High school roundup: Canon-Mac girls upset No. 2 Moon
The Canon-McMillan girls soccer team keeps winning — and doing it the hard way.
The Big Macs (12-2-1, 9-2) took out another top-five team by earning a 1-0 win over Class AAA No. 2 Moon (14-2, 9-2) on Monday night to snap the Tigers' 11-match winning streak in a Section 4-AAA contest.
Cheyenne Trest scored and goalie Kyra Murphy notched the shutout.
On Saturday, the Big Macs defeated Upper St. Clair, a squad that was ranked No. 3 at the time, 2-1.
“They're playing good. We're hitting a stride at the right time,” coach Dave Derrico said. “Things are starting to come together.
“We owed Moon. They beat us 1-0 the first time.”
The Big Macs will play another ranked team Wednesday, hosting No. 3 Peters Township at 7:30 p.m.
“I can't think of a better way to get ready for the postseason,” Derrico said.
Chartiers Valley 5, Brashear 0 — The Colts (7-7-2, 6-6 Section 4-AAA) got a pair of goals from Morgan Henderson to pull away from Brashear (3-11, 2-9) and snap a four-game skid.
Upper St. Clair 6, Allderdice 0 — The Class AAA No. 4 Panthers (11-1-4, 10-0-1) clinched the Section 5 title with a victory. McKenzie Shaffer scored two goals, and Emma Hasco, Maddie Rocks, Julia de la Parra and Bailey Mielcusny had one goal apiece.
Connellsville 14, Albert Gallatin 0 — Angela Bloom scored three goals, and Margaux Klingensmith, Kaitlin Knopsnider and Allie Grimm tallied two goals each as Connellsville (6-9, 3-8) rolled in Section 1-AAA.
Franklin Regional 10, McKeesport 0 — Melanie Renda's hat trick contributed to the Franklin Regional (11-3-2, 11-1-1 Section 3-AAA) rout of the Tigers (1-14, 0-13).
Fox Chapel 6, Gateway 0 — Deena DeBaldo's three goals lifted Fox Chapel (12-1-2, 10-1-2 Section 3-AAA) over Gateway (9-5, 8-5).
Peters Township 6, West Allegheny 1 — In Section 4-AAA, Maddi Santo scored twice to lead No. 3 Peters Township (13-1-1, 9-1) to victory.
Baldwin 3, Mt. Lebanon 2 — The Highlanders (10-6, 7-4 Section 5-AAA) got two goals from Alina Stahl to get by Mt. Lebanon (5-8-2, 4-5-1) and extend their winning streak to four.
Mt. Pleasant 3, Greensburg Salem 0 — Chrissy Kiral, Lexi Grosser and Anna Billey scored to lead Mt. Pleasant (9-6-1, 7-2-1) to a Section 1-AA victory over Greensburg Salem (8-5-1, 6-3-1).
Yough 6, Southmoreland 0 — Yough's Natalie Luppold racked up three goals, and Danica Pils added two more to lead the third-ranked Cougars (14-0-1, 10-0 Section 1-AA).
South Fayette 5, Obama Academy 0 — Natalie Caraway turned back five shots to earn the shutout for South Fayette (11-3, 9-1 Section 5-AA). Maggie Pine found the net four times to help the Lions extend their winning streak to six.
Greensburg Central Catholic 13, St. Joseph 0 — Bailey Cartwright tallied three goals and three assists as the Class A No. 1 Centurions (15-0, 12-0 Section 4) cruised past St. Joseph (1-15, 1-12). GCC's Shannon Salley added two goals and an assist, and Cassie Sauter had a goal and three assists.
Shady Side Academy 5, Jeannette 0 — Class A No. 2 Shady Side Academy (12-3, 11-2 Section 4-A) benefited from Elizabeth Harper's hat trick in its win over Jeannette (1-13, 1-12). The Indians have won six consecutive matches.
Latrobe 5, Greensburg Salem 0 — E.J. Kiesel and Hunter Petrosky had two goals apiece to lead Latrobe (5-8) to a nonsection win over Greensburg Salem (4-11).
Canon-McMillan 6, Seneca Valley 2 — Austin Tonkovich's three goals helped Canon-McMillan get off to a good start to the hockey season in the opening game of the PIHL Premiere.
Luc Lavella added two goals and an assist for the Big Macs (1-0).