STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – No. 4 seed Elk County Catholic shut down the high-powered Clarion-Limestone offense, earning a 5-0 win over the top-seed Lions in the District 9 Class 1A semifinals.
Tim Brannock led the way for the Crusaders, recording a hat trick in the first half to make it 3-0 at halftime.
Anthony Messineo and Frank Messineo scored second-half goals for ECC.
Ryan Jovenitti stopped nine shots to earn the shutout.
Anthony Messineo assisted on two of Brannock’s goals in the first half. Anthony Messineo’s goal came on a free kick.
With the win, ECC advances to play Karns City in the championship game on Nov. 2 (Wednesday).
WILMINGTON 2, MERCER 0
GROVE CITY, Pa. – Joe Saterlee scored both of Wilmington’s goals as the Greyhounds advanced to the D10 Class 1A finals.
Colin Hill and Maddox Reader had an assist each.
Skylar Sloan had two stops for Wilmington and JR Schepp five stops for Mercer.
FORT LEBOEUF 6, SLIPPERY ROCK 1
ERIE, Pa. – Jenna Popowski recorded a hat trick as top-seed Fort LeBoeuf beat No. 8 Slippery Rock, 6-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals.
Popowski’s goals were the first three of the game. Elise Cacchione scored a pair of goals for the Lady Bison, while Emily Samluk had the other goal.
Eve Miller had the lone goal for Slippery Rock.
Fort LeBoeuf advances to play Hickory, a winner in penalty kicks over Conneaut, in the semifinals.
HICKORY 0, CONNEAUT 0 (HICKORY WINS IN PKs, 4-1)
GROVE CITY, Pa – Hickory and Conneaut battled through regulation and two overtime periods scoreless, Hickory won 4-1 in a shootout.
Slade Pfadt had the game-ender in PKs, while Abigail Cozad, Izabella Hochstetler, and Riley Kellar also scored in PKs for the Hornets.
Daisy Rust got the win in net for Hickory.
GENERAL MCLANE 3, FAIRVIEW 0
ERIE, Pa. – Brooklyn Respecki netted a pair of goals as No. 3 seed General McLane earned a 3-0 win over No. 6 Fairview.
Sydney Rotko had the other goal for GM.
With the win, the Lancers advance to play No. 7 seed Harbor Creek in the semifinals.
HARBOR CREEK 1, CATHEDRAL PREP 0
ERIE, Pa. – No. 7 seed Harbor Creek used a dominant defensive effort to oust No. 2 seed Cathedral Prep.
Destiny Miller scored the lone goal of the game for Harbor Creek.