Alle-Kiski roundup: Deer Lakes stuns Shady Side Academy
A playoff qualifier for the first time since 2003, the Deer Lakes boys soccer team concluded its Section 2-AA schedule by beating Shady Side Academy, 2-1, at Highmark Stadium. The Lancers (11-2-3, 8-2-2) secured second place in the section and dealt the Indians (12-3, 11-1), who were ranked No. 3 in Class AA by Tribune-Review News Service, their first section loss.
Joe Dillner and Matt McCausland scored for Deer Lakes. Austin Barneycastle made 15 saves.
Burrell 2, Valley 2 — Tom Spagnolo and Jon McAfoose finished with goals for Burrell (10-4-2, 8-2-2), which secured its fourth Section 1-AA title in five years. Dominic Guzzi and Adam Hines scored for Valley (6-4-2, 6-4-2), which needed to win to make the playoffs.
Fox Chapel 4, Central Catholic 1 — Max Silverg scored twice, and Cole Ryan and Kota Furuhata also had goals for the Foxes (13-1, 9-1), who dealt Central Catholic (13-2-1, 11-1), the No. 3 team in Class AAA, its first Section 3 loss. Fox Chapel can tie Central Catholic for the section title if it closes out its section schedule with wins.
Freeport 3, Kittanning 1 —Wayne Vogel, Patrick McNulty and Johan Loevlie scored for Freeport (5-11-1, 3-8-1) in the Section 2-AA win. Michael Toy had the goal for Kittanning (0-16, 0-12).
Mars 3, Knoch 2 — Knoch (9-5-4, 7-3-2) was eliminated from playoff contention with this Section 2-AA loss to Mars (12-5, 8-4).
Kiski Area 9, Connellsville 1 — Dakota Lange finished with three goals and two assists for Kiski Area (10-6-1, 8-3-1) in the Section 1-AAA blowout. Matt Dziadosz added two goals and two assists, while Ian Moorhead had a goal and two assists.
Riverview 2, Jeannette 1 — Josh Killian scored twice on goals set up by Evan Lesnick and Christian Snyder during the nonsection win for Riverview (10-4-1).
Vincentian 3, Valley 2 — Catherine Armstrong and Hannah Albright secured wins at second and third singles for Valley in the WPIAL Class AA team tournament first-round match. Armstrong won, 6-4, 7-5, while Albright prevailed, 6-3, 7-5.
Greensburg Central Catholic 4, Burrell 1 — The No. 2 doubles pair of Sydney Santucci and Megan Kennedy secured the only win for Burrell (9-5) in the WPIAL Class AA team tournament first-round match.
Burrell 6, Jeannette 1 — Dana McAlpine scored twice, Erin Duffey had a goal and an assist, and Abby Fedoush registered a goal and a save in net during the nonsection win for Burrell (11-7).
Riverview 4, East Allegheny 0 — Gretchen Loeffler scored twice for Riverview (7-9) in the nonsection win.
Kittanning 3, Apollo-Ridge 0 — Terra Schall hit five kills, served three aces and registered 29 digs for Kittanning (9-2, 8-2) in the Section 3-AA win over Apollo-Ridge (6-10, 0-9).
Deer Lakes 3, Burrell 2 — Jenna Dvorsky hit 13 kills, Jenna Gaston served seven aces, and Maria Taliani added eight kills for Deer Lakes (6-5, 6-5), which lost the first two games of the Section 4-AA match but rallied to take the final three.
Freeport 3, Mars 0 — Zoe Pawlak hit 10 kills and served three aces, while Morgan Ruppersberger and Jess Kelley each contributed six kills and four blocks for Freeport (11-1, 9-1) in the Section 4-AA win.
West Shamokin 3, Springdale 1 — Megan Cavanaugh served 13 points for Springdale (8-5, 6-5) in the Section 1-A match.
Knoch 3, Avonworth 0 — Celina Sanks hit 21 kills, Schaely Renfrew added eight kills, and Mary Zellhart served 28 points for Knoch (12-2) in the nonsection win.