Girls Soccer: 2014 East Season Recap

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Life after Malea Fabean and Frannie Crouse was just fine for the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team. With nine returning starters back, the Centurions had no problem replacing two of the most prolific goal scorers in WPIAL history. Sophomore forward Bailey Cartwright led the WPIAL with 59 goals and the program did not skip a beat as it won 24 games, a section title, a WPIAL Class A title and reached the PIAA Class A final.

"This says a lot about the girls who came back, the juniors and the sophomores," first-year head coach Bryan Cartwright said. "It says that those girls had something to do with last year, too. They showed it, they never faltered. To lose two players like that and never miss a beat, it speaks great volumes on this team and the leaders on this team."

The Yough defense had one of the best single seasons in WPIAL history. Guided by junior goalie Leigh Appolonia, the Cougars did not concede a single goal all regular season. Yough shut out 18 consecutive opponents and did not allow a goal until the WPIAL quarterfinals, a game in which they still won 3-2. The Cougars reached the WPIAL semifinals. They were led by junior forward Shawna Zaken who scored 29 goals and senior forward Hannah Ponitz who added 21.


Girls Soccer: 2014 East Photo Recap

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The following photos feature girls soccer teams from the area's East zone. These ran in the Post-Gazette during the 2014 season.

2014 0828 PennTrafford GSoccer(Photo: Senior forward Italia Biondi, a University of Toledo recruit, is one of several talented returnees for Penn-Trafford. Matt Hafley/Post-Gazette)


Softball: 2015 East All-Stars

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Here are the 2015 East softball All-Stars.

Player of the Year
Morgan Ryan, Hempfield Area, P, Soph., Went 19-2 as starter for WPIAL Class AAAA champs; has already committed to Notre Dame

The Others
Taylor Hoffman, Hempfield Area, CF, Jr., Set program record for hits in a season with 47 as Spartans won WPIAL Class AAAA title

Claire Oberdorf, Greensburg Salem, SS, Sr., Dual-sport standout batted .775 with 10 home runs; will join her sister at Marist College in New York