Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 11:52 PM
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Knock’s Caleb Oskin fights for the ball with Armstrong’s Nolan Hielman and goalie Caden Smail on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at Armstrong Stadium.
In a battle for first in Section 2-3A boys soccer Wednesday, Johnny Dragisich scored a hat trick and Logan Mackey had an assist and a goal to lead West Allegheny (4-1 win over Moon). Joseph Pustover, Keegan Almos, and Joseph Pustover each contributed an assist to West Allegheny (10-0-8-10).
Belle Vernon 6, Albert Gallitan 3 — Daniel Sassak had four goals and Trevor Kovatch and Logan Kolodychak also scored to lead Belle Vernon (8-3, 6-2) past Albert Gallatin (4-7, 2-7) in Section 3-3A.
Bentworth 2, California 0 — Jerzy Timlin broke a scoreless tie in the second half to lift Bentowrth (10-1-1, 6-0-1) past California (1-8, 1-6) in Section 4-A.
Bishop Canevin 1, Carlynton 0 — Geno DeFrank scored the lone goal for Bishop Canevin (3-7-1, 2-5) in a Section 3-1A victory over Carlynton (5-7, 3-5).
Burrell 4, Leechburg 3 — Noah Kleckner scored in double overtime to propel Burell (4-5, 3-3) past Leechburg (3-3-1, 1-2-1) in a Section 2-2A match. Jayson Ireland, Ethan Croushore, and Tajean deGore also scored goals for the Bucs. Dane Davies, Braiden Turiak and Ashton Redmond each scored a goal for Blue Devils.
Butler 2, Fox Chapel 0 — Landon Mohney had a goal and an assist to lead Butler (8-3, 5-3) to a Section 1-4A victory over Fox Chapel (8-3, 5-3). Jonah Doerr, Noah Wolford, and Drew Knight all combined for the shutout of the Golden Tornado.
Charleroi 2, McGuffey 1 — Eben McIntyre added two more goals to his impressive career total to lead Charleroi (7-1, 7-0) over Section 3-2A opponent McGuffey (5-1-1, 4-1-1).
Chartiers Valley 3, Beaver 1 — Sam Harris, Josh Barnum and Joseph Krug netted a goal apiece as Chartiers Valley (2-7-1, 2-6) beat Beaver (1-6-1, 1-6-1) in a Section 2-3A match.
Deer Lakes 6, Ligonier Valley 0 — Nick Braun earned the shutout as Deer Lakes (6-2-1, 5-1-1) was victorious over Ligonier Valley (2-7, 1-5) in a Section 2-2A match. The Lancers’ goal scorers included Mason Metzler and Ryan Hanes, Ethan Alberta as well as Joey Kushon (Kyle Penn), Joey Kushon (Kyle Penn), and Michael Butler (Ethan Alberta).
Eden Christian 2, Springdale 0 — Jack Jones and Daniel Batch scored for Eden Christian (11-1, 7-1) in a Section 3-A victory over Springdale (7-3, 4-3).
Elizabeth Forward 2, Keystone Oaks 0 — Will Sinay and Ethan Bowser each netted a goal as Elizabeth Forward (7-2, 6-2) beat Section 1-2A foe Keystone Oaks (5-4, 3-4).
Franklin Regional 9, Obama 1 — Anthony DiFalco’s second of three goals was the 100th of his career as Franklin Regional (9-2, 9-1) defeated Obama Academy (1-8, 0-8) in Section 4-3A. Dylan Tomb had two goals and an assistance, while Billy Christafano scored a goal. Each of the Panthers’ goals were scored by Jake Zimmerman and Nicoli Aguilera, as well as Benjamin Poole.
Freedom 7, Mohawk 1 — Joe Hartle had a hat trick and Jay Hessler scored a pair of goals to lead Freedom (5-4, 4-4) past Mohawk (1-4, 1-4) in Section 4-2A.
Freeport 2, Highlands 0 — Isaac Wetzel scored a pair of goals to lead Freeport (3-6, 3-6) past Highlands (2-9, 1-8) in a Section 1-3A match. Garrett Risch assisted the Yellowjackets while Sebastian Cordier made nine saves in his second shutout.
Gateway 6, Woodland Hills 1 — Brendan Strawser had four goals to lead Gateway (7-4, 6-2) over Woodland Hills (4-5, 4-4) in a Section 4-3A match.
Jeannette 4, St. Joseph 1 — In a Section 2-1A match, Jordan Taylor netted a hat trick to lead Jeannette (6-1, 3-1) over St Joseph (0-5-1, 0-4). Jayhawks’ Austin Emory scored a goal.
Knoch 5, Armstrong 0 — Caleb Oskin had a hat trick and Nick Dellarosa scored twice and had an assist to power Knoch (6-4-1, 5-4) past Armstrong (1-9, 0-9) in Section 1-3A. Grant West, Nathan Glassic, Orrin Micic and Nathan Glassic all assisted the Knights.
Latrobe 4, Connellsville 1 — Ethan Banks, Luke Hamaty, Vinny Oddo and Roman Agostoni did the scoring as Latrobe (3-7, 3-5) defeated Connellsville (1-9, 1-7) in Section 3-4A.
Mt. Pleasant 7, Brownsville 1 — Lukas Rivardo had a hat trick and Logan Rega had two goals and an assist to lead Mt. Pleasant (4-3-1 and 4-2-1) beat Brownsville (2-8-1 and 1-6) in Section 2/3A. Jacob Barnhart scored his first goal for varsity, Kerington Zahrobsky scored, and Chase McCloy contributed three assists.
OLSH 4, Riverside 0 — In a Section 1-A match, Collin Cimino scored two goals to lead OLSH (6-2, 5-1) over Riverside (4-5, 3-3). The Chargers’ other goals were scored by Andrew Griesacker, and Billy Fryer.
Penn-Trafford 1, Central Catholic 0 — Nathan Schlessinger scored to lift the Warriors (6-3, 5-3) past Central Catholic (5-3, 5-2) in a Section 3-4A match.
Quaker Valley 7, Ellwood City 0 — Rowan Kriebel had four goals and an assist to lead Quaker Valley (9-0, 7-0) past Ellwood City (0-9, 0-8) in Section 4-2A. Keller Chamovitz had two assists and a goal. Andrew Vescio, Jack Karwoski scored also.
Ringgold 2, Washington 0 — Chad Behrendt and Aidan Fausnaught handled the scoring for Ringgold (5-5, 4-5) in a Section 3-3A win over Washington (2-6, 2-6).
Serra Catholic 11, Geibel 0 — Luke Perez netted four goals and had an assist and A.J. Mejalli scored a hat trick with two helpers to win Serra (2-3-2 and 2-2-1) over Section 2A rival Geibel (0-5 and 0-4). Noah Coppola scored two goals, Aaron Muschar had one, and Jaxson Muntz had two assists. Tony Fischer was the Serra goalkeeper.
Seton LaSalle 2, Chartiers-Houston 0 — Zach Reed and Jack Billick scored goals to help Seton LaSalle (7-1-1, 6-0-1) to a Section 4-A win over Chartiers-Houston (3-7-1, 2-4).
Shady Side Academy 11, Derry 1 — Joey Anania and Jackson Suski had hat tricks and Amir Awais scored twice to lead Shady Side Academy (6-0, 6-0) past Derry (0-9, 0-5) in Section 2-2A.
Shaler 7, North Hills 0 — Trey Glazer registered a pair of goals for Shaler (4-8, 2-6) in a Section 1-4A win over North Hills (1-8, 0-8). Each of the Titans’ goal scorers were Matt Keenan (Josh Jashinski), Jack Keenan (4-8, 2-6) and Colin Bork (2-8, 0-8).
Trinity 4, Uniontown 2 — Alex Tush netted a hat trick for the Hillers and Aidan Belcastro added a goal as Trinity (6-2-2, 5-2-2) beat Uniontown (4-7, 0-7) in a Section 3-3A match.
Yough 9, Southmoreland 1 — Joe Obeldobel, Zander Aird and Phil Guardisoni scored two goals apiece to lead Yough (5-4, 5-2) to a Section 3-2A win. Aidan Werner, Zach Bender and Jordan McDonough all scored. Southmoreland (0-12; 0-8) was scored by Landon Delara.
Belle Vernon 6, Hempfield 0 — Morgan Einodshofer had two goals and an assist and Farrah Reader added a goal and two assists to lead Belle Vernon (8-3) to a nonsection win over Hempfield (0-9). Chloe Morgan had an assist and a goal. Victoria Rodriguez made three saves to win the shutout.
Mt. Lebanon 1, Moon 0 — Melia Peer scored the decisive goal in overtime on an assist by Grace Nellas as Mt. Moon suffered its first loss in Section 2-4A with a 7-2-2, 5-1-2 win over Lebanon. Moon was beaten 8-1, 6-1.
Peters Township 7, Baldwin 0 — Jillian Marvin netted four goals to lead Peters (7-2-2, 5-1-2) to a Section 2-4A victory over Baldwin (0-11, 0-7). Brooke Opferman scored a goal and assisted two others, while Casey Breier (Casey Klein) and Camryn Kline each scored a goal for Peters.
Southmoreland 7, Brownsville 2 — Taylor Klingensmith had a hat trick and Austin Bartos scored twice to lead Southmoreland (6-1-2, 4-1-1) to a Section 3-2A win over Brownsville (2-7, 0-6).
Upper St. Clair 3, Canon-McMillan 2 — MacKenzie Dupre scored twice, including the game-winner in double overtime, for Upper St. Clair (5-4-1, 4-3-1) in a Section 2-4A victory over Canon-McMillan (5-5, 2-5). Sarah Powell and Izzy Lewis scored goals for the Big Macs.
Ellis School 2, Peters Township 0 — Abby Fagersten scored a pair of goals to lead Ellis School to a nonsection victory.
Section 1-3A — Jenna Bell became a four-time section doubles champion Wednesday when she and teammate Carolina Walters stormed to a Section 1-3A championship at Franklin Regional. The Wildcats lost three games in four matches. In the finals they defeated Sarah Gardner (Franklin Regional) and Ellen Liu (Franklin Regional). They defeated the Franklin Regional team of Ellen Liu and Sarah Gardner in the finals. The top four teams advanced to the WPIAL championships next Wednesday or Thursday.
Section 2-3A — The top two seeds — Maria Lounder and Amanda Koren of Moon and Emily Wincko and Abbey Swirsding of North Allegheny will meet in the finals. Lounder and Koren defeated Hampton’s Megan King and Grace Stitt to get there. Wincko and Swirsding beat Mars’ Cece Crowley and Lauren Miko.
Section 3-3A — Fox Chapel’s Carissa Shepard and Katie Voit advanced to the section doubles final where they will face Shady Side Academy’s Elana Sobol and Rachel Nath. Shepard and Santora defeated Baldwin’s Emma Overlingis and Gabby Moder in the semifinals. Sobol and Nath beat Oakland Catholic’s Isabella Liu-Lopez and Abby Santora to make the finals.
Section 1-2A — Two weeks after facing off in a section singles championship, Valley’s Eden Richey and Rachel Schrock teamed up to win the section doubles title. Richey and Schrock defeated Burrell’s Caroline Dynka and Jillian Perry 6-1, 6-1 in the finals. Both teams advanced to the WPIAL tournament along with the consolation winner, Southmoreland’s Alycia Derry and Elle Pawlikowksy.
Section 3-2A — Knoch sisters Emily and Linsday Greb swept teammates Ava Santora and Jade Nether 6-0, 6-0 in the final to earn the section doubles title. Both teams advanced into the WPIAL tournament. The Grebs won 6-1, 6-0 over North Catholic’s Riley Pylant and Sophie Stumm in the semifinals, while Santora and Nether defeated Ellis’ Erika Rispoli and Hadley Kalson. Kalson and Rispoli won the consolation match, earning them a spot at WPIALs.
Section 4-2A — It’ll be an all-Beaver affair in the section doubles final as the team of Chloe DeSanzo and Fiona Rubino meets the duo of Isabel Rubino and Lily Pruszenski. Rubino and DeSanzo beat Elena Noga and Chloe Maalouf from Neshannock to reach the semifinals. Rubino, Pruszenski defeated Lana Gagne and Lauryn Johnsen of Central Valley.
Section 5-2A — Kirsten Close and Roshni Thakkar of Sewickley Academy advanced to the section finals without dropping a game, defeating Julia Piatt and Poila Vladeva of Keystone Oaks in the semifinals. Close and Thakkar will play Madilyn Rimbey, Peja Cruise and Rayna Thakkar from Montour.
Central Catholic 184, Fox Chapel 189, Indiana 211 — Rocco Silvetti shot 33 to earn medalist honors for the Vikings in a tri-match. Eli Yofan shot 34 to place Fox Chapel second at Pittsburgh Field Club.
Greensburg Central Catholic 214 Mt. Pleasant 226 — Angelo Bonesio shot a 40 and Wade Boyle a 41 to lead Greensburg Central Catholic to a Section 2-AA win. Mt. Pleasant’s Brenton George was match medalist with a 39.
Hempfield 216, Greensburg Salem 242 — Conner Iarussi shot a 41 and Caden Biondi a 42 at Hannastown to lead Hempfield to a Section 1-3A win. Greensburg Salem’s Mike Kingerski was the winner with a 43.
Kiski Area 220, Highlands 280 — Kolin Shaffer shot 42 for Kiski Area in a Section 8-3A win over Highlands at Willowbrook Country Club.
Knoch 221, Freeport 224 — Cory Voltz shot 40 to help Knoch edge Freeport in a Section 8-3A match at Butler Country Club. Jayden Diehl led Freeport by shooting 40.
Ligonier Valley 242, Geibel 294 — Chad Shank earned medalist honors with a 40 and Gavin McMullen carded a 41 to lead Ligonier Valley to a Section 2-2A win. Geibel was won by Evan Bower with a 43.
Penn-Trafford 198, Gateway 272 — Antolena Damico shot a 46 to lead Penn-Trafford to a Section 3-3A victory over Gateway.
Chartiers-Houston 3, Bentworth 0 — Cate Hansberry had four aces, 20 assists and six digs to lead Chartiers- Houston to a victory over Bentworth in a Section 4-2A win. Emily Harvey had three digs and five kills, Mia Mitrik had four kills with five aces, Jess Scott had 11 kills with 14 digs for the Buccaneers, and Jess Scott had 11.
Ligonier Valley 3, East Allegheny 0 — Saylor Clise had 20 service points, four aces and 13 assists to lead the Rams over East Allegheny in a Section 5-2A match. Taylor Meier contributed 10 kills to Ligonier Valley.