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WPIAL boys soccer rankings (September 15)

Quaker Valley remains second in Class 2A, in our mid-September rankings (file photo from Ed Thompson)

We’re about a quarter of the way through the short high school season, and it’s time to look at which teams are leading the pack in WPIAL boys soccer — and some of their key results too.

Class 4A Overall Section Preseason Ranking Key results
Norwin 8-0-1 5-0-1 N/R Draw vs Plum (1-1); win vs Seneca Valley (1-0)
Seneca Valley 7-1-0 6-0-0 1 Wins vs N.Allegheny (3-2), Fox Chapel (3-0); Loss vs Norwin (0-1)
Mt. Lebanon 5-1-1 5-0-0 N/R Wins vs Canon-Mac (2-0), Peters (3-1); loss vs Fleetwood (1-2);
Upper St. Clair 5-0-2 3-0-2 N/R Draws vs Canon-Mac (1-1), Peters (0-0); win vs Baldwin (2-1)
Plum 7-0-1 5-0-1 N/R Wins vs Connellsville (5-2); Central Catholic (3-2); Draw vs Norwin (1-1)
Dropped out: Canon McMillan, Connellsville, Fox Chapel, North Allegheny
Class 3A Overall Section Preseason Ranking Key results
Franklin Regional 6-0-1 5-0-1 1 Draw vs Thomas Jefferson (1-1); win vs (4A) Peters (3-0); (4A) Gateway (5-0)
South Fayette 7-1-0 4-1-0 3 Loss vs Franklin Reg (0-3); wins vs West Allegheny (2-1), Thomas Jefferson (2-0)
Mars 7-1-0 6-0-0 5 Loss vs (4A) Upper St. Clair (0-2); win vs (4A) Pine-Richland (4-1)
Moon 7-1-0 5-0-0 4 win vs West Allegheny (1-0); Loss vs (2A) North Catholic (4-5)
Belle Vernon 8-0-0 5-0-0 N/R Wins vs Ringgold (2-1); Elizabeth Forward (3-2)
Dropped out: West Allegheny
Class 2A Overall Section Preseason Ranking Key results
Shady Side Academy 6-0-0 6-0-0 1 wins vs Freeport (1-0), Mt. Pleasant (3-0)
Quaker Valley 6-2-0 6-0-0 3 wins vs Exter (2-0), North Catholic (3-0); losses (3A) W.Allegheny (3-1)/Fleetwood (3-2)
Deer Lakes 6-2-0 6-0-0 2 wins vs Mt. Pleasant (2-0), Freeport (5-2); losses Erie Cath Prep / N. Hills (1-2)
South Park 6-1-0 5-0-0 N/R Loss to (3A) West Mifflin (1-2); wins vs Keystone Oaks (3-0)/Beaver (2-1)
Charleroi 6-0-0 5-0-0 5 wins vs Beth Center (3-0), Waynesburg Central (6-1)
Dropped out: North Catholic
Class 1A Overall Section Preseason Ranking Key results
Greensburg Central Catholic 4-1-1 4-0-0 2 loss vs N. Catholic (1-4); win vs Winchester Thurston (2-1); draw Kiski Sch (1-1)
Avonworth 8-1-0 5-1-0 1 loss to Springdale (0-2); win Carlynton (3-2), Riverview (3-0)
Winchester Thurston 5-1-0 4-1-0 3 loss to GCC (1-2); win vs Seton LaSalle (4-0)
Springdale 5-2-0 4-1-0 5 win vs Avonworth (2-0); Losses (2A) Burrell (0-2), Carlynton (1-2)
Seton-LaSalle 4-2-1 4-0-1 4 loss to W.Thurston (0-4); draw vs Bish Canevin (2-2)
Dropped out: no one

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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