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PIAA boys soccer tournament brackets released

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It’s official — the brackets are out for the PIAA (State) playoff tournament. There are 11 WPIAL boys teams that have qualified for the PIAA’s will begin play on Tuesday.

Here is the schedule for the first round, by classification.

WPIAL schools are in bold.

All games will be played on Tuesday, November 5.

Class 1A

7:30 p.m.   Winchester Thurston vs Bishop Carroll (at Holidaysburg)

8 p.m.   Springdale vs Brockway (at Clearfield)

8 p.m.   Greensburg CC vs Iroquois (at Hampton)


Class 2A

6 p.m.    Deer Lakes vs Juniata (at Bald Eagle)

7:30 p.m.  Mercyhurst Prep vs Shady Side Academy (at Erie, Hagerty Family Events Center)

8 p.m.   Quaker Valley vs Fairview (at Mars)


Class 3A

7:30 p.m.   Blackhawk vs Cathedral Prep (at Fairview)

7:30 p.m.   West Allegheny vs Holidaysburg (at Altoona)

8 p.m.   Franklin Regional vs Bradford (at North Allegheny)


Class 4A

5:30 p.m.    Mt. Lebanon vs Altoona (at Holidaysburg)

6 p.m.   Canon-McMillan vs Palmyra (at Greensburg Salem)


PIAA Boys Soccer Tournament Schedule

    • 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



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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