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WPIAL Girls Class 3A Soccer Playoff Bracket: Can the field catch up to Mars and Plum?

Click here to find the WPIAL Class 4A Girls Soccer bracket for the 2021 playoff tournament.

First Round – All games to be played on Monday, October 25

The Mars and Plum girls soccer programs are continuing on another collision course toward the WPIAL finals, where they’ve met in each of the past two seasons.  Both have secured section titles, but with Mars losing a lot of top talent from the team that won back-to-back WPIAL and PIAA titles, this year may provide the best opportunity for Plum, or another team lurking in the field, like Franklin Regional or Connellsville, who could knock off the top dogs. There are also some solid contenders in the middle of the field, including Belle Vernon, who defeated Connellsville 4-0 in their last meeting, and Hampton, who gave Franklin Regional a heck of a fight in Section 1 this season.

Playoff schedule:

  • 1st Round:                   Monday, October 25
    • Mars vs Penn Hills
    • BVA vs Oakland Catholic
    • Connellsville vs Kiski Area
    • Montour vs Trinity
    • Plum vs Laurel Highlands
    • Hampton vs Thomas Jefferson
    • Franklin Regional vs West Allegheny
    • South Fayette vs Gateway
  • Quarterfinal Round     Thursday, October 28
  • Semifinal Round          Monday, November 1
  • 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 3A Standings and 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).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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