Big Macs roll vs. Fox Chapel in Class AAA

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP

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Last season, the Canon-McMillan boys soccer team entered the WPIAL Class AAA tournament as the No. 13 seed, but beat a higher seed in four consecutive games to win the district title.

The Big Macs are two wins away from doing it again.

Josh Kruczek scored midway through the first half and Christian Snatcho had a clean sheet as 11th-seeded Canon-McMillan (16-2-2) knocked off No. 3 Fox Chapel (16-2), 1-0, in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals at North Allegheny.

"In the first half, we played great, scored and controlled the game," said Canon-McMillan coach Larry Fingers.

"In the second half, Fox Chapel really pressed and we showed a lot of heart defensively."

More Class AAA soccer

n Peters Township 2, Seneca Valley 0: Troy Eskew and Mario Mastrangelo each had a goal and an assist to lead the seventh-seeded Indians (15-3-2) in their quarterfinal victory against the No. 2 Raiders (15-3-1) at North Allegheny.

n Bethel Park 2, Central Catholic 1: Matt Kotkiewwicz scored 32 seconds into the first overtime to give the No. 5 Black Hawks (15-4-1) a quarterfinal victory against the No. 4 Vikings (14-4-1) at Baldwin.

Boys Class AA soccer

n South Fayette 2, Laurel Highlands 0: Goalkeeper Alex Gedrys helped the third-seeded Lions (16-2-2) post their 17th shutout of the season in a quarterfinal victory against the No. 6 Mustangs (15-4) at Baldwin. Ben Meindl and Brian Coyne each scored in the win.

n Shady Side Academy 3, Indiana 1: Matt Rytel scored twice in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and give fourth-seeded Shady Side Academy (14-3) a quarterfinal win against the No. 5 Little Indians (15-4-1) at Mars.

n West Allegheny 3, Deer Lakes 0: Zach Graziani scored on direct kicks from 25 and 30 yards out to give the No. 1 Indians (16-0-3) a quarterfinal win against the No. 9 Lancers (12-3-3) at Chartiers Valley.

Boys Class A soccer

n Serra Catholic 2, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 1: Sophomore Nate Andrews scored off a Drew Yuille corner kick five minutes into the first overtime to lift the fourth-seeded Eagles (14-3-1) to a quarterfinal win against the No. 12 Chargers (10-6-1) at Elizabeth Forward.

n Sewickley Academy 2, Riverview 1: The No. 1 Panthers (15-3) got goals from J.P. Bowell and Connor Zierden in their quarterfinal win against the Raiders (12-5-2) at Mars.

n Beaver County Christian 3, Vincentian 2: The sixth-seeded Eagles (14-4) got goals from Gib McCracken, Scott Carson and Abel Carleton in their quarterfinal victory against the No. 3 Royals (14-3-3) at Chartiers Valley.

n Seton-LaSalle 3, Carlynton 1: Kevin Hudson scored twice and Matt Wilke had one goal as the No. 2 Rebels (16-2-1) rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to beat the No. 7 Cougars (12-7) in a quarterfinal win at Upper St. Clair.

Football

n Allderdice 14, Brashear 10: James Jackson connected with Tim Jackson on touchdown passes of 38 and 24 yards to lift the Dragons (5-4) to a City League semifinal victory against the Bulls (4-5) at Cupples Stadium.

Volleyball

n Obama Academy 2, Allderdice 0: The Eagles defeated the Dragons, 25-21, 25-20, to win the City League championship at Brashear. Obama Academy didn't lose a set in three matches in the double elimination tournament.


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