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Clearfield, LeBoeuf, GM Advance in 2A Girls Soccer; Karns City Girls, Prep, HC, Mercyhurst Boys Moving On

Clearfield's Elle Smith.

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Lyrik Reed scored two goals as Karns City advanced to the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over Penns Valley.

Hanna Dailey had a goal and an assist for the Gremlins, while Emma Dailey had an unassisted goal and Addy Christie one assist.

With the win, Karns City advances to play WPIAL champion Freedom, a 10-0 winner over Rockwood, in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

CLEARFIELD 7, CENTRAL 0

           

HYDE, Pa. – Elle Smith had a signature performance with four goals as Clearfield blanked Central 7-0 in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs.

The Bison scored five second-half goals after leading 2-0 at halftime.

Riley Ryen had two goals for Clearfield, while Megan Hamm had the other.

Alayna Winters had two assists and Smith one.

Cayleigh Walker had two stops in net.

With the win, Clearfield advances to play General McLane, a 5-1 winner over WPIAL champion Avonworth, in the quarterfinals.

GENERAL MCLANE 5, AVONWORTH 1

PITTSBURGH – Brooklyn Respecki and Sydney Rotko scored two goals each to send General McLane to a 5-1 win over WPIAL champion Avonworth in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A championships.

The Lancers led 4-1 at halftime.

FORT LEBOEUF 3, NORTH CATHOLIC 2, OT

WATERFORD, Pa. – Emily Samluk scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Fort LeBoeuf to a dramatic 3-2 win over North Catholic in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A championships.

Elise Cacchione and Emma Jones scored in the first half for LeBoeuf, which led 2-1 at halftime.

           

With the win, the Bison advance to play Mt. Pleasant, a 2-0 winner over D5 champion Bedford.

PLUM 8, WARREN 0

WARREN, Pa. – Kaitlyn Killinger had a hat trick to help lead Plum to an 8-0 win at Warren in their PIAA Class 3A first-round match.

Killinger scored the second Mustangs goal of the game, just 30 seconds after Camryn Rogers opened the scoring on a breakaway, and the final two in the second half for the hat trick.

Plum took a 3-0 lead on Annabel Arhin’s first of the game with 30:56 to play in the first half, then the Dragons were able to even possession in the match and had a golden scoring chance with just under 18 minutes to play.

The Mustangs came right back down the field and Arhin buried her second of the game to make it 4-0, and they tacked on two more before the half.

Plum will face Moon, a 2-0 winner over Greater Latrobe, in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

MARS 5, BRADFORD 0

BRADFORD, Pa. – Jenna Caringola scored a pair of goals as Mars blanked Bradford in Class 3A, 5-0.

Ava Lewis, Ava Balazentis and Eden Gerlach also scored for Mars.

BOYS

HARBOR CREEK 1, DEER LAKES 1 (Harbor Creek wins in penalties, 4-2)

CHESWICK, Pa. – Harbor Creek went through double-overtime tied with WPIAL champion Deer Lakes, 1-1, and won 4-2 in penalty kicks to advance to the PIAA quarterfinals.

Ryan Humphreys made a pair of shootout stops for the Huskies.

Brandon Konieczki had the lone goal in regulation for the Huskies in the first half.

Michael Butler scored in the second half for Deer Lakes.

CATHEDRAL PREP 2, PLUM 0

ERIE, Pa. – Noah Handzel scored a pair of goals to lead District 10 champion Cathedral Prep (17-1-1) past Plum (19-3-1) in a Class 3A first-round match.

Cathedral Prep will take on WPIAL champion Moon in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

MERCYHURST PREP 3, Quaker Valley 3 (Mercyhurst Prep wins on penalties, 5-4)

ERIE, Pa. – Carson Merrit delivered the game-winner in penalty kicks to send Mercyhurst Prep to a win, 3-3 (5-4 in penalty kicks) over Quaker Valley and into the PIAA quarterfinals.

AMBRIDGE 7, BRADFORD 0

BRADFORD, Pa. – Preston Korol recorded a hat trick as Ambridge blanked D9 champion, Bradford, 7-0 in the PIAA Class 3A first round.

CHARLEROI 3, KARNS CITY 0

KARNS CITY, Pa. – WPIAL runner-up Charleroi ended D9 champion Karns City with a 3-0 win.

Jake Chambers, Ty Patterson and Landon Barucs all found the back of the net for Charleroi.

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