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WPIAL Soccer Quarterfinals: 'Badass' Girls Resume Playoff Action Wednesday

On Tuesday, the United States Women’s National Team, including Pine-Richland grad Meghan Klingenberg, were honored at the White House for winning their third World Cup title.
The ceremony became a forum for Obama to applaud the USWNT for doing thier part to promote and lead the growth of participation in sports for girls.  President Obama was introduced by 13-year-old Ayla Ludlow, who read a letter she wrote to the president in which she described her brother mocking girls for playing sports.
and then Obama applauded the USWNT for their achievements that have inspired many young girls, and making this ‘badass’ comment…

We don’t have to look too far to see some ‘badass’ action by girls soccer players, as tonight in our region, the top Girls high school teams will be back at it trying to advance in the playoffs with aspirations of getting to Highmark Stadium for a shot at a WPIAL championship.
Here’s the list of the 12 quarterfinal games in the three WPIAL classifications.  Winners will advance to the semifinals to be played on Monday.  Pittsburgh Soccer Report will be providing scores and brief recaps tonight after the action.
8 pm      Plum vs.  Norwin at Gateway
8 pm      Peters Township vs.  Seneca Valley at Canon-McMillan
8 pm      Fox Chapel vs.  Canon-McMillan at Chartiers Valley High School
8 pm      Mt. Lebanon vs.  Upper St. Clair at Baldwin
8 pm      Waynesburg Central vs.  Mars at Mars
8 pm      Belle Vernon vs.  Central Valley at Peters Township
6 pm      Highlands vs.  South Park at Baldwin
6 pm      Mount Pleasant vs.  South Fayette at Canon-McMillan
6 pm      South Allegheny vs.  Freedom at Chartiers Valley High School
6 pm      New Brighton vs.  Charleroi at Peters Township
6 pm      Sewickley Academy vs.  Greensburg Central Catholic at Gateway
6 pm      Vincentian Academy  vs.  Shady Side Academy at Mars

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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