Soccer

Trib Cup: Depleted by graduation, South Park boys soccer hitting its stride

A roster stockpiled with 16 seniors last year, the South Park boys soccer team advanced all the way to the PIAA championship game in 2015. But ...

Keeper Uric saves the day for Freeport boys soccer in win over Deer Lakes

Austin Uric describes his ability to save penalty kicks in practice as "iffy," with about a 50-percent success rate. Games, on the other hand, bring ...

High school roundup: Norwin boys defeat No. 3 Penn-Trafford

Anthony Harding scored a pair of goals in the second half to lead Norwin to a 3-1 win over third-ranked Penn-Trafford in a Section 4-AAAA ...

Alle-Kiski high school roundup: Springdale boys soccer team edges Riverview

Michael Mitchell converted a corner kick late in the second half as Springdale clipped cross-river rival Riverview, 4-3, in a Section 3-A boys soccer game ...

Mars girls soccer back in stride after rare section setback

Mars girls soccer entered the 2016 season with an 85-game section winning streak. It also began its Section 1-AAA schedule with the unsaid, mounting pressure of ...

Young Seneca Valley girls soccer team gaining experience

A new coach and a new lineup could spell disaster for any team — not for the Seneca Valley girls soccer squad, though. Mark Perry, who ...

Gateway soccer more familiar with new section foes

Gateway varsity boys soccer head coach Marc Bucci said his team would have to be ready for each new challenge in the relatively unfamiliar Section ...

Gateway soccer learns from early losses to quality teams

Gateway varsity girls soccer head coach Kelly Bender said her team learned a lot from close losses to Plum (2-0) and Mars (1-0) to open ...

High school roundup: USC girls edge Peters Township

It's been a more challenging road this season, but the Upper St. Clair girls soccer team appears to be hitting its stride. After losing ...

New coach Boulnemour optimistic for Greensburg Salem girls soccer

There is a trickle-down effect happening for the Greensburg Salem girls soccer team. It all starts with first-year coach Jesser Boulnemour, who doubles as a forward ...

High school roundup: Peters Township boys top rival Upper St. Clair

Luke Kelly's goal five minutes before halftime was all the scoring needed as No. 4 Peters Township defeated rival Upper St. Clair, 1-0, in a ...

GCC seniors set sights on winning Section 2, WPIAL championships

Greensburg Central Catholic's boys soccer team and coach Tyler Solis haven't been together long, but the players learned early their new coach demands a lot ...

Westmoreland Trib high school roundup: FR boys earn close win in section play

The Franklin Regional boys soccer team is getting used to playing close games. For the sixth straight contest, the Panthers played in a one-goal game Tuesday ...

Thomas Jefferson girls soccer team shooting for 3rd consecutive playoff berth

Melissa Allan is in her fifth year at the helm of the Thomas Jefferson girls' soccer team. And, though she's happy with the progress the program ...

Norwin girls soccer finding the scoring touch early

The Norwin girls soccer team isn't having any trouble finding the back of the net this season. The Knights have scored 44 goals through the first ...

Franklin Regional boys soccer team still working toward goals

Franklin Regional varsity boys soccer head coach Rand Hudson said that with several weeks and more than seven games into the 2016 season his players ...

Plum girls soccer team shuts out Penn Hills at Highmark

The Plum varsity girls soccer team is pretty comfortable playing at Highmark Stadium. Last year, the Mustangs opened their season there with a 6-0 nonsection victory ...

Plum boys soccer team off to strong start, edges Penn Hills

Through five Section 3-AAAA games, the Plum varsity boys soccer team had twice as many section victories as it had all of last season. The Mustangs ...

Penn-Trafford boys soccer getting defensive

The defensive pressure of the Penn-Trafford boys soccer team has been making life on opposing teams hard this season. Through five games this season, the Warriors ...

Penn-Trafford sending four golfers to WPIAL boys semifinals

The Penn-Trafford boys golf team will have a strong presence at the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf semifinals. The Warriors are sending four golfers to the ...

High school roundup: Oakland Catholic girls again post shutout

The Oakland Catholic girls soccer team posted another clean sheet Monday en route to a 5-0 win over West Mifflin in a Section 3-AAA game. Essence ...

Fantastic freshmen step up for A-K Valley soccer teams

With Highlands facing a 2-0 deficit in the second half of a Section 3-AAA game against Indiana last week, coach Brad Walker turned to his ...

A-K Valley soccer notebook: Deer Lakes girls to play at Highmark

Deer Lakes girls soccer coach Frank Accetta also works as the announcer for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and thus he had the ability to "put a ...

Hempfield soccer teams develop chemistry, look to compete for postseason

Hempfield's boys soccer team hopes to reach the WPIAL playoffs. The Spartans' girls squad wants to go deeper in the postseason. Accomplishing those goals won't come ...

Eden soccer teams chasing playoff berths

The Eden Christian boys soccer team (4-3 overall, 2-3 Section 3-A) looks forward to reaching the WPIAL playoffs for the first time, but to do ...

Carlynton girls soccer on the prowl for section title

When opposing teams step onto the field against the Carlynton girls soccer team, they're not playing 11 players. They are facing one team. "We have a banner ...

Freeport girls rally past No. 2-ranked Highlands

Freeport remembered well the sight of Highlands' girls soccer team celebrating a first-round WPIAL playoff victory last season. The Yellowjackets found their own cause for jubilation ...

High school roundup: Quaker Valley boys edge No. 3 Beaver

Frankie Fernandez's goal with two minutes left lifted No. 4 Quaker Valley to a 6-5 victory over No. 3 Beaver (2-3, 1-1) in a Section ...

High school roundup: Penn-Trafford girls topple rival Hempfield

The undefeated run continued Wednesday night for the Penn-Trafford girls soccer team. Ryley Watt, Brady Tramuta and Jordan Lawrence scored as the Warriors defeated rival ...

Trib Cup: Elizabeth Forward boys soccer off to fast start

Entering this season, no player on the Elizabeth Forward boys soccer team had advanced to the WPIAL playoffs. But with a nine-player senior class that ...

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