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FINAL SCOREBOARD: PIAA Soccer Championship Friday

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PIAA Soccer – Championship Friday

HersheyPark Stadium, Hershey, PA

Boys 3A – West Allegheny 4, Strath Haven  0- FINAL

Boys 1A – Millville 2, Avonworth 0 – FINAL

Girls 1A – Southern Columbia 3, Freedom 2, OT – FINAL

Of the three WPIAL teams that will play for a PIAA soccer title on Friday, none have ever won a State Championship, and only one have made it to the finals (West Allegheny boys in 2013).


8:40 – a quick look at West Allegheny’s four goals. Three of those coming from its leader, Nathan Dragisich. What a performance (three goals and an assist for the Duquesne University recruit.



8:25 – That’s it’s — it’s over — West Allegheny wins the Boys 3A title in convincing fashion — 4-0 over Strath Haven.

8:15 – two more goals come in the second half for the Indians, who’ve been dominating this match.

8:13 – GOAL West Allegheny now lead 4-0!

Nathan Dragisich completes the hat trick after a nice cross from Gabe Haines.

7:43 – GOAL –  West Allegheny: now lead 3-0!

Strath Haven’s Vincent Palermo takes down West A’s Jonathan Amos in the box, and Nate Dragisich buries the penalty kick with 32:05. Second goal for ND.

7:20 – GOAL! West A takes a two-goal lead.

Wow — what presence by Nate Dragisich to put ball down on quick restart — then bends his free kick into the net in the upper right corner.

6:59 – GOAL! West Allegheny leads in the 20th minute. Antonio Fiordilino heads home a free kick from Nathan Dragisich.


6:00 – Villa has held on to win the Girls 3A title. The West A game should be starting on time — right around 6:35 p.m.

5:45 – here’s score in the non-WPIAL game (Girls 3A) as for the first time in three years we’ll have a new champion in this classification as Moon captured crowns in both 2016 and 2017.

4:50 –

3:12 – FINAL – Millville beats Avonworth, 2-0, to capture PIAA Boys 2A crown.

2:55 – GOAL – Millville – 2-0

Millville’s Griffin Bower gets loose on a breakaway.

2:35 – GOAL – Millville goes up 1-0 (43′)

Eli Klinger gets the score early in the second half, and the Quakers lead Avonworth, 1-0

Another game, another watch party at a WPIAL school…

2:30 – Avonworth and Millville are still scoreless at the half

Some post-game reaction from Girls 1A final:

1:25 – Southern Columbia wins it in OT.

Sami Palacz scored the game winner. WPIAL champions Freedom season ends as PIAA runner-up.

1:05 – still tied in 1st OT. 2-2

12:50 – Going to OT! Freedom 2, So. Columbia 2

80 minutes of soccer won’t decide the first game. Just like Tuesday night, Freedom has seen 1-0 and 2-1 leads disappear. Now, much like Tuesday, can they get the game-winner in OT?

12:41 – GOAL – So. Columbia! 2-2!

We’re tied again. This time it’s Maggie Morrison from long range in the 73rd minute!

12:35 – GOAL – Freedom takes the 2-1 lead.

Again with a go-ahead goal, it’s Michaela Watkins!

12:33 – GOAL – So. Columbia ties it. 1-1

Morgan Marks with the goal.

12:25 – Freedom’s Myla Sharpless has a goal that was waved off on an offside call.

11:45 – HALFTIME – Freedom still leads 1-0.

Another note on Jayden Sharpless. The freshman has scored her 64th goal of the season, and 7th of the playoffs.

11:34 – A watch party at Freedom area middle school…

11:27 – GOAL – Jayden Sharpless with a terrific strike from 30 yards out to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.


PCN will have coverage of the PIAA Soccer Championships. The championships will air LIVE on November 16 at 11 AM on cable or streamed on the PCN App.


Social Media: @pcntv, #PIAAonPCN


Girls 1A – Freedom (21-3) vs Southern Columbia (19-4-1), 11 a.m.

PREVIEW: Freedom girls bring potent attack to PIAA girls 1A soccer final

Boys 1A – Avonworth vs Millvale (1:30 p.m.)

PREVIEW: Avonworth look to complete unbeaten season in PIAA 1A boys soccer final

Boys 3A – West Allegheny vs Strath Haven (6:30 p.m.)

PREVIEW: First-ever PIAA state title is final challenge for West Allegheny boys:

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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