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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


Welcome to tonight’s blog of the PIAA Class AA girls soccer championship game between South Park (19-2-3) and Mercyhurst Prep (21-0-3) from Hersheypark Stadium.

We will update frequently. Updates will appear at the top of the blog.

The game is over. Mercyhurst Prep wins the PIAA Class AA girls soccer championship, defeating South Park 3-0. The title is Mercyhurst Prep’s first girls soccer state championship.

And now it’s 3-0, Kaiser punching in a loose ball in front of the net past Davis. 1:55 to play.

Under four minutes now.

Mercyhurst Prep 2, South Park 0

This should do it. Prep makes it 2-0 on Akerly’s cross that bounces off a South Park player, and is teed up by Sarah Kaiser for the goal with 8:20 to play. Davis had no chance against Kaiser’s rocket.

Another good run by South Park, Prep’s Arbogast has to come out of thenet and knock it down, then Shannon Leghart can’t get quite enough on the header.
Prep leads 1-0 with 11 minutes left.

South Park with an indirect, Christie Chiesa hits the Prep wall, play goes to South Park, and South park jusssst misses wide right at the 14:00 mark.

South Park makes a run, but Prep defense chases the play to the left corner and turns it away.

Great save by South Park’s Davis on a low strike by Prep’s Kaylin Akerly.

South Park getting a little more aggressive now with 28 minutes left … No shots on goal, but some opportunities are opening up.

Prep picks up where it left, on the attack, but its first shot goes over the net.

Second half ready to begin.

South Park had the early push and early opportunities, but the Prep defense and Arbogast were able to deflect or save a coupel of decent attempts. But in the last 10 minutes, Prep began gaining more possession and had a couple of shots, one of which went wide left on the net and two of which that went over the crossbar.

End of the first half: Mercyhurst Prep 1, South Park 0

One minute left. Prep’s Becca Costello just misses high twice. Either one goes in and South Park is in huge trouble. As it is, South Park is still alive.

Corner for Mercyhurst at 8:00. Big scramble in front of the net. South Park clears.

Mercyhurst Prep 1, South Park 0

Mercyhurst scores! Kaylin Akerly takes a low pass from Sarak Keiser and fires past South Park goal Sierra Davis’ left hands. Score comes at with 15:47 on the clock.

Another good rush by South Park. Arbogast has to square up for a solid save at 20:20.

South Park is carrying the play for the most part. Lofts a soft shot that Arbogast handles cleanly.

Ah, South Park’s Cassie Raymond just misses high, Prep clears.

First corner of the game coming up for South Park at 25:07.

Still 0-0 at 28:45

Save by Prep’s Jess Arbogast, sort of. Covers a shot on the post at 39:00

Sierra Davis of South Park scoops a low strike by Prep’s Sarah Kaiser.

No serious threats yet. Both teams have pushed into the zone, but no serious shots.

Game has begun.


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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