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WPIAL Class 1A Girls Soccer Playoff Bracket: Can one of the unbeaten upstarts knock off GCC and Freedom?

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WPIAL Class 1A Girls Soccer Playoff Bracket: Can one of the unbeaten upstarts knock off GCC and Freedom?

Click here to find the WPIAL Class 1A Girls Soccer bracket for the 2020 playoff tournament.

First Round – Saturday, Oct 24 

  • 1 Greensburg Central Catholic vs 16 Riverside
  • 8 Springdale vs 9 Bentworth
  • 4 Bishop Canevin vs 13 Serra Catholic
  • 5 Sewickley Academy vs 12 South Side Beaver
  • 2 Steel Valley vs 15 Ligonier Valley
  • 7 Chartiers-Houston vs 10 Ellis School
  • 3 Freedom vs 14 Eden Christian
  • 6 OLSH vs 11 Seton LaSalle

Anticipated Playoff schedule:

  • 1st Round:                   Saturday, October 24
  • Quarterfinal Round     Wednesday, October 28
  • Semifinal Round          Monday, Nov. 2
  • Final                            Thursday, Nov. 5, 5 pm

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: GIRLS 1A WITH ED ROSENSTEEL

 

INTERVIEW WITH BILL ABRAHAM, STEEL VALLEY COACH 

 

LOOKING BACK: GIRLS CLASS 1A

In 2019, it was the final time that Shady Side Academy met Greensburg Central Catholic for Class 1A supremacy — as Shady Side has moved up to 2A in 2020. The final match in one of the best rivalries in high school soccer in the past decade went to Shady Side.

Shady Side holds off section rival Greensburg Central Catholic to capture 4th 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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