High school roundup: Kiski Area boys soccer knocks off NA in first round
Matt Dziadosz, Ian Mooreland, Dakota Lange and Tyler Graham scored on penalty kicks as Kiski Area used a 4-3 edge in the shootout to defeat North Allegheny, 1-0, in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs at Pine-Richland. Bradon Smail made 13 saves for the Cavaliers (13-2-2). Steve Binning, Ryan Fulton and Sean Dickerson scored in the shootout for NA (13-5-1).
Seneca Valley 2, Mt. Lebanon 1 (OT) — Brandon White scored on a penalty kick three minutes into overtime to give Seneca Valley (14-4-1) a Class AAA first-round victory. Mt. Lebanon struck first with a goal by John Wieczorek, but Ryan Gilella scored send the game to overtime.
Canon McMillan 1, Central Catholic 0 — Josh Kruczek scored on an assist by Corey McCurdy with 21 minutes remaining to give Canon McMillan (15-4) a Class AAA first-round win at Peters Township.
Pine-Richland 4, Norwin 0 — Victor Osio and Mike Jones scored two goals each to give Pine-Richland (17-1) a WPIAL Class AAA first-round win at home.
South Fayette 3, McGuffey 0 — Jake Thomas and Brian Coyne (2) scored to give South Fayette (12-4-1) a WPIAL Class AA first-round win.
Belle Vernon 2, Blackhawk 0 — David Wurmlinger and Anthony Zenobi scored to lead Belle Vernon (13-3) to a WPIAL Class AA first-round win. They assisted on each other's goals. Alex Robinson stopped 10 shots.
Winchester Thurston 1, Seton-La Salle 0 (OT) — Max Rogow scored with 23 seconds left in the first overtime to give Winchester Thurston (12-6) a WPIAL Class A first round game. Mathieu Lebiere earned the shutout.
Carlynton 2, Vincentian 1 (OT) — Carlynton goalkeeper Phil Meighan scored the game-winner in the shootout, as Carlynton held a 4-2 edge in penalty kicks en route to a WPIAL Class A first-round win. Peter Muszalski scored in regulation for the Cougars (13-3-2).
Serra Catholic 5, Beth-Center 0 — Senior midfielder Mike Mercea had a hat trick while sophomore goalkeeper Anthony Koval did not have to make a save until 29:48 remained in regulation as Serra Catholic (14-2-1) rolled to an easy win over Beth-Center (9-7) in the WPIAL Class A first round at Peters Township. It was the first postseason win for Serra Catholic since 2003.
Hopewell 3, Burrell 1 — Kyle Everette, Ethan Byrne and Johnny Brady scored to lead Hopewell (14-3) to a WPIAL Class AA first-round win. James Meyers scored for Burrell (13-3-2).
Mars 3, Laurel Highlands 2 — Adam Natale, Spencer Posey and Matt White scored for Mars (16-2-1) in a WPIAL Class AA first-round victory. Drew DeBerry and Ryan Gesso had the goals for Laurel Highlands (11-7-2).
Greensburg C.C. 4, Riverview 1 — Justin Molfi, Devin Nguyen, Jack Fagan and Adam Tucker all scored, as fourth-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic (13-4-1) was victorious in a WPIAL Class A first round game at Indiana.
Quaker Valley 4, Valley 0 — Landon Narkevic, Matt Rodgers, Dante Piccolo and Matt Regueiro scored to lead Quaker Valley (15-3-1) to a WPIAL Class AA first-round win.
Sewickley Academy 8, California 0 — Jake Mulholland, Max Prorie and Anthony Stinson each scored twice, and Eric Dietrich and Geffrey Schuchardt added one each to lead top-seeded Sewickley Academy (16-0-1) to a WPIAL first-round victory at Quaker Valley. Haden Moyer recorded the shutout.
Bishop Canevin 4, South Allegheny 0 — Nick DiSanti scored twice and Greg McGuire had a goal and three assists to lead Bishop Canevin to a WPIAL Class A first-round win. Anthony Gioia had the shutout, and Aidan Crossey also scored for the Crusaders (14-3-2).
Springdale 1, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 0 — Jacob Cotter scored 23 minutes into the first half off an assist from Jared Cole as the No. 2-seeded Dynamos (14-3) avoided an upset against No. 15 OLSH (8-9) in a WPIAL Class A first-round game at Mars. Springdale goalkeeper Joey Wysocki stopped 16 shots.
Riverside 3, Bentworth 2 — Austin Ridgley, Anthony Meneica and Caleb LaDuke scored to lead Riverside (13-4-1) to a WPIAL Class A first-round win.
Yough senior Alex Patricio has the Day 1 lead in the PIAA Class AA boys golf championship at Heritage Hills Resort in York. Patricio shot a 1-over par 72 and is tied with Northwestern Lehigh's Cole Miller heading into Tuesday's 18-hole final round. Indiana's Matt Holuta was the WPIAL's top finisher in Class AA after shooting 72 to place fourth after Day 1. Upper St. Clair's Thomas Steve (74) and Peters Township's Tommy Nettles (74) are tied for eighth.
Central Valley junior Macky Fouse shot 8-over 80 and is in second place behind Villa Maria's Cara Basso (78) after 18 holes of the two-day PIAA Class AA girls golf tournament at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. In Class AAA, Canon-McMillan's Lauren Waller shot 3-over-75 and is in fourth place, while Hempfield's Janista Numpho-Frank shot 77 and is tied for fifth.
Canon-McMillan senior Connor Schram became the third wrestler from the school to make a decision about his college future. Schram, a PIAA champion in 2010 and a two-time PIAA runner-up, has decided to attend Stanford. The two-time WPIAL champion picked Stanford over Harvard, Princeton and Penn. Last week, teammates Cody Wiercioch decided to attend Pitt, while last month Solomon Chishko selected Virginia Tech.
Former Gateway basketball star Barnett Harris, a 6-foot-9 forward who led the Gators to back-to-back WPIAL Class AAAA championships, has committed to the University of Delaware. Barnes attends Fishburne Military School in Virginia.