Alle-Kiski roundup: Kiski girls keep playoff hopes alive with win
By Staff Reports
Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 12:45 a.m.
Kiski Area's girls soccer team continued its win streak Wednesday night, but the Cavaliers most critical game awaits Friday.
With a 3-1 victory over Connellsville (5-11, 1-11), Kiski Area (6-7-1, 5-5) kept itself in the running for the final playoff spot in Section 1-AAA. Nicole Caldwell, Taylor Morlacci and Jamie Frank each scored, and Lexi Trkula made seven saves in net.
The Cavaliers, winners of their last three games, have two section dates left, including a contest Friday against Latrobe (9-6-1, 5-5-1), which leads Kiski Area by one point in the standings. If Kiski Area loses to Latrobe, it is eliminated from playoff contention. A win clinches a postseason berth. A tie would require Kiski Area to tie or beat Franklin Regional (5-8-2, 4-5-2) Monday.
Fox Chapel 7, Oakland Catholic 2 — Lauren Kelly scored a hat trick, Taylor Cohen had two goals and Dixon Veltri registered a goal and two assists for Fox Chapel (14-1-1, 11-0-1) in the Section 3-AAA game. The Foxes finished unbeaten in the section for the first time since 1999.
Plum 3, Gateway 0 — Aaliyah Odom scored her 23rd and 24th goals of the season to lead Plum (12-3, 8-3) past Gateway (8-6-1, 8-3-1) in a Section 3-AAA game. Chelseas Hubner made five saves to earn the shutout for the Mustangs, who can move into second in the section with a win over Woodland Hills (1-12-1, 0-10-1) on Saturday.
Springdale 3, Riverview 0 — Casey Hughes' hat trick allowed Springdale (11-5, 8-4) to cruise past Riverview (6-9, 6-6) in Section 4-A. Allison Seiler and Stephanie Manning combined for six saves in the shutout.
The loss eliminated Riverview from playoff contention. Springdale took third in the section.
Freeport 8, Indiana 1 —Erica Jack scored five goals, and Dava Jack scored for the first time this season for Freeport (10-6-1, 9-4-1) in the Section 2-AA win.
Burrell 4, Valley 0 — Jennifer Ryan finished with a hat trick, Baylee Eaton had two assists and Bailey Klems and Jennifer Ryan combined for a seven-save shutout for Burrell (10-7, 8-6) in the Section 2-AA win over Valley (4-12-1, 2-11-1).
Highlands 4, Deer Lakes 0 —Kayla Beale, Taylor Gunn, Kirsten Smith, Hannah Ross each scored for Highlands (9-8, 8-6) in the Section 2-AA game. Samantha Kovach stopped five Deer Lakes (1-13-1, 1-12-1) shots, and Megan Artman added a save to help preserve the shutout.
Fox Chapel 4, Moon 1 — The Foxes advanced past the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA team tournament for the fourth time in as many years. In the quarterfinals on Friday, they'll play Peters Township, which eliminated Fox Chapel in 2011 and 2010. Fox Chapel last reached at least the semifinals in 2004, when they won the team title.
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