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Photo Gallery: Greensburg Central Catholic wins round one vs section rival Winchester Thurston, 3-2

Photo Gallery: Greensburg Central Catholic wins round one vs section rival Winchester Thurston, 3-2

A year ago, Greensburg Central Catholic and Winchester Thurston battled four times. The WPIAL Boys Class 1A section rivals split the regular season series, then GCC won the WPIAL title at Highmark Stadium. Winchester returned the favor with a win in the PIAA playoffs.

They were back at it again on Tuesday night in Greensburg, and Pittsburgh Soccer Now‘s Ed Thompson was there to capture some of the action.

Winchester took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but the Centurions stormed back with three goals to take command of the contest, then holding on for the 3-2 win.

The teams will meet again on Monday at Winchester Thurston.

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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).

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