Through the first half of section play, Bentworth finds itself on the inside of the Section 2-A playoff picture. It is a section that is taking on a much different look than many had expected.
Section preseason favorite South Allegheny (4-3, 4-3) has already lost three games and is tied for fourth place with Serra Catholic (4-4, 4-3). Charleroi (8-2, 7-1) was a perfect 7-0 in section play through the first half but that is when Bentworth stepped up and sent another jolt through the section standings with a 1-0 win. Madison Jones scored the lone goal of the game, in overtime, for the Bearcats and goalie Jeanna Brewer pitched the shutout. Jones has been one of the top goal scorers in the section this season. She netted a hat trick in a 10-0 win against Geibel earlier in the year and also had three assists. In that same game Matty Fowler had two goals and five assists and teammates Sara Maniecki, Aubree Yates, Bea Kossell and Miranda VanKirk also got in on the scoring action. After Charleroi (8-2, 7-1), Chartiers-Houston (6-4, 6-2) is in second place with Bentworth (5-4, 5-2) in third place.