Girls Tennis: South Park’s Barwatt, DeRose lose heartbreaker in WPIAL quarters

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Holly Barwatt and Angela DeRose came into the WPIAL Class AA doubles finals expecting to move into the semifinals and have a chance at qualifying for the state tournament.


Zoe Bojalad and Emily Kraus had other ideas.


Barwatt and DeRose were seeded third, but after a rough, 10-6, first round pro-set win against Maria Palumbo and Kate Enos of Derry, the Eagles pair was rolled out by Bojalad and Kraus, 11-9, in a disappointing loss in the quarterfinals.


It wasn’t just being defeated by the team that ended up winning the WPIAL Class AA title -- Bojalad for the second time – it was how it happened. South Park led the match, 9-6, then lost the next five games.



Boys Soccer: South Park living up to expectations

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Marky Billson profiles the South Park boys soccer team.

"Perhaps the real news from the South Park boys soccer team would be if it weren't undefeated coming into the week.

The Eagles were 9-0 and led Thomas Jefferson by a game in the Section 3-AA standings prior to Monday's game against the Jaguars. This follows a 2014 season that saw the Eagles advance to the PIAA quarterfinals.

"The bar is raised on what you do in prior years. Won the state championship in 2005 and 2006," said coach Jon Cantwell. "I'm in my 14th year and we've been to the state tournament 10 times. Once you're there, you're only a couple of rounds from Hershey. But that's not our short-term goal. It's to win the section and go through the first week of the postseason."

Few would think South Park isn't a viable contender for those goals despite a 1-0 loss to Thomas Jefferson Monday."



Girls Soccer: South Park rebuilds in a hurry

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the South Park girls soccer team.

"Graduation from a year ago left South Park with a gaping hole right down the middle of its lineup. Coach Shell Thropp cannot remember a similar situation in her 15 years with the program.

Six starters graduated from last season: a forward, two central midfielders, two central defenders and a goalie.

If there is any program in Class AA that can rebuild on the fly, however, it is South Park.

The Eagles have a talented sophomore class returning after making their varsity debuts last year. They have impact freshmen arriving. And they have four four-year starting seniors to build around."



Alumni Update - Cassie Raymond (Robert Morris)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Flagstaff, Ariz. – Sophomore forward Gabrielle Corrente scored in the 89th minute to lift the Robert Morris University women's soccerRaymond RMU team to a 2-1 win against Grand Canyon University at the Northern Arizona University Mountain Classic in Flagstaff Friday evening.

The victory is the Colonials second straight and the third in their last four games to improve their season record to 3-5 overall. The Antelopes slip to 3-4-1.

Senior Cassie Raymond, a South Park graduate, had a goal and an assist and now has two goals and has seven points on three goals and an assist in the last two games.


(photo courtesy of Robert Morris University)