Roundup: Lady Leps enjoy another lopsided win
By The Valley Independent
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
The Belle Vernon Area girls' soccer team is on the cusp of its 11th straight playoff spot thanks to a convincing Section 4 AA win.
The Lady Leps (9-2, 7-1) rolled over visiting East Allegheny, 9-1.
“It was nice to get everyone a lot of playing time today,” BVA coach Paul Sasko said. “The East Allegheny girls played hard until the end of the game.”
Hayden Pascoe scored four goals for BVA while Caitlin Caldwell, Meghan Lovett, Courtney Hrycko, Sierra Lynn and Bria Rathway all added a tally.
BVA is at McGuffey Wednesday and with a win, it will clinch another spot in the “second season”.
Ringgold 7,A. Gallatin 0
The Lady Rams (4-6, 4-4) kept their playoff hopes alive with an easy Section 4 AAA win.
“We are always happy to get a win on Senior Night,” Ringgold coach Tom Cameron said. “It is good for the kids and the parents.”
Alaina Nickolls and Brooke Vollner each scored two goals while Caylee Miller, Bailee Bove, and Jordan Curry scored one goal each.
Curry, the Ringgold goalkeeper, scored on a penalty kick and also recorded two saves to earn the shutout.
Yough 4,Mt. Pleasant 0
In a Section 1 AA showdown, the first place Lady Cougars (9-3, 7-1) extended their lead over second place Mt. Pleasant with their win.
“It was a game we wanted to win and by far our most complete game of the year,” Yough coach Dann Appolonia said. “It was the first time in over two weeks that we had everyone healthy and we played really well as a team tonight.”
Shawna Zaken scored two goals while Natalie Luppold and Theresa Merlino both added one a piece.
Leah Appolonia made three saves to record her eighth shutout of the season for Yough.
The Cougars are at Waynesburg in a section match Wednesday.
Charleroi 1,S. Allegheny 1
The second place Lady Cougars (8-1-1, 6-1-1) tied first place South Allegheny in a Section 2 A match, but the outcome may cost them a shot at sharing the section title.
“Our kids played their hearts out,” Charleroi coach Jim Rue said. “It was even just as it was the first time (the teams played) but (South Allegheny) won that one (1-0).
“I couldn't ask my kids to do any better and I appreciated our effort. We will be alright and control our playoff destiny.”
After a scoreless first half, Audra Lewis gave the Lady Gladiators a 1-0 lead.
Ten minutes later, Halee Fedrick scored off of an assist by Kyra Watkins to tie the score.
Neither team scored in overtime, and now South Allegheny controls the head to head record with Charleroi, 1-0-1 to 0-1-1.
Elizabeth Forward 1,South Park 1
The Lady Warriors (7-3-2, 4-2-2) held first place South Park (9-2-2, 7-0-1) to a draw in a tightly-contested Section 4 AA contest.
EF's Rachel College scored on a penalty kick to tie the score late in the first half and neither team scored the rest of the way.
“It was a great game,” said EF coach Brandon Gerba. “They are a pretty physical team and we just battled and held our own.”
Beth-Center 5,Monessen 0
The Lady Hounds (0-9, 0-8) fell in a Section 2 A match.
Monessen returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Serra Catholic in a section match.
Ringgold 15,A. Gallatin 0
The Rams (11-3-1, 6-2-1) rolled to an easy Section 4 AAA win on Senior Night as Jeremy Perez scored four goals and Connor Dudas and Brandon Perez had two each.
Nick Marraccini, Nick Fowkes, Sam Krempasky, Noah Brown, Nick Romano, Nick Warchol and Nathanial Patton also scored for the Rams.
Ringgold is at second-place Mt. Lebanon tonight in a key tilt.
Canon-McMillan 6,BV Area 0
The Leps (5-9) fell to the defending WPIAL Class AAA champions in an exhibition match.
“They are a really solid team,” BVA coach John Kerekes said. “I am not upset with our effort, but Canon Mac is that good.
“At one point, they scored four times on six shots. They finish and will compete for a WPIAL title again this year.”
S. Allegheny 4,Charleroi 0
The Cougars (6-7) dropped an exhibition contest.
”We didn't play up to our potential tonight,” Charleroi coach Ron Hostovich said. “We have to get back at it and get ready for Waynesburg.”
Charleroi is at Waynesburg in a Section 6 AA match tonight.
Yough 7,Steel Valley 6
The Cougars (6-5-1, 5-4-1) outscored Steel Valley in a Section 3 AA offensive slugfest.
Yough hosts first-place South Park in a section match tonight.
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