Field Hockey: Fox Chapel draws Lower Dauphin in Class AAA first round

Written by Joe Koch on .

Two teams with impressive records square off when Fox Chapel meets Lower Dauphin in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA field hockey tournament at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Latrobe High School.

Fox Chapel enters the game with a 20-0 record following a 2-0 victory over North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game this past Tuesday at North Allegheny High's Newman Stadium.

Lower Dauphin is 18-3-1 overall and finished second in the Mid-Penn Keystone Conference with a record of 11-1-1. North Allegheny – the team Fox Chapel defeated in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game -- played Lower Dauphin in the Lower Dauphin Tournament on Oct. 3, and the Tigers lost a 2-0 decision.

The winner of this game advances to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA tournament, where it will meet the winner of another first-round game between District 3 champion Palmyra and Owen J. Roberts, the No. 6 team from District 1.


Photo Journal: Field Hockey WPIAL AAA Championship - Fox Chapel vs. North Allegheny (Nov. 3)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .


North Allegheny and Fox Chapel meet in the 2015 WPIAL AAA Field Hockey Championship held Tuesday, November 3, at North Allegheny High School.  Fox Chapel remains undefeated for the season by winning the championship 2-0.

Click here to view highlights from the game


Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service


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Girls Tennis: Fox Chapel’s Shymansky looking to finish high school career with another state title

Written by Keith Barnes on .

All Laurel Shymansky wants is one more tournament victory to end her career on a high not before she heads to Duquesne next year.

Amanda Nord would like nothing better than to help.

Shymansky, arguably the best doubles player in WPIAL history, will take the court with Nord on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Hershey Racquet Club in her quest to win a second PIAA Class AAA doubles title. She and Nord finished second last year to North Allegheny’s Tina Li and Eugenia Lee in the state finals, a year after she teamed with Lacey Cohen to win the state championship.


Girls Soccer: Fox Chapel knocks off No. 2 seed to reach WPIAL semifinals

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In a Class AAA playoff field that was full of chalk, it was No. 7 Fox Chapel notching the biggest upset of the tournament when it surprised No. 2 Canon-McMillan, 2-1, in the WPIAL quarterfinals. The Big Macs had been undefeated before playing the Foxes (18-2). Dixon Veltri and Taylor Cohen each scored a goal for the Foxes who are in the WPIAL semifinals for the first time since 1999. That year it lost, 2-1, in an overtime shootout to Mt. Lebanon. Fox Chapel hopes for a different fate Monday night when it plays No. 3 Upper St. Clair (15-1-1) at Penn Hills at 6 p.m. Fox Chapel is in pursuit of a second WPIAL title. It won its only title 30 years ago.


Field Hockey: Fox Chapel seeks first title since 2012

Written by Joe Koch on .

Little has gone wrong for the Fox Chapel High field hockey team this season. With an overall record of 19-0, the Section 2-AAA champion Foxes take aim for the WPIAL Class AAA title when they meet two-time defending champion North Allegheny at the Tigers' Newman Stadium at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The site for the championship game was decided by the WPIAL before the season began.

Fox Chapel won its first – and only -- WPIAL title in 2012. That's when the Foxes defeated Penn-Trafford, 1-0, in overtime. Since the WPIAL first began playoffs in 1994, North Allegheny has won 13 WPIAL titles.

The Foxes reached the championship game with a 7-0 victory over Section 1-AAA runner-up Pine-Richland. Paige Ryan and Abby Pitcairn each scored two goals in the victory, while Grace Knepshield, Megan Botos and Mia Jamiolowski added one goal apiece. Megan McCrady dished out three assists while Ryan and Botos each dished out a helper. Goalie Marissa Hardiman had three saves.