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Rebels, Rieber kick off 2013 schedule with impressive victories

| Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

Talk about an outstanding start.

The Seton-La Salle boys' soccer team opened the 2013 season with consecutive wins against Greensburg Central Catholic, Avonworth and North Catholic.

The Rebels outscored the trio by an impressive 15-1 overall margin.

Seton-La Salle edged GCC in a nonsection matchup, 2-1, before blanking Avonworth, 3-0, and North Catholic, 10-0, in a pair of Section 3-A games.

“The season is going well so far,” Ryan Kelly, the Rebels' head coach, said. “We still have a lot of things to figure out as a unit, (but) I'll take a 3-0 start.

“The Greensburg Central Catholic victory was a great way to start a season, especially to win at their place. Greensburg Central Catholic always has a competitive group, and that win helped get us off on the right foot to begin the season.”

Senior forward Levi Masua and junior defender James Mallon registered a goal apiece for the Rebels against Greensburg Central Catholic.

Against Avonworth, junior midfielders Justin Nedzesky and Chris Cho, and senior midfielder Kevin Hudson, clicked in the goal-scoring category.

Sophomore midfielder Brandon Benedetti registered three goals against North Catholic, while seven other players netted one goal apiece — seniors Matt Wilke, Justin Wang, Ryan Milcarek, Zach Hutchinson and Masua; sophomore Leo Wilson; and Nedzesky.

Wilke, Hutchinson and Wilson are midfielders; Wang and Milcarek are forwards.

The Rebels' starting goalkeeper is senior Sean Rieber. He and junior Mark Williamson combined efforts in the shutout against North Catholic.

The senior class dominates the Seton-La Salle roster in 2013. Three other integral players include senior defenders Dan Boland, Noah Kaib and Christian Vogel.

Nick Pazuchanics is a junior midfielder/defender; Colin Stewart is a junior midfielder; Morgan Samuels is a sophomore midfielder, and Nick Messina is a sophomore defender.

Leading freshman prospects for the Rebels include midfielder Christopher Stack, forward Ryan Kendrick and defender Jared Capozza.

Seton-La Salle is scheduled to host Carlynton at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and visit Brentwood for a 4 p.m. game Sept. 19.

Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-388-5820 or rfisher@tribweb.com.

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