WPIAL alters football title games

The WPIAL has changed the site of one of its football championship games and the date of another.

The Class 2A title game will now be played Nov. 23 at Norwin High School at noon. The game was originally scheduled for Robert Morris University but the Colonials have a home game that day.

The Class 5A championship has been moved to Nov. 23, also at Norwin. It is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The WPIAL decided to schedule both games on the same day at the same place, clearing the stadium out after the first game. Separate tickets will be sold for the two games.

The other four championship games this year in Class 6A, 4A, 3A and A are still set for Nov. 16 at Heinz Field.

College golf

Freshman Collin Robinson shot a three-under 141 to earn medalist honors and the Washington & Jefferson College men’s golf team took first in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Fall Championships held Monday and Tuesday at Avalon Lakes Golf Course in Warren, Ohio.

The Presidents posted a two-day 600 (298-302) to finish 13 strokes ahead of second-place Westminster and at least 50 strokes ahead of the rest of the field. The final 18 will be held at Speidel Golf Club in Wheeling W.Va. on April 25.

Robinson finished both of his rounds under par, posting 70 and 71 to secure first-place by four strokes over Westminster’s Michael Bell. Garrett Barilar shot 72 to climb from sixth to third with a 36-hole score of 148.

  • Washington & Jefferson’s women’s team placed all four of its golfers inside the top 15 and secured a second-place team finish at the PAC Women’s Fall Championships at Squaw Creek-Avalon Golf and Country Club in Vienna, Ohio.

The Presidents’ 36-hole total of 775 was second only to Westminster’s 732. The Presidents are 24 strokes ahead of third-place Saint Vincent (799). W&J was led by Alexandra Jakubow, who shot a team-best 88 in the second round to post a 177 total, tying her for third-place.

Boys soccer

Daniel Sassak scored three goals, including two in the second half when visiting Belle Vernon pulled away for a 4-1 victory over Greensburg Salem that gave the Leopards the Section 3-AAA championship.

Belle Vernon clinched the title outright when Ringgodl defeatede second-place Trinity, 1-0.

Belle Vernon (10-1, 14-1), led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Sassak. He added two more in the second half and Niko Apodiakos contributed a goal as the Leopards remained in sole possession of first place in the section.

  • Bentworth kept its postseason hopes alive with a 5-4 win over Monessen in Section 4-A.

Brian Hustava and Jerzy Timlin led the Bentworth attack with two goals each. Leyston Hustava had the other goal as the Bercats improved to 6-5-1 in section and 8-6-1 overall.

  • Andrew Bottino scored the game’s only goal, in the 74th minute, to give Ringgold 1-0 victory over Trinity in Section 3-AAA.
  • McGuffey forged a two-goal lead in the first half and cruised to a 4-2 victory over vsiiting South Allegheny in Section 1-AA.

Seth Kingsland, Nate Witkowski, Cam Boley and Dustin Shriver each found the net with shots for McGuffey (3-9, 3-10).

Girls soccer

Avery Haines made six saves and McGuffey snapped a 2-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over Monessen in Section 2-A match.

Sensi Yendell and Jordan Sekora each scored two goals for the Highlanders (7-3, 8-6).

  • Oakland Catholic stopped Trinity’s four-match winning streak by blanking the Hillers 2-0 in Section 3-AAA.

Oakland Catholic (9-1, 10-4-1) scored one goal in each half. Trinity slipped to 5-4-1 in the section and 6-5-1 overall.

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