What has to be disconcerting for the field hockey teams from Mt.Lebanon and Upper St. Clair high schools is that despite solid seasons, both are on the outside looking in while the WPIAL 3A field hockey semifinals begin Wednesday night with 3A, Section 2 champion Fox Chapel hosting Section 1 runner-up North Allegheny while Section 2 runner-up Peters Township visits Section 1 champion Pine-Richland.
There is, however, a measure of pride at stake as the two teams meet Monday at Upper St. Clair in the regular-season finale for both teams.
In a game scheduled for this past Thursday, the game was postponed because of heavy, persistent storm. So, the game will be made up with Mt. Lebanon currently in third place at 7-4 and Upper St. Clair right behind at 6-5.
If the rematch is as good as the first game between the two teams, it should be a very competitive game. Mt. Lebanon won the first time the two teams played, 3-2, on Sept. 26. Julia Murphy had two goals for the Blue Devils, and Lizzie Schoonmaker had the other tally. Isabelle Vollering had both goals for Upper St. Clair.