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High school roundup: QV girls soccer records back-to-back shutouts

| Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, 8:55 p.m.
Sewickley Herald
Quaker Valley's Mackenzie Takus, a sophomore, and a Keystone Oaks player each try to gain control of the ball during a game at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald
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Members of the Quaker Valley varsity girls soccer team attempt to prevent a Keystone Oaks goal during a game at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald
Sewickley Herald
Members of the Quaker Valley varsity girls soccer team attempt to prevent a Keystone Oaks goal during a game at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald
Sewickley Herald
Quaker Valley High School senior Haley Ashner during a game against Keystone Oaks at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald

The Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy varsity athletic teams kept their successful fall seasons going last week.

Each varsity team picked up at least one victory in competition, with several posting perfect weeks.

Here's a roundup of local action:

Girls soccer

The Quaker Valley varsity girls team put its unbeaten record on the line Monday night with a game against Obama Academy at Cupples Stadium. The game was to be played past the deadline for this week's edition.

The Quakers (5-0-1, 2-0) recorded back-to-back shutouts last week, blanking Carrick, 8-0, and Keystone Oaks, 3-0. For the season, Quaker Valley has outscored opponents, 21-1.

Meanwhile, Sewickley Academy took an undefeated record of its own into a league game Monday at Neshannock. The Panthers (3-0-1, 3-0) beat South Side Beaver and New Brighton by identical 6-0 scores last week and have also allowed just one goal on the season.

Boys soccer

Quaker Valley suffered its first loss of the season Sept. 11, falling to league foe South Fayette by a 1-0 score. The Quakers (4-1, 2-1) bounced back with consecutive blowouts, beating Obama Academy, 9-1, on Thursday and Avonworth, 6-0, on Saturday.

Sewickley Academy (5-0, 2-0) kept its undefeated season going with a 6-1 victory at Quigley Catholic, when the Panthers jumped out to a 5-0 lead at halftime, and a 3-1 win over league foe Seton-La Salle. Anthony Stinson scored twice for Sewickley in the win over Seton-La Salle.

Boys golf

After the Sewickley Academy boys golf team beat its Quaker Valley counterpart on Sept. 6, both teams responded with big weeks.

Sewickley Academy's league match against Vincentian on Sept. 11 was postponed, but the Panthers (10-2, 7-0) came back to beat Central Catholic the next day at Edgewood Country Club, 198-202. Sewickley was scheduled to face Beaver Area on Monday, with WPIAL individual qualifiers set for Tuesday and a match against Our Lady of the Sacred Heart slated for Thursday.

Quaker Valley knocked off Beaver, 195-239, and OLSH, 198-202, to move to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the section. The Quakers had matches scheduled this week against Cornell and Rochester, as well as the WPIAL individual qualifiers.

Girls golf

Sewickley Academy (5-2, 5-2) beat one league foe and lost to another in a tri-meet Sept. 11, falling to Central Valley, 231-163, but picking up a 231-258 victory over South Side Beaver. The second half of the season began Monday against Ellwood City.

Field hockey

Sewickley split a pair of games last week, falling to Winchester Thurston, 4-2, before picking up its first victory of the season Thursday against Greensburg Central Catholic. The Panthers (1-2, 1-1) will face league opponent Aquinas Academy today, Thursday, at Frick Field.

Volleyball

Quaker Valley picked up its first victory of the season with a 3-0 triumph over Freedom on Sept. 11. The Quakers (1-2, 1-1) couldn't keep the momentum going, however, falling to Ambridge, 3-0, on Thursday. The team hosted New Brighton on Tuesday and will play at Central Valley today, Thursday.

Doug Gulasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at dgulasy@tribweb.com.

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