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Monessen upset by Bentworth, 2-0

Jim Ference | The Valley Independent
Matt Moore (2) gets Bentworth's second goal in the second half against Monessen's Mario Shenouda (10) Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Monessen High School Soccer Field.

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By The Valley Independent
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A day after moving back into first place in Section 4 A, the Monessen Greyhounds suffered a loss that dropped them into third place.

The Greyhounds (8-2, 5-2) took a blow to their section title chances with a 2-0 loss to visiting Bentworth (2-7-2, 1-4-2), who was previously winless in section play.

With the loss, the Greyhounds now trail Beth-Center (7-2, 6-1) and Geibel (5-2-2, 3-0-2) in the standings.

The Bearcats scored one goal in the first half and then tallied a second time with 25 minutes to go in the contest to ice the victory.

Monessen, which can't afford any more hiccups in section play if it wants to wear the section crown, played without coach Sam Perry who had to sit out the game after receiving a red card earlier.

Monessen is off until Tuesday while Bentworth hosts Geibel in a section tilt.

Ringgold 1, Bethel Park 1

The Rams (9-3-1, 4-2-1) tied to the Section 4 AAA leaders and it could help the Rams come time for the playoffs.

“This is a big, big tie for us,” Ringgold coach Frank Perez said. “It was a great effort by everyone and I am proud of the guys.”

Jeremy Perez scored for the Rams while Jeremy Snyder made “several big stops,” according to his coach.

Ringgold is at McKeesport Thursday in a section match.

Thomas Jefferson 1, BV Area 0

The Leopards (4-7, 3-4) saw their Section 3 AA playoff chances take a hit with their shutout loss.

BVA heads to Yough for an important section match Thursday.

Steel Valley 1, Elizabeth Forward 0

The Warriors (0-11-1, 0-7-1) gave a solid effort, but as they have done all year, they could not put the ball into the back of the net in the Section 3 AA match.

“We battled and put forth a good effort,” EF coach Dave King said. “We had some chances but just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net.

“The guys are trying though and giving their all.”

EF, which has only scored four goals all year, is at first-place South Park Thursday.

West Mifflin 7, Yough 1

The Cougars (4-5-1, 3-4-1) fell on the road in a Section 3 AA match.

Yough hosts BVA in a section match with significant playoff implications Thursday.

Charleroi Area 1, Uniontown 0

The Cougars (5-5, 3-4) picked up a much-needed win in Section 6 AA play.

Christian Pergola scored the lone goal of the first half while Jerimiah Hyatt recorded the shutout.

Charleroi is at Brownsville Thursday for a section match.

Chartiers-Houston 2, California Area 1

The Trojans (4-4-1, 3-3-1) dropped a Section 4 A match and the loss could hurt California Area in the standings come playoff time.

Girls BV Area 10, East Allegheny 0

The Lady Leps (7-2, 5-1) stayed within a game of first-place South Park with its win. “These games are good because we can get some of the younger girls playing time,” BVA coach Paul Sasko said. “Getting some of the varsity players some rest is important because of tomorrow's match.”

BVA is home today with TJ in its third section match in as many days.

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