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Golf: Seton-LaSalle's Walz falls in PIAA Class AA girls final by one stroke

Written by Joe Koch on .

A one-stroke differential after the first day of the Class AA Girls Individual Championship turned out to be all that Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore Olivia Zambruno needed to edge Seton-LaSalle senior Joey Walz for the championship. Walz shot an opening round of 82 and came back with a 78 in the second round to finish with a two-day total of 160, 16-over-par. Zambruno also shot a 78 in the second round. But her opening round of 81 was all that she needed to earn the victory with a two-day total of 159.

Walz, who will be playing her college golf at Marshall, was the only South-area golfer in the girls' Class AA final.

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Boys Soccer: Seton-LaSalle bows out in first round

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Drew Karpen profiles the Seton-LaSalle boys soccer team.

"Entering his second year as the coach of the Seton-LaSalle boys soccer team, Ryan Kelly sensed it wouldn't be as smooth as directing his senior-laden team last year that won the Class A Section 3 title with an 11-0-1 record.

Although they went through their bumps and bruises, the Rebels finished the regular season with a 10-6 overall record, 9-3 in section and good enough to share the section title with Carlynton.

"We thought we would have some troubles," Kelly said. "I lost 11 guys and nine starters. We didn't have a lot coming back. I knew it would be a different season. We just took our lumps as the season went along. It took a little bit longer than anticipated.

"I have yet to have a game where all my players are available and healthy. We are moving guys around.""

 

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Golf: Seton-LaSalle's Walz to compete for state title

Written by Joe Koch on .

Seton-LaSalle senior Joey Walz fired an impressive 1-under-par round of 71 to win the PIAA Class AA Western Regional Individual Championships on Tuesday at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville.

Walz finished four strokes clear of her closest competitor, Neshannock High's Marissa Kirkwood, who shot a 3-over-par round of 75.

Walz was four strokes ahead of Kirkwood at the turn and played even-par golf for the final nine holes to earn the title. After she graduates, Walz will play on the Marshall University women's golf team.

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Golf: Seton-LaSalle's Walz shoots 77 at Class AA girls team final

Written by Joe Koch on .

Seton-LaSalle standout golfer Joey Walz geared up for Tuesday's PIAA Western Regional by shooting a 77 for top individual honors this past Thursday at the WPIAL Class AA Girls team championship on Cedarbrook Golf Club's Red Course.

Her score helped Walz and her Rebels teammates to finish third in the four-team championship with 429 strokes. South regional rival Elizabeth Forward was fourth with 432 strokes.

Senior Sarah LaVelle led Elizabeth Forward with a score of 90.

Walz has committed to play in college at Marshall University.