Familiar foes Seneca Valley, Peters Township to square off in WPIAL girls soccer final

November 26, 2018

Girls soccer

WPIAL championship

Class 4A

No. 1 Seneca Valley (15-2) vs. No. 3 Peters Township (16-3)

3:30 p.m. Saturday, Highmark Stadium

Coaches: Mark Perry, Seneca Valley; Pat Vereb, Peters Township

Players to watch: Breana Valentovish, Jr., F, Seneca Valley; Hannah Stuck, Sr., F/M, Peters Township

Corner kicks: Peters Township could be without leading scorer Regan Lavigna, a Youngstown State recruit who missed the semifinal victory over Norwin with a lower leg injury. She was on crutches on the sidelines. Stuck, a Bucknell recruit, scored 15 goals this season for Peters Township. The Indians are chasing their third WPIAL title after winning in 2010 and ’12. LaVigna and Stuck each scored in a 2-1 win over Butler in the quarterfinals. Freshman Jillian Marvin scored the lone goal in the semifinal win over Norwin. ... Seneca Valley has won four WPIAL championships, the latest coming in 2014. The Raiders defeated Peters Township, 1-0, to win the 2013 championship and 2-1 to win the 2009 title. The Indians defeated SV, 2-1, in 2012. Mia Zec scored twice as Seneca Valley defeated Upper St. Clair, 2-0, in the semifinals. Valentovish scored 17 goals in the regular season for the Raiders.

Coming up: The winner will play the District 3 runner-up, and the losing team faces the District 6 or 10 champion in the PIAA tournament opening round Tuesday.

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