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WPIAL Soccer Scoreboard (10/10/2023): Upper St. Clair boys clinch first section title since 2018 in 1-1 draw vs Peters Township

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WPIAL Soccer Scoreboard

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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Despite battling section rival Peters Township to a hard fought, 1-1 draw, Upper St. Clair boys soccer team earned its first Section title since 2018, on Tuesday night.

The Panthers, now 11-1-1 in Class 4A, Section 2, came back after surrendering a first half goal, as Peters’ Blake Gabelhart found the opening on the left side of the goal.

Jan Sames leveled the match as Liam Park provided the assist in the 41st minute.

Neither side could find the game winner the rest of the way.

Peters (9-3-1) finishes section play dropping to third place following Norwin’s 1-0 win vs Mt. Lebanon.  Norwin (10-3) and Upper St. Clair will finish section play on Thursday when they face each other.

Class 4A

Section 1 (4A)
Butler at Fox Chapel 1-0
North Allegheny at Central Catholic 1-0
Pine-Richland at North Hills 4-2
Seneca Valley at Shaler 5-0
Section 2 (4A)
Allderdice at Canon-McMillan 1-4
Baldwin at Hempfield 4-1
Norwin at Mt. Lebanon 1-0
Peters Township at Upper St. Clair

With the draw vs Peters,

USC (11-1-1 in section)

clinches section title. 

1-1  2ET

Class 3A

Section 1 (3A)
Hampton at Armstrong 7-0
Kiski Area at Mars 0-6
Section 2 (3A)
Ambridge at Chartiers Valley 1-4
Blackhawk at Central Valley 0-2
Moon at Montour

With the win, to split the season series,

Montour (11-2-0) jumps ahead of Moon (10-1-1)

for the moment. Moon still has two matches remaining.

Montour has one left. 

South Fayette at West Allegheny 5-2
Section 3 (3A)
Albert Gallatin at Laurel Highlands 4-5  2ET
Bethel Park at Connellsville 5-1
Thomas Jefferson at Ringgold 2-0
Trinity at Uniontown 7-0
Section 4 (3A)
Franklin Regional at McKeesport 11-0
Gateway at Latrobe 2-3
Penn Hills at Obama Academy 2-3
Penn-Trafford at Plum 0-2

Class 2A

Section 1 (2A)
East Allegheny at Keystone Oaks 1-4
Elizabeth Forward at Woodland Hills 3-2
Steel Valley at West Mifflin 1-2
Section 2 (2A)
Deer Lakes at Greensburg Salem 5-0
Derry Area at Freeport 0-5
Leechburg at Knoch 0-16
Shady Side Academy at Jeannette 1-1  2ET
Section 3 (2A)
Belle Vernon at Mount Pleasant

With the win, BVA (12-1-0 in section)

takes sole possession of first place.

BVA and Mt. Pleasant (11-2)

each have one match remaining.

Brownsville at McGuffey 1-5
Washington at Southmoreland 2-1
Waynesburg Central at Yough 0-2
Section 4 (2A)
Beaver Area at Avonworth 0-2
Ellwood City at Riverside 0-6
Quaker Valley at Hopewell 4-0

Class 1A

Section 1 (1A)
Eden Christian at Beaver County Christian 1-0
Freedom at South Side Beaver 3-0
Neshannock at Sewickley Academy 1-2
Section 2 (1A)
Beth-Center at Bentworth 1-4
California at Ligonier Valley 0-4
Charleroi at Greensburg Central Catholic

With this win, Charleroi finishes its section schedule

unbeaten (10-0-0).  

Section 3 (1A)
Burrell at Aquinas Academy 2-1
Riverview at Winchester Thurston 0-8
St. Joseph at Trinity Christian 0-7
Section 4 (1A)
Serra Catholic at Bishop Canevin 2-0
Seton LaSalle at Chartiers-Houston 4-0

Non Section

Our Lady of Sacred Heart at Springdale 3-0

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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