Click here to find the WPIAL Class 1A Boys Soccer bracket for the 2021 playoff tournament.
First Round – All games to be played on Monday, October 25
After losing in the WPIAL finals the previous two years to Greensburg Central Catholic, this Winchester Thurston team, which didn’t have much trouble in section this regular season, looks like a team on a mission to get back to Highmark Stadium, and this time, lift the WPIAL Championship trophy (only title came in 2014). WT’s only minor blemish (a draw) came against Class 4A Pine-Richland on the first weekend of the season — but in the P-R tournament the teams played a penalty kick shootout which WT prevailed.
Bentworth has rolled to an unbeaten section campaign, and its only loss is to Class 3A Laurel Highlands early in the season. They have beaten both Seton LaSalle and Class 2A’s Charleroi. For anyone who’s been to Bentworth for a soccer game knows that they might have one of the more distinct home field advantages and it could give them an inside edge to advance to the semifinal and final rounds.
Sewickley Academy’s only blemish on its overall record came in a non-conference loss to Seton LaSalle, and a tie last week against OLSH. They’ll be looking for its first appearance in the WPIAL finals since 2017
Top Four Seeds
- Greensburg Central Catholic
- Winchester Thurston
- Sewickley Academy
Anticipated Playoff schedule:
- 1st Round: Tuesday, October 26
- Quarterfinal Round Saturday,, October 30
- Semifinal Round Tuesday, November 2
- Final Friday, November 5, 8 p.m.
PIAA Playoffs — brackets announced on Sunday, November 7 — with first round to begin Tuesday, November 9