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High school roundup: Hopewell girls upset 3-time defending champion Mars

Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Upper St. Clair senior captain Jordan Selep hugs Emma Hasco after defeating Fox Chapel in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Chartiers Valley High School.

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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 10:03 p.m.

There will be a new WPIAL girls soccer champion in Class AA after No. 8 Hopewell upset three-time defending champion Mars, 2-1, in the WPIAL quarterfinals Wednesday.

Shannon Shawgo scored with eight minutes remaining to give the Vikings (14-4) the victory. Tori Kopchak scored for top-ranked Mars (15-2-2).

Hopewell advances to face No. 5 South Park (15-3-2) in the semifinals Monday at a time and site to be determined.

Moon 1, Yough 0 — Megan Schoenweis scored on a penalty kick with 13:17 left to lead No. 3 Moon (19-1) to a quarterfinal-round victory.

Central Valley 3, Belle Vernon 1 — Olivia Pritt, Ashley Mutkus and Carolina Lucci scored to lead No. 2 Central Valley (17-0-0) to a WPIAL quarterfinal-round victory. Ally Demko scored for Belle Vernon (14-5-1). Central Valley will play Moon in the semifinals Monday.

Class AAA

Upper St. Clair 2, Fox Chapel 1 — Senior forward Olivia Belack and sophomore Emma Hasco scored to lead No. 12 Upper St. Clair (11-6-2) to an upset over No. 4 Fox Chapel (17-2-1) in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal at Chartiers Valley. The Panthers advanced to the semifinals Monday against No. 1 Seneca Valley (16-2-1).

Class A

Greensburg Central Catholic 7, Springdale 1 — Penn State recruit Fran Crouse scored five goals and freshman Bailey Cartwright added two for No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic (16-1) in a quarterfinal-round victory. Casey Hughes scored in the second half for No. 9 Springdale (12-7).

New Brighton 4, Neshannock 3 — Maya Watkins scored all four goals, including the game-winner with five minutes remaining, to lead No. 12 New Brighton (11-6-1) to an upset over No. 4 Neshannock (12-3-3) in the quarterfinals. New Brighton will face No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic in the semifinals.

Sewickley Academy 1, Bishop Canevin 0, OT — Sophia Werner scored four minutes into overtime to lead No. 7 Sewickley Academy (11-6-3) past No. 2 Bishop Canevin (16-3-1) in the quarterfinals. Sewickley Academy will face No. 3 Shady Side Academy in the semifinals.

Shady Side Academy 4, Avonworth 0 — Maggie Scott scored twice to lead No. 3 Shady Side Academy (16-3) to a quarterfinal win over No. 6 Avonworth (15-5). Elizabeth Harper and Zoe Schoen scored for Shady Side Academy, while goalkeeper Olivia Cochran recorded four saves in the shutout.

Field hockey

Fox Chapel 1, Pine-Richland 0 — Jenna Alexander scored the game-winning goal with 12 minutes remaining to lead Fox Chapel to a first-round win in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

North Allegheny 1, Peters Township 0, 2 OT — Jessica Brandon scored with two minutes remaining in the second overtime as North Allegheny won a first-round game in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. North Allegheny will host Fox Chapel in the championship game at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Shady Side Academy 2, Ellis 1, SO — Quinn Wilajanapa scored the deciding penalty stroke to lead Shady Side Academy to a first-round win in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs.

Winchester Thurston 3, Greensburg Central Catholic 1 — Ally Siegel, Elizabeth Seifert and Alexa Zytnick scored to lead Winchester Thurston to a first-round win in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. Winchester Thurston will face Shady Side Academy in the championship at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at North Allegheny.


Norwin 3, Oakland Catholic 0 Catherine Ferragonio led Norwin with 13 kills, 24 digs and three aces in a Class AAA first-round playoff match. Hannah Cubarney added nine kills. Norwin never trailed in the first two games, winning 25-13 and 25-20, and overcame a 3-0 deficit in the third game to win, 25-20.

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