Centurions win in a rout

PIAA SOCCER

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After unexpectedly losing in the WPIAL Class A championship, some wondered how Greensburg Central Catholic's girls team would respond.

Saturday, it answered those doubts resoundingly.

Led by three goals and three assists from Frannie Crouse, the Centurions (19-2) defeated Wilmington, 9-0, at North Allegheny in the PIAA quarterfinals. Wilmington (13-8-1) was the District 10 champion.

Crouse's goal total gave her 63 for the season and 205 for her career, tying her for the WPIAL career record.

"I'm happy and proud for Frannie," Greensburg Central Catholic coach Ashley Shasko said. "But we're after a state championship and anything else is just icing on the cake."

Malea Fabean added three goals, giving her 46 for the season and 152 for her career.

Class AAA girls

■ Seneca Valley 2, Peters Township 0: Cassidy Testa and Emily Wagner each scored, and Jessica Neill recorded her fifth consecutive playoff shutout to lead the Raiders (20-2-1) past the Indians (17-6-1) in a quarterfinal at Chartiers Valley.

Class AA girls

■ Central Valley 1, Hickory 0: Carolina Lucci scored the winning goal with 7:40 remaining in the second half to lead the Warriors (21-0) to a victory in a quarterfinal at New Castle.

■ Hopewell 4, Dallas 3: Abby Losco scored three goals, including the winner five minutes into overtime, as the Vikings (17-5) moved on to the semifinals with a victory at Hollidaysburg.

Class A girls

■ Shady Side Academy 5, Richland 1: Zoe Schoen scored two goals and Maggie Scott added her 50th goal of the season as the Indians (20-3), the WPIAL champions, won a Class A quarterfinal at Hempfield.

Class AAA boys

■ Upper St. Clair 3, Peters Township 0: Troye Kiernan, Doug Hapeman and Garrett Blake each scored as the Panthers (21-1-1) avenged a loss in the WPIAL championship with a victory against the Indians (18-4-2) in a quarterfinal at Chartiers Valley.

Class AA boys

■ West Allegheny 4, Oley Valley 0: Collin Wurst scored two goals and the Indians (20-0-3) recorded their seventh consecutive shutout in a quarterfinal victory at Hollidaysburg.

Class A boys

■ Sewickley Academy 2, Mercyhurst Prep 1: Steve Munn and Matt Teitelbaum each scored first-half goals, paving the way for the Panthers (19-3) in a quarterfinal victory at New Castle.

■ North Star 2, Beaver County Christian 1: After taking a 1-0 lead two minutes into the game, the Eagles (16-6) gave up two first-half goals in a quarterfinal loss at Hempfield.


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