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FINAL SCOREBOARD: WPIAL Boys Soccer playoffs 1st round

32 games!
That’s right — the WPIAL boys soccer playoffs are here — and today the madness began with 32 games.
With each classification from 1A to 4A with its round of 16 action.

8:36 p.m. – here’s my interview with Pine Richland’s coach, Jon Connor, and the game’s hero, Rams forward Nico Marsh, who scored both goals, including the game winner in overtime.

8:30 p.m. – 
Here’s my post game interview with Upper St. Clair’s Uwe Schneider, after his team went on the road to beat Plum, 2-1 in OT.

7:37 p.m. — and here’s the final scoreboard: 

WPIAL Class 4A Playoffs: First Round


4 pm
Allderdice vs.  Seneca Valley at Seneca Valley
 Seneca Valley, 1-0
5 pm
Connellsville vs.  North Allegheny at North Allegheny High School
 North Allegheny, 1-0, OT
5 pm
Fox Chapel vs.  Peters Township at Peters Township
 Peters Twp, 2-0
3 pm
Pine-Richland vs.  Central Catholic at Plum
 Pine-Richland, 2-1, OT
1 pm
Upper St. Clair vs.  Plum at Plum
 Upper St. Clair, 2-1, OT
3 pm
Butler vs.  Penn-Trafford at Norwin
 Butler, 2-1
5 pm
Canon-McMillan vs.  Norwin
at Norwin
 Canon-Mac, 2-1, OT
3 pm
Mt. Lebanon vs.  Franklin Regional at Franklin Regional
 Franklin Regional, 2-1

WPIAL Class 3A Playoffs: First Round


3 pm
Ambridge vs.  Knoch at Mars
 Knoch, 1-0
1 pm
Blackhawk vs.  Mars at Mars
 Blackhawk, 3-1
3 pm
Thomas Jefferson vs.  Montour
at Montour
Montour 5-0
3 pm
West Mifflin vs.  West Allegheny at West Allegheny
 W. Allegheny, 9-0
3 pm
Hampton vs.  Belle Vernon at Belle Vernon
Belle Vernon, 4-1
1 pm
Indiana vs.  Ringgold at Belle Vernon
 Indiana, 1-0
1 pm
Laurel Highlands vs.  South Fayette at South Fayette
 South Fayette, 5-0
5 pm
Trinity vs.  Chartiers Valley
at Chartiers Valley High School
 Char Valley, 5-0

WPIAL Class 2A Playoffs: First Round


1 pm
Beaver Area vs.  Keystone Oaks at West Allegheny
 Beaver Area, 5-1
3 pm
Shady Side Academy vs.  South Park at South Park
 SSA, 5-2
1 pm
Brownsville vs.  Deer Lakes at Chartiers Valley High School
 Deer Lakes, 5-0
1 pm
Elizabeth Forward vs.  Mount Pleasant at Norwin
 Mt. Pleasant, 5-1
3 pm
Riverside vs.  Freeport
at North Allegheny High School
 Riverside, 6-1
3 pm
Central Valley vs.  Charleroi
at Peters Township
 Central Valley, 6-0
1 pm
Obama Academy vs.  Waynesburg Central
at South Park
 Waynesburg, 6-5
2 pm
McGuffey vs.  Quaker Valley
at Quaker Valley
 Q. Valley, 7-0

WPIAL Class 1A Playoffs: First Round


1 pm
Riverview vs.  Sewickley Academy at Montour
 Riverview 2-1
12 pm
Trinity Christian vs.  Freedom at Quaker Valley
 Freedom, 8-2
1 pm
Chartiers-Houston vs.  Greensburg Central Catholic at Peters Township
 GCC, 3-1
1 pm
Monessen vs.  Winchester Thurston at Franklin Regional
Winchester Thurston, 3-0
2 pm
Quigley Catholic vs.  Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
at Seneca Valley
 CWNC, 10-0
1 pm
Serra Catholic vs.  Springdale
at North Allegheny High School
 Springdale, 4-0
3 pm
Avonworth vs.  Seton LaSalle at Chartiers Valley High School
 Seton LaSalle, 3-1
3 pm
Our Lady of Sacred Heart vs. Bentworth
at South Fayette


7:35 p.m. — final game score coming in now — defending boys 2A champs, North Allegheny survive a scare from 15-seed Connellsville, win in 2OT. It was Lehigh-bound Josh Luchini with the game winner.
7:24 p.m. – We’ve got video of C-M’s game-winner — gotta love the Twitterverse.
And check out C-M’s coach, Larry Fingers, walking away to let his player celebrate the moment.

7:12 p.m. – Big Macs pull it out…
FINAL: Canon-McMillan 2 Norwin 1. Big Macs score with 1:38 left in OT.
Looks like Canon-McMillan’s Tommy Samosky scores off corner kick.
6:46 p.m. – another game going to OT…

6:44 p.m. – Defending WPIAL 4A champs North Allegheny in a dogfight with — Connellsville. Will we see another 2 seed lose to a 15??

6:43 p.m. – Norwin 1 Canon Macmillan 1. Jacob Nebinsky with a rocket shot from 35 yards out ties the score with 6:35 2nd half.
6:21 p.m. – Fox Chapel feeling the wrath of Peters Township attack — and another goal today from distance…

5:58 p.m. – HALFTIME: Peters: 1 Fox Chapel: 0
5:08 p.m. – GOAL – Nico Marsh — Pine Richland wins in OT.
Pine Richland wins it 2-1 over Central Catholic with 6:27 left in 1st OT
Nico Marsh bends it in from left side for his second goal of the game.
I’m heading down to the field to talk to the hero.
5:07 p.m. — UPSET ALERT. A 15 seed just beat a 2 seed.

4:55 p.m. – Everyone here at Plum getting money’s worth today.. We’re heading to another OT game.  Pine Richland 1 Central Catholic 1
4:47 p.m. – Yes — lightning strikes twice, another game with the team trailing 1-0 late finds equalizer from distance.  This just happened as Central ties it up with only five minutes remaining in the game.

3:50 p.m. – Pine Richland’s Nico Marsh puts in the go-ahead goal near the end of the half to give the Rams the 1-0 lead right before half.
3:07 p.m. – some early finals:

  • Greensburg Central Catholic 3 Chartiers-Houston 1
  • Mt. Pleasant 5 Elizabeth Forward 1
  • Springdale 4, Serra 0
  • Mt. Pleasant 5 Elizabeth Forward 1
  • Deer Lakes 5. Brownsville 0

3:05 p.m. – GOAL Upper St. Clair with the game winner — with 3:27 left in 1st OT.
@USCHSsoccer Christopher Lloyd puts it through after through ball — and Plum keeper is off line. 89′ (3:47 left in 1OT) #WPIAL
2:58 p.m. – Plum and USC are battling hard into OT now…
2:57 p.m. — a real wild one just ended at South Park…

2:45 p.m. – Equalizer! Plum’s Jordan Floyd rips a shot into the upper right corner from about 30 yards. My goodness! We’re all level here.
2:35 p.m. – I’ve arrived at Plum High School — and currently Upper St. Clair with a 1-0 lead on Plum, with about 16 minutes left in the match.
1:02 p.m. –– a goal, 30 seconds in!

Boys schedule for the WPIAL playoffs is as follows:

  • Round of 16 games:  Saturday, October 21
  • Quarterfinals: Wednesday, October 25
  • Semifinals: Saturday, October 28
  • Finals: Thursday, November 2 – Saturday, November 4

Girls playoff games will begin Monday.
So, here’s the set-up.
Below and for each round, I’ll post a live file like this with a scoreboard, and I’ll do my best to keep up throughout the day.
If you have any scores, goals, highlights, tweets, final results or even pictures/videos — please share them with us.
I will be updating this page all day long — reposting tweets, pictures or anything else pertient and into the evening/Sunday with results and other tidbits, with the latest information at the top of the page.
Feel free to send along to me by email at, send me tweets at @pghsoccerscribe or message me via Pittsburgh Soccer Report Facebook page.
At this point, it looks like I am heading to Plum High School to check out parts of the what looks to be a fantastic double header of boys 4A action including Plum vs Upper St. Clair (1 p.m. kickoff) and Central Catholic vs Pine Richland (3 p.m.).
All boys classification brackets can be found on Pittsburgh Soccer Report’s High School page. 

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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