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Key dates in WPIAL/PIAA 2019 soccer season

For those who follow the high school soccer competition closely, you may want to bookmark this post. With the season beginning later this week, here are some key dates to mark on your calendars.

WPIAL / PIAA Schedule & Key DatesPreview Changes (opens in a new tab)

  • Friday, August 30                                     regular season begins
  • Wednesday, October 16                          regular season ends / WPIAL playoff brackets revealed
  • WPIAL Playoffs
    • First Round (Boys)              Saturday, October 19
    • First Round (Girls)              Monday, October 21
    • Quarterfinals (Boys)            Wednesday, October 23
    • Quarterfinals (Girls)             Thursday, October 24
    • Semifinals (Boys)                 Saturday, October 26
    • Semifinals (Girls)                  Monday, October 28
  • WPIAL Championships (Highmark Stadium)
    • October 31 – November 2
  • PIAA playoffs
    • First Round  …..Tuesday, November 5
    • Quarterfinals ……Saturday, November 9
    • Semi-Finals ….. Tuesday, November 12
  • PIAA Championships (Hershey)
    • 2A & 4A Boys & Girls……. Friday, November 15
    • 1A & 3A Boys & Girls…. Saturday, November 16

This season Pittsburgh Soccer Now plans to stay on top of the WPIAL scene throughout the regular season with coverage of a few featured matches, ongoing news, a weekly notebook and nightly scoreboard blog with the latest updates.

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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).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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