Central Valley's Katie Alexander, center, is all smiles after scoring the go ahead goal in the win against Somerset, 3-2, in the first round of the PIAA playoffs at Moon.
From local dispatches
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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