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WPIAL Soccer Girls Class 2A Quarterfinal Round Scoreboard: Avonworth survives plus South Park, Burrell and Shady Side Academy advance

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On Saturday, the WPIAL Girls Soccer Class 2A playoffs reached the quarterfinal round as top seeded Avonworth survived a scare, rallying with two late second half goals to overtake Quaker Valley.

In addition, all of the lower seeded road teams in the other matches advanced, as South Park dominated Freeport, Shady Side Academy beat North Catholic and Burrell stunned No. 3 Mount Pleasant.

WPIAL Girls Class 2A Playoffs

Quarterfinal Round Scores/Updates

FINAL: Shady Side Academy 3, North Catholic 1

FINAL: Avonworth 4, Quaker Valley 3

FINAL: South Park 5, Freeport 1 

FINAL: Burrell 2, Mt. Pleasant 1  Extra Time 

“With Mt. Pleasant it’s defend, defend, defend. Our girls stayed patient, kept after it. Mt. Pleasant is such a high-powered team. We bent but never broke. “This is the biggest win we’ve had.” Frank Nesko, Burrell coach told Tribune-Review’s Bill Beckner.

  • Bugosh strikes first for the Vikes with an assist from M Gesinski

Quarterfinal Round Schedule

1:00pm kickoff

#5 South Park at # 4 Freeport

3:00pm kickoff

#7 Shady Side Academy vs #2 North Catholic at Freedom

1:00pm kickoff

#8 Quaker Valley vs #1 Avonworth

11 am kickoff

#6 Burrell vs #3 Mount Pleasant 

Semifinal Round (Tuesday, October 31)

#5 South Park vs #1 Avonworth

#6 Burrell vs #7 Shady Side Academy

First Round Results

FINAL:  Shady Side Academy 3, Deer Lakes 0

FINAL: South Park 2, Knoch 1  Extra Time 

FINAL:  Burrell 6, Keystone Oaks 0

FINAL:  Mount Pleasant 9, West Mifflin 0

FINAL:  Quaker Valley 7, Southmoreland 0

FINAL:  Freeport 2, Beaver 1

FINAL:  North Catholic 8, Woodland Hills 2

FINAL:  Avonworth 11, Yough 0


WPIAL Soccer Scoreboard: Girls Class 2A and Class 1A First Round Playoffs

There weren’t that many surprises in either bracket in the first round, but the matches should further intensify and the challenges will become tougher for the top seeds to keep advancing.

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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