Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Fox Chapel still perfect in section
Fox Chapel's girls soccer team moved closer to securing its first section title since 2009 on Monday night.
The Foxes (11-1, 8-0) scored two quick second-half goals to secure a 2-1 win over Plum (10-3, 6-3) in Section 3-AAA. Deena DeBaldo scored on a cross-field pass from Taylor Cohen two minutes into the second half, and Margaux Everingham followed with a goal five minutes later.
Plum's Aaliyah Odom scored with 12 minutes left in the game. The Mustangs, who lost to Fox Chapel, 3-1, earlier this season, turn their attention to staying even with or ahead of Gateway (6-5, 6-2) in the section.
Fox Chapel is looking to finish unbeaten in the section for the first time since 1999, when it went 9-0-1 in Section 2-AAA.
Knoch 2, Freeport 2 — Megan Manke received a pass from Macy Crytzer and scored on a breakaway for Freeport (7-5-1, 6-3-1) to tie the Section 2-AA game with about 10 minutes left. Lexie Galbreath made 11 saves for Knoch (9-3-1, 7-2-1), and Raine Carney had 10 for the Yellowjackets.
Burrell 4, Deer Lakes 0 — Lexi Husar scored twice and had an assist, and Danika Ignozzi earned two assists for Burrell (6-7, 4-6) in the Section 2-AA win. Marissa Hilinski made 24 saves for Deer Lakes (1-9-1, 1-8-1), and Bailey Klems earned the shutout for the Bucs.
Mars 5, Highlands 1 — Samantha Kovach made eight saves, and Emily Karamda scored for Highlands (8-5, 7-3) in the Section 2-AA loss.
Kittanning 4, Redbank Valley 2 — Kayly Lazaroff finished with a hat trick and an assist, and Emily Knepshield had a goal and two assists for Kittanning (7-2) in the nonsection win.
Serra Catholic 3, Riverview 2 — Nicole Munion scored twice for Riverview (4-7) in the nonsection game.
Fox Chapel 189, Franklin Regional 216 — Patrick Sheerer shot an even-par 36 at Meadowink Golf Course to lead Fox Chapel (13-0, 11-0) to the Section 4-AAA win. Charlie Friend followed with a 37.
Kiski Area 211, Gateway 218 — Tyler Paunovich shot a 3-over-par, match-low 39 for Kiski Area (10-5, 8-3) in the Section 4-AAA match at Vandergrift Golf Course.
Knoch 208, Highlands 256 — Christian Evanchec, Austin Campbell and Ben Thoma each shot 41 for Knoch in the Section 8-AAA win at Saxon Golf Course.
Riverview 245, Summit Academy 299 — Dom Conte shot a 42 to lead Riverview (6-8, 5-6) in the Section 3-AA win at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course.
St. Joseph 221, Burrell 226 — Jake Stern finished with a two-over-par 38 to pace St. Joseph in the nonsection win at Hill Crest Country Club.
Knoch 3, Hampton 0 — Celina Sanks hit 15 kills, and Schaely Renfrew and Mary Zellhart contributed six and seven kills, respectively, for Knoch (7-2) in the nonsection win.
Kiski Area 3, Greensburg Salem2 — The Cavaliers won the second and third games 25-19 and 25-20.
They lost Game 4, 25-27, and then recovered with a 15-9 win in Game 5 to clinch the nonsection match.