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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.


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.


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.


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