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Charleroi still in playoff race

Charleroi Area High’s girls’ soccer team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 1-0 win over visiting Canevin Monday in Class AA’s Sec. 2.

Sophomore Deanna Martorella scored the game’s lone goal with three minutes left in the first half on an assist from Kelsey Ramsdell.

Another sophomore, goalie Molly Baker, recorded her first shutout.

“She’s getting better every game,” said Charleroi coach dan Haywood. “She’s been keeping us in games.”

Haywood also singled out Kim Marsich and Rebecca Stottlemyer.

Charleroi (5-4-2, 5-2-2) is in fourth place and trails third-place McGuffey (6-2-2) and second-place Vincentian (6-1) by two points in the battle for the third and final playoff spot, Front-running Chartiers-Houston (8-1-1) owns a five-point lead.

Charleroi, which still has to play Vincentian twice, resumes at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carlynton.

Elsewhere, Ringgold and Elizabeth Forward remained one-two in Class AAA’s Sec. 6 with easy victories.

The Lady Rams (13-1, 10-0) routed Uniontown, 13-0, while the Lady Warriors (9-5, 9-1) were walloping Albert Gallatin, 14-0.

At Uniontown, sophomore Mandy Shine scored three goals to raise her season total to 27. Michelle DiPaola and Val Rogers both added a pair of goals with Tiffany Sherred getting four assists and Jenna Jones three.

Senior goalie Val Rogers posted her 12th shutout, one shy of her record set last year.

The Lady Rams are home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with Albert Gallatin.

At Albert Gallatin, Autumn Meredith and Caitlin Walk both had three goals for Elizabeth.

The Lady Warriors have a 7 p.m. game Wednesday at home with Belle Vernon Area.

In another Sec. 6 contest, Yough downed Laurel Highlands, 3-0, with Lindsay Proctor scoring all the goals for the Lady Cougars to give her 25 for the season.


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