Norwin Avenges WPIAL Title Game Loss against Penn-Trafford

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It’s rare that the defending PIAA champion is seeking revenge on any opponent, but that was the case for the Norwin girls soccer team on Monday night at Penn-Trafford.

The Knights finished the season 21-2-1 last season, with both losses and the tie coming to the hands of the Warriors, including in the Class 4A WPIAL Championship Game.

Norwin got that revenge with a 4-2 road win on Monday. Senior Kendyl Kranitz led the Knights with two goals. The loss snapped a six game win streak for the Warriors where they outscored their opponents 45-0. The win was the fourth straight for the Knights.

Morgan Sigut gave Norwin the early advantage with a goal in the 11th minute. Penn-Trafford would tie it up seconds later on a penalty kick by Kylie Dugan.

The first half goals continued to pour in as Paloma Swankler gave the Knights a 2-1 lead in the 27th minute. Kranitz followed with her first goal of the game for a 3-1 advantage at halftime.

Penn-Trafford cut the deficit in half in the 51st minute with a goal from freshman Malia Kearns.

With four minutes to go, Kranitz finished Penn-Trafford off with her second goal.

Norwin improves to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in Section 3-4A and stand alone in first place. They will look to keep it going on Wednesday in a section game at Hempfield (2-4, 2-3) at 7:30 p.m.

Penn-Trafford drops into second place at 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the section. The Warriors look to bounce back on Wednesday in a home section match against Allderdice at 7:30 p.m.