Jillian Butchki netted her 100th career goal Monday night as her three-goal performance sparked Belle Vernon to a 13-0 non-section victory at Uniontown.
Butchki becomes the fourth girls in the program’s history to reach the century mark in goals. The senior co-captain also had four assists.
“Jill is one of the most unselfish players I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching. Always works hard, gives 100 percent, and always has a positive attitude,” praised Belle Vernon coach Tracy Lovett. “She is a true leader on and off the field. Jill has poise and maturity beyond her years, and her smile lights up the field. We are so proud of her.”
Izzy Laurita also scored a hat trick for the Lady Leopards (11-2) and added a pair of assists. Melayna Morgan and Morgan Einodshofer both netted a pair of goals. Kataira Rhodes, Farrah Reader and Danika Lee scored a goal apiece.
Grace Henderson turned aside three shots to preserve the shutout.
Belle Vernon 5, Uniontown 0 — Daniel Sassak scored four goals, including a hat trick in the second half, to lead the visiting Leopards to a non-section victory.
Nick Nagy added a goal in the first half to give Belle Vernon (12-1) a 2-0 halftime lead.
TJ Watson had two saves in the shutout.
Bentworth 4, Washington 1 — Jerzy Timlin scored a pair of goals, and Landon Urcho and Tucker McMurray netted one apiece in the Bearcats’ non-section home win.
Urcho and Christian Hete combined for eight saves for Bentworth (6-7).
Southmoreland 6, Brownsville 4 — The two Section 3-AA played 3-2 in each half with the Scotties emerging with the win.
Tyler Rollinson and Andrew Rodriguez spotted the Scotties (5-5, 5-7) a 2-0 lead in the first half, but Thomas Ruffcorn, from a Tyler Duda assist, cut the Brownsville deficit in half at 23:55. Brendan Moore scored the first of his three goals, with Andrew Rodriguez assisting at 17:15.
Ruffcorn scored an unassisted goal at 15:47.
Moore score a pair of goals and Rodriguez added his second to push the Southmoreland lead to 6-2 in the second half.
Tyler Duda scored on a penalty kick at 11:31 for the Falcons (1-10, 1-11) and Derrick Tarpley netted a goal at 4:12 from a Luke Clister pass.
Brownsville had 13 shots on goal. The Falcons’ Mathias Legrain made eight saves.
Mount Pleasant 5, Indiana 0 — The Lady Vikings opened the WPIAL Class AA team tennis playoffs with a shutout victory over visiting Indiana.
Mount Pleasant improves to 11-0 and hosts South Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Mary Smithnosky didn’t drop a game in her straight-sets victory at No. 1 singles. Hannah Brown lost four games in the first set at No. 2 singles, but also won in straight sets.
Sophia Smithnosky needed a 7-2 tiebreaker to win the first set and then cruised the win with a 6-1 second set.
Olivia Stone and Ashley Marne won their first doubles match, 6-2, 6-4. Katie Hutter and Haylie Brunson then secured the shutout victory over Indiana (6-4) with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles.
Frazier 3, Beth-Center 0 — The visiting Lady Bulldogs put up a fight, but the Lady Commodores managed to secure a straight-sets victory in Section 3-AA play.
Frazier (6-2, 7-3) won the first set, 25-17, and then held off Beth-Center to win the second set, 25-23. The Lady Commodores secured the sweep with a 25-15 win in the third set.
Frazier’s Jensyn Hartman had a solid, all-around performance with 20 kills, 11 service points, and five blocks. Kaelyn Shaporka (16 kills), Alexis Lovis (22 assists, 8 service points), Jordin Brundege (24 digs), Makenna Stefanik (12 digs), and Maddie Stefancik (3 blocks) also contributed to the section victory.
Mapletown 3, Jefferson-Morgan 0 — The Lady Maples needed only three sets for a Section 2-A win over the visiting Lady Rockets.
Mapletown (5-3) earned the straight-sets victory by the scores, 25-17, 25-22, 25-13. Krista Wilson (9 kills), Taylor Dusenberry (8 kills), Macee Cree 23 assists, 3 aces), and Ella Menear (2 aces, 5 kills, 5 digs) led the way for the Lady Maples.
Ringgold 3, West Allegheny 1 — The Lady Rams lost the second set, but rallied two win the next two for a Section 2-AAA home victory.
Ringgold (2-6) won the opening set, 25-23, but West Allegheny tied the match with a 25-16 victory in the second set. The Lady Rams then won the next two sets, 25-17, 27-25, for the victory on Senior Night, honoring Taylor Pelissero, Haley Resosky, Jaelyn Bachetti, Kaiden Bubash, Kristen Gamble and Madi Smith.
The seniors contributed to the win, including the play of Bubash (31 digs), Resosky (29 digs, 4 kills), and Smith (6 kills). Zoey Mundorff added seven blocks and three kills to the section win.