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FINAL SCOREBOARD: PIAA girls soccer championship, first-round

Photo courtesy Ed Thompson

No time for rest, as 11 WPIAL teams will be hoping to make a run at the PIAA Soccer Championship and getting to Hershey as first-round games begin tonight.

Only one defending PIAA champion from the WPIAL has returned to the girls field, and that’s Shady Side Academy in Class 1A.  The first game will start at 3:30 p.m. when Class 4A runner-up, Peters Twp takes on Erie McDowell at Dollinger Field in Erie.

See below for results, full schedule of girls games and updates.


WPIAL FINAL SCOREBOARD  (When games go final, we’ll update the results here)

4A – Peters Twp 3, Erie McDowell 1

4A – Seneca Valley 1, Central Dauphin 1 (Seneca Valley wins 3-2 on PKs)

3A – Mars 2, Manheim Central 0

3A – Oakland Catholic 3, Holidaysburg 1

3A – Hampton 3, Hickory 1

2A – South Park 3, Somerset 0

2A – Mercyhurst Prep 2, Avonworth 1 

2A – Bedford 4, Hopewell 2 

1A – Freedom 7, Rockwood 0

1A – Shady Side 2, Windber 0

1A – Bentworth 5, Brockway 2



Ed Thompson will be at Fairview (Avonworth vs Mercyhurst Prep)

Ed Rosensteel will be at Slippery Rock (Hampton vs Hickory)






A little bit more on Bentworth’s historic win tonight…

7:40 – Avonworth first WPIAL team to lose tonight.

7:35 – Hampton scores again!

7:29 –


6:55 –


6:45 – After Friday’s loss in WPIAL final, Mars girls bounce back with a win tonight, over Manheim Central.

Goals by C. Wroblewski & T. Hamlett and a shutout by Claire Valentine! Mars will play the winner of Blue Mountain/Little Flower on Sat,

6:40 – Hampton equalizes.


6:35 – Updates from Ed R at Slippery Rock starting to come in…

5:45 – Halftime score –  Bentworth 3 Brockway 2

5:07 – First final score of evening…

4:51 – Peters now up 3-1!

4:47 – Peters takes the lead, 2-1

4:22 – HALFTIME – Peters Twp 1, Erie McDowell 1

4:15 – GOAL – PETERS TWP ties it up.

Natalie Daube rips a shot that bounces in. 1-1 Peters Township and McDowell with 9:39 left in the first half.

4:04 – Kylee Cross, the hero of the State College subregional, makes a nice move and rips a shot into back of net to give Erie the 1-0 lead.

4:02 – Erie McDowell strikes first.

3:30 pm – First up on the docket:  Peters Twp girls vs Erie McDowell



PIAA Past Champions / Runner-ups 

All first round games to be played Tuesday, November 6th (see full schedule dates below)

BOLD – indicates WPIAL school



Brockway at Bentworth – 5 pm – at Dubois

Freedom (WPIAL champs) vs Rockwood – 5 pm – at Mars

Shady Side Academy vs Windber – 8 pm – at Somerset



South Park (WPIAL champs) vs Somerset – 5 pm at Moon

Avonworth vs Mercyhurst Prep – 5:30 pm – at Fairview

Bedford vs Hopewell – 6 pm at Windber



Mars vs Manheim Central – 5 pm – at Lebanon

Hickory vs Hampton – 6 pm – at Slippery Rock

Oakland Catholic (WPIAL champs) vs Hollidaysburg Area – 7 pm – Norwin


Erie McDowell vs. Peters Township – 3:30 pm – at Dollinger Field (Erie)

Seneca Valley (WPIAL Champs) vs Central Dauphin – 7 pm – at Hempfield


PIAA Championship Schedule

Quarterfinals – Saturday, November 10 (sites & times TBA)

Semifinals – Tuesday, November 13 (sites & times TBA)

Finals – Friday & Saturday, November 17 (teams/times TBA)

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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