HS notes: Vincentian soccer enjoys rise to success
By Staff Reports
Published: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 7:15 p.m.
A new coach and the loss of seven starters hasn't sunk the third-ranked Vincentian boys soccer team.
With wins this week over Riverview and Serra Catholic, Vincentian (5-1-1, 1-0 Section 2-A) debuts at No. 3.
Patrick Donnelly scored to down Serra Catholic, while Alex Sharpe scored both goals against Riverview.
Coach Mike Haberman took over in April and has kept Vincentian atop Section 2-A.
“It's been a fun group,” Haberman said. “They've all bought in from Day 1.”
Christian Bolanos has two goals, Patrick McDunn three assists.
More good news: Haberman expects the team's top midfielder, senior captain David Rivetti (knee), to play his first match of 2013 tonight at West Shamokin.
• A tough week affected a pair of defending WPIAL champions in the rankings. Quaker Valley, the defending WPIAL Class AA champion, lost to No. 3 South Fayette, 1-0, seven days ago and fell to No. 5 in the rankings. Riverside, which won Class A a season ago, fell to Section 5-A foes Beaver Country Christian (5-2) and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1-0).
• Two Central Valley seniors made verbal commitments to play college basketball. Kiana Law, a 6-foot-1 forward who averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds a game last season, will play for the Missouri-Kansas City women's team. Matt Kline, a 6-8 center who averaged 8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5 blocked shots a game and was an all-Section 2-AAA selection last season, will play for the Division II Seton Hill men's program.
— Staff reports
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Fire destroys Eau Claire market, no injuries reported
- Pa. unemployment rate at the lowest since 2008; more workers finding jobs
- Donald turns down New York invite for NFL Draft
- Survivors in critical condition a day after fifth Armstrong County car crash victim dies
- Breaking down Saturday’s Pirates-Brewers game
- Captain of sunken ferry arrested, South Korean agency reports
- Man found fatally shot in Larimer a mile away from Homewood peace march
- Pens insider: Penalty killing a concern in Stanley Cup playoffs
- Chat with Dejan Kovacevic: April 18, 2014
- Pirates Charities 50/50 raffle to benefit We Are FR Fund
- Police investigate shooting in Muddy Creek