Hockey: Indians rally to remain unbeaten

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It’s going to take a lot more than a 16-day layoff to sweep Peters Township out of the ranks of the unbeaten.


After falling behind second-place Seneca Valley (5-4-0), 2-1, after two periods, the Indians came up with a three-spot in the third period to pull out a 4-2 victory and remain the only unbeaten team (5-0-3) in Class AAA.


Ross Opeka tied the game at2:49of the third period, then Zachery Gielarowski scored what turned out to the game-winning goal on the power play with2:34remaining in regulation. Jake Shopes added an insurance goal at 16:04 and goaltender Caden Shell, one of the best statistical netminders in Class AAA, made it stand up as he made 35 saves in the game.


Peters Township gets another eight days off before it plays Bethel Park on Thursday.


Hockey: Due to scheduling quirk, Indians in midst of 16-day layoff

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Peters Township got off to a quick start, jumped into first place in Class AAA and remain the only unbeaten team in the classification.

Then everything for the Indians game to a grinding halt.


It wasn’t that Peters Township started losing games. Far from it. The Indians (4-0-3) hold a two-point lead over Bethel Park and 2014 Penguins Cup finalist Butler, though the Black Hawks and Golden Hurricanes have a game in hand.


Alumni Update - Mario Mastrangelo (Saint Francis)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SOMERSET, N.J. - For the second-straight week Saint Francis freshman forward Mario Mastrangelo has swept the NortheastMastrangelo SFU Conference Rookie and Player of the Week for his efforts in the 1-0 victory over Robert Morris on Sunday.

Mastrangelo, a Peters Township graduate, scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season in the 88th minute to secure the #2-seed in the upcoming Northeast Conference tournament.

The freshman got in behind the Robert Morris defense and settled down a beautiful cross from teammate Andres Vega (Managua, Nicaragua/Colegio Centro America) and drove it into the upper-right 90 for the match's lone goal.

The goal gives the freshman 10 on the season and 21 points, both team highs and second in the Northeast Conference. The 10 goals are also tied for fourth in the NCAA amongst freshman and top-20 overall in the country.


(photo courtesy of Saint Francis University)


Alumni Update - Erica Salizzoni (Allegheny)

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Allegheny College women's swimming and diving team were victorious in eight individual events, butSalizzoni AC ultimately fell to Westminster College, 165-127, in dual meet action this afternoon.

Allegheny (1-2, 0-0 NCAC) was led by seniors Erica Salizzoni and Kali Schneider, who each won a pair of events against undefeated Westminster (3-0, 0-0 PAC).

Salizzoni was victorious in both diving events.

The Peters Township graduate scored at 202.65 in the one-meter dive and 243.55 in the three-meter.


(photo courtesy of Allegheny College)


Cross Country: South Feature Athlete - Sydney When, Peters Township

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Name: Sydney When
School: Peters Township
Grade: 11
Sport: Cross Country

Background: Cross country 5K PR is 19:52 at Central Catholic Invite 2014, 3200- 11:45, 800-2:26. 4.3 GPA. Member of National Honor Society. Swims in the winter. Running since she was 9 years old with pacers track club and have stuck with it ever since. Cross country captain this year.