Alle-Kiski Valley soccer notebook: Multi-talented GK Miner a major part of Knoch's success
By Bill West
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, 9:21 p.m.
Multi-talented GK a major part of Knoch's success
Just before he turns his attention to making saves, Knoch senior Brett Miner plays a tune for the home of the brave.
Miner, starting goalkeeper for the Knights (8-3-4, 6-1-2), has tapped out the national anthem on his trumpet before home night games this season. A member of the marching band, he first agreed to the responsibility a year ago.
As the man in net, Miner sets the tone for a defense that has allowed just one goal in its eight wins.
• Any team that plans to foil the Fox Chapel girls soccer team's progress toward a Section 3-AAA title must first figure out how to put the ball in the net. The Foxes (11-1, 8-0), who lead the section by at least two games, have shut out nine of their 12 opponents and allowed just four goals.
• Let the nightly score-checking commence for Knoch, Freeport and Highlands' girls teams, which are in a tight race for second and third in Section 2-AA. Knoch (10-3-1, 8-2-1) has the head-to-head edge over Highlands (8-6, 7-4), which beat Freeport (7-5-1, 6-3-1) in their first meeting. Freeport beat and tied Knoch, further blurring the playoff picture. Postseason berths are determined by section records, with wins counting as three points and ties one.
• Due to a postponed initial meeting, Valley's and Burrell's boys teams will play two times in the span of six days this month. Their initial game was rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. Then they'll play again at 7 p.m. Oct. 10. At that point, Valley (5-3-1, 5-3-1) might be all that stands in the way of a section title for Burrell (9-3, 7-1).
— Bill West
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Southmoreland boys team overcame much in playoff run
- Shady Side Academy soccer players honored
- Seneca Valley soccer captains savor one last match