Soccer roundup: Yough shuts out Elizabeth Forward in first-round game
Alex O'Brien's second-half goal lifted No. 6 Yough (15-4-0) to a 1-0 victory against No. 11 Elizabeth Forward (11-4-4) in the WPIAL Class AA first round at Yough. Leigh Appolonia notched six saves in the shutout. Yough will face Moon in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Baldwin.
Canon-McMillan 1, Norwin 0 (shootout) — Abby Gillespie scored the deciding goal as No. 8 seed Canon-McMillan (13-3-3) beat Norwin, 4-2 in penalty kicks in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs at Norwin. 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.
Shady Side Academy 8, Serra 0 — Maggie Scott scored four goals and Zoe Schoen added 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 of the WPIAL Class A playoffs at Baldwin. Shady Side Academy will face Avonworth in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mars.
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 of the WPIAL Class A playoffs at Bethel Park. Amber Brownfield scored for South Allegheny. New Brighton will face Neshannock in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Seneca Valley.
Mt. Pleasant 7, Yough 0 — Mt. Pleasant (12-5-1) earned a WPIAL Class AA preliminary round win over Yough (8-9-1) at Yough. Mt. Pleasant will play No. 1 West Allegheny at 8 p.m. Monday at West Allegheny.