Daily Courier roundup: Falcons climb above .500
Jason Burkus scored three goals, and Alex Peperak added two goals as the Connellsville boys soccer team beat host Yough, 7-0, on Wednesday in a nonsection match. Ian Pieczynski and Kolbe Cunningham each scored for the Falcons (7-6). Lawrence Becker and Craig Panko shared the shutout in goal for Connellsville.
Geibel 4, St. Joseph 3 — Karly Judy scored all four goals to lead the Geibel girls soccer team to a victory over visiting St. Joseph in a Section 4-A match. It was the first section victory of the season for the Gators (2-11, 1-9).
Southmoreland 9, Uniontown 2 — Paige Weaver scored three goals as the Scotties (8-3-1, 7-2-1) beat host Uniontown in Section 1-AA. Hannah Porter, Olivia Porter, Vayda Farino, Emily Burkhart, Kaylee Cummins and Maddy Bodenheimer each scored a goal. Emily Donavon and Burkhart shared the win in goal for the Scotties.
Mt. Pleasant 7, Derry 0 — Jordan Toohey and Anna Billey each scored a pair of goals as the Vikings (7-5-2, 6-2-2) blanked visiting Derry in Section 1-AA. Kasey Brown, Lexi Grosser and Rachel Salai each scored a goal. Anna Riddle and Courtney Zelmore shared the shutout.
WPIAL doubles — Mt. Pleasant's Taylor Bradley and Paige Hertzog were eliminated in the second round of the WPIAL Class AA doubles tournament at Keystone Oaks High School. Bradley and Hertzog opened with a 10-4 win over Vincentian Academy's Ellie Belko and Annie Roble before dropping a 10-3 decision to Sewickley Academy's Amy Cheng and Jattman Munga.
WPIAL individual finals — Uniontown's Luke Wallace shot a 75 and finished in 10th place at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championship at Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley. Wallace was one of 14 golfers that moves on to the PIAA Class AAA qualifier Oct. 16 at Tom's Run Golf Club. Laurel Highlands' Harrison Laskey finished 16th with a 77.
Frazier 238, Southmoreland 243 — Josh Miller shot a 45, and Jake Koltiska carded a 47 as the Commodores (9-6, 8-4) beat host Southmoreland in a Section 2-AA match. Mark Dillon shot a 48, and Blair Elliott and Emily Marshall each shot a 49.
Zach Stefan led the Scotties (6-10, 5-7) with a 42, and Phil Lockhart had a 43. Corey Schafer tallied a 48, followed by Josh McCue with (53) and Sam Sager (57).
Southmoreland vs. Riverview, Kittanning — Ben Bickerton (17:24) finished first and set a course record as the Scotties (3-3, 3-2) beat Kittanning, 25-30, and lost to Riverview, 27-28, in a Section 4-AA meet Tuesday. Mike Garlowich (18:39) placed third, and Sage Guynn (20:23) took ninth.
In the girls race, Riley Beistel (21:50) took second overall, but the Scotties (0-6, 0-5) lost to Kittanning, 20-50, and Riverview, 19-50. Sarah Brown (27:56) was eighth, and Jamie Ellenberger (29:28) was 10th.
Carlow University 3, Penn State Fayette 1 — Emily Konter had 26 assists and Samantha Helmantoler notched 19 kills, but the Roaring Lions lost to Carlow University, 25-17, 25-27, 25-17, 25-23 in a nonconference match. Caitlyn Williams tallied 12 digs and two aces for Penn State Fayette (10-7).