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Kylie Fruehstorfer Leads Union to 52-35 Championship Win Over Aquinas



Kylie Fruehstorfer had 20 factors as Union defeated Aquinas, 52-35, to win the 2023 Ladies 1A WPIAL Championship. Union used a powerful fourth quarter to show a tie sport into a snug victory.

Union scored first on foul pictures from Kylie Fruehstorfer and Kelly Cleaver making it 3-0 as each staff’s defenses induced issues for his or her opposition’s offense. The primary basket from the ground didn’t happen till in regards to the four-minute mark by Aquinas’s Victoria Taylor, making it 3-2.

That began to open issues up as Union’s No. 3 hit a three-pointer from the appropriate facet to increase their lead 6-2. A basket from Tess Duer made it 6-4 and that’s the place the rating remained to finish the quarter.

Union began off the scoring within the second to go up 8-4 earlier than the staff’s began buying and selling three-pointers with Aquinas’s Ellie Junker hitting a pair to chop the result in one at 11-10.

Junker hit a layup with about 3:30 left within the first half to provide Aquinas their first lead of the sport at 12-11 and adopted that up with one other three-pointer about two minutes later. It was an 11-3 run for Aquinas, with Junker having scored all 11 of her staff’s factors.

Each groups did discover success taking pictures within the half’s final minute and, impulsively, after trailing for many of the sport Aquinas went into halftime up barely, 17-16.

It took Union three-minutes to attain their first level of the second half as Aquinas prolonged their result in 20-16. When Union did rating although, first on a foul shot, they adopted it up instantly with a Kylie Fruehstorfer three-pointer to tie issues up 20-20.

Aquinas scored once more, however a three-pointer from Kylie Fruehstorfer gave them a 23-22 and compelled an Aquinas timeout. The timeout led to a three-pointer by Duer, and Aquinas had the lead again at 25-22 with lower than three-minutes to go within the third quarter.

Union tied issues up at 25-25 as the 2 groups began to commerce pictures. They’d go into the ultimate quarter with the rating tied at 29-29.

A 3-pointer by Kylie Fruehstorfer gave Union a 32-29 result in instantly begin the fourth quarter. A 3-point play off coast-to-coast basket and foul shot by Cleaver gave Union a six-point lead at 35-29, the most important of the sport at that time.

These performs additionally began a 10-0 run in only a two-minute span that ended when Aquinas hit a pair of free throws to chop the result in eight, 39-31, with a hair underneath 5 minutes left within the sport.

Union didn’t let up within the sport’s final 5 minutes and outscored Aquinas 23-6 within the fourth quarter en path to their 52-35 championship victory.

Kylie Fruehstofer completed as the sport’s main scorer with 20 factors and her sister Kayla contributed six factors, six rebounds on the evening. Union’s Zoe Lepri completed with a double-double with 10 factors and 10 rebounds whereas Cleaver got here shut to at least one with 14 factors and 9 rebounds but in addition added six assists and three block pictures within the sport.

Duer (15) and Junker (14) led Aquinas in scoring whereas Violet Johnson led the staff in rebounds with eight. Johnson additionally had a pair of blocks.

Each groups seasons will proceed within the PIAA state playoffs with their match-ups but to be decided.


June 1-3 Official Go to Pocket book: Numerous Gifted Recruits in Pittsburgh




An necessary time interval has kicked off for Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt teaching employees.

As Narduzzi acknowledged final evening at 12:09 a.m., it’s June, which indicators the beginning of official visits for faculty soccer packages.

Gamers have began to reach on the town in what’s shaping as much as be essentially the most spectacular group of official guests that Narduzzi has hosted throughout his teaching period at Pitt.

The query now could be whether or not or not any of the gamers which are visiting determine to offer a dedication to Pitt.

Pittsburgh Sports activities Now will probably be contacting all of those gamers in an effort to offer you info on their go to.

Keep up to date by trying out this Pitt official customer weekend.

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**Florida 2024 4-star quarterback Trever Jackson spends a while this afternoon with former Pitt star Kenny Pickett at Steelers OTAs. Jackson is a excessive precedence recruit for Pitt.

Courtesy Trever Jackson

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Pitt’s First Batch of Official Guests – Defensive Version




It is going to be a really, very busy weekend on the UPMC Rooney Sports activities Advanced because the Pitt teaching workers hosts plenty of proficient recruits within the class of 2024 on official visits.

There are a plethora of four-star recruits, on either side of the soccer, however we’re simply the defensive aspect of the soccer on this article.

Right here’s a primer on which defensive recruits can be in Pittsburgh from June 1-3.

Elias Rudolph — 6-foot-4, 220-pound four-star defensive finish from Deerfield Seashore Excessive College in Deerfield Seashore, Florida

Rudolph is one in every of Pitt’s high defensive targets within the class of 2024, and it’s his relationship with the teaching workers (specifically Randy Bates and Charlie Partridge) that has allowed for an official go to.

He’s picked up affords from practically each main program in faculty soccer, however he’s narrowed down his record to a high 4 of Pitt, Ohio State, Michigan and Miami.

247Sports charges Rudolph because the 222nd-ranked recruit within the class (Fifteenth-ranked edge and the Thirty fourth-ranked recruit from Florida) whereas Rivals charges him because the 208th-ranked recruit within the class (Sixteenth-ranked weakside defensive finish and fourth-ranked recruit from Ohio).

On3 charges him because the 260th-ranked recruit within the class (Twenty ninth-ranked linebacker and Thirty ninth-ranked recruit from Florida).

Rudolph can be taking official visits to Pitt (June 1-3), Michigan (June 9), Miami (June 16) and Ohio State (June 23).

Photograph courtesy of Dominic Kirks’ Twitter account.

Dominic Kirks — 6-foot-5, 250-pound three-star defensive lineman from Villa Angela St. Joseph in Cleveland, Ohio

Pitt really jumped into the equation for Kirks effectively earlier than he blew up on the camp circuit this summer time.

Kirks earned line of defense MVP honors on the Beneath Armor camp in Columbus earlier this month, and he’s earned affords from Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin since late February.

247Sports charges Kirks because the 498th-ranked recruit within the class (Forty ninth-ranked defensive lineman and the Sixteenth-ranked recruit from Ohio). On3 charges him because the Twenty eighth-ranked defensive lineman and the Eleventh-ranked recruit from Ohio whereas Rivals charges him because the Forty third-ranked defensive lineman and Twenty first-ranked recruit from Ohio.

As of now, Kirks can be visiting Pitt (June 1-3), Kentucky (June 9) and Washington (June 16), so it is going to be key for Pitt to begin his journey off with a powerful impression.

Photograph courtesy of Gabriel Williams’ Twitter account.

Gabriel Williams — 6-foot-4, 190-pound four-star linebacker from St. Vincent Pallotti in Laurel, Maryland

Williams made a go to to Pittsburgh for a spring apply in April and actually spent the complete day. From 7 a.m. till after 7 p.m. He’s Pitt’s high linebacker goal within the class.

He additionally boasts affords from Boston Faculty, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Memphis, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, USC, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

247Sports charges Williams because the 214th-ranked recruit within the class (Twentieth-ranked linebacker and the sixth-ranked recruit from Maryland) whereas On3 charges him because the 107th-ranked recruit within the class (eighth-ranked linebacker and the second-ranked recruit from Maryland).

Rivals charges him because the Twenty seventh-ranked exterior linebacker and the Twelfth-ranked recruit from Maryland — holding a 5.8 Rivals Ranking.

With official visits deliberate for Pitt (June 1-3), Virginia Tech (June 9) and Duke (June 23), Williams is a recruit that Pitt ought to push arduous to commit earlier than leaving.

Davion Pritchard — 6-foot-1, 165-pound three-star cornerback from Fitch Excessive College in Youngstown, Ohio

Pritchard is among the extra under-the-radar recruits amongst Pitt’s official guests not simply this weekend however all through the spring.

He holds Energy 5 affords from Boston Faculty, Kentucky, Maryland and Pitt, together with affords from the likes of Akron, Ball State, Bowling Inexperienced, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Japanese Michigan, Kent State, Miami (Oh.), Ohio, Temple, Toledo, Western Michigan and Youngstown State.

247Sports charges Pritchard because the 118th-ranked cornerback and the 63rd-ranked recruit from Ohio. Neither Rivals nor On3 have rated him but.

Pitt simply prolonged him a suggestion about two weeks in the past, so the connection is new however definitely rising.

Photograph courtesy of Reggie Powers’ Twitter account.

Reggie Powers III —  6-foot-1, 195-pound four-star security from Centerville Excessive in Dayton, Ohio

Pitt could not have provided Powers as early as different faculties, however the teaching workers has been speaking to him constantly since his sophomore season. And it’s been on daily basis for some time now.

He holds affords from 30 packages, however he’s narrowed his high 5 to simply Ohio State, Cincinnati, Pitt, Northwestern and Michigan State.

247Sports charges Powers because the 578th-ranked recruit within the class (Fifty fifth-ranked security and the Nineteenth-ranked recruit from Ohio). On3 is even larger on Powers, ranking him because the Thirty fourth-ranked security and the Twelfth-ranked recruit from Ohio.

Rivals hasn’t rated Powers but, however he does maintain a 5.6 Rivals Ranking.

Powers has already made his first official go to to Northwestern earlier this month, and he has officers lined up for Pitt (June 1-3), Michigan State (June Sep 11), Cincinnati (June 16-18) and Ohio State (June 22-24).

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Wofford, West Virginia, Boston School Kickoff Time and TV Channels Introduced




It appeared as if Pitt was proof against midday kickoffs final season, and that’s already the case for the 2023 season.

We already know that Pitt-Notre Dame will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, and now we all know three extra instances which have been set for the 2023 season.

Pitt will kick off its season at dwelling towards Wofford at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 and two weeks later, it’s going to journey to Morgantown for a 7:30 p.m. primetime kickoff below the lights towards West Virginia.

Pitt-Wofford is scheduled to be broadcast on ACC Community, and Pitt-West Virginia is scheduled to be broadcast on ABC.

The time and TV channel for Pitt’s week 2 sport towards Cincinnati has not been introduced but, however Pitt’s Thursday night time sport towards Boston School on Nov. 16 is about for a 7 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.

So, it seems that Pitt may have yet one more season chock filled with noon and prime matchups, which doesn’t even embrace potential video games towards Florida State or Syracuse at Yankee Stadium.

2023 Schedule:

Week 1: Saturday, Sept. 2 – Wofford at Acrisure Stadium — 3:30 p.m. on ACC Community

Week 2: Saturday, Sept. 9 – Cincinnati at Acrisure Stadium — TBD

Week 3: Saturday, Sept. 16 — West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium — 7:30 p.m. on ABC

Week 4: Saturday, Sept. 23 – North Carolina at Acrisure Stadium — TBD

Week 5: Saturday, Sept. 30 — Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium — TBD

Week 6: Saturday, Oct. 7 – Bye Week

Week 7: Saturday, Oct. 14 – Louisville at Acrisure Stadium — TBD

Week 8: Saturday, Oct. 21 – Wake Forest at Truist Stadium — TBD

Week 9: Saturday, Oct. 28 – Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium — 3:30 p.m. on NBC

Week 10: Saturday, Nov. 4 – Florida State at Acrisure Stadium — TBD

Week 11: Saturday, Nov. 11 – Syracuse at Yankee Stadium — TBD

Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 16 – Boston School at Acrisure Stadium — 7 p.m. on ESPN

Week 13: Saturday, Nov. 25 – Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium — TBD

For the complete ACC first three weeks part:

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