USC slips past PT
USC boys slip past PT
On a soggy Saturday afternoon, it poured goals as Upper St. Clair outscored Peters Township, 4-3, in Section 5-AAA boys’ soccer action.
Joel Hart registered two tallies to lead the Panthers’ offensive attack. His first score came off an assist from Shane Sibley and staked USC to a 1-0 advantage in the first half. Hart scored with 16 minutes to play, lifting the Panthers to a 4-2 lead.
Rylen Faloni tied the game, 1-1, with 28 minutes to play but Robbi Mertz converted a penalty kick, giving USC the lead back. Ryan Ponchione tied it, 2-2, with 18 minutes to play. USC answered with back-to-back goals by Anthony Pezzone and Hart.
Nicco Mastrangelo closed out the scoring, pulling PT within one goal again when he headed a throw-in by Sean Harrison into the net.
Previously, PT blanked Brashear, 3-0. Troy Eskew tallied two goals while Mastrangelo provided the other goal. Josh Deyarmin and Max O’Hare shared the shutout.
The Indians also battled Canon-McMillan to a 0-0 tie in double overtime. O’Hare sparkled, making 10 saves. Max Lindsay stood out on defense.
Canon-McMillan blanked Chartiers Valley, 3-0. Ivan Viveros scored twice while Josh Kruczek supplied the other tally for the Big Macs.
PT girls beat USC
The Lady Indians exacted a bit of revenge for their male counterparts, blanking USC, 2-0, in follow-up Section 5 girls’ play.
Riley Partyka registered the first tally with 7:36 to play in the first half, off an assist from Carly Johns. In the second half, Maddie Schwerzler put PT ahead by two tallies. Maddi Santo assisted.
Megan Parker recorded her seventh shutout this season, making six saves for the Lady Indians, who improved to 6-0 in the section and 9-2 overall.
Previously, PT blanked Canon-McMillan. Carli Johns deflected a throw-in back to Partyka, who ripped a 25-yard shot over the goalie’s head for the only goal of the game in the 44th minute of play.
Parker sparkled in goal, making seven saves.
The Lady Indians also edged Chartiers Valley, 1-0. Parker stopped three shots. With 22 minutes to play, Maddie Schwerzler scored off of a corner kick from Laurel Carpenter for the game’s only score.