High school highlights: Top-rated Indians down USC in girls soccer
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The Peters Township girls soccer team hopes to win their third consecutive PIAA championship next month.
For now, they will relish winning their third section title in a row.
Peters Township raced to a three-goal first-half lead Wednesday and went on to defeat host Upper St. Clair, 5-2.
The win clinched the Class AAA Section 5 title for the top-ranked Indians (14-1, 9-0), who beat Upper St. Clair (9-4-2, 7-2-1), 3-0, earlier this season.
The Panthers cut Peters Township's lead to 3-2 early in the second half, but Emily Franty and Veronica Latsko scored to help the Indians pull away.
"It's always great to play our rival, and I think our girls played one of their better games of the season," Peters Township coach Pat Vereb said.
• Miranda Wallace scored five minutes into the second half to give host Penn-Trafford (13-3, 11-1) the Section 1 title by defeating Class AAA No. 5 Norwin (12-2-2, 10-2), 1-0.
• A.J. Baroffio's hat trick helped Class AAA No. 2 Bethel Park (16-0, 12-0) finish with a perfect record in Section 4 after a 7-0 win at Baldwin (11-5, 9-3).
• Hannah Ross scored in the closing minutes of the second overtime to lift Highlands (13-3, 11-2) to a 4-3 victory at Deer Lakes (9-6-2, 6-6-2) in Class AA Section 2.
• Class AA No. 2 Mars (13-1-1, 13-0) got two goals from Bethany Perri to roll to a 6-0 win against visiting Knoch (11-5, 9-4) in Section 2.
• Quaker Valley freshman Moriah Wigley netted the winner three minutes into overtime to help the host Quakers (14-2-1, 12-2) slip past Montour (11-7, 10-4), 1-0, in Class AA Section 5.
• Freshman Daisha Reed scored her second goal of the game with five minutes left to push Class A No. 5 Bishop Canevin (11-2-1, 9-1-1) to a 2-1 Section 3 win at Seton-LaSalle (7-8, 7-5).
• Molly Lennen's first-half goal proved to be the difference as Class A No. 2 Sewickley Academy (15-0-1, 14-0) held off host Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (7-7-2, 5-6-2), 1-0, in Section 1.
• Dan McNeill of Brashear shot a 77 in the final round of the individual championships to give him a two-day total of 156 and a nine-stroke win. Teammate Troy Dinkel (83) placed second at 165.
• Shae LaPlace scored two goals, including the winner 14 minutes into the second half, to lift host Ellis School to a 2-1 win against Winchester Thurston in Class AA.
First Published October 11, 2012 12:00 am