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WPIAL Girls Soccer Class 1A Semifinal Round Scoreboard: Abraham’s five-goal effort sends Riverview to first-ever Final to face defending champs, Freedom

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In the WPIAL Girls Class 1A semifinal round, No. 1 seed Riverview, ended No. 12 South Allegheny’s run, winning 5-1, as it was an impressive scoring display by the WPIAL’s leading scorer, Lola Abraham, who netted all five goals for the Raiders.

Abraham’s scoring spree through the playoffs now totals 12 goals, scoring all but one of the Raiders goals through the first three rounds.

The defending champs, Freedom, won the 2022 WPIAL Final rematch, beating Springdale, 3-2, but they had to rally with three goals in the second half, after trailing 2-0 at the half.

This will be Riverview’s first ever trip to Highmark Stadium for the WPIAL Final, while Freedom has won three titles since 2016.

They will play on Friday, at 6 p.m.

WPIAL Girls Class 1A Playoffs

Updated Bracket 

Semifinal Round  (Tuesday, October 31 @ North Allegheny) 

FINAL:  Riverview 5, South Allegheny 1

FINAL:  #2 Freedom Area 3, Springdale 2

FINAL  (Friday, November 3,  6 p.m.  @ Highmark Stadium) 

Quarterfinal Round Results

FINAL: South Allegheny 0, Winchester Thurston 0 – South Allegheny advances on Penalty Kicks, 4-2

FINAL: Riverview 3, Chartiers-Houston 0

FINAL:  Freedom 3, OLSH 2

FINAL: Springdale 6, Charleroi 2

First Round Results


FINAL: Our Lady of Sacred Heart 1, Waynesburg Central 0

FINAL:  South Allegheny 2, Greensburg Central Catholic 1  Extra Time 

FINAL: Springdale 10, Sewickley Academy 0

FINAL: Charleroi 4, Riverside 1

FINAL: Freedom 9, Ellis School 2

FINAL: Chartiers-Houston 2, Eden Christian 1

FINAL: Winchester Thurston 2, Seton LaSalle 0

FINAL: Riverview 5, Aquinas Academy 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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