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Karns City Girls’ Soccer Stuns Greensburg Central Catholic 3-2 to move into PIAA Semifinals

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Karns City players celebrate Brianna Brusamonti’s 2nd half goal – Photo by Scott Dittman

WEXFORD, Pa. – Haley Scherer’s header goal off a corner kick with 12 minutes to play helped District 9 champion Karns City stun WPIAL champ Greensburg Central Catholic in the PIAA Class A girls’ soccer quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at North Allegheny High School.

Megan McCartney, who had tied the game on a penalty kick, shot the corner that Scherer got a head on to beat the GCC keeper for the eventual game winner.

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Karns City players including Aubrie Ball (19), Mackenzee Claypoole (21), Olivia COyle (41), Brianna Brusamonti (8) celebrate the win at the end of the game – Photo by Scott Dittman

The game was scoreless at halftime before a wild second half saw the Lady Gremlins take a 1-0 lead on a goal by Brianna Brusamonti.

Greensburg Central, though, tied the game three minutes after the Brusamonti tally before the Centurions took the lead a few minutes later.

But McCartney’s penalty kick with less than 25 minutes to play tied it, and Scherer’s goal won it.

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Karns City players celebrate after upsetting WPIAL champion Greensburg Central Catholic Saturday – Photo by Scott Dittman

Karns City will now take on District 4 third-place finisher Loyalsock Township in the semifinals Tuesday at a site and time to be determined. Loyalsock beat WPIAL runner-up Charleroi 1-0 Saturday in Altoona. Loyalsock is located just to the east of Williamsport.

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Karns City players celebrate Megan McCartney’s game-tying goal in the second half that made the score 2-2 – Photo by Scott Dittman

 



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