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Alle-Kiski Valley soccer playoff capsules

| Friday, October 18, 2013 1:06 a.m
Erica Dietz | Valley News Dispatch
Plum's Ashley Amato runs the ball during the game against Fox Chapel on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch
Fox Chapel's Lauren Kelly (left) and Woodland Hills' Blaire Thomas scramble for the ball during their game Wednesday night, Oct. 2, 2013, at Fox Chapel Stadium.

Class AAA First round

No. 13 Mt. Lebanon (9-7-2) at No. 4 Fox Chapel (16-1-1)

2 p.m. Saturday

Winner plays: Winner of No. 5 Baldwin/No. 12 Upper St. Clair

Free kicks: Both teams lost their opening-round playoff games each of the last three years. … Fox Chapel finished with an unbeaten section record (11-0-1) for the first time since 1999 and outscored its opposition 82-8. Senior Lauren Kelly committed to Division I Winthrop. … Mt. Lebanon won eight of its final 11 games.

No. 11 Plum (14-3) at No. 6 Bethel Park (15-2-1)

4 p.m. Saturday

Winner plays: Winner of No. 3 North Allegheny/No. 14 Gateway

Free kicks: Bethel Park took third in WPIAL Class AAA a year ago. Plum qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2002 but lost in the first round. … Mustangs senior Aaliyah Odom and sophomore Ashley Amato combined for 42 goals during the regular season. … Bethel Park has allowed just five goals and owns a 3-2 win over No. 2 seed and three-time defending PIAA Class AAA champion Peters Township.

Class AA First round

No. 15 Freeport (10-7-1) at No. 2 Central Valley (15-0)

4 p.m. Saturday

Winner plays: Winner of No. 7 Belle Vernon/No. 10 South Fayette

Free kicks: Freeport last made the playoffs in 2010, when it lost to top-seeded South Park, 3-0. Its last playoff win came in 2008. Senior Erica Jack and junior Megan Manke propel the offense, while Erica’s twin sister, Dava, anchors the defense. … Central Valley, a semifinalist the last two seasons, is Class AA’s only unbeaten team.

No. 9 Knoch (12-5-1) at No. 8 Hopewell (12-4)

4 p.m. Saturday

Winner plays: No. 1 Mars

Free kicks: Hopewell was a quarterfinalist a year ago and a semifinalist in 2010. Knoch reached the quarterfinals in 2011 and 2010. … Knights senior Gabi Lassinger, who recently moved from midfield to defense, has committed to Division I Lafayette. … Hopewell’s four losses came against Class AA No. 2 Central Valley (twice) and Class AAA playoff qualifiers Seneca Valley and Canon-McMillan.

Class A First round

No. 9 Springdale (11-6) vs. No. 8 Charleroi (12-2-2)

2 p.m. Saturday, at Belle Vernon

Winner plays: Winner of No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic/winner of Riverview-Mohawk preliminary-round game

Free kicks: Springdale beat Charleroi, 1-0, in the 89 game a season ago and lost to Greensburg Central Catholic in the quarterfinals. … Prior to last season, the Dynamos made the WPIAL semifinals every year from 2006-11. Junior Allison Seiler has been strong in goal. … Charleroi lost in the first round the last three seasons and last won a playoff game in 2002.

Preliminary round

No. 16A Mohawk (9-9) vs. No. 16B Riverview (7-10)

4 p.m. Saturday, at Fox Chapel

Winner plays: No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic

Free kicks: Mohawk upset No. 3 Bishop Canevin in the first round and advanced to the semifinals last year, while Riverview lost to eventual finalist Sewickley Academy, 5-0, in the first round. … Riverview, which had 29 goals in its seven wins, scored in just three of its 10 losses. Sophomore Nikki Polens starred as a scorer early in the year.

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