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Westmoreland high school roundup: GCC tennis claims section title

| Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Greensburg Central Catholic's Marlayna Verenna defends against Valley's Lauren Schrock on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 during girls' tennis at the Greensburg Racquet Club.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Greensburg Central Catholic's Marlayna Verenna defends against Valley's Lauren Schrock on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 during girls' tennis at the Greensburg Racquet Club.

The Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis team clinched the Section 1-AA title with a 5-0 victory over Mt. Pleasant on Wednesday, finishing the regular season 14-0 and going 9-0 in section play.

Marlayna Verenna, Anna Vitale and Erin Schulte won in straight sets in singles, and the tandems of Keeley Maloney/Gabrielle Guzik and Rachel Davis/Claire Hacker swept doubles matches.

WPIAL playoff pairings will be released Monday.

Derry 5, Springdale 0 — Juliet Tatone, Amber Sterrett and Ekaterina Trible won singles matches as Derry (6-3, 5-3) cruised to a Section 3-AA win and clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season.

Armstrong 4, Penn-Trafford 1 — Sophia Pernick won at third singles, but the Warriors lost in Section 1-AAA.

Latrobe 4, Franklin Regional 1 — Addison Kemerer, Gianna Ferry and Maddie Stas won singles matches in straight sets as section champion Latrobe (9-0) won in Section 1-AAA. Taylor Miller and Lauren Wilner won at second doubles.

Nikki Bonacci and Carly Litz won at first doubles for Franklin Regional (6-3).

Girls soccer

Connellsville 3, Hempfield 2 (OT)— Callie Cunningham scored three times, including the winner with 7 minutes, 5 seconds left in overtime, to help Connellsville (5-3, 2-2) to a Section 4-AAAA win. Kendall McCutchen and Madi Shoemaker had assists.

MacKenna Orie scored twice for Hempfield (1-7, 0-4), and Juliana Sorace made 10 saves.

Norwin 5, Kiski Area 0 — Lexy Kendro, Dani Iannuzzo, Morgan Sigut, Katy Ericson and Emily Arnold scored as No. 1 Norwin (7-0, 4-0) won in Section 4-AAAA. Sam Wexell made six saves in goal.

Penn-Trafford 11, Latrobe 0— Kiley Dugan had three goals, and Alexis Garia scored twice as Penn-Trafford (6-2, 4-0) won a Section 4-AAAA game. Lauren Stovar, Jordan Lawrence, Kenzie Aunkst, Kenzie Powell, Emma Rain and Anna Sholtes also scored.

Mars 4, Franklin Regional 0— No. 3 Mars stayed unbeaten with a Section 1-AAA win at No. 5 Franklin Regional (5-2, 3-1). The Planets (6-0, 4-0) have outscored opponents 28-2.

Mt. Pleasant 3, Laurel Highlands 0 — Mackenzie Leeder and Jenna Toohey each had a goal and assist to help Mt. Pleasant (4-4, 3-1) to a Section 2-AAA win. Megan Liberoni also scored. Hannah Brown posted the shutout.

Greensburg CC 1, Apollo-Ridge 0 — Sydney Ward scored on an assist from Sara Orndoff at 35:51 of the first half, and the score held up as No. 1-ranked Greensburg Central Catholic (4-1, 4-0) won a Section 1-A game. Bella Skatell made six saves for the Centurions.

Seton LaSalle 7, Monessen 0— The Rebels (5-2, 4-1) won their fifth straight game, topping Monessen (2-4, 1-4) in Section 2-A. Mo Obiri had three goals for Seton LaSalle.

Boys golf

Laurel Highlands 200, Belle Vernon 237 — Jake Caldwell shot 38, but Belle Vernon (2-10, 2-8) lost a Section 2-AAA match at Cedarbrook Golf Course.

Greensburg Central Catholic 213, Derry 226 — Zach Boote shot 3-under-par 34 to lift Greensburg Central Catholic (9-1) to a Section 2-AA win. Angelo Copelli shot 42 for Derry (9-1). The teams are tied for first.

Girls golf

Section 3-AAA — Oakland Catholic's Jessica Meyers shot 6-over-par 78 won finish first at the Section 3-AAA qualifier at 3 Lakes Golf Course.

Hempfield's Taylor Short (82), Franklin Regional's Jocelyn Behr (87) and Penn-Trafford's Anna Stowers (89) and Lauren Barber (90) also advanced to the WPIAL championships, set for Oct. 4 at Diamond Run Golf Club.

Field hockey

Penn-Trafford 6, Oakland Catholic 0 — Alayna Wagner scored four times to lead P-T to a nonsection victory.

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