Fox Chapel improved to 11-7-2 as it hammered Beaver, 15-3, on Feb. 22. Seth Krhovsky scored four goals, and Chase Villani had a hat trick. Villani leads the team with 30 goals and 26 assists.
With the win, the Foxes secured a playoff berth.
“We’re in!” FC coach Jason Silver said. “We’re waiting for the seedings to come out at the end of the week. Our regular season is over, and it was a solid year.”
There’s never a good time for a bad shooting day, but with the way the Fox Chapel boys played defense and rebounded against a bigger Pine-Richland team Saturday, it could not have come at a worse time for the Foxes.
Fox Chapel’s defensive intensity forced a tie going into the fourth quarter, but the Foxes could not remedy their cold shooting.
The No. 3-seeded Foxes made only two field goals in the fourth quarter and lost to No. 6 Pine-Richland, 48-39, in a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal.
The Foxes only made 15 field goals, two of which were 3-pointers. They were 7 for 10 from the free-throw line.