Seneca Valley Captures First State Soccer Title

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The Seneca Valley boys soccer program made its second trip to Hershey for the PIAA championship, and came away with its first title.

It took a little extra time, as the Raiders defeated District 1 champion Neshaminy, 2-1 in double overtime, in the Class 4A championship.

Zach Lavalle scored 36 seconds into the second overtime to walk off the championship for Seneca Valley, who finished the season 17-1-1.

The Raiders were in trailing for the majority of regulation after Neshaminy scored the opening goal eight minutes into the game.

Seneca Valley got the equalizer from Nathan Eastgate 9:29 into the second half, assisted by Lavalle.

The game remained tied until Lavalle’s heroics in the second time. Luke Simpson assisted on the championship-winning goal for the Raiders.