Penn-Trafford Storms Backs to Reach WPIAL Championship
Penn Trafford fell behind for the second consecutive game, this time against Upper St. Clair.
The Warriors were able to bounce back again and score two second half goals and go on to a 2-1 victory Monday night at Fox Chapel and move on to the WPIAL championship game.
Upper St. Clair would start off strong when Jane Madson just missed a goal three minutes in. Penn Trafford’s Hannah Nguyen would miss on a breakaway in the 11th minute.
Madson continued her strong play finally scoring in the 21st minute to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. She nearly made it 2-0, but a great save by Megan Giesey denied Madson.
Penn Trafford was the dominant team in the second half. Kiley Dugan had two excellent scoring chances and Mackenzie Aunkst missed in the first nine minutes.
A foul just outside the box resulted in a free kick for the Warriors, but the kick sailed high and the score remained. 1-0. Jill Stovar finally got the goal to tie the game in the 25th minute, beating goalie Jill Rocco to the far side.
The heroics came with just 57 seconds remaining when Stovar made a nice run down the near side and a cross deflected off of Aunkst then found Jordan Lawrence who ripped a shot from twenty yards out for the victory.
Upper St. Clair will now face North Allegheny Wednesday night at West Allegheny for a berth in the PIAA playoffs.
Penn Trafford will face Norwin on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m. at Highmark Stadium.