It was an up-and-down Saturday for remaining WPIAL teams.
For the second time in five days, I trekked to Central Pennsylvania to Chambersburg for PIAA soccer playoff action.
While a 3-hour drive, it provided a first-class facility and a spectacular view of the Appalachian Mountains.
Saturday’s results wasn’t as good for the Fox Chapel boys, losing a very well-played game to Springfield Delco, 2-1.
Here’s my complete game story for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
On the girls side, I had a chance to see the Norwin girls continue on, rolling past Downingtown West in convincing fashion, 3-0, as Lexi Kolano’s two goals and assist helped the Knights cruise to their 24th win without a loss.
Here’s my post-game interview with Norwin’s head coach Lauren Czabor.
Norwin will meet Upper St. Clair, who defeated Central Bucks South, 2-1, in what Panthers Head Coach Dave Gray called “a bizarre game” that was decided on a bad bounce, from a long throw-in, resulting in an own goal with less than two minutes left in the second overtime.
Gray described his team’s 2-1 win that was decided on an own goal in the second overtime one word.
“Perseverance,” said Gray.
“It was a bizarre game. Lots of ups and downs. In the end, we found a wayl
The complete rundown of WPIAL teams’ results can be found below, as among the most notable — Greensburg Central Catholic girls lost their first Class A game since 2013, falling to Karns City 3-2.
In head-to-head action between WPIAL teams, Seneca Valley boys avenged an earlier loss in WPIAL semifinals to beat Canon-McMillan 1-0, in Class AAA.
The complete scoreboard of WPIAL results are below:
Seneca Valley 1 Canon McMillan 0
Springfield Delco 2 Fox Chapel 1
Susquehannock 1 South Fayette 0
South Park 2 Mars 0
Bishop McCort 2 Seton LaSalle 1
Sewickley Academy 4 Mercyhurst Prep 3
Upper St. Clair 2 Central Bucks South 1 (2OT)
Norwin 3 Downingtown West 0
Villa Maria (Erie) 2. South Park 1
Loyalsock Township 1. Charleroi 0
Karns City 3 Greensburg Central Catholic 0