Girls Soccer: North Feature Athlete - Fox Chapel's Taylor Cohen

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Name: Taylor Cohen
High School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 11
Sport: Soccer
Position: Forward

Background: Junior forward Taylor Cohen emerged as one of the top goal scorers in the section this season for Fox Chapel. Playing under first-year coach Pete Torres, Cohen flourished, leading the Foxes to the playoffs and leading the team with 19 goals. She netted the game winner in first-round win against Pine-Richland.


Girls Soccer: Fox Chapel likely headed for showdown with Seneca Valley

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Fox Chapel was unable to win its section this season like it did last year but after a first-round win against Pine-Richland, the Foxes have a chance to get over a WPIAL quarterfinal hump that tripped them last year. But to reach the WPIAL semifinals, Fox Chapel will have to find a way to play better against No. 1 seed Seneca Valley. The undefeated Warriors will play Hempfield in a first-round game Monday. If Seneca Valley wins, it will set up a rematch with the Foxes from a non-section game played just last week on October 11. In that game Seneca Valley overwhelmed Fox Chapel on its way to a 4-0 win.

"We always start, trying to win the section," Fox Chapel coach Pete Torres said. "Ultimately your success in the playoffs is where you want to put your focus."

Fox Chapel reached the WPIAL quarterfinals for a second consecutive season with a shutout win against Pine-Richland (15-4). The Foxes (15-2-2) got the only scoring it would need from junior forward Taylor Cohen who led the team in scoring during the regular season. Cohen and sophomore midfielder Deena Debaldo form one of the best 1-2 offensive punches in the WPIAL. It was Debaldo who took the corner kick that Cohen collected and put behind the Pine-Richland keeper.


Golf: Fox Chapel duo qualifies for PIAA final

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Fox Chapel Anthony Cordaro, who won the WPIAL Class AAA boys championship earlier this month at Latrobe Country Club, placed second this past Tuesday at the PIAA Class AAA Boys Western Regional at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville with a 2-over-par round of 74.

Cordaro will play in the PIAA Class AAA Boys Championship that begins Monday and concludes Tuesday at York's Heritage Hills Resort. Joining him in the 36-hole event is senior teammate Mike Gerger, who grabbed the final qualifying spot in 12th place with a 9-over-par round of 81.

Cordaro and Gerger were the only North-area golfers to qualify for the state championship event. Hampton sophomore Ben Huber missed the cut by two strokes. Pine-Richland junior Chris Rust was one stroke behind Huber.


Girls Soccer: Fox Chapel revs it up for playoff run

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Fox Chapel girls soccer team.

"Coaching at nearby North Hills for the previous 12 seasons, incoming Fox Chapel girls soccer coach Pete Torres knew about the Foxes program.

"I knew the program was quality," Torres said. "You see how much success they were having."

Torres wanted to limit his preconceived notions about the team at just that.

"I wanted them to prove to me what they could do," Torres said."



Alumni Update - Jordan Alfery (Grove City)

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Jordan Alfery shot a 75 at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on October 8, earning medalist honors. He helped Grove City take secondAlfery GC overall in the team standings.

The Fox Chapel graduate earned PAC Co-Golfer of the Week.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)