Girls Basketball: Vincentian back in action tonight

Written by Joe Koch on .

While many area schools participated in holiday tournaments during the final week of 2015, the Vincentian Academy girls basketball team spent some time away from the court. That's not to say the Royals haven't had some challenges.

After seven games, Vincentian has an overall 5-2 record, and the Royals carry a 3-0 record in Section 2-A into today's 7:30 p.m. game at Riverview. The Royals did have some challenges heading into today's game.

Starting with a trip to Beaver County for the Blackhawk Tournament that featured two defending state champions – Class A Vincentian and Class AAA Blackhawk – the Royals have had some interesting games.

After losing to Pine-Richland, 61-49, in the Blackhawk Tournament, the Royals came back in the consolation game to beat Seton-LaSalle, 65-45. Seton-LaSalle won the PIAA Class AA title two years ago, and the Rebels were the PIAA Class AA runner-up last season.


Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Vincentian's David Jen

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: David Jen
High School: Vincentian
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Jen, a senior point guard, messed around and got a triple double last Friday, finishing with 22 points, 10 assists and 10 steals to lead Class A No. 4 Vincentian (5-1) to a 74-60 win at Springdale. Jen isn't very tall (just 5 feet 5), so he relies on his speed to make an impact. A first-year starter, Jen was one of the top reserves on last year's team that reached the WPIAL semifinals and the second round of the PIAA playoffs.


Girls Tennis: Vincentian duo splits pair of matches at state tournament

Written by Keith Barnes on .

There have been very few WPIAL Class AA schools in singles or doubles that have had success at the state level.


Vincentian was looking to change that.


Seniors Aria Luckiewicz and Angelica Arshoun came into the PIAA Class AA finals at Hershey Racquet Club and made a statement, winning their first match, 6-0, 7-5, over District 12 champions Molly Smith and Caitlin Hoos of Lansdale Catholic. Unfortunately, the tandem could not sustain that momentum through their second-round match as they were knocked out on the first day in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 loss to District 4 champions Rachel Thomas and Allison Mattucci of Hughesville.


No WPIAL school has won the Class AA doubles title since Logan Antill and Caroline Ross of Sewickley Academy in 2011. The only other time it occurred was in 2007 when sisters Karli and Tanya Timko of Chartiers-Houston pulled it off.


Boys Soccer: Vincentian wins out to claim share of section title

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Starting the section schedule with back-to-back losses, there was very little margin for error for the Vincentian boys soccer team. After another loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, the Royals' third of the section season, there was zero margin for error. Well the Royals made no errors, winning their final three section contests to capture a share of the section title along with St. Joseph. Vincentian finishes the regular season at 8-8 and 7-3 in Section 2-A. It stumbled early in the season losing its first six contests, but now Vincentian is playoff bound. Two of those losses were one-goal setbacks to St. Joseph and the Trojans. By the end of the season Vincentian was making a habit of winning one-goal games. It won 1-0 vs. Springdale on Oct. 8. Two nights later it won 1-0 vs. Deer Lakes in a non-section game. Three nights later it claimed a share of the section title with a 2-1 win at Aquinas Academy. Playoff pairings are scheduled to be announced on Wednesday.


Girls Soccer: Vincentian wraps up Section 3-A title

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Last year, Vincentian needed a tiebreaker to get into the playoffs. There will be no such tiebreaker or calculations this year as the Royals enter the WPIAL Class A postseason as Section 3-A champions. Vincentian wrapped up its section schedule with a 12-2 record to win the section crown easily, finishing ahead of defending section champion Sewickley Academy (8-3-3) and Avonworth (8-4-2-). The Royals actually opened the season by losing 2-1 at Avonworth. After three games they were 1-2 after being shutout 3-0 at Sewickley Academy. But Vincentian would not lose another game in section play. They won a season-changing game in a second meeting against Avonworth when Elizabeth Goodrich scored a game-winner in overtime to give Vincentian a 2-1 win over the Antelopes. The win vaulted Vincentian into first place and it did not relinquish its grasp on the top spot.