Mount Pleasant may be one of first WPIAL teams to clinch a section title. The Vikings, ranked No. 5 in Class AA, are 9-0-1 overall and 6-0 in Section 1-AA, a section where no other team has fewer than three losses. Mount Pleasant is well ahead of Southmoreland (5-4, 4-3), Indiana (5-5, 3-3), Yough (5-5-1, 3-3) and Greensburg Salem (3-7, 0-6). Bri Lazur scored the game-winning goal for Mount Pleasant in a win against Greensburg Salem that allowed the Vikings to open up a two-game lead and it was Anna Bailey who scored with 15 minutes remaining in regulation to help Mount Pleasant hold off Yough, 2-1 and run its section record to 6-0.
Name: Robbie Bailey
School: Mount Pleasant
Sport: Boys Soccer
Background: Bailey is a four-year starter at goalkeeper for Mount Pleasant. He helped the Vikings reach the playoffs the past two seasons and has put them in position to do it again this season. They are 5-2-1 overall and in third place in Class AA Section 1 with a 5-2 record. Bailey, an all-section choice last season, has shutouts in all five of Mount Pleasant's wins.
A playoff team the past two seasons, Mount Pleasant has some excellent veteran players, a group highlighted by four-year starting goalkeeper Robbie Bailey.
But a few of the key contributors who have put the Vikings in position for a third consecutive playoff berth weren't even in high school last season.
Coach Floyd Snyder has gotten outstanding play from a couple of freshmen. Bradley Tait leads the team in scoring with six goals and Samuel Napper scored his first goal of the season last week. Both are starters who shuffle between the forward and midfield positions. A third freshman, Alex Pomarico, is one of the first players off the bench. Snyder likened Pomarico to Josh Harrison of the Pirates because of his role as a utility player.
Mount Pleasant improved to 5-2-1 overall last night with a 1-0 win at Valley. Mount Pleasant is 5-2 in Class AA Section 1, which puts the Vikings in third place behind Greensburg Salem (7-0) and Indiana (6-1). The Vikings are the defending section champions.
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson women's soccer achieved a 2-0 shutout against Penn State Behrend at Alexandre Stadium.
In a game that was scoreless at the end of the first half, the Presidents scored twice in the second, allowing them to take the lead and hold onto it.
At 54:33 in the second half, Jordan Toohey was able to break the scoreless tie when she was first on the board with an unassisted goal taken from about 10 yards out on the right side of the field.
Toohey, a Mount Pleasant graduate, followed this by assisting on the second goal of the game.
(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)
Little has gone wrong for the Mount Pleasant High girls golf team this season. The Vikings opened with a 1-AA victory over Southmoreland (207-211), and they've continued their success with victories over St. Joseph (178-210 and Derry Area (197-227) heading into Tuesday's match with Greensburg Central Catholic.
The Centurions are fielding their first girls team this season, but they have won of the top players in Pennsylvania in Olivia Zambruno. Zambruno won both the WPIAL and PIAA Class AA individual titles a year ago while competing for the Greensburg Central Catholic boys team.
But when enough girls came out to field a girls team at Greensburg Central, a girls team was started. And in Tuesday's match, Zambruno was the medalist with a 2-over-par round of 39.