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High school roundup: Gateway upsets No. 3 North Allegheny in girls soccer playoffs

| Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 9:39 p.m.
Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Fox Chapel's Dixen Veltri (9) controls the ball in front of Mt. Lebanon's Taylor Dumaine (10) during their WPIAL playoff game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Fox Chapel High School.
Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Fox Chapel's Taylor Cohen (28) brings the ball around Mt. Lebanon's Anna Miller (2) as she scores a goal in the first half of their WPIAL playoff game in 2013 at Fox Chapel High School.
Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Fox Chapel's Deena DeBaldo (4) and Mt. Lebanon's Leah Graf (9) go for a loose ball during their WPIAL playoff game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Fox Chapel High School.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Quaker Valley's Allegra Menniti (left) and Greer Monahan battle Greensburg Salem's Alyssa Short for the ball during their WPIAL first-round playoff game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Moon.

Hannah Feinberg's goal with 6:13 left gave No. 14 Gateway (10-7-1) a 2-1 upset over No. 3 North Allegheny (15-3-1) in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs Saturday. Kayla Trozzi scored a minute into the game to give Gateway the lead before Amanda Miller tied the game for North Allegheny with a second-half goal. Gateway will play Bethel Park in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

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 11th-seeded Plum (14-4-0) in a first-round game.

Canon-McMillan 1, Norwin 0 (shootout) — Abby Gillespie scored the deciding goal as No. 8 seed Canon-McMillan (13-3-3) bested Norwin, 4-2, in penalty kicks. Kyra Murphy, Sydney Keremes and Alena Poljak also scored for the Big Macs. Micayla Livingston and Sami Farabaugh scored in the shootout for Norwin (14-3-2). Canon-McMillan will play No. 1 Seneca Valley on Wednesday.

Fox Chapel 2, Mt. Lebanon 0 — Taylor Cohen and Deena DeBaldo scored to lead No. 4 Fox Chapel (17-1-1) to a first-round victory over No. 13 Mt. Lebanon (9-8-2). Vanessa Blazer recorded two saves for the shutout, which was the Foxes' 13th of the season. Fox Chapel advances to play No. 12 Upper St. Clair (10-5-2).

Peters Township 3, Latrobe 0 — In the first round, three-time defending state champion Peters Township (14-4-1), the No. 2 seed, defeated No. 15 Latrobe (11-7-1). Peters Township will play Pine-Richland in the quarterfinals.

Pine-Richland 1, Penn-Trafford 0 — Pine-Richland's Leah Roth, Katie Graszl and Maggie Shope all scored goals in a shootout, and No. 7 Penn-Trafford (12-6-0) missed on its three attempts, as the No. 10 Rams earned a first-round victory at Norwin. Roth made two saves in regulation and overtime to record the shutout for Pine-Richland (12-5-2).

Upper St. Clair 3, Baldwin 1 — Freshman Emma Hasco scored to help carry No. 12 Upper St. Clair (10-5-2) to a first-round win over No. 5 Baldwin (12-4-2).

Class AA

Belle Vernon 1, South Fayette 0 — In a first-round game, No. 7 Belle Vernon (14-4-1) edged No. 10 South Fayette (10-8-1) and will play Central Valley in the quarterfinals.

Central Valley 9, Freeport 1 — Freshman Carolina Lucci netted six goals as No. 2 Central Valley (16-0-0) routed No. 15 Freeport (10-8-1) in a first-round victory. Goalkeeper Lauren Hamilton made five saves in the win. CV will face Belle Vernon Wednesday.

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

Moon 6, Beaver 0 — Syd Schipani scored a hat trick and Kallie Conte scored twice, as No. 3 Moon (18-1-0) defeated No. 14 Beaver (9-9-1) in the first round. Moon will play Yough on Wednesday.

Quaker Valley 4, Greensburg Salem 1 — Megan Amoroso netted the eventual game-winner from the 18-yard line midway through the first half to help No. 4 Quaker Valley (18-1-0) to a win over No. 13 Greensburg Salem (12-6-1) in a first-round contest. Molly Harkins made five saves and four different players scored for Quaker Valley.

South Park 5, Mt. Pleasant 2 — No. 5 South Park (14-3-2) defeated No. 12 Mt. Pleasant (11-6-2) in the first round and will play Quaker Valley in the quarterfinals.

Yough 1, Elizabeth Forward 0 — Alex O'Brien's second-half goal lifted No. 6 Yough (15-4-0) to a first-round victory against No. 11 Elizabeth Forward (11-4-4). Leigh Appolonia notched six saves in the shutout.

Class A

Avonworth 3, Bentworth 0 — Thanna Oddo recorded a hat trick to lead No. 6 Avonworth (15-4) past No. 11 Bentworth (10-8) in a first-round game. Avonworth will face Shady Side Academy on Wednesday.

Bishop Canevin 2, OLSH 1, OT — Sam Vanek scored her second goal of the game five minutes into the second overtime to lead No. 2 Bishop Canevin (16-2-0) to victory over No. 15 OLSH (8-8-0) in the first round.

Neshannock 1, Carlynton 0 — No. 4 Neshannock (12-2-3) defeated No. 13 Carlynton (8-8-2) in the first round and will play New Brighton on Wednesday.

New Brighton 2, South Allegheny 1 — Maya Watkins scored both goals as No. 12 New Brighton (10-6-1) upset No. 5 South Allegheny (13-4-1) in the first round at Bethel Park. Amber Brownfield scored for South Allegheny.

Sewickley Academy 1, Vincentian 0 — No. 7 Sewickley Academy (10-6-3) knocked off No. 10 Vincentian (10-6-1) and will play Avonworth in the first round.

Shady Side Academy 8, Serra 0 — Maggie Scott scored four goals and Zoe Schoen notched two goals and an assist as No. 3 Shady Side Academy (15-3-0) blanked No. 14 Serra (10-8-0) in the first round at Baldwin.

Springdale 2, Charleroi 0 — Casey Hughes scored the game-winner in the middle of the first half to help No. 9 Springdale (12-6-0) to a first-round win over No. 8 Charleroi (12-3-2). Emma Whalen added a goal, and Allison Seiler made five saves in a shutout.

Mohawk 1, Riverview 0 — Mohawk (10-9-0) defeated Riverview (7-11-0) in a preliminary-round game. Mohawk will play No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic on Monday.

Boys soccer

Mt. Pleasant 7, Yough 0 —Mt. Pleasant (12-5-1) earned a Class AA preliminary-round win over Yough (8-9-1) and will play No. 1 West Allegheny on Monday.

Southmoreland 1, Beaver 0 — Luke Zeleznik scored the winning goal to lead Southmoreland (13-5-1) past Beaver (8-10) in a Class AA preliminary-round game. Southmoreland advances to play South Park at Thomas Jefferson on Monday.


Apollo-Ridge 41, Riverview 16 — Apollo-Ridge quarterback Jesse Zelonka ran for 236 yards and passed for 111 yards as the Class A No. 9 Vikings (6-2, 5-2) defeated Riverview (1-7, 1-6). Zelonka ran 92 yards for one touchdown and threw a 64-yard scoring pass to Alex Smith. Keir Barber carried 36 times for 144 yards for Riverview.

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