TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

A-K Valley roundup: Lady Foxes blank Mt. Lebanon for elusive playoff win

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Top high school sports
By Staff Reports
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 10:33 p.m.
 

Motivated by opening-round playoff losses in each of the past three seasons, the Fox Chapel girls soccer team reversed its fortunes Saturday and advanced to the quarterfinals.

The fourth-seeded Lady Foxes blanked No. 13 Mt. Lebanon, 2-0, in a WPIAL Class AAA first-round game at James Burke Stadium.

It was the team's 13th shutout of the season.

Taylor Cohen and Deena Debaldo scored for Fox Chapel, off assists from Lauren Kelly and Theresa Scheiffarth.

“The key for today was that we all worked together as a team to connect our passes and all put in our best effort,” Cohen said. “It's an amazing feeling to move on after how well we have played this whole season.”

Goalkeeper Vanessa Blazer played all 80 minutes and earned the shutout.

Fox Chapel (17-1-1) advances to play Upper St. Clair (10-5-2) on Wednesday.

Springdale 2, Charleroi 0 — Casey Hughes and Emma Whelan each scored goals to lift No. 8 Springdale (12-6-0) to a Class A first-round win at Belle Vernon.

Springdale advances to play the winner of No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic (14-1-0) and Mohawk (10-9-0) in Wednesday's quarterfinals.

Bethel Park 1, Plum 0 — Tatiana Ruzzini scored the lone goal with 12 minutes left in the first half to lead No. 6 Bethel Park (16-2-1) past No. 11 Plum (14-4) in a Class AAA first-round game.

Bethel Park will play Gateway (10-7-1) on Wednesday.

Central Valley 9, Freeport 1 — Freshman Carolina Lucci netted six goals as No. 2 Central Valley (16-0-0) topped No. 15 Freeport (10-8-1) in a Class AA first-round game.

Goalkeeper Lauren Hamilton made five saves in the win.

Megan Manke had Freeport's goal and goalie Raine Carney made 14 saves.

Hopewell 3, Knoch 1 — No. 8 seed Hopewell (13-4-0) downed visiting No. 9 Knoch (12-6-1) in a Class AA first-rounder.

Olivia Sharbaugh scored for Knoch.

Mohawk 1, Riverview 0 (OT) — Riverview (7-11-0) fell to Mohawk (10-9-0) in a Class A preliminary-round game at Fox Chapel.

Mohawk scored about three minutes into overtime.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Soccer

  1. Central Catholic boys seal spot in WPIAL semifinals
  2. Thomas Jefferson boys soccer team ousted by West Allegheny
  3. Riverview boys soccer falls to Winchester Thurston in WPIAL quarterfinals
  4. Knoch’s boys, girls make program history at WPIAL meet
  5. Greensburg Salem girls made strides this season
  6. Geibel rallies past Greensburg Central Catholic in quarterfinals
  7. High school roundup: Quaker Valley boys advance to semifinals
  8. South Park boys soccer team makes quick work of Knoch
  9. After preliminary-round win, Hempfield girls fall to Seneca Valley in 1st round
  10. High school roundup: Quaker Valley boys advance to semifinals
  11. Led by new coach, Hempfield boys advanced to playoffs for 1st time since 2011
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.