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Riverview boys slip by St. Joseph

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Erica Hilliard | Valley News Dispatch
Riverview's Cole Quinio (No. 8) and Saint Joseph's Peter Sturtevant (No. 8) battle for possession during the soccer game at Harrison Hills Park in Harrison on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
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By Staff Reports
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, 12:28 a.m.
 

Riverview's boys soccer team had the look of a dark horse entering the season, but the Raiders are making a move toward the front of the Section 2-A pack.

Behind two goals from Cole Wilson, Riverview edged host St. Joseph, 2-1, on Tuesday afternoon on a water-logged field at Harrison Hills Park.

For second-place Riverview (4-3, 3-1), Cole Quinio and Zach Lesnick logged assists on Wilson's goals, and Sam Gonsowski made 10 saves. Ricky Celko scored, and Matt Rubright had nine stops for St. Joseph (3-4, 1-3).

“This is a real big win for us,” Riverview coach Mickey Namey said. “The second half's going to be real interesting.”

Boys soccer

Springdale 7, Aquinas Academy 2 — Jared Cole collected four goals and one assist as first-place Springdale (7-0, 5-0) rolled past Aquinas Academy (0-6, 0-4) in Section 2-A.

The Dynamos are ranked No. 3 in Class A by Trib Total Media.

Burrell 1, Mt. Pleasant 0 — Joey Cox scored on an assist by Lucas Nisera, and Burrell (6-0, 4-0) got by Mt. Pleasant (0-6, 0-4) in an unexpectedly close Section 1-AA game. Alex White made eight saves for the Bucs.

Kiski Area 1, Franklin Regional 1 (2OT) — In a meeting of the top teams in Section 1-AAA, Kiski Area (4-1-1, 2-0-1) battled to a double-overtime tie with undefeated Franklin Regional (5-0-2, 4-0-1). For Kiski Area, Dakota Lange scored, and Brandon Smail made seven saves.

Deer Lakes 2, Valley 0 — Valley (5-1) fell from the ranks of the undefeated with a nonsection loss to Deer Lakes (5-2). Tom Handerhan scored and assisted on Shane Mullen's goal to lead the Lancers. Dan Gruber made six saves as Deer Lakes recorded its first shutout of the season.

Girls soccer

Fox Chapel 7, Woodland Hills 0 — Emma Slevin and Yayoi Furuhata scored two goals apiece, as No. 5-ranked Fox Chapel (8-0, 3-0) cruised by Woodland Hills (1-4, 0-4) in Section 3-AAA.

Girls volleyball

Riverview 3, Trinity Christian 1 — Robert Morris recruit Arden Fisher produced 12 kills and five aces, and Alison Hodges contributed 15 assists to lead Riverview (5-1, 3-1) to a Section 1-A victory.

Springdale 3, St. Joseph 0 — Springdale (2-4, 1-3) recorded its second consecutive win by defeating St. Joseph in Section 1-A. Springdale's Diana Killian collected 18 service points and five aces, Rachael Nickell had five service points and three kills, and Aubree Nutter added six service points and three aces.

Burrell 3, Deer Lakes 2 — Burrell (4-2, 2-2) won the first two games but had to hold off a charge by Deer Lakes in Section 4-AA. Hanna Perriello smashed 25 kills to lead the Bucs.

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