Roundup: South Park's fast start dooms BVA
By The Valley Independent
Published: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Round one of the battle between two Section 4 AA heavyweights went to South Park Monday night.
That's because the Lady Eagles (2-1-1, 2-0) scored twice within the first 10 minutes before host Belle Vernon Area (3-2, 1-1) could settle in as the Lady Leps dropped a tough 4-2 decision at Jim Weir Stadium.
“They took it to us early and we came back and tied it up at the half,” BVA coach Paul Sasko said. “The play was even in the second half and after they scored, we had to push forward to try and tie the score but South Park added one late.
“Our girls gave everything and I am proud of the effort. We will go back and work on a few things.”
Kelsy Lawson cut the South Park lead 2-1, and Hayden Pascoe scored minutes before halftime for BVA to tie the match.
South Park won the game with two tallies in the second half.
BVA returns to Section 4 AA play when it heads to East Allegheny Wednesday.
E. Forward 3, TJ 0
The Lady Warriors remained undefeated in Section 4 AA play as they prepared for a showdown at South Park Wednesday.
“We played a pretty strong game tonight,” EF coach Brandon Gerba said. “Once again we were able to get some younger players some experience against a tough team.”
Rachel Collage scored two goals and Ali Pastore contributed a tally for EF. Jen Keefer made eight saves.
Ringgold 1, McKeesport 0
Ringgold picked up its first win of the season and the team did it shorthanded as seven players are out with injury.
“This was a big win for us and I am so proud of our girls, especially the six first-time starters,” he said. “The team played so hard and they deserve this win.”
Jill Bartman scored on a header in the second half and Jordan Curry made three saves to earn the shutout in net in the Section 4 AAA contest.
Ringgold (1-2, 1-1) is at Albert Gallatin Wednesday in a section match.
Bentworth 10, Monessen 0
Bentworth remained tied atop Section 2 A with a shutout win at home.
Both teams return to section play Wednesday as Monessen (0-2, 0-2) hosts Beth-Center while Bentworth (2-2, 2-0) heads to Chartiers-Houston.
Yough vs. Derry PPD
Due to lightning, the Lady Cougars will have to wait two more days to begin Section 1 AA action.
Yough (1-1, 0-0) is at Mt. Pleasant in section Wednesday.
BoysRinggold 11, EF 0
Ringgold (5-2) scored early and often in its exhibition victory.
“We played well and were able to get a ton of guys in,” Ringgold coach Frank Perez said. “(EF coach) Dave (King) always does a good job but he has such a young team.
“Our guys were able to keep the tempo up, and we are getting better every game.”
Jeremy Perez recorded a hat trick for Ringgold and Connor Dudas added two tallies to pace the Rams.
EF (0-6) has been outscored 36-1 this season.
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