Southmoreland, Steel Valley play to draw
Travis Taft scored with 1:20 left to lift the Southmoreland boys soccer team to a 1-1 tie with visiting Steel Valley in a Section 3-AA match Thursday.
Brandon Galley made nine saves for the Scotties (6-3-2, 4-2-2). Ryan Mains scored in the first half for Steel Valley.
Section 1-AA doubles — Mt. Pleasant's Shayla Landman and April Bradley won three matches to advance to today's title match. Landman and April Bradley beat Jeannette's Paige Wallace and Bria Ellison, 10-0, in the first round, then topped Greensburg Salem's Samantha Patrick and Carolina Marchetti, 10-0, in the second. The duo then defeated California's Miranda Hall and Elizabeth Wohar, 6-3, 6-1, in the semifinals. Landman and April Bradley will play Greensburg Central Catholic's Jackii Hauser and Alie Perz in the final at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant.
Mt. Pleasant's Taylor Bradley and Frany Tish lost to Hauser and Perz, 10-5, in the first round. Southmoreland's Clarissa Horak and Kirsty Figg dropped an 11-10 decision to California's Rachel Wohar and Courtney Pro in the first round. The Scotties' Marissa Luden and Caitlan Harman fell to Patrick and Marchetti, 10-4, in the first round.
Section 1-AAA doubles — Connellsville's Malinda Miller and Lindsey Dove earned a 10-3 win over Norwin's Courtney O'Connell and Carson Snyder but dropped a 10-4 decision to Hempfield's Allie Scanlan and Carly Bryan in the second round. Connellsville's Lauren Poorbaugh and Alexis Schimansky were eliminated with a 10-0 loss to Franklin Regional's Lauren Bailey and Nicole Sopack in the first round.
California 3, Geibel 0 — Marissa Galloway had 17 assists, and Rachel Erdely connected for 13 service points, but the Gators (4-3, 4-3) fell to the host Trojans, 25-21, 25-23, 28-26, in a Section 5-A match. Emily Costantino added eight kills for Geibel.
Southmoreland 12, Uniontown 0 — Alyssa Argento and Emily Burkhart each scored two goals, as the Scotties (8-3, 8-1) beat host Uniontown in Section 1-AA. Shelby Hawkins, Lauren Virgin, Jenna Morgan, Hayley Skovira, Emily Helms, Rylee Dixon, Paige Weaver and Kerrigan Fabery also scored.
Mt. Pleasant 205, Southmoreland 209 — Andrew Raffensperger fired a low round of 39 to lead the Vikings (12-2) to a nonsection victory at Timber Ridge Golf Course. Zac Heide (40), Justin Dent (41), Andy Yoder (43) and Brandon Springer (43) were the other top scorers for Mt. Pleasant. Daniel Wright was the top scorer for the Scotties (8-5) at 39. Brandon Yuhouse (42), Nick Wells (42), Zac Black (43) and Zac Ripple (43) rounded out the scoring.
Frazier 223, Greensburg Central Catholic 232 — Robert Gondura was the low medalist at 38, and Tyler Rock was a shot off that, as the Commodores (9-5, 5-5) tallied a Division II, Section 2 win at Linden Hall. Andrea Lash (46), Josh Olbrys (49) and Hunter Clay (51) were the other top finishers for Frazier. Ryan Queale and Brady Wargofchik each shot 43 for Greensburg Central Catholic (9-4, 8-3).
Mt. Pleasant 201, Norwin 204 — Joscelyn Surma was the low medalist at 43, as the Vikings (10-4) beat the Knights at Norvelt Golf Club. Danielle Brnilovich (51), Megan McCalmont (53) and Jaylynn Surma (54) competed the scoring for Mt. Pleasant. Rachel Lojas paced Norwin at 47.
Frazier 15, Albert Gallatin 50 — Sawyer Palonder took first in 18 minutes, 13 seconds to pace the visiting Commodores (7-1) to a nonsection win. Frazier's Cory Krall (19:14) was second, and Ryan Maurer (20:35) was fifth. Tanner Murt (21:57) and Zach Poling (22:03) took seventh and eighth.
Junior high girls soccer
Connellsville 16, Albert Gallatin 0 — Bailey Cartwright scored five goals, and Kenzie Grenell and Casey Koontz each scored three. Morgan Trout had two goals. Anna Demarco, Gianna Sigado and Jordan Miller each had one. Nakaya Polidora got the shutout for Connellsville.