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High School Season Kicks Off: Marshall Makes Debut With QV

High school teams begin their season Friday setting their sights on Highmark Stadium, where the WPIAL finals will be played again this year.

High school teams begin their season Friday setting their sights on Highmark Stadium, where the WPIAL finals will be played again this year.

In Western Pennsylvania, soccer season will officially kickoff on Friday, as a handful of boys and girls high school teams get their seasons going with non-section and preseason tournament action.
In the spotlight on the boys side will be a trio of Western PA teams hosting the East-West Classic at Highmark Stadium. Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair will take on fellow AAA opponents Fleetwood and Wilson, while Quaker Valley faces Exeter Township.
It will mark the high school coaching debut of former Pittsburgh Riverhounds defender Andrew Marshall as he takes over the Quakers after Gene Klein retired in the offseason.
On the girls side, we’ll be seeing some good neighboring school rivalries renewed including the battle for bragging rights between Fox Chapel at Shady Side Academy, Allegheny Valley foes — Freeport at St. Joseph, and East-End schools — Obama Academy and Ellis School.
The full-slate of Friday games is listed below.
Pittsburgh Soccer Report plans on covering a featured High School Game of the Week in the early part of the season — and will announce those games in the next few days.
Tournament: East-West Classic (at Highmark Stadium)
5 p.m. Fleetwood vs Mt. Lebanon
6:30 p.m. Wilson (West Lawn) vs Upper St. Clair
8 p.m. Exeter Township vs Quaker Valley
Indiana Tournament
Punxsutawney vs Indiana
Holidaysburg vs DuBois
Intersection Kickoff Tournament
Seneca Valley vs Norwin
Baldwin vs Chartiers Valley
Shaler Tournament
Obama Academy vs Shaler
Plum vs Knoch
Brashear at Fox Chapel
Carrick at Riverview
Eden Christian at Aquinas Academy
Hampton at Gateway
Mercyhurst Prep at Seton La Salle
Sewickley Academy at Peters Township
Trinity Christian at Quigley Catholic
Indiana Tournament
Holidaysburg vs Derry Area
Saltsburg vs Indiana
South Hills Tournament
Mercyhurst Prep vs Mt. Lebanon
North Hills vs South Park
Allderdice at Woodland Hills
Bethel Park at Montour
Chartiers Valley at Seneca Valley
Fox Chapel at Shady Side Academy
Freeport at St. Joseph
Gateway at Hempfield
Kiski Area at Norwin
Mohawk at Sewickley Academy
Oakland Catholic at Williamsport
Obama Academy at Ellis School
Pine Richland at Knoch
Quigley Catholic at Eden Christian

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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