Local roundup: Connellsville boys soccer team earns shutout
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Alex Peperak scored on a first-half corner kick from Jeff Colland as the Connellsville boys soccer team recorded a 1-0 nonsection victory over visiting Yough on Wednesday. Alexander Guie posted the shutout for the Falcons (3-9-1).
Mt. Pleasant 4, Derry 1 — Jordan Toohey tallied three goals, and Rachel Salai also scored a goal as the Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team defeated host Derry in a Section 1-AA match. Goaltender Courtney Zelmore picked up the win for the Vikings (6-4, 6-7).
Southmoreland 7, Uniontown 0 — Paige Weaver scored three goals to lead the Scotties (8-5, 7-3) to a Section 1-AA win over visiting Uniontown. Alex Kitta and Vayda Farino each scored a pair of goals. Emily Burkhart got the shutout for Southmoreland.
Geibel 2, St. Joseph 1 — Karly Judy scored both Geibel goals to lead the Gators (3-10, 2-8) to a Section 4-A win over host St. Joseph. Amanda Hanabeck got the win in goal for Geibel.
Mt. Pleasant 3, Southmoreland 2 — Taylor Bradley, Paige Hertzog and Kelly Van Den Wildenberg won at first through third singles, to help the Vikings (13-4, 8-4) close out the regular season with a Section 1-AA win over host Southmoreland.
The Scotties (8-10, 2-10) picked up wins in the doubles matches. Anna Sowinski and Katherine Spottedbear won at first doubles. Jae Pawlikowski and Taylor Robbins earned a second doubles victory.
Kiski Area 3, Connellsville 2 — Nicole Carnes and Justine Waggel won second doubles, but the Falcons (2-16, 2-12) dropped a narrow decision to host Kiski Area in a Section 1-AAA match to close out the season. Kelsey Coldren picked up a win at third singles for Connellsville.
WPIAL Class AAA individual championship — Uniontown junior Luke Wallace shot 80 and finished in a five-way tie for 21st at Fox Chapel Golf Club. Central Catholic junior Brent Rodgers won the event with a 70. The top 14 finishers qualified for the PIAA Western Regional on Oct. 15 at Tom's Run Golf Course.
Frazier 238, Geibel 239 — Josh Olbrys shot a 44 as the Commodores (6-9, 4-8) posted a one-stroke Section 2-AA win over Geibel at Pleasant Valley Country Club. Hunter Clay (46), J.J. Roebuck (47), Andrea Lash (49) and Josh Miller (52) were the other top finishers for Frazier.
Ryan Robson led all scorers with a 36 for Geibel (3-12, 2-10). Ibraheem Shaikh (42), Matt Emerson (46), Zach Chester (56) and Ray Paris (59) completed the scoring for the Gators.
Junior high girls soccer
Connellsville 8, Belle Vernon 0 — Bailey Cartwright and Anna DeMarco each scored two goals as the Falcons (13-0) remained undefeated. Morgan Green, Gianna Sigado, Morgan Trout and Chloe Guie each scored a goal. Nakaya Polidora was the winning keeper.
Penn State Fayette 3, Penn State DuBois 0 — Emily Konter had 28 assists, and Janelle Cooper added 19 service points and seven kills as the Roaring Lions (16-6, 7-0) topped host Penn State DuBois, 25-15, 25-16, 25-9, in PSUAC action. Emily Caldwell had 12 kills, and Samantha Helmantoler recorded nine kills and seven digs. Katlyn Salisbury added four blocks.
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