Boys Soccer: South Fayette makes case for a title

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Marky Billson profiles the South Fayette boys soccer team.

2014 1009 SouthFayette BSoccer(Photo: South Fayette's Jake Thomas takes control of the ball in front of Keystone Oaks' Brian Bosnan as teammate Nick McKee, left, follows the play. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"After playing for the WPIAL championship last season, the South Fayette boys soccer team had lofty goals for 2014.

"Win Section 5-AA, the WPIAL and the state championship," senior captain Nick McKee said.

But the chances of fulfilling those goals were diminished before the Lions began their season when senior striker Brian Coyne sustained a broken leg playing club soccer.

The injury would prevent Coyne, a 27-goal scorer from 2013, from playing this season, yet through Monday the Lions had a 12-1-1 overall record and were effectively tied in the loss column with West Allegheny (11-2-1, 9-1) for first place in their section with an 8-1 record."


Alumni Update: Evan Lestini (Washington & Jefferson)

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FARMINGTON, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson men's golf team finished fifth of 14 teams at The Challenge atLestini WJ Mystic Rock hosted by California (Pa.) at Nemacolin Woodlands.

The Presidents were the only NCAA Division III program in the field of Division II schools. The host Vulcans finished first in the 54-hole event with a team score of 911 (303-305-303). St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) was second at 919 (310-303-306), Mercyhurst was third at 944, West Chester fourth at 951 and W&J was fifth with a 954 (329-312-313).

Junior Evan Lestini led the Presidents at 237 (83-75-79) to tie for 19th place. The South Fayette graduate finished +11 on the par four holes, averaging 4.37 strokes per par four. He made 30 pars over the 54 holes, four off the tournament pace.


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Boys Soccer: South Fayette reaches end-of-season gauntlet

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With three games to play, South Fayette has a chance to claim the Section 5-AA title or, in a worst-case scenario, to be leap-frogged in the standings.

At 12-1-1 overall and 8-1 in the section, the Lions currently sit in second place, a half-game behind powerhouse West Allegheny (11-2-1, 9-1).

With three section games remaining, the Lions finish up their slate at home against West Allegheny, with games against the two teams directly behind it – Montour (6-5-1, 6-3-1) and Quaker Valley (7-5-2, 4-4-1) – still to be played.

Both Montour and Quaker Valley will be desperate for points and should prove to be difficult opposition.