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Westmoreland high school roundup: Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis advances

| Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant's Mackenzie Leeder (10) and Maddy Petrakovich (5) defend against Franklin Regional's Makenna Grieco on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 during WPIAL girls' soccer at Mt. Pleasant High School.
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Mt. Pleasant's Mackenzie Leeder (10) and Maddy Petrakovich (5) defend against Franklin Regional's Makenna Grieco on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 during WPIAL girls' soccer at Mt. Pleasant High School.
Franklin Regional's Abby Albright kicks a pass Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 during WPIAL girls' soccer at Mt. Pleasant High School.
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Franklin Regional's Abby Albright kicks a pass Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 during WPIAL girls' soccer at Mt. Pleasant High School.
Franklin Regional's Victoria Rothrauff battles Mt.Pleasant's Laura Groft on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 during WPIAL girls' soccer at Mt. Pleasant High School.
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Franklin Regional's Victoria Rothrauff battles Mt.Pleasant's Laura Groft on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 during WPIAL girls' soccer at Mt. Pleasant High School.

The Greensburg Central Catholic tennis team opened the WPIAL playoffs with a convincing victory Wednesday, topping visiting Ambridge, 5-0, in the first round of the Class AA tournament.

Marlayna Verenna, Anna Vitale and Erin Schulte each won singles matches in straight sets. In doubles, Keeley Maloney and Gabrielle Guzik won 6-1, 6-2, and Rachel Davis and Claire Hacker scored a 6-1, 6-2 victory.

The Centurions will play Quaker Valley in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Indiana 5, Mt. Pleasant 0 — In the WPIAL Class AA first round, Mt. Pleasant fell short to Indiana.

Neshannock 5, Southmoreland 0— Crista Nativio, Abbey Demofonte and Kelli Huffman won in singles to lift top-seeded Neshannock to a WPIAL Class AA first-round victory at Pearson Park.

Sewickley Academy 5, Derry 0— Derry lost a Class AA first-round match to the No. 3-seeded Panthers.

Girls soccer

Belle Vernon 6, Greensburg Salem 0 — Izzy Laurita scored twice, and Emma Sabolek, Lexi Demko, Kiera Matter and Autumn Forte added a goal apiece as Belle Vernon (8-3, 6-1) won a Section 2-AAA game at Greensburg Salem (2-8, 2-5).

Charleroi 5, Derry 0 — Kaitlyn Riley and Megan Sterner each scored twice as Charleroi (4-6, 3-4) defeated Derry (1-9, 1-6) in a Section 3-AA game.

Southmoreland 2, McGuffey 0— Alison Huffman scored twice as Southmoreland (3-6, 3-4) won in Section 3-AA. The Scotties snapped a three-game losing streak.

Apollo-Ridge 7, Jeannette 0 — Megan Donelli had four goals to lead Apollo-Ridge (5-2, 4-2) to a Section 1-A win over Jeannette (1-7, 0-6).

Greensburg Central Catholic 11, Riverview 0 — Sara Orndoff had two goals and four assists and Sam Felder had two goals and three assists to pace No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic (7-1, 7-0) in a Section 1-A victory.

Sydney Ward had three goals, Alex Schwerha scored twice, and Brenna Springer and Bella Skatell added goals. Skatell and Schwerha combined for the shutout.

Penn-Trafford 5, Baldwin 1 — Hannah Nguyen had two goals, and Jordan Lawrence, Emma Rain and Erin Brady also score as Penn-Trafford (8-2) won a nonsection game.

Lauren Stovar and Brady had assists.

The Warriors have won seven straight games, including Monday's Section 4-AAAA victory over No. 1 Norwin.

Franklin Regional 3, Mt. Pleasant 2 — Victoria Rothrauff scored twice and Hannah Scholze added a goal as Class AAA No. 5 Franklin Regional (7-2) won a nonsection game over host Mt. Pleasant (5-6).

Mackenzie Leeder scored on a penalty kick for the Vikings.

Monessen 7, McKeesport 1 — In a nonsection game, Monessen improved to 3-4-1 overall with a convincing victory.

Plum 5, Hempfield 0 — Hempfield fell to 2-7 overall after a nonsection loss to Plum (7-2). The Spartans are scheduled to play Seneca Valley in another nonsection game Thursday.

Boys golf

Fox Chapel 184, Franklin Regional 207 — In Section 4-AAA, Gregor Meyer shot 34 to lead Fox Chapel to victory. Palmer Jackson shot 34 for Franklin Regional.

Belle Vernon 221, Ringgold 234 — At Cedarbrook Golf Course, Jake Caldwell shot 5-over-par 40 to lead Belle Vernon (4-10, 4-8) to a Section 2-AAA victory. Nick Kolano shot 42 for Ringgold (3-9, 3-9).

Girls golf

Greensburg Central Catholic 200, Gateway 250 — Abby Zambruno shot 44 to lead Greensburg Central Catholic to a nonsection win.

North Allegheny 153, Penn-Trafford 156 — Anna Stowers shot 36 for the Warriors in a nonsection loss.

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