South Allegheny was the defending Section 2-A champion and preseason favorite to repeat. But last season and this preseason did not matter to a Charleroi team that swept the Gladiators, surprised many and captured the Section 2-A title. The Cougars made it official on Wednesday with a 4-1 home win against Serra Catholic. The win gave Charleroi (13-2, 11-1) a two-game lead over South Allegheny (10-4, 9-3) with only two section games remaining. The Cougars can easily make it an outright section title if it can win at Geibel Catholic (3-7-1, 3-7-1) on Monday or at home against Monessen (0-13, 0-12) on Wednesday.
Halee Fedrick scored two goals in the section-clinching win against Serra. The Cougars swept the season series against South Allegheny. It's only blemish came in a loss to Bentworth. In the second meeting against the Bearcats, Charleroi exacted some revenge with a win, a game in which Fedrick scored the game-winner. She also netted a hat trick in a 6-0 win against Chartiers-Houston this season.