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WPIAL Boys Soccer Scoreboard (10/14/2020): Numerous section champs crowned

Photo courtesy of Ed Thompson

It’s the final week of the regular season so that means there are numerous matches with significant postseason implications and section titles at stake.

Among those, was our second Featured Game this week, as Matt Popchock and Ed Thompson were in Russelton to catch Deer Lakes vs Shady Side Academy.

UPDATE: The Lancers came away with 2-0 win, on the strength of Michael Sullivan’s brace.  Look for Matt’s game recap along with Ed’s photos and our postgame interview with Deer Lakes’ Dan Yates.

UPDATE: In addition, a little bit of news coming out of the WPIAL meeting tonight about the upcoming playoffs: we’ve learned that highest seeded teams in boys and girls soccer players will be hosting matches through semifinal round

Other key final scores:  

CLASS 2A, Section 1:  North Catholic 3, Quaker Valley 2

Time Teams

WPIAL Class 4A Section 1 (4A)

Seneca Valley (8-1-1) has the upper hand heading into the final week after beating NA the other night. Butler (7-3-1) upended Seneca Valley, 2-1, in their previous meeting. With a win tonight, Seneca can wrap-up another section title. 

FINAL Seneca Valley 2, Butler 0 
FINAL Fox Chapel 2, Pine-Richland 0 
FINAL North Allegheny 7,  North Hills 0 

WPIAL Class 4A Section 2 (4A)

The ‘Big South’ section as I’d like to refer to, schedule this season has been on nights when the boys schedule is lighter (this week — Tuesday & Thursday). On Tuesday, Peters Twp. (9-1-1) finally were beaten by Upper St. Clair  (7-3-1). While Canon-McMillan (6-3-1) beat Bethel Park (2-7-1), 3-0.

On Thursday, Canon-Mac takes on Peters, Baldwin (5-5) faces Bethel Park in an effort to secure fourth place in this section. 

WPIAL Class 4A Section 3 (4A)

Central Catholic (8-1-0) are chasing Norwin (9-0-2) for the section title. The two will meet in the final regular season match next week, but need to take care of business first. They both won their matches on Wednesday. 

FINAL Central Catholic 1,  Allderdice 0 
FINAL Norwin 4, Penn-Trafford 1

WPIAL Class 3A Section 1 (3A)

Mars (11-0) remained unbeaten and secured another section title in holding off a fierce challenge from Hampton (8-2-1)

FINAL Mars 2, Hampton 1 
FINAL  Knoch 5,  Highlands 0 

WPIAL Class 3A Section 2 (3A)

The ‘Parkway West’ section has been a dogfight. The top four  faced each other Wednesday. Leading the way, West Allegheny (12-1) fought off a tough challenge from South Fayette (8-4-1) to take the crown, while Moon (10-3) needed two second half goals to edge past Montour (8-4-1). All of these teams will be tough to beat come playoff time. 

FINAL Blackhawk 4, Beaver Area 0
FINAL Chartiers Valley 8, Central Valley 4
FINAL Moon 2,  Montour 0 
FINAL West Allegheny 1,  South Fayette 0 

WPIAL Class 3A Section 3 (3A)

Belle Vernon (10-2) had the upper hand in this section going into tonight’s match, ran into Thomas Jefferson (9-3) who now have made things interesting in the group with a 3-1 road win.  Trinity (9-2), who split with BV already, play Ringgold on Thursday.

FINAL Greensburg Salem 2, Albert Gallatin 1
FINAL Thomas Jefferson 3, Belle Vernon 1 
WPIAL Class 3A Section 4 (3A)

Franklin Regional (12-1) and Plum (10-1) have already played twice this season (splitting the series) but Kiski Area (10-2) are lurking close behind, and play both FR (tonight) and Plum in the final week. This section is still very much up for grabs.

FINAL  Franklin Regional 6, Kiski Area 0 
FINAL Plum 4, Gateway 0 
FINAL West Mifflin 7,  Obama Academy 4 
FINAL Woodland Hills 1,  Penn Hills 1 

WPIAL Class 2A Section 1 (2A)

Elizabeth Forward (10-1-1) earned the section title by beating South Park, 3-2. In addition, Steel Valley’s (4-7-1) close loss to Keystone Oaks (9-3) to put a dent in their playoff hopes.

FINAL East Allegheny 6,  South Allegheny 0 
FINAL Elizabeth Forward 3, South Park 2 
FINAL Keystone Oaks 2, Steel Valley 1 

WPIAL Class 2A Section 2 (2A)

Shady Side knocked off Deer Lakes in their first match a few weeks ago, but now the return match is tonight. The two schools have been Class 2A WPIAL title contenders for the past four years and it looks that way again this year.

FINAL Burrell 14, Valley 0 
PPD  Derry Area at  Leechburg (to be played 10/20) 
FINAL Deer Lakes 2, Shady Side Academy 0 

WPIAL Class 2A Section 3 (2A)

Mt. Pleasant (10-1) beat Charleroi (11-1) in their rematch on Saturday. Now the two schools tied for the lead finished section play taking care of business. Congrats to Waynesburg for clinching playoff spot with 4-2 win vs McGuffey.

FINAL Charleroi 14, Brownsville 1 
FINAL Waynesburg Central 4, McGuffey 2 
PPD  Mount Pleasant at  Southmoreland
WPIAL Class 2A Section 4 (2A)

Quaker Valley (11-1-1, the reigning PIAA & WPIAL champions, were beaten by North Catholic (10-1-1) 3-2.  The Trojans next play Ambridge (9-3-0) on Saturday when they can clinch the section title,

FINAL Ambridge 5,  Hopewell 0 
FINAL  Freedom 12,  New Brighton 3 
FINAL Mohawk 14,  Ellwood City 1 
FINAL North Catholic 3, Quaker Valley 2 

WPIAL Class 1A Section 1 (1A)

This is yet another top of the table showdown on today’s schedule — as OLSH (8-0) and Sewickley Academy (6-1) face each other. BCC & Riverside face off in a battle for third place.

FINAL Our Lady of Sacred Heart 0, Sewickley Academy 0
FINAL Riverside 1, Beaver County Christian 1 
FINAL  Neshannock 2, South Side Beaver 1 

WPIAL Class 1A Section 2 (1A)

Winchester Thurston  (9-1) and GCC (9-1) have already met twice this year, splitting their series. If either of them slip up in the final week, the other could seize the section title. Trinity Christian (7-3) and Serra Catholic (6-4) also appear to be securely above the playoff line in this section.

FINAL Serra Catholic 10, Geibel Catholic 0 
FINAL Greensburg Central Catholic 10,  Jeannette 4
FINAL Winchester Thurston 9, Trinity Christian 1 

WPIAL Class 1A Section 3 (1A)

Unbeaten Springdale (8-0) have leading the way in this section, but the lone match tonight saw Eden Christian get a leg up in the race for second place. Eden are now 5-2 as Carlynton drops to 3-4 in section play.

FINAL  Eden Christian 6, Carlynton 0 

WPIAL Class 1A Section 4 (1A)

Seton LaSalle’s in pretty comfortable position but suffered its first loss in section play to rival Brentwood, 3-2 on Wednesday. The Rebels are 10-1 and Brentwood improved to 6-2 in section play.

FINAL  Bentworth 3, Beth-Center 0 
FINAL Brentwood 3, Seton LaSalle 2 
FINAL  Monessen 10, California 1 

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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