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Elizabeth Forward girls end Yough's winning streak, 3-1

| Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Ringgold goalkeeper Jordan Curry makes save on Bethel Park's Tatianna Ruzzini during their Section 4-AAA game Wednesday September 26, 2012 at Bethel Park.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Christopher Horner
Ringgold goalkeeper Jordan Curry makes save on Bethel Park's Tatianna Ruzzini during their Section 4-AAA game Wednesday September 26, 2012 at Bethel Park. Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review

Elizabeth Forward snapped Yough's eight-game wining streak with a 3-1 non-section in a battle of two of the area's top teams.

Yough (9-2) had not lost since Sept. 4 had not given up more than one goal since that date.

EF (7-2) took a 1-0 lead into intermission on Ali Pastore's first half goal.

Yough tied the score 10 minutes into the second half on a goal by Theresa Merlino, but EF rallied for two goals by Macy Pekala and Pastore to pull out the win.

“It was a good game by two even teams, but they certainly were the better team tonight,” said Yough coach Dan Appolonia.

“I told the girls we will learn from this and move on.”

EF coach Brandon Gerba said he was pleased with his team's play and came away impressed with the Lady Cougars.

“It was a very good game,” Gerba said.

“We had to fight to beat them. They have a very good team and it took my team's best to win the game.”

Yough returns to Section 1 AA play Friday when they host Derry while EF returns to Section 4 AA play Saturday when they entertain TJ.

Bethel Park 4, Ringgold 1

Ringgold (4-5-1, 3-4) fell to the undefeated Section 4 AAA leaders.

“There is a reason why that team is so good,” Ringgold coach Tom Cameron said. “They have a great program, and that is where we want to get.”

Alaina Nicholls scored the lone goal for Ringgold.

The Lady Rams host McKeesport Friday night in Section 4 AAA contest.

BV Area 1, Thomas Jefferson 0

BVA (9-1, 6-1) remained tied atop Section 4 AA with South Park its hard- fought win.

“We played well despite having so many girls out,” BVA coach Paul Sasko said.

“Our girls played well but we have to take better advantage of our opportunities, especially with South Park on the horizon.”

Rebecca Buza scored with 1:15 left in the first half and the goal stood for the Lady Leps.

Ashly Gagliardi made six saves to earn her seventh shutout of the season.

The Lady Leps host Section 4 AA co-leader South Park Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

Chartiers-Houston 1, Charleroi 0

Charleroi (5-4-1, 5-2) dropped a Section 2 A contest to its long-time rivals.

Chartiers-Houston scored on a direct kick in the first half by Jordan Locy for the lone goal.

“It was an excellently played game,” said Charleroi coach Jim Rue. “It was a typical Chartiers-Houston-Charleroi game. It was very good to watch, but tough for us to lose.”

The Lady Cougars are off until Monday when they host first-place South Allegheny.

South Allegheny 13, Monessen 0

Monessen (0-9, 0-7) dropped the contest to the Section 2 A leaders.

As it has been all season with his inexperienced squad, Monessen first-year coach Bill Halinka was happy with his girls, especially the play of goalkeeper Beth Halinka and striker Eden Holland.

“As always, the girls play hard and give it everything,” he said. “Beth faced a lot of shots and Eden stood out as well.”

Monessen heads to Bentworth Saturday for a section contest.

BOYS

BV Area 3,

West Mifflin 0

BVA (9-2, 6-2) won their Section 3 AA match.

“I am happy with the way we played,” BVA coach John Kerekes said. “We are putting it together.”

Anthony Zenobi scored twice and Alan Robinson also scored to lead the Leps.

Alex Robinson made four saves to earn the shutout.

BVA is back in action Thursday as they host Yough in a section tilt.

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