The final couple days of the WPIAL boys and girls soccer regular season will be played on Monday and Tuesday, but with a few exceptions, most of the playoff spots have been cliniched as we head toward Wednesday’s playoff bracket selections.
In addition, please be aware that the WPIAL has once again determined that the teams with the highest seeding will be hosting playoff matches through the first two rounds, and it’s still uncertain if they will also host semifinal round matches at the highest seed.
The WPIAL Finals are scheduled to be played at Highmark Stadium, on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7. However, if the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC clinch a home playoff spot, and likely will play on November 7, some of the WPIAL Championships’ schedule could be reshuffled slightly.
Here’s a look at Class 1A standings along with a Section-By-Section breakdown of the teams that are in the playoffs and our projections for seedings.
Across the classification, all playoff spots are clinched. Here’s a look at where they stand in each section and below a predicted look at the potential playoff seedings.
IN: Springdate, Greensburg Central Catholic, Apollo-Ridge, Serra Catholic
|Greensburg Central Catholic||10-1-0||11-1-0|
GCC are reigning section and WPIAL champs — but Springdale have been neck-and-neck with the Centurians this season, claiming a share of the section title. GCC needs to win on Tuesday to wrap-up their share of the section title. Apparently we’re getting word that Apollo-Ridge is not eligible for playoffs (this will have to be explained) — thus Riverview (with 3-7 record) moves up to take that spot.
IN: Steel Valley, Chartiers Houston, Seton LaSalle, Bentworth
Steel Valley’s Kelsey Salopek has been a scoring machine to lead the way to another Section title, but Chartiers-Houston have alslo had an outstanding season, holding the only win in section vs SV this Fall.
IN: Freedom, Riverside, South Side Beaver, OLSH
|South Side Beaver||5-5-0||8-8-0|
|Our Lady of Sacred Heart||4-5-1||6-8-1|
Last season two schools (OLSH and South Side Beaver) from this section were somewhat surprise WPIAL semifinalists, and this year Freedom is back on top.
IN: Bishop Canevin, Winchester Thurston, Aquinas Academy, Eden Christian
Bishop Canevin has one game remaining (Mon vs Carlynton) as they sit atop the standings after a tight race with Winchester Thurston.
PSN’s PROJECTED WPIAL BRACKET SEEDING
- Bishop Canevin
- Greensburg Central Catholic
- Steel Valley
- Winchester Thurston
- Seton LaSalle
- Aquinas Academy
- South Side Beaver
- Serra Catholic
- Eden Christian