By John Krysinsky
Elizabeth Forward girls soccer coach Brandon Gerba remains optimistic despite a plague of injuries, stiffer section competition and a roster with just three seniors.
“It’s been tough, sure. We have not been in this position in a number of years,” Gerba said.
The Warriors (3-4 in Section 4-AA, 3-6-1 overall) find themselves ...
Trib Cup: Young Freedom girls soccer off to fast start By Alex Oltmanns
On paper, the Freedom girls soccer team’s starting lineup might appear at first glance to be one with young and inexperienced players in the midst of a rebuilding season.
But while the combined eight freshmen and sophomore starters might classify the Bulldogs as a young team, that lack of varsity ...
Daily News roundup: Thomas Jefferson boys defeat Yough By Staff Reports
Liam Giger had two goals, and Conor O’Leary and Matt Prezioso had a goal and assist to lead Thomas Jefferson (11-1, 7-1) to a 5-1 victory over Yough in Section 3-AA boys soccer Thursday night.
Baldwin 10, McKeesport 0 — Luke Picchi, who has 16 goals this season, scored four ...
Belenis, O’Shea, Moir displaying leadership for Brentwood boys soccer By Jennifer Goga
Brentwood’s boys’ soccer team has faced a tough section schedule again in 2015.
But according to head coach Ron DiNardo, the Spartans are working to overcome injuries and improve with each game.
The Spartans are in Section 3-A, which includes powerhouses Avonworth, Bishop Canevin, Carlynton and Seton-La Salle.
“The way it’s going, it’s ...
Sewickley Academy girls look to solidify scoring By Kevin Lohman
At the halfway point of the season, the Sewickley Academy girls soccer team finds itself to be a work in progress.
Though the Panthers (3-4-1, 3-2-1) have struggled with consistency, the team has still managed to topple tough section competition and finds itself wedged in the middle of a logjam in ...
Franklin Regional girls soccer keeps pace in race for playoffs By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls soccer team kept pace in the race for a spot in the WPIAL playoffs out of Section 3-AAA with a 10-0 victory over Penn Hills on Monday at Franklin Regional High School.
Senior Katie Kimmich and sophomore Sophia Hudson each had a hat trick, while sophomore ...
Defense helping Plum keep pace in conference By Michael Love
The Plum varsity girls soccer team kept pace with Fox Chapel on Monday with an expected 15-0 Section 3-AAA victory over McKeesport.
The Mustangs improved to 7-1, while the Foxes edged Kiski Area, 1-0, to remain undefeated at 8-0.
Plum was to host Franklin Regional (6-2) in a big section clash Wednesday ...
Norwin girls soccer gets key win over rival Penn-Trafford By Nathan Smith
The battle between the Norwin and Penn-Trafford girls soccer teams is usually the premier game in Section 1-AAA and goes a long way in deciding the section champ.
The Knights got the better of the Warriors in Round 1 last week. Despite its lowest scoring output of the year, Norwin topped ...
Seneca Valley’s Mascio benefits from busy offseason By Joe Sager
Adam Mascio spent his spring and summer playing soccer all over the country and abroad.
That experience is paying off for the Seneca Valley senior this fall.
Mascio, a midfielder, was selected to represent United States Region I at an international tournament in May in Germany.
“It was amazing,” he said. “It ...
Four years and
67 games later,
enjoy success By Jeff Oliver
What were you doing on Sept. 28, 2011?
Well, what Monessen’s girls’ soccer team was doing that day was defeating Chartiers-Houston, 1-0.
And then the Greyhounds never won another game.
The Greyhounds (1-8, 1-8) shut out visiting Geibel, 4-0, in a Section 2-A game.
The victory snapped a 67-game winless streak ...
Belle Vernon, Ringgold play to tie in Section 4-AA showdown By Bill Hughes
Prior to their Section 4-AA showdown Wednesday, Belle Vernon Area girls’ soccer coach Paul Sasko and Ringgold coach Kayla Fransko joked around at midfield.
The two have known each other since Fransko and Sasko’s daughter, Marla, have been close friends since playing youth soccer.
But what Sasko said to Fransko was almost ...
Daily News roundup: West Mifflin edges East Allegheny girls By Staff Reports
Rebecca Manns had a pair of goals to guide West Mifflin to a 2-1 win over East Allegheny in Section 5-AA girls soccer action Wednesday night.
The Titans (4-6, 4-4) have won two of their last three games and are in third place in the section. East Allegheny fell to 3-7 ...
High school roundup: South Fayette girls down Thomas Jefferson By Staff Reports
The South Fayette girls soccer team maintained the top spot in Section 5-AA on Wednesday after scoring a 5-1 victory over Thomas Jefferson (3-6, 3-4).
Brenna McGuire (2), Brianna Rees, Tori Valachovic and Lexie Brown scored to carry the No. 3 Lions (9-2, 8-0) to victory.
Seneca Valley 1, Pine-Richland ...
Gorman: Lutz leads Thomas Jefferson to victory By Kevin Gorman
Doc Kulish held his breath as he watched in what felt like slow motion Cole Lutz’s touch shot from 10 yards slip over the goalkeeper’s head and trickle toward the net.
It had been seven years since anyone had beaten South Park in Section 1-AA, a string of 47 consecutive ...
High school roundup: Franklin Regional shuts down Plum boys By Staff Reports
James Young and Shane Popko scored to lead the Franklin Regional boys soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Plum (3-6-2, 2-5-1) in Section 3-AAA play on a wet Tuesday night.
It was the third straight victory for the Panthers (6-2, 6-2), who also defeated Plum, 3-0, on Sept. 10.
Rams, Bearcats stay perfect By Jeff Oliver
Ringgold remained perfect in Section 6-AA boys’ soccer with a 5-1 win over visiting Laurel Highlands Tuesday night.
The Rams (7-3, 7-0) jumped out to a ...
Steel Valley soccer grows through adversity By Kevin Lohman
On Sept. 22, the Steel Valley boys soccer team edged Elizabeth Forward, 2-1, to earn a WPIAL nonsection victory.
On its face the victory may not appear to be of much importance, yet it meant a great deal to the Ironmen. The win snapped a 33-game losing streak dating to 2013.
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