VND spotlight athletes: Cole Wilson and Allison Seiler
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Report card: Wilson netted two goals, and an assist, in Riverview's 3-1 win over Monessen in a WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff game. Wilson has 16 goals this season for the No. 9 Raiders. Riverview (12-4-2) takes on No. 1 seed Sewickley Academy in Thursday's quarterfinals.
What were you feeling after scoring two goals in a playoff game?
At that point, I thought we had it in the bag. Monessen started to drop back a little bit. In all reality we were dominating the play.
You score goals a lot close to the net. Do you enjoy playing in those high-traffic areas?
That's not really what I'm used to doing. In past years they've come from far out. I like the one-on one opportunities. The high traffic areas are fun, too. I'm not one of the guys who is going to take the shot when I have a few guys on me. I might come off as a goal scorer, but I'm used to assisting. All my life, until freshman year, I played center-mid. Now it's a different role.
What's the mood around the team this time of year?
We're relaxed, and we're very confident. We're focused on what we need to do. We really want to get to Highmark. That's the goal. The first playoff win since 2008 is huge.
How has the team been able to keep its momentum going for so long?
We just keep things rolling. If we have a big enough break before games, we kind of go easy, but we do go hard in putting what we need to do in place for games. We're more together than we have been in the past.
Is your team at a point where you can just do things and not think about it too much?
Sure. During the Monessen game, Coach Namey said he didn't have to tell us what to do. We just have to go out and finish.
— Dave Yohe
Report card: Seiler has started every game this season and recorded eight shutouts to help the Dynamos to a No. 9 seed in the WPIAL Class A playoffs and a 12-6 record. Springdale played No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
What goes through your mind when you face a penalty kick?
I try to look at their feet to see what direction their pointer foot is pointing. It's mostly focusing on the ball and deciding which side I'm going to dive to.
What's been the key the team's success this year?
Staying together like a family and definitely focusing on the game. We have a lot of chemistry on the field and in practice we stay focused.
How big was it to not only beat Charleroi, but record a shutout in the process?
It was a great momentum booster. It definitely got us pumped for the next game against Greensburg Central Catholic. I think we kept our cool, and focused and played to the best of our ability.
What's it going to take to defeat Greensburg Central Catholic?
We have to stay 100-percent focused on the game, game plan and stick to our formations — and play as a team.
What's the feeling around the team heading into this game knowing your recent playoff history against GCC with a 1-3 record?
We're pumped. It kind of psyches you out with a 1-3 record. If we stick together, and stick to how we practice and played against Charleroi, we have a good chance.
Do you have any traditions that you do throughout the season?
I wear the same pair of gloves all season and I've worn the same pair of cleats since my ninth grade year.
— D.J. Vasil
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