Alle-Kiski roundup: Choice round for Freeport sophomore
Freeport sophomore Audrey Clawson left the site of this fall's WPIAL girls individual golf championships Thursday afternoon with her lowest nine-hole round of the season.
In a possible sign of things to come, Clawson shot a match-low, 2-under-par 33 during Freeport's 198-243 win over Burrell in boys team golf at Hill Crest Country Club.
Sophomore Mickey Frazetta followed Clawson with a 36, and Cole Hepler had a 38 for the Yellowjackets, who improved to 9-2 overall and 5-2 in Section 1-AA.
Clawson, who placed fourth in WPIAL Class AA last year, will again play in the girls championships, which will be held at Hill Crest Country Club on Sept. 30.
Deer Lakes 229, Eden Christian 230 — Sam Sack shot a match-low 41 to pace Deer Lakes (7-4, 7-2) in the Section 3-AA win at Moon Golf Course.
Armstrongs advance — Valley senior twins Catherine and Emily Armstrong earned berths in the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament by placing in the top three in Section 4-AA. Emily Armstrong reached the finals, where she lost, 6-2, 6-1, to Indiana's Lucy Bujdos. Catherine Armstrong lost to Bujdos in the semifinals but recovered with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Indiana's Megan Clawson in the consolation match.
Shymansky snags third — Fox Chapel's Laurel Shymansky, the defending Section 3-AAA champion, placed third this year to secure a return trip to the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament. Shymansky lost to Shady Side Academy's Ananya Dua, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, in the semifinals and then topped Shady Side Academy's Emma Perelman, 6-1, 6-0, in the consolation match.
Burrell 1, Greensburg Salem 0 — Tom Spagnolo scored a goal set up by Joey Cox during the Section 1-AA win. Justin Schwartz stopped 14 shots in net for Burrell (4-1, 3-0).
Kiski Area 3, Hempfield 0 — Brandon Smail made two saves in net for Kiski Area (3-2, 2-1), which posted its third shutout of the season. Dakota Lange, Dutch Shaffer and Tyler Young scored in the Section 1-AAA game.
Riverview 2, West Shamokin 0 — Cole Wilson and Josh Killian each scored, and Kyle Moore made seven saves in net for Riverview (1-4, 1-1) during the Section 2-A win over West Shamokin (1-2, 0-2).
St. Joseph 4, Aquinas Academy 4 (2OT) — Austin Bradford buried two shots and added an assist for St. Joseph (2-1-2, 1-0-1) in the Section 2-A tie. Peter Sturtevant also had a goal and an assist for the Spartans.
Freeport 3, Highlands 1 — Freeport (3-4, 1-2) matched its win total from the past two seasons combined with this Section 2-AA victory. Bob Reesman made nine saves in net for Highlands (2-3, 1-3).
Valley 2, St. Joseph 0 — Alyssa Ruffini and Alexa Sorch scored in the nonsection game while Kaitlin Capo made four saves for Valley (3-2), which has won back-to-back contests for the first time since 2005.
Fox Chapel 4, Kiski Area 0 — Dixon Veltri scored twice for Fox Chapel (5-1), and Vanessa Blazer and Elayna Burdelski combined efforts for the nonsection shutout of Kiski Area (1-2-1). Lauren Kelly added a goal and an assist for the Foxes.
Freeport 3, Deer Lakes 0 — Zoe Pawlak accumulated 10 kills, four aces and three blocks in the Section 4-AA win for Freeport (4-0, 3-0).
Knoch 3, Burrell 0 — Celina Sanks finished with 13 kills and 10 digs, and Schaely Renfrew added six kills for Knoch (4-1, 3-1) in the Section 4-AA win.