Seneca Valley escapes in girls soccer


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It took extra time, but Kelsey O'Connor kept WPIAL Class AAA champion Seneca Valley's PIAA title chances alive.

O'Connor scored on a shot from the top of 18-yard box with 11:05 remaining in the second overtime to give the Raiders (19-2-1) a 1-0 victory against Bethel Park (18-4-1) in the first round of the PIAA girls soccer tournament at Chartiers Valley.

Seneca Valley senior goalkeeper Jess Neill had the shutout.

Other girls Class AAA

■ Peters Township 2, State College 0: Lauren Carpenter scored twice in a first-round win for the Indians (17-5-1) at Chartiers Valley.

Girls Class AA

■ Central Valley 3, Somerset 2: Katie Alexander scored two second-half goals to help the Warriors (20-0) rally for a first-round win at Moon.

■ Hopewell 4, Clearfield 0: At DuBois, four different players scored to help the Vikings' (16-5) win their first-ever state tournament game.

Girls Class A

■ Shady Side Academy 8, Conemaugh Township 1: Maggie Scott scored a hat trick for the Indians (19-3) in their convincing win at Hampton.

■ Greensburg Central Catholic 6, Karns City 3: Frannie Crouse scored three times in a first-round win for the Centurions (18-2) at Clarion.

Boys Class AAA

■ Upper St. Clair 9, Erie McDowell 0: Troye Kiernan scored three times to help the Panthers (20-1-1) win in a rout at Erie.

Boys Class AA

■ West Allegheny 6, Warren 0: Michael Cummings scored five times in a shut out win for the Indians (19-0-3) at Moon.

■ Harbor Creek 2, South Park 1: Justin Minda scored in a hard fought loss for the Eagles (19-3) to Harbor Creek (21-0) in Erie.

■ Bedford 4, South Fayette 2: Brian Coyne and Hunter White each scored in a first-round loss for the Lions (17-4-2) at North Bedford.

Boys Class A

■ Sewickley Academy 5, Bishop McCort 1: Connor Zierden scored twice in a convincing win for the Panthers (18-3) at Hampton.

■ Beaver County Christian 6, Brockway 2: Abel Carleton had a hat trick as the Eagles' (16-5) pulled away for the win at DuBois.

■ Mercyhurst Prep 3, Seton-LaSalle 2: Tyler Shumaker scored in the final minute to give the Lakers (19-2) a first-round win against the Rebels (17-4-1) in Erie. Zach Hutchinson and Matthew Wilke each scored for Seton-LaSalle.

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