High school roundup: Riverview girls soccer team snaps skid against Springdale
Riverview's girls soccer team defeated cross-river rival Springdale for the first time since 2005 with a 1-0 victory Wednesday in Section 4-A play.
Riverview's Nikki Polens scored on an assist by Gretchen Loeffler early in the second half, and goalkeeper Hannah Larkin made that edge stand up with a 13-save performance.
“Everyone was working really hard because it's such a big rivalry game,” Riverview coach Andrew Kariotis said. “Hannah played great. She made some really tough saves.”
Riverview (6-8-1, 6-5) could tie Springdale (8-9, 7-5) for third place in the section if the Raiders beat Geibel (3-11, 2-9). The top four finishers in each Class A section earn a trip to the WPIAL playoffs.
Riverview and Springdale split the regular-season series, with Springdale winning, 3-1, on Sept. 24.
Highlands 4, Deer Lakes 3 (2OT) — Hannah Ross scored in the second overtime to lift Highlands (13-3, 11-2) over Deer Lakes (9-6-2, 6-6-2) in Section 2-AA. Natalie Richards, Kayla Beale and Shannon Bernardi added goals for Highlands in the back-and-forth contest. The Kearns twins accounted for all of Deer Lakes' scoring. Danielle netted two goals, including the equalizer that sent the game to overtime, and Nichole had one goal.
Freeport 1, Indiana 0 — Erica Jack scored and Mayson Kiser recorded 10 saves, as Freeport (6-9-1, 5-7-1) blanked Indiana (7-9-1, 5-7-1) in Section 2-AA.
Burrell 3, Valley 0 — Burrell (2-13, 2-11) defeated Valley (2-14, 0-14) for the second time this season in Section 2-AA. Erin Duffy, Jillian Gearhart and Dana McAlpine scored, and Bailey Klems made eight stops for the Bucs.
Kiski Area 3, Connellsville 1 — Taylor Morlacci, Stephanie Sikora and Lizzy Wilkinson scored for Kiski Area (4-11, 3-8) in a Section 1-AAA win over Connellsville (3-12, 0-12). Katie Myers had seven saves for the Cavaliers.
The WPIAL Class AA preliminary-round match between Springdale and host Mt. Pleasant was postponed because of rain Wednesday. The match was rescheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday. The Springdale girls are making their first appearance in the postseason since joining the WPIAL in 2007.
Burrell 3, Apollo-Ridge 0 — Hannah Perriello and Olivia Guido collected 13 and 11 kills, respectively, and Maddie Costa contributed 22 assists, as Burrell (8-5) cruised to a Class AA non-section win.