Alle-Kiski Valley soccer playoff capsules
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Class AAA First round
No. 13 Mt. Lebanon (9-7-2) at No. 4 Fox Chapel (16-1-1)
2 p.m. Saturday
Winner plays: Winner of No. 5 Baldwin/No. 12 Upper St. Clair
Free kicks: Both teams lost their opening-round playoff games each of the last three years. … Fox Chapel finished with an unbeaten section record (11-0-1) for the first time since 1999 and outscored its opposition 82-8. Senior Lauren Kelly committed to Division I Winthrop. … Mt. Lebanon won eight of its final 11 games.
No. 11 Plum (14-3) at No. 6 Bethel Park (15-2-1)
4 p.m. Saturday
Winner plays: Winner of No. 3 North Allegheny/No. 14 Gateway
Free kicks: Bethel Park took third in WPIAL Class AAA a year ago. Plum qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2002 but lost in the first round. … Mustangs senior Aaliyah Odom and sophomore Ashley Amato combined for 42 goals during the regular season. … Bethel Park has allowed just five goals and owns a 3-2 win over No. 2 seed and three-time defending PIAA Class AAA champion Peters Township.
Class AA First round
No. 15 Freeport (10-7-1) at No. 2 Central Valley (15-0)
4 p.m. Saturday
Winner plays: Winner of No. 7 Belle Vernon/No. 10 South Fayette
Free kicks: Freeport last made the playoffs in 2010, when it lost to top-seeded South Park, 3-0. Its last playoff win came in 2008. Senior Erica Jack and junior Megan Manke propel the offense, while Erica's twin sister, Dava, anchors the defense. … Central Valley, a semifinalist the last two seasons, is Class AA's only unbeaten team.
No. 9 Knoch (12-5-1) at No. 8 Hopewell (12-4)
4 p.m. Saturday
Winner plays: No. 1 Mars
Free kicks: Hopewell was a quarterfinalist a year ago and a semifinalist in 2010. Knoch reached the quarterfinals in 2011 and 2010. … Knights senior Gabi Lassinger, who recently moved from midfield to defense, has committed to Division I Lafayette. … Hopewell's four losses came against Class AA No. 2 Central Valley (twice) and Class AAA playoff qualifiers Seneca Valley and Canon-McMillan.
Class A First round
No. 9 Springdale (11-6) vs. No. 8 Charleroi (12-2-2)
2 p.m. Saturday, at Belle Vernon
Winner plays: Winner of No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic/winner of Riverview-Mohawk preliminary-round game
Free kicks: Springdale beat Charleroi, 1-0, in the 8⁄9 game a season ago and lost to Greensburg Central Catholic in the quarterfinals. … Prior to last season, the Dynamos made the WPIAL semifinals every year from 2006-11. Junior Allison Seiler has been strong in goal. … Charleroi lost in the first round the last three seasons and last won a playoff game in 2002.
No. 16A Mohawk (9-9) vs. No. 16B Riverview (7-10)
4 p.m. Saturday, at Fox Chapel
Winner plays: No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic
Free kicks: Mohawk upset No. 3 Bishop Canevin in the first round and advanced to the semifinals last year, while Riverview lost to eventual finalist Sewickley Academy, 5-0, in the first round. … Riverview, which had 29 goals in its seven wins, scored in just three of its 10 losses. Sophomore Nikki Polens starred as a scorer early in the year.
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