Early in this season, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic has gone out and challenged itself. The early-season non-section schedule was not designed to produce a pretty record – and it hasn't- but rather games against 4A schools have been meant to prepare the Trojans for what lies ahead in section play. North Catholic dropped games to Beaver Area and Ambridge in the Ambridge tournament and fell to 0-3 after a 5-0 setback to 4A Butler. However, since that rocky start, the Trojans have righted the ship and won two of their four games including their section opener.
Katie Santamaria and Olivia Bonvenuto scored goals for North Catholic in its first win of the season, a 2-1 triumph against Eden Christian. Bonvenuto was at it again with a goal in the Trojans section opener that proved to be the game winner in the 2-1 tilt against Quigley Catholic. Regina Torchia had North Catholic's other goal.
Only two section games into the season and a balanced picture is starting to develop in Class 1A Section 3 where Vincentian Academy (3-1-1, 2-0) is ahead of a four-way tie for second with Mohawk (4-1, 1-1), Riverside (2-1-1, 1-1), Neshannock (2-4, 1-1) and North Catholic (2-5, 1-1).