Two-time defending WPIAL Class A girls soccer champion Greensburg Central Catholic began section play Wednesday with an impressive win.
Malea Fabean scored two goals and Frannie Crouse had one to lead No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic to a 3-0 victory against No. 4 Springdale at Highmark Stadium.
The Centurions (2-1, 1-0), also the defending PIAA champions, have won 28 consecutive Section 4 games.
Their only loss this season came to Class AAA Pine-Richland.
Springdale (3-2, 2-1) has dropped four games in a row to the Centurions.
Other top girls games
• Lexie Kolano scored twice to help Class AAA No. 1 Norwin (3-0, 1-0) win its Section 1 opener, 4-0, against visiting Hempfield (2-1, 1-1). All of Norwin's wins have been by 4-0 scores.
• Sara Caligiuri's goal halfway through the second half allowed Class AAA No. 5 Pine-Richland (4-2-1, 1-1) to escape with a 1-0 win at Butler (2-2-1, 1-1) in Class AAA Section 2.
• Fox Chapel's Taylor Cohen had a goal and an assist to help the host Foxes (4-1, 2-0) deal Class AAA Section 3 foe Plum (6-1, 2-1) its first loss, 3-1.
• Amber Nolf scored on a penalty kick with one minute left in the second overtime to lift host Oakland Catholic (2-2, 2-1) to a 2-1 win against Penn Hills (1-3, 0-2) in Class AAA Section 3.
• New Brighton (1-4, 1-2) ended Class A No. 3 Sewickley Academy's 18-game Section 1 winning streak, stunning the host Panthers (2-3, 2-1), 2-1, in overtime. Elaina Smith scored the winner.
• Kayla Key's goal midway through the second half helped Vincentian (1-3, 1-2) pick up its first victory by edging visiting Carlynton (2-2-1, 1-2), 1-0, in Class A Section 3.
• Maggie Scott notched a hat trick for the second day in a row in leading Class A No. 2 Shady Side Academy (5-1, 3-0) to a 7-1 win at Geibel (1-3, 0-2) in Section 4. Scott has scored 10 goals this season.
• Freshman Carolina Lucci scored four goals and sophomore Olivia Pritt added three to lead Class AA No. 3 Central Valley (3-0, 1-0) to an 11-2 win against visiting Blackhawk (2-2, 0-1) in Section 3.
• Peters Township defeated Sewickley Academy, 196-209, in a non-section match at Rolling Hills Country Club. Peters Township's Jake Sollon and Sewickley Academy's Keenan Hickton shot 1-over 37s.
• Macky Fouse shot an even-par 36 at The Club at Shadow Lakes to lead Central Valley to a 158-200 victory against Seton-LaSalle in Class AA Section 2.
• Nate Stone, an inside linebacker-fullback at Greensburg Central Catholic, made a verbal commitment to Duquesne University.
First Published September 12, 2013 4:00 AM