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Girls #WPIAL Soccer Quarterfinals (Thurs 10/27) Sites/Times Set


Avonworth girls celebrate winning a penalty kick shootout vs Derry in Monday’s Rd of 16. They will now take on top seeded Freedom on Thursday at Mars (Photo courtesy Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) 

Girls WPIAL quarterfinal games will be played Thursday, October 27.    Locations and times are listed below.
One note I wanted to mention, with the addition of a fourth classification, Girls teams are adjusting to a different schedule than in the past.  According to the WPIAL brackets, girls teams that advance this week will have to grind out playing three games in six days (playing Monday, Thursday, Saturday schedule), with just one day between the quarterfinals and semifinals.  The boys at least have extra days between each game (playing Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday schedule) through the first three rounds.
I am sure that WPIAL tournament officials had to work around field availability and other logistical challenges, it seems like it would have worked better to move the Girls semifinal games to Monday, as had been done in the past with the boys, but I am not sure if the WPIAL were concerned about conflicts with Halloween night.
Although fitness shouldn’t be too much of an issue at this point in the season, quality depth of rosters and injuries could test the girls teams and be factor as the week progresses.
For  1st round (Round of 16) coverage in each classification including scores along with recaps/interviews from Yough-Quaker Valley and Mt. Lebanon/Plum, CLICK HERE.


  • Norwin vs Upper St. Clair 8 p.m. at Elizabeth Forward
  • Fox Chapel vs Pine Richland 8 p.m. at Mars
  • Mt. Lebanon vs Penn Trafford 6 p.m. at Elizabeth Forward
  • Canon-McMillan vs Seneca Valley 8 p.m. at Moon


  • South Fayette vs Montour 6 p.m. at Moon
  • Ambridge vs Mars 8 p.m. at Hampton
  • South Park vs Hampton 6 p.m. at Canon-McMillan
  • Moon vs Thomas Jefferson 8 p.m. at Canon McMillan


  • Freedom vs Avonworth 6 p.m. at Mars
  • Freeport vs Yough  6 p.m. at Fox Chapel
  • Highlands vs Valley 8 p.m. at Deer Lakes
  • Waynesburg vs Charleroi 8 p.m. at Peters Twp


  • Greensburg Central Catholic vs Riverside 6 p.m. at Hampton
  • Vincentian vs OLSH 6 p.m. at Deer Lakes
  • South Side Beaver vs Bentworth 6 p.m. at Peters Twp
  • Shady Side Academy vs Carlynton 8 p.m. at Fox Chapel


SEMIFINALS – Saturday, Oct. 29

3RD PLACE Games – Wednesday, Nov. 2

FINALS – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-5 – Highmark Stadium


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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