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Louis Raggiunti| Pine Creek Journal Hampton's Amanda Spencer scored two goals to lift her team to the second round of the playoffs.
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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

Hampton girls soccer coach Frank Christy may have been shocked when his team upset Fox Chapel on the road, 2-0, to advance to the second round of the WPIAL playoffs.

But Pennsylvania's all-time winningest girls soccer coach said he'll take it.

“We are not used to scoring two goals in a playoff game,” Christy said. “We tried a different set up in the second half to create some more offense. Fox Chapel is a strong defensive team; they have been for years.”

Both goals came courtesy of senior Amanda Spencer, who said she was just happy to help her team.

“The first goal was no pressure; I just dropped it and kicked it,” Spencer said. “The second goal, Lauren Fry did a good job holding the ball up for me.”

The win puts the Lady Talbots in the second round against Peter Township, the state's second-ranked team.

Jerry Clark is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-779-6979 or

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