High school highlights: No. 1 Sewickley Academy rolls
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Section play kicked off for WPIAL boys soccer teams Tuesday, and one of the top programs in Class A put forth a strong opening showing.
J.P. Bowells scored a goal and chipped in two assists to lead Class A No. 1 Sewickley Academy to a 3-0 win at Riverside in Section 5.
Sewickley Academy (2-0, 1-0) was a WPIAL and PIAA semifinalist last season. Riverside (0-2, 0-1) advanced to the WPIAL quarterfinals.
• Aaron Ankney scored 1:45 into the first overtime to propel host Beth-Center (1-0, 1-0) to a 1-0 win against Washington (0-1, 0-1) in Class A Section 4.
• Austin Zurik scored two goals, the second coming with two minutes left in the second overtime, to vault host Quigley Catholic (2-0) past Winchester Thurston (0-1), 3-2, in a non-section game.
• Jake Thieret netted the game's lone goal with 1:30 left and visiting South Allegheny (2-0) held on to defeat Brentwood (1-2), 1-0, in a non-section game.
• Riverview (1-0, 1-0) got four goals from Zach Lesnick -- the team's starting goalkeeper last season -- and rolled to a 6-1 home win against West Shamokin (0-2, 0-1) in Class A Section 2.
• Will Noble's two goals helped defending Class A Section 2 champion Springdale (2-0, 1-0) defeat host St. Joseph (0-1, 0-1), 3-0.
• Collin Wurst had two goals to lead West Allegheny (3-0, 1-0) to a 4-1 victory at Obama Academy (0-3, 0-1) in Class AA Section 5.
• Brie Cook scored a hat trick and added an assist for Penn Hills (1-1, 1-0) in a 6-0 win at Allderdice (0-2, 0-1) in Class AAA Section 3.
• Freshman Gabby Widman's two goals helped Brashear (1-0) gain its first win as a WPIAL team with a 4-0 triumph at Carrick (0-1) in a non-section game.
• Cody Ruffing's even-par 35 helped Peters Township hand Sewickley Academy its first loss, 183-187, in a non-section match at Allegheny Country Club. Both teams are 7-1.
• Kevin Rush shot a 1-over 37 at the Lindenwood Golf Club gold course to lead Canon-McMillan to a 194-202 win against South Fayette in Class AAA Section 7.
• Owen Miller fired a 1-under 35 at South Park Golf Course to push Burgettstown to a 193-207 victory against South Park in Class AA Section 4.
• At Meadowink Golf Course, Jorden Alfery's even-par 36 helped Fox Chapel edge Franklin Regional, 199-206, in Class AAA Section 4.
• Brody Taylor of Bethel Park shot a 3-under 32 at Mt. Lebanon Golf Club in helping the Black Hawks defeat Mt. Lebanon, 186-201, in Class AAA Section 6.
• Sabrina Burke scored the winning goal with two minutes left to give host Winchester Thurston a 2-1 win against Ellis School.
First Published September 5, 2012 12:00 am