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WPIAL Girls Class 2A Playoff Bracket: North Catholic eyes 3-peat against strengthening field

Click here to find the WPIAL Class 2A Girls Soccer bracket for the 2021 playoff tournament.

First Round – All games to be played on Saturday, October 23 

Once again, it’s North Catholic at the top of the Class 2A girls brackets as they are seeking a very rare three-peat.  Winning three straight WPIAL titles doesn’t happen very often, last done (across the WPIAL) by Mars in 2010-12.  The Trojans though are not unbeatable, as they were taken down by section rival Avonworth, who they also defeated in last season’s WPIAL Final. Also lurking are some good teams including Shady Side Academy, who were a perennial WPIAL finalist for many years in Class 1A, along with Elizabeth Forward and Mount Pleasant, who earned section titles against some tough contenders.

Playoff schedule:

  • Prelim (winner is in):  Waynesburg Central vs McGuffey   Saturday, October 23
  • 1st Round:                   Tuesday, October 26
    • North Catholic vs Waynesburg Central/McGuffey winner
    • Elizabeth Forward vs Quaker Valley
    • SSA vs Keystone Oaks
    • Southmoreland vs West Mifflin
    • Mt. Pleasant vs Beaver Area
    • South Park vs Freeport
    • Avonworth vs Burrell
  • Quarterfinal Round     Wednesday,, October 27
  • Semifinal Round          Saturday, October 30
  • Final                             Friday/Saturday, November 5-6 (TBA)

PIAA Playoffs — brackets announced on Sunday, November 7 — with first round to begin Tuesday, November 9

WPIAL Girls Soccer Class 2A Standings & Playoff Seeding Projections


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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