Westmoreland high school roundup: Franklin Regional boys shut out Kiski Area
The Franklin Regional boys soccer team won its seventh straight game and locked up sole possession of the Section 4-AAAA title Thursday night after a 3-0 victory over Kiski Area (2-11-2, 1-9-2) in Murrysville.
Shane Popko, Zach Guidry and Justin LeDonne scored for the No. 5-ranked Panthers (15-2, 10-2), who will wrap up the regular season Monday with a nonsection game at Plum.
Latrobe 2, Hempfield 1 (OT) — Bobby Reed scored his second goal of the game with three minutes in overtime to carry Latrobe (6-10, 4-8) to a Section 4-AAAA victory. Sam Reed made nine saves for Latrobe.
Jake Ballantyne scored in the first half for Hempfield (4-10-1, 1-10-1). Austin Midlik made 12 saves for the Spartans.
Mt. Pleasant 6, Derry 1 — Sam Napper had three goals and two assists, and Brad Tait had two goals and an assist as No. 3 Mt. Pleasant (13-2, 12-0) won a Section 2-AA game. Alex Pamorico also scored for the Vikings, who won the section title and have won 11 straight games. Shane Piper made four saves in victory.
Southmoreland 2, Yough 0 — Cullen McCoy and Brett Glowacki scored and Braden Fox had two assists to lead Southmoreland (4-11-1, 4-7-1) to a Section 3-AA win over Yough (1-14, 1-11).
Jon Christner posted the shutout for the Scotties.
Greensburg Central Catholic 10, Jeannette 1 — Luke Mort had four goals to lift No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic (13-3, 10-2) to a Section 2-A victory. The Centurions finished second in Section 2.
Sean Gargan had two goals, and Lucas Szekely, Ethan Boyle, Stephen Kendrish and Brando Ciccarelli also scored.
Monessen 2, California 0 — Cam Frolo and Cory Fleming scored as Monessen (10-6, 8-6) earned a playoff berth in Section 4-A.
Canon-McMillan 2, Belle Vernon 1 — Luke Gladden scored two minutes into the second half as Canon-McMillan (9-5) won a nonection game over Belle Vernon (11-4-1). Markello Apodiakos scored his 32nd goal this season for Belle Vernon, breaking the single-season school record held by coach Rob Miele (31 in 2005).
Bentworth 3, Southmoreland 0 — Jocelyn Timlin, Rori Schreiber and Lindsay Davis all scored, and Cande Kossel recorded the shutout as Bentworth (10-4-1) defeated Southmoreland (4-11) in nonsection play.
Jeannette 5, McKeesport 0 — At Hempfield Park, Dymond Crawford scored twice, and Hannah Streussnig, Chloe Stein and Hannah Brummett added goals as Jeannette (2-14) won a nonsection game. Aubree Etling had four saves to earn the shutout.
Gateway 4, Greensburg Salem 0 — Gateway improved to 5-9-3 overall with a nonsection win at Greensburg Salem (3-14).
Ligonier Valley 2, Forest Hills 1 — Mikayla Homyak scored the game-winner as Ligonier Valley (6-4-3) won a nonconference game.
Hempfield 3, Connellsville 0 — Kierstin Shade had 16 kills, and Ashley Roberts added six, as Hempfield (6-3) won a Section 3-AAA match. Maggie Means had 43 digs for Connellsville (3-6).
Norwin's Maria Santilli will play North Allegheny's Ava Catanzarite for the WPIAL Class AAA singles title Friday after earning three wins Thursday, including a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Montour's Isabela Paixao in the semifinals. Franklin Regional's Hannah Yan and Latrobe's Addison Kemerer lost in the opening round.
In Class AA, Greensburg Central Catholic's Marlayna Verenna won a first-round match 10-5 before falling to top seed Katherine Marks from OLSH, 10-1. GCC's Anna Vitale lost a first-round match.
Derry 5, Brownsville 0 — Juliet Tatone, Amber Sterrett and Ekaterina Trimble won singles matches as Derry (10-6) won a nonsection match.
Norwin 5, Freeport 2 — Mason Pivarnik had three goals and an assist, and Jacob Dally and Luke Russman added goals as Norwin (2-0) won a PIHL Class A game. Bryce Hegedus, Daniel Good, Joshua Hoffman and Nicholas Diak added assists. The Knights had 46 shots on goal.
Westmont Hilltop 7, Greensburg Salem 1 — Cole McNair scored for Greensburg Salem (0-2) in a PIHL Class A loss.