High school roundup: Sewickley Academy boys advance to PIAA semis
Ian Deihle took a pass from Mike Napoleone and slid a shot past the near post with 2 minutes left for the lone goal in Sewickley Academy's 1-0 win over District 5 champion Windber (17-4) in the PIAA Class A boys soccer quarterfinals Saturday at Somerset.
Derrick Littlefield had six saves for the Panthers (20-4), who will play WPIAL third-place finisher Seton-La Salle in the state semifinals Tuesday at a time and site to be determined.
Seton-La Salle 1, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 0 — Darryl Daniels' second-half goal lifted Seton-La Salle (22-2) to a PIAA Class A quarterfinal shutout against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (19-4-1) at North Allegheny.
Quaker Valley 8, Karns City 2 — Landon Grant netted a hat trick and Ian Rodgers scored twice as WPIAL champion Quaker Valley (19-4-1) won a PIAA Class AA quarterfinal at Neshannock. The Quakers scored seven times in the second half.
Quaker Valley will play Shady Side Academy in the state semifinals in a rematch of the WPIAL championship game won by QV.
Shady Side Academy 1, Beaver 0 — Eric Zhang rolled a shot past the far post with 3 minutes left and WPIAL runner-up Shady Side Academy (16-3-1) defeated Beaver (11-11) in a PIAA Class AA quarterfinal at Seneca Valley. It was Zhang's fourth game-winner of the playoffs, and he has scored in six of the last seven games. Doran Kozel posted the shutout with four saves. It was Shady Side's 12th shutout of the season.
Cathedral Prep 3, Chartiers Valley 1 — Matt Zupan and Owuraku Anim-Somuah scored second-half goals to help District 10 champ Cathedral Prep (17-1-1) defeat WPIAL champion Chartiers Valley (18-5) in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal at Slippery Rock. CV's Jimmy Boyle scored on a rebound about halfway through the first half after a long throw by Kaleb Krebs. Caleb Zaijcek made eight saves in goal for Chartiers Valley.
Lower Dauphin 4, Mars 0 — WPIAL runner-up Mars (17-5-1) lost to the District 3 champion in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal at Hollidaysburg.
North Allegheny 1, Seneca Valley 0 — Cam Yurick scored in the 26th minute to give WPIAL champion North Allegheny (17-2-5) a win in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals at Mars.
Shady Side Academy 6, Wilmington 1 — Sophia McMahon scored three goals to lead WPIAL champion Shady Side Academy (18-3) to a PIAA Class A quarterfinal victory against Wilmington at Seneca Valley. Elizabeth Harper, Eliza Cochran and Callie Davis added goals for Shady Side Academy while Krystyna Rytel had three assists.
Hickory 2, Freeport 0 — Lauren Bell, who has 56 goals this season, netted once as District 10 champ Hickory (18-2-1) knocked off Freeport (16-5-1) in a PIAA Class AA quarterfinal at Neshannock.
Moon 3, Manheim Central 0 — Delaney Snyder and Emma Thomas scored to help WPIAL champion Moon (23-1) to a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal win at Hollidaysburg.
Montour 6, Villa Maria 1 — Molly Marcinko netted a hat trick as WPIAL runner-up Montour (18-3-3-) notched a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal win at Slippery Rock. The Spartans will play Moon in the semifinals.
Garnet Valley 3, Baldwin 2 — After winning the first two sets, 25-17 and 25-21, WPIAL runner-up Baldwin lost in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal at Chambersburg.
State College 3, Seneca Valley 1 — Seneca Valley won Game 3, 25-17, but lost in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal at DuBois.
West Allegheny 3, Knoch 0 — West Allegheny won in straight sets as it defeated Knoch in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal at Peters Township. West Allegheny will face Somerset in Tuesday's semifinals.
Corry 3, Beaver 1 — WPIAL runner-up Beaver had its season end in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals at Slippery Rock, 25-20, 25-20, 24-26, 25-17.