Herald Roundup: Week of 9/11/17

| Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, TRIB-LIVE

Girls tennis

Fox Chapel girls tennis scored a 4-1 win over Oakland Catholic on Sept. 5. Amanda Nord, Charlotte James and Kristen Friday won in singles, while the doubles team of Molly Weise and Emily Fera also won.

The Foxes (9-0) swept Woodland Hills, 5-0, on Sept. 7 as James, Molly Dean and Fera won their singles matchups. Doubles winners were Molly Weise/ Friday, along with Amanda Schilcher/Morgann Green.

Boys golf

Fox Chapel boys golf fell to Franklin Regional, 186-190, in a Section 4-AAA match Sept. 6. Gregor Meyer led the Foxes with a 35, followed by Aiden Oehrle at 38. Grant Thiele, Amani Dambrosio and Scott Bitar each shot 39 as the Foxes fell to 2-2 in the section and 5-2 overall.

Field hockey

The Fox Chapel field hockey team opened its season Sept. 5 with a 6-1 win over Upper St. Clair. Katie McIlroy led the Foxes with two goals and an assist. Sloan Rost scored twice while Paige Ryan picked up a goal and an assist and Ellie Markel added a goal. Marissa Hardiman made three saves in goal.

The Foxes blanked Mt. Lebanon, 4-0, on Sept. 7. Ryan scored two goals and picked up an assist. Grace Knepshield added a goal and an assist, with Rost also scoring a goal. Brooke Ryan had an assist, and Hardiman had one save in goal.

Cross country

The Gateway Invitational was held Sept. 2 with 17 teams participating. The Fox Chapel girls finished in first place.

“That’s the second year in a row our girls finished first,” FC coach Tom Moul said. “We took an unprecedented five of the top six places.”

Caelan Miller finished first, followed by Annika Urban in second, Sareena Seeger third, Grace Sisson in fourth and Brooke Krally finishing sixth. The JV girls also finished first, with Anna Folkerts winning and Izzy Doerr finishing second.

The Fox Chapel boys finished in second place, with Christian Fitch posting a second-place finish, followed by John Folkerts in fourth and Ian Brown in ninth.


The Fox Chapel football team pulled off a shocker Friday night as they traveled to the Wolverena and stunned Woodland Hills, 22-21. The Foxes trailed 14-12 entering the fourth quarter but took the lead on a 3-yard Nick Gizzo run followed by Andrew Jeffrey’s PAT. The Wolverines failed on a last-second 43-yard field goal attempt.

Micah Morris scored on a 33-yard run and finished with 174 yards. Jeffrey added field goals of 27 and 23 yards, and an errant snap in the end zone resulted in a safety for the Foxes.

“It was a big win for us,” FC coach Tom Loughran said. “They don’t lose many games at the Wolverena. They have a great tradition at that stadium, and I have a great respect for their program. We have to keep doing what we did. We preach that if you can run the ball and stop the other team from running the ball, you will win. That’s what we did against Woodland Hills.”

The Foxes are 1-2 overall and 1-1 in WPIAL Class 5A Allegheny Nine play. The Foxes will host North Hills (1-2, 0-2) on Friday. The Indians fell to West Allegheny, 29-28, in overtime on Friday.