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WPIAL Class 1A Boys Soccer Playoff Bracket: Winchester Thurston, GCC may have more challenges this time around

WPIAL Class 1A Boys Soccer Playoff Bracket: Winchester Thurston, GCC may have more challenges this time around

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Top seeds: Greensburg Central Catholic, Winchester Thurston, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) & Seton LaSalle

FIRST ROUND

All games played on Tuesday, Oct. 27

4 p.m.

  • 6 Sewickley Academy vs 11 Chartiers-Houston (at Montour Junction)

6 p.m.

  • 1 GCC vs 16 Aquinas Academy (at Elizabeth Forward)
  • 8 Serra Catholic vs 9 Eden Christian (at Avonworth)
  • 4 Seton LaSalle vs 13 Beaver CC (at Peters Twp)
  • 5 Springdale vs 12 Bentworth (at North Allegheny)

6:30 p.m.

  • 7 Brentwood vs 10 Trinity Christian

7:30 p.m.

  • 2 Winchester Thurston vs 15 Riverside (at Graham Field, Chatham University in Wilkinsburg)

8 p.m.

  • 3 OLSH vs 14 Carlynton (at Peters Twp)

Anticipated Playoff schedule:

1st Round:                   Tuesday, October 27

Quarterfinal Round     Saturday, October 31

Semifinal Round          Wednesday, November 4

Finals                            Saturday, November 7 (Noon)

 

INTERVIEW: NICK BALZER – SETON LASALLE

BOYS CLASS 1A: LOOKING BACK

Last year, Greensburg Central Catholic captured the WPIAL title by beating section rival Winchester Thurston in their third meeting that season. Winchester returned the favor in PIAA playoffs though. In the past two years, including this year’s two section matches, the teams have each won three games against each other.

Ward’s brilliant strike lifts Greensburg Central Catholic to WPIAL title

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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