It was Ahrens who scored the winning goal for Wood in a 3-2, double-overtime victory over Conestoga in the semifinal Wednesday night at West Chester East.
Verrelle said she's glad to have been in a state-title game.
"I remember I was very nervous," she said, "but once I started playing, I was OK. I'm going into this game confident, and I'm hoping everyone sees that."
Wood has been a PIAA member only since the Catholic League joined the association two years ago. La Salle was the first Catholic League school to win a PIAA championship last December, in football.
The Vikings will face a Peters Township team that's not unfamiliar with the soccer finals. This will be the Indians' second appearance in the title game in three years. They finished runner-up to Conestoga in 2008.
This season, Peters Township is 23-2 under fourth-year coach Pat Vereb. The losses have come against Mercyhurst Prep, which played South Park on Friday night for the state Class AA title. Mercyhurst is the District 10 champ.
Peters Township rallied to beat Norwin, 3-1, in the semifinals. Freshman sensation Veronica Latsko scored two of the goals, giving her 34 for the season.
"So many girls have played a part in this," Vereb said. "We have six sophs and a freshman who have made big contributions."
Other key players are senior Brittany Hoffmann and juniors Taylor Daerr and Brooke Smith.
The Vikings (23-1) can counter Latsko in the scoring department with junior Kelsey Celline. Other key players for Wood are freshman goalie Deanna Messner, Ahrens, Hunter Filippo, Rachel Friend, Pierson, and Verrelle.
The Vikings have a 23-game winning streak. They haven't lost since a 2-1 setback to Central Bucks South on Sept. 3.
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