 minutes into the first half. Goalkeeper Raelene Zajac posted the shutout.
• Greensburg Central Catholic 8, Beaver 0: Senior Nicole Petrillo, the WPIAL's leading scorer , scored five goals in Greensburg Central Catholic's (17-2-2) rout of Beaver (12-9-1). Petrillo has now scored 48 goals this season. Rachel Sebbens also scored twice giving her 35 for the yearGreensburg Central Catolic was the runner-up to South Park last year after winning the WPIAL title in 2005.