PIAA SOCCER PLAYOFFS, TUESDAY, NOV. 5: Yinger, Bullen power York Catholic boys to win
- York Catholic earned a 3-0 PIAA Class 1-A boys' soccer win vs. Forest City.
- Jon Yinger had two goals for the Irish, while Ben Bullen had two assists.
- York Catholic, now 19-5 overall, advances to the state quarterfinals on Saturday.
Jon Yinger's two goals led York Catholic to a 3-0 victory over District 2 champion Forest City on Tuesday afternoon in a PIAA Class 1-A first-round boys' soccer clash at Scranton High School.
Colin Smith had York Catholic's other goal, while Ben Bullen provided two assists. Philip Jahn made four saves to record the shutout in goal. The winners had a 19-4 edge in shots.
The win advanced the District 3 1-A runner-up Fighting Irish to a quarterfinal contest at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tulpehocken High School against District 11 champion Moravian Academy, which earned a 2-1 victory over District 4 champion Millville in its first-round contest on Tuesday.
York Catholic improved to 19-5.
Dallastown's stellar boys' season comes to end: The Dallastown Wildcats had no answer for La Salle College High School standout Brandon Curran, who scored all four of his team's goals in a 4-2 triumph in a PIAA Class 4-A first-round boys' soccer battle at Ramp Playground in Philadelphia.
Gabe Wunderlich and Blake Pitzer scored for the Wildcats.
The loss ended Dallastown's standout season at 23-2. The York-Adams League champion Wildcats won their first 23 games this season before losing to Central Dauphin in the District 3 4-A title match on Saturday, 1-0.
Dallastown had been ranked among the top 10 high school teams in the nation according to one poll, as well as the top team in Pennsylvania.
On the season, the Wildcats scored 59 goals, while allowing 14, including 15 clean sheets.
La Salle, the District 12 4-A champ, advances to the state quarterfinals on Saturday.
Susquehannock boys' team eliminated: The Susquehannock boys' soccer team scored first but couldn't hold on, dropping a 2-1 decision to Strath Haven on Tuesday evening in a PIAA Class 3-A boys' soccer first-round battle at Harriton High School.
Susquehannock, the third-place team from District 3, finished at 21-3-2. District 1 champion Strath Haven improved to 14-7-1.
Strath Haven advances to the state quarterfinals on Saturday.
Anderson leads Fairfield to girls win: Annabel Anderson scored both Fairfield goals to lead the Green Knights to a 2-1 triumph over District 11 champion Moravian Academy in a PIAA Class 1-A first-round girls' soccer tussle at Bethlehem Liberty High School.
The District 3 1-A runner-up Knights now advance to the state quarterfinals at noon Saturday at Mechanicsburg's Eagle View Middle School. They'll play District 4 champion East Juniata (23-1), which earned an 8-2 win over District 2 champion Mountain View on Tuesday. East Juniata's only loss this season came to Fairfield, 2-0, on Oct. 12.
Fairfield improved to 22-2. The Knights are trying to win a second state championship in four years.
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