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Here’s the blog for the PIAA Class AAA girls soccer championship game between Archbishop Wood (23-1) and Peters Twp. (22-2).

The updates will appear at the top of the blog.

Warrior Run defeated Sewickley Academy 3-0 to claim its first PIAA girls soccer championship Saturday.

No details are available at the time of this post.

New Hope-Solebury defeated Mercyhurst Prep 2-1 for the boys A championship.

Peters Twp. wins its first state championship in girls soccer after a 2-1 loss to Conestoga in the 2008 semifinals.

That’s it. Peters Twp wins the PIAA Class AAA girls soccer championship, beating Archbishop Wood 1-0.

Wood can’t get a decent shot on Hoffman ..

Down to a minute …

Wood pressing, but peters Twp. doing a great job of of keeping the ball at the 30 ..

Wood gets a corner with 3:45 left, but misplays it …

Wood pushing now, gets a shot left from Brianna heck on goal, but Hoffman handles easily. … 5:47 left, Peters Twp. leads Wood 1-0

Peters Twp. 1, Archbishop Wood 0 at 64:53

And there’s the first goal by Peters Twp. PT’s veronica Latsko gets loose inside the box, fires directly on Wood keeper Deanna Messner, who saves, but knocks the rebound directly to Danielle Hume, who plants it into the center of the net.

No sooner wrote that than Wood’s Kelsey Celine lofts one on net, but Peters keeper Brittany Hoffman makes a fairly soft save.

Haven’t had a legit shot in nearly 20 minutes

Clock down to 23:00

Most of the play remains between the 20s. Just two shots on goal this half, one each way.

Peters gets the first look, and Shelli Spamer just misses left, hitting the side of thenet at 34:50. Still scoresless.

Second half ready to begin, Wood to kick.

The half ends scoreless. Both teams with decent opportunities, primarily the shots that hit the post. Neither team was able to dominate possession or action. Pretty even game.

Still 0-0, 2:30 left 1st half.

Peters with its third corner of the first half, Danielle Hume heads it solidly but just high, kissing off the top of the crossbar at 8:14.

Peters’ Shelli Spamer actually controls the ball with her head, rips from the left side, and hits the post at 13:49 … Still 0-0

Lot of whistles in this game so far. Not great rhythm for either team.

Ooo, Wood just misses the first goal of the game when Monica Re rips one from the 20 and hits the right post at 20:15

No score, clock down to 27:00 .. no serious shots on goal although Peters Twp.’s Brooke Smith had to leave the game briefly with a minor head injury after colling with a Wood player in front of the Peters Twp. net


Hampton’s first outright PIAA soccer title, shared 1990 AA title with Great Valley

Hampton had the better possession play and better shots and earned the win. Wood goalie Aglira kept Wood in game.

It’s over. Hampton 1, Archbishop Wood 0

Wood pressing … Baker hits the side of the net with a minute left …

Oh, HUGE offside call on Wood after Tom baker makes a gorgeous toe pass to Dan madden … close call … 2;10 left

Down to 4:30 … Hampton 1-0

Wood misses a great chance. Wilt pulled out of goal on corner, ball gets behind bouncing, but ball trickles beyod the goal line to the right of the net … 5:35 left …

Another offside kills a Wood opportunity

down to 8 minutes, hampton retains 1-0 lead, but Wood playing with urgency now …

Wood with a corner at 10:13 … left side … Wood gets a head on it and Wilt dives to knock away … hampton able to clear with Wilt on turf … 9;15 left

Hampton continues to win the possessions … down to 10:30

Hampton still leads 1-0 with 11:30 to play …

Wood getting a little frustrated, have been hurt by severall offsides calls …

Hampton starting to hunker down a bit, sagging defense … Wood breakaway is blown offside, and the Wood fans are going nuts. But it was a definite offside.

Finally, Wood gets a shot to the low left post by Tom Baker, but Wilt smothers it

It’s all Hampton this half. Wood has only been in the Hampton end once, but it’s still just 1-0, Hampton. 22 minutes to play

Hampton keeps pressure on but misses wide right again … Hampton leads 1-0 with 25 minutes left.

Hampton comes right back, places two shots right on Wood keeper Nick Aglira, including a point-blank shot that Aglira had to block with his chest.

Wood, stymied offensively all 2nd half, gets a corner, but Hampton goal Ben WIlt fires out of the net to make the grab before Wood can get a head on it.

30 minutes left. Hampton leads Archbishop Wood 1-0.

Hampton just misses past the left post. Had that sneaked in, Wood would be in bad shape. Hampton taking the play to Wood in the second half.

Hampton goes up 1-0 at the 42:44 mark. Jonathan Mercier plants the ball in the center of the net after a very nice cross from the left side by Tyler Kurkiewicz.

Late start on the Archbishop Wood vs. Hampton blog, but no scoring in the first half.

Both teams had a good scoring chance each, but keeps Nick Aglira of Wood and Ben Wilt of Hampton made sharp saves to keep the nets empty.

Apologize for the late start; doing a story for a newspaper.


Yes, yes, it’s true. I’ve gone to the other side, to the brand of football played with feet.

RodFrisco.com will provide continuous updates of tonight’s PIAA Class AA Girls Soccer championship game between South Park (19-2-3) and Mercyhurst Prep (21-0-3) and the PIAA Class AA Boys Soccer championship game between Archbishop Wood (17-7-1) and Hampton (24-1).

Both games will be contested at Hersheypark Stadium. Kick for the South Park-Mercyhurst Prep game is 5 p.m. while the Archbishop Wood-Hampton game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

These will not be live, play-by-play updates. Those are prohibited by PIAA policy due to its contractual arrangement with PCN, which will broadcast four of the six games live. The 3 p.m. Class AAA girls’ championship between Archbishop Wood (23-1) and Peters Twp. (22-2) and the 5 p.m. Class AAA boys’ championship game between Central Bucks East (18-5-3) and Landisville Hempfield (23-4) will also be broadcast live.

The other Saturday championship game – the 11 a.m. Class A girls’ championship game between Warrior Run (20-4-1) and Sewickley Academy (17-7) and the Class A boys’ championship between New Hope-Solebury (16-5-3) and Mercyhurst Prep (21-1-1) will be tape delayed at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively.

I will not be at either the Class A girls at 11 a.m. or the Class A boys at 1 p.m. on Saturday. I will update the Class AAA game from Hersheypark Stadium.

But fear not. I will be keeping my eye on playoff football throughout the state. After all, what’s else there to do between goals?

RodFrisco.com will also post scores as soon as possible on Saturday with the results of the PIAA Class AAA and Class AA Field Hockey championships from Whitehall High School’s Zephyr Sports Complex.

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