WPIAL girls soccer playoff results Tuesday

Southmoreland plays in first ever semifinal, loses to Avonworth 4-1

Tue Nov 02, 2021 - 11:06PM

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WPIAL girls soccer semifinal results from Tuesday, November 2nd:

Avonworth 4 Southmoreland 1

No. 6 Avonworth scored three goals in the first 12 minutes of the match en route to a 4-1 victory over second-seeded Southmoreland in the WPIAL 2A semifinals at West Allegheny. Olivia Cernuto tallied the Scotties only goal of the game, scoring with 14:14 left in regulation to make it 4-1. It was her 26th marker of the season. Southmoreland (14-2-1), playing in its first ever WPIAL semifinal, will play Shady Side Academy in the PIAA consolation game on Thursday. The winner will be the WPIAL's third entry into the state tournament next week.

WPIAL girls soccer semifinal results from Monday, November 1st:

Greensburg Central Catholic 4 Freedom 3

Riley Kerr netted a pair of goals to lead top-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic back to the WPIAL Class 1A championship game in a 4-3 win over No. 5 Freedom in the semifinals at West Mifflin. Addison Vacanti and Sara Felder scored two minutes apart in the first half to put the Centurions ahead 2-0. Kerr struck with just under 14 minutes left to swell the lead to 3-0. Freedom's Renae Mohrbacher scored her first of three goals to make it 3-1 at halftime. Just five minutes into the second half, Kerr took a pass from Felder and buried it into the goal to give Central a 4-1 lead and held off Freedom for the victory. Greensburg Central Catholic (15-1-0) will face No. 3 Steel Valley (17-3-0) in the championship on Friday at 6 p.m. at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh. The Ironmen came up with a 1-0 victory over Springdale in the semifinal. GCC captured the championship last year edging OLSH 3-2 in the final.

WPIAL girls soccer quarterfinal results from Saturday, October 30th:

Southmoreland 1 Mount Pleasant 0

No. 2 Southmoreland is headed to the WPIAL 2A semifinals after a 1-0 shutout of rival Mount Pleasant, the No. 7 seed, in the quarterfinals at Russ Grimm Stadium. The lone goal in the match came off the foot of Olivia Cernuto as she drilled a shot into the goal midway thorugh the first half. Taylor Klingensmith picked up the assist and it was 1-0. Kaylee Keys earned the shutout for the Scotties (14-1-2) who will play sixth-seeded Avonworth on Tuesday at West Allegheny at 6 p.m. The Antelopes (14-3-1) topped South Park 3-1 on Saturday. Mount Pleasant finishes the season with a record of 13-6-0.

North Catholic 4 Yough 0

Eighth-seeded Yough saw its season come to an end with a 4-0 loss to No. 1 North Catholic in a WPIAL 2A semifinal at North Allegheny High School. The Cougars, who earned a 3-1 victory over Deer Lakes in the quarterfinals, end the season 13-4-1 overall.

WPIAL girls soccer first round playoff results from Thursday, October 28th:

Seneca Valley 4 Norwin 3, OT

No. 5 Norwin squandered a late lead and fell to No. 4 Seneca Valley 4-3 in the WPIAL 4A quarterfinals at NexTier Stadium. Emma Rigone blasted a penalty kick into the goal to give the Knights a 3-2 lead in the second half but Zoe Simpson got the game-tying goal with less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation to force overtime. Simpson struck again in OT to give the Raiders the win. The match went back-and-forth all evening as Seneca Valley led 2-1 at halftime. Paloma Swankler came out in the second half and scored quickly to tie the game at 2-2 for Norwin before Rigone's successful penalty kick put the Knights ahead 3-2. Simpson's heroics followed and Norwin's season came to an end with a 13-5-0 record.

Peters Township 2 Latrobe 0

Despite a great effort by goalkeeper Sofia DeCerb, No. 3 Greater Latrobe tasted defeat for only the first time this season, losing to No. 6 Peters Township 2-0 in a WPIAL 4A quarterfinal contest at Rossi Field. Decerb made 11 saves but the Wildcats offense couldn't generate much offensively managing just four shots on goal. Greater Latrobe, which captured its first section title in over two decades this year, ends the season with a 13-2-1 overall mark.

South Fayette 2 Franklin Regional 1

In a thrilling match up at Panther Stadium, No. 6 South Fayette captured a 2-1 victory following a shootout over No. 3 Franklin Regional in the WPIAL 3A quarterfinals. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Morgan Walters' goal with 25:43 left tied the match at 1-1 for Franklin Regional. The score remained that way through the rest of regulation plus two overtime periods to force a shootout. With the Lions leading 5-4 in the shootout, goalkeeper Kaylee Hendricks stopped Panthers keeper Aris Lamanna on the final chance to preserve the win. Franklin Regional's shootout goals were notched by Abby Paterline, Shaeley Reichbaum, Reilly Weaver and Abby Bogler. The Panthers finish the season at 14-4-1.

Montour 5 Kiski Area 0

After a big upset of Connellsville in the first round, No. 13 Kiski Area was shut out at fifth-seeded Montour 5-0 in a WPIAL 3A quarterfinal meeting. The Cavaliers finish up the year with a 10-10-0 record.

WPIAL girls soccer first round playoff results from Wednesday, October 27th:

Greensburg Central Catholic 2 Riverside 1, OT

Riley Kerr scored in overtime to prevent Riverside from pulling off an upset in Greensburg Central Catholic's 2-1 victory in a WPIAL 1A quarterfinal at Hampton. Despite dominating on the stat sheet, the top-seeded Centurions had trouble solving Panthers goalkeeper Lauren Krug as the game was scoreless at halftime. In the second half, GCC got on the board first as Tatum Gretz was finally able to sneak one into the goal to give Central a 1-0 advantage. With 15 minutes left in regulation, Megan Zelch tied the game at 1-1 to force overtime. About midway through the extra frame, Kerr broke through and got the game-winner. Grensburg Central Catholic (14-1-0) will meet No. 5 Freedom in the semifinals on Monday. The Bulldogs (14-4-0) blasted Bishop Canevin 9-0 in the quarterfinals.

WPIAL girls soccer first round playoff results from Tuesday, October 26th:

Southmoreland 6 West Mifflin 0

Olivia Cernuto tallied three goals, including two in the first half, to help second-seeded Southmoreland to a 6-0 shutout of No. 15 West Mifflin in a WPIAL Class 2A first round match at Russ Grimm Field. The Scotties controlled the contest from start to finish, striking just four minutes into the game on a goal by Amanda Hoffer. Cernuto's two markers in the opening half gave Southmoreland a 3-0 lead at the break. Kylie Queer and Kayli Redmond found the back of the goal in the second half while goalkeeper Kaylee Keys was credited with the shutout. The Scotties (13-1-2) will meet section rival Mount Pleasant in the quarterfinal round on Saturday at home. The two teams split the season series with each winning on their home turf. Two weeks ago, Southmoreland shutout the Vikings 2-0.

Mount Pleasant 2 Beaver Area 1

Marrisa Garn's late goal lifted No. 7 Mt. Pleasant to a 2-1 victory over 10th seeded Beaver Area in a WPIAL Class 2A first round game at Viking Stadium. Garn corralled a loose ball in the box and put it into the goal with only 9:05 remaining in regulation. It proved to be the game-winner. The match nearly went scoreless into the halftime break until Allison Bailey scored with under two minutes left in the half to give Mount Pleasant a 1-0 lead. A minute later, Sydney Chontos scored for the Bobcats to force a 1-1 tie heading into the break. The Vikings (13-5-0) advance to play section rival Southmoreland on Saturday.

Yough 3 Deer Lakes 1

Yough standout McKenzie Pritts supplied all of the eighth-seeded Cougars offense in a 3-1 triumph over No. 9 Deer Lakes in the first round of the WPIAL 2A playoffs on Cougar Mountain. The Lancers were ahead 1-0 late in the first half but Pritts tallied to tie it at 1-1 heading into the break. Then, less than three minutes into the second half, Pritts pounded on a loose ball and put it into the goal to give Yough a 2-1 edge. She finished her hat trick by scoring five minutes later and the 3-1 lead stood up the rest of the way. Yough (13-3-1) will square off with top-seed North Catholic (15-1-0) in the quarterfinals on Saturday. The Trojans hammered Waynesburg Central 10-0 in the first round on Tuesday.

WPIAL girls soccer first round playoff results from Monday, October 25th:

Seneca Valley 6 Penn-Trafford 0

No. 13 Penn-Trafford couldn't generate much offensively in a 6-0 WPIAL 4A first round loss at fourth-seeded Seneca Valley. The two teams had just met 11 days prior and the Raiders took that one 5-0. The Warriors finish the season with a 6-11 overall mark.

Norwin 5 North Hills 0

Halle Holtzman put up a goal and an assist as fifth-seeded Norwin shutout No. 12 North Hills 5-0 in a WPIAL 4A first round contest at Knights Stadium. Natalie Barkley, Alyssa Shields, Evelyn Moore and Alyssa Aquilio also got on the sheet for the Knights who led 2-0 at halftime. Norwin (13-4-0) advances to the quarterfinals to face Seneca Valley on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Kiski Area 2 Connellsville 1

13th seeded Kiski Area pulled off the upset, edging No. 4 Connellsville 2-1 in a WPIAL 3A first round contest at Connellsville Stadium. Riley Koziatek broke a scoreless tie with under 13 minutes remaining in the first half to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead going into the break. Mary Kate Lape tied the game for the Falcons at the 26:37 mark of the second half but with 12:10 on the clock, Payton Buffone converted a cross from Koziatek to give Kiski Area a 2-1 edge and the upset victory. The Cavaliers (10-9-0) advance to play No. 5 Montour on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Spartans (13-6-0) shutout Trinity 8-0 on Monday.

Franklin Regional 2 West Allegheny 0

Abby Paterline scored just before halftime for third-seeded Franklin Regional and the goal stood up as the Panthers shutout No. 14 West Allegheny 2-0 in a WPIAL 3A first round match at Panther Stadium. Paterline's goal came on a beautiful cross from Sydney Lindeman with only 46 seconds remaining in the half. Sydney Kranick got an insurance marker for the Panthers, scoring a little over 11 minutes into the second half. The assist again went to Lindeman. Franklin Regional goalkeeper Aris Lamanna made seven saves to earn the shutout. The Panthers (14-3-1) will face off against sixth seeded South Fayette (12-7) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Lions topped Gateway 3-0 on Monday.

Oakland Catholic 5 Belle Vernon 1

Morgan Einodshofer scored the lone goal for No. 8 Belle Vernon in a 5-1 setback to No. 9 Oakland Catholic in a WPIAL 3A first round game at James Weir Stadium. It was the first loss for the Leopards since suffering a 1-0 defeat at Elizabeth Forward on September 18th. Belle Vernon, which lost in the semifinal round last year, end its season with a 15-4 overall record.