Girls Basketball: Serra's three-game win streak halted by California

Written by Joe Koch on .

In a battle of section leaders, Section 3-A co-leader California earned a 49-41 victory over Section 4-A leader Serra Catholic. The victory snapped Serra's three-game winning streak.

Lyndsey Huhn led the balanced Trojans with 15 points. Katie Sieg led Serra with 14 points and Erin Palmer added 10.

California improved its overall record to 6-1 with the victory, their sixth victory in a row. The Trojans' only loss came in the season opener to Mars, 71-49, in the Slippery Rock Tournament. California hosts section rival West Greene at 6:15 p.m. today, and then meets South Allegheny, Carmichaels and Charleroi in the California Holiday Tournament on Friday, Saturday and a week from today, respectively.

Serra lost four starters from its team that played in the WPIAL Class A championship game last March. Recently, the Eagles have been beset by injuries. But Saturday's setback, however, didn't affect the Eagles' section results as they sit atop Section 4-A with a 2-0 record following double-digit victories over Winchester Thurston (48-37) and Imani Christian (67-44).


Hockey: Up-and-down season for Eagles currently on downside

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Serra Catholic has gone through some highs and lows this season.

The Eagles started out the season with back-to-back losses, but rebounded by winning three of the next four games to get to .500. But now, after Monday’s 6-4 loss to Bishop McCort, Serra Catholic has lost four straight games and finds itself in third place in the Tier 2 Eastern Conference.

Thomas Werner leads the team with 10 goals and 10 assists, his best game a four-goal, three-assist performance in a 12-0 win over Keystone Oaks Oct. 20. Billy Purdue is second on the team in goals (seven) and assists (nine). 


Alumni Update - Megan Sieg (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Pittsburgh, Pa. – – The Chatham University basketball team hosted Washington and Jefferson College this afternoonSieg Chatham in a PAC conference matchup. The Cougars fought hard by outscoring the Presidents in the second half, but ultimately lost the contest 48-70.


First year guard Megan Sieg, a Serra Catholic graduate, led the charge against W&J with 13 points and two steals.


(photo courtesy of Chatham College)


Alumni Update - Mike Mercea (Pitt-Johnstown)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Fourteenth-ranked Mercyhurst scored three goals in a span of three minutes en route to an 8-2 victory over Pitt-Johnstown inMercea PJU Tuesday's PSAC match at the Mercyhurst Soccer Field in Erie.

Mike Mercea, a Serra Catholic graduate, scored both goals for the Mountain Cats, who slipped to 1-11-0 overall and 0-6-0 in the conference.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)


Boys Soccer: Serra Catholic nearing first-place showdown

Written by Stephen Catanese on .

Serra Catholic (10-2, 6-1) hosts Winchester Thurston (11-0, 7-0) today and few games in the WPIAL will have as much at stake.

Serra Catholic has only one blemish on its section record, a 2-0 loss on the road first place Winchester Thurston.

Now, if the Eagles are to have any realistic chance of capturing they're third consecutive section title, they'll need to secure a victory against the Bears.

Serra Catholic had won six-straight against Winchester Thurston before their early-season setback. Since that loss, the Eagles have gone 5-0 in the section, outscoring opponents 26-1.