Shortly after Penn-Trafford's 5-1 loss to Pine-Richland in a Class AAA, Section 1 game last week, Warriors coach Cindy Dutt said the team she and her team had established before the season was to win the section title.
That road, however, became more difficult after the Warriors fell to visiting North Allegheny, 1-0, this past Thursday.
Since the PIAA decided to add another classification to field hockey, however, the Warriors have plenty of incentive as they are grouped in with Oakland Catholic and Woodland Hills in the newly-configured Class AA.
Both of those teams compete in Section 2, but Penn-Trafford played both of those teams in the early stages of the season. The Warriors rolled to an 8-0 victory over Oakland Catholic on Sept. 8, and they followed that up four days later with a 10-0 victory over Woodland Hills.