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HS notes: Injuries haven't slowed Bishop Canevin girls

| Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 6:12 p.m.

Injuries haven't slowed Canevin

Bishop Canevin has had five players miss significant chunks of time with injuries — yet has seemingly gotten better.

Megan Hart (ACL), Becca Vanek (foot), Daisha Reed (concussion), Bailey Burgess (mononucleosis) and Julia Martin (ankle) have all been either banged up or, in Hart's case, lost for the year.

Still, the Crusaders lead Avonworth by a half-game in the Section 3-A standings with two games in hand. They split two meetings.

“The girls have overcome quite a bit of adversity,” first-year coach Jared Steigerwald said.

Senior Julianne Hart and sophomore Ellese White have six goals apiece. Goalkeeper Caroline Clarke has posted 10 shutouts.

• With last year's two leading scorers, Mikalya Mance and Hannah Ponitz, out because Mance decided to play for the Riverhounds and Ponitz tore her ACL, the Yough girls soccer team hasn't missed a beat. Sophomore Shawna Zaken leads the way with 23 goals. Junior Natalie Luppold has 18 and senior Franki Berarducci 11. “Those girls have picked us up when we needed picked up,” Cougars coach Dann Appolonia said. Alex O'Brien, Sam Maughan, Tayler Powell and Ellie Balko have been dominant in front of keeper Leigh Appolonia, who has 11 shutouts. Yough (12-3, 10-1), which has allowed just five goals in 15 games, captured the Section 1-AA title for a second consecutive year Monday.

• With a win over McGuffey on Wednesday, South Park can clinch a share of its 17th straight section title. The Eagles have compiled a 203-6-3 section record during that stretch, reaching the WPIAL final seven times and the semifinals 12 times.

— Jason Mackey

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