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Girls Soccer: Central Valley opens up section lead

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Central Valley went undefeated two years ago. Last year it finished third in the section and it saw firsthand how much more difficult the road to the WPIAL final is as a No. 7 seed. The Warriors were pared with No. 2 Mars in the WPIAL quarterfinals and lost. This year the Warriors are doing everything to ensure they receive a higher seed, if not the highest. Central Valley is 7-0-1 and 6-0-1 in Section 3-AA, opening a 1.5 game lead over Montour.

Central Valley has seven returning starters back this year, many of which are four-year starting seniors, the expectations are ratcheted up back to 2013 levels.

"We have a veteran team," coach Mark Perry said. "They have experienced everything they could experience. They were sophomores when we won everything, they all started in Highmark and at Hershey. We are doing okay, off to a good start. Our section is very even this year, no one is really dominating and nobody is really struggling. Every game is really close."

Central Valley was pushed to overtime against Quaker Valley and Montour. Both times the Warriors came away with victories.

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Girls Soccer: Central Valley raises the bar

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Central Valley girls soccer team.

"The group of four-year starters on the Central Valley girls soccer team has seen just about everything the WPIAL has to offer.

As freshmen they shared a section title with Hopewell after tying the Vikings twice and finishing with identical 10-0-2 section records.

That team reached the WPIAL semifinals but lost to Moon Area and then fell to Belle Vernon in the WPIAL consolation game to miss out on the state playoffs.

It would be the last time the girls would lose for more than a year. As sophomores the Warriors were perfect, winning the section, WPIAL and state, finishing 23-0 in the 2013 season."

 

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Video: Girls Soccer - Central Valley vs. Hopewell (Sept. 24)

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On this Sports Town Girls Soccer Monday, we bring you a video-feature of the Central Valley girls' soccer team. The clips were taken on September 24, 2015 as the Warriors fought the Hopewell Vikings through overtime to a scoreless tie. The game took place at Central Valley's own field.

As an interesting note, the teams in this game both utilized a 4-4-2 setup for much of the game. The Warriors and Vikings were evenly matched during this intense contest.

 

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Golf: Central Valley's McDanel fires low score at Section 1-AAA qualifier

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Central Valley's Maddy McDanel is following the example of some stellar golfers that have competed well in the Central Valley High girls golf program.

On Thursday, the senior fired a three-under-par round of 69 at The Club at Shadow Lakes to lead seven qualifiers from Section 1-AAA into the WPIAL Class AAA Individual Girls Golf Championship.

Junior teammate Alex Bozich finished with a round of 83. The other qualifiers included Mars golfers Bridget Merten (84) and Natalie Walsh (84), Montour's Abigail Vietmeier (87), West Allegheny's Paige Colicchie (88) and Seneca Valley's Paige Wahlstrom (92).

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Football: West Feature Athlete - Kurt Reinstadtler, Central Valley

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Name: Kurt Reinstadtler
School: Central Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Football

Background: The big guns of Central Valley's passing game graduated last season in John George and B.J. Powell but the Warriors haven't missed a beat with Chris Callaghan passing to Kurt Reinstadtler. Reinstadtler showed his value by returning two kickoffs for scores against Blackhawk and then caught two scoring passes from Callaghan in a two-touchdown win (43-29) at Class AAAA Penn Hills. In many ways, the two-touchdown win was more impressive than the three-touchdown win at Central Valley last year.