Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The girls volleyball teams was one of the teams dominating the WPIAL this season.
They might not have taken home the grand prize at the PIAA championships in York last weekend, but members of the Seneca Valley girls volleyball team still are winners. Crowned the WPIAL Class AAA champions last week after defeating Pine-Richland, the girls volleyball team took third place in the PIAA girls volleyball championships Saturday. The team also took third place last year in the PIAA championship. With gold medals hanging from their necks, varsity volleyball players on Monday presented the school board with their WPIAL trophy. Before the meeting began, senior Cate Seman said triumphs on the court were nothing new for Seneca Valley’s volleyball team. “We’re probably one of the most consistent sports in the school,” she said. …
Monday, October 31, 2011
The Raiders reach the WPIAL's Final Four with a win Thursday over Kiski.
In a tough physical contest, Seneca Valley defeated the Kiski Area Cavaliers Thursday by a score of 1-0 on Thursday. The Raiders now advance to the WPIAL's semifinals. The two teams battled it out at North Allegheny High School in Wexford. The Raiders were familiar with the field after defeating the Tigers there in a September matchup. With 12 minutes remaining in the first half Thursday, Robbie Wright scored after a Josh Allman cross to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. Despite attempts on the goal by both teams, that was the only score of the game. Efforts by Seneca Valley's Brain Pudlo and the rest of the defense gave the team its ninth shutout of the season. The Raiders have now won eight straight matches against Class AAA clubs. Seneca …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The No. 3 seed Raiders score five goals in the second half of Monday's game.
With foggy conditions providing a Halloween-type setting, it was a treat instead of a trick for the Seneca Valley boys soccer team on Monday for Round 1 of the WPIAL playoffs. The Raiders defeated the Plum Mustangs, 5-1. Ryan Vilella, SV's leading scorer, was sidelined from the Section 3-AAA play with a leg injury. The matchup was scoreless until just after halftime when senior Josh Allman made a goal from 25 yards out to make it 1-0 with 34 minutes remaining in the game. Two minutes later, Stephen McConahy was pulled down in the box, and Andreas Fatschel was able to convert on the penalty kick that followed. Junior Shane Rings scored for Plum to make it 2-1, but it was Seneca Valley's game the rest of the night. The Raiders scored five …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Raiders win the Section 2 championship for second year in a row. They have been named champions three out of the last four years.
With a 3-1 win over the Shaler Titans on Tuesday, the Seneca Valley boys soccer team claimed it’s second straight WPIAL AAA-Section 2 Championship. The Raiders raced out to an early 1-0 lead after a goal by Ryan Vilella. With a well-paced pass from Stephen McConahy, SV's Josh Allman tucked the ball into a narrow opening to make it 2-0 at the half. Kyle Findlay finished off Seneca Valley's scoring on an assist from Mike Chowansky. Despite having several ill starters, the Raiders managed to hold off a few late runs at the net by the Titans. The champion Raiders, now 7-2-0 section and 10-5-0 overall, hosts Butler Thursday afternoon for the final section game of the year.
Friday, October 7, 2011
With the win, the Raiders are first in their section.
It took eight minutes and 16 seconds of overtime for the Seneca Valley boys soccer team to claim the No. 1 spot in the WPIAL's AAA Section 2 with a victory over rival Pine-Richland on Thursday. The Raiders and the Rams battled it out on defense throughout both halves of the matchup. Shots that ricocheted off the crossbar, keepers who were on their game, and four-on-one defensive strategies all contributed to a scoreless tie at the end of regulation play. As the game went into overtime, both the Raider and Ram keepers were peppered with shots. The teams were evenly matched and, as the clock ticked down, it looked as though one overtime wouldn't be enough. With 1:44 left on the clock, SV's Joe Chowansky got one past P-R's keeper on an …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Raiders defeat North Allegheny, 3-2, after falling behind by two goals.
After an eventful week that included celebrating its annual Senior Night, the Seneca Valley boys soccer team continues to move up in the playoff hunt. On Thursday, the Raiders defeated rival North Allegheny Tigers, 3-2. The win, combined with a Butler loss to Pine-Richland on Thursday, put Seneca Valley in second place in the Section 2 standings. NA started the scoring early Thursday on a cross against the SV defense. The Raiders had several scoring opportunities, but could not convert before halftime, giving NA the lead in the first half. The Tigers also drew first blood in the second half, making the score 2-0. The Raiders offense came to life midway through the half. On a corner kick, the ball was delivered to Mike Chowansky, who …