On Saturday, nine WPIAL boys soccer teams were playing to advance in the PIAA (State) Soccer Tournament.
All results have gone final, check out the full scoreboard below.
PIAA Boys Soccer Quarterfinals: Saturday, November 11 (Regional Sites)
FINAL: Central Bucks South 2, North Allegheny 0
Norwin 1, Abington 1 (Norwin wins PK shootout, 5-3)
FINAL: Cathedral Prep 2, South Fayette 0
FINAL: Hershey 3, Hampton 1
FINAL: @DTSDathletics 3 Hampton 1
Defending state champ Hershey advances to the PIAA state semis where they’ll take on winner of South Fayette and Cathedral Prep.
— Dan Sostek (@dan_sostek) November 11, 2023
FINAL: Quaker Valley 2, Shady Side Academy 1
FINAL: Charleroi 1, Tuplehocken 0
FINAL: Bentworth 3, Burrell 1
PIAA CLASS A BOYS SOCCER. Bentworth defeats Burrell 3-1 to advance to the PIAA STATE SEMIFINALS vs Charleroi, longtime section Rival and rematch of the WPIAL FINALS#WPIAL#Bentworthsoccer#PIAA pic.twitter.com/MtY7yPRSxt
— Scott S. Martin (@BentworthSD) November 11, 2023
Semi-Finals: Tuesday, November 14 – WPIAL School Remaining (Regional Sites)
Quaker Valley vs Central Columbia
Bentworth vs Charleroi
PIAA Boys Soccer Championship Matches
Friday, November 17 (Eagle View MS, Mechanicsburg)
1:30 p.m. Class 1A
6:30 p.m. Class 3A
Saturday, November 18 (Eagle View MS, Mechanicsburg)
1:30 p.m. Class 2A
6:30 p.m. Class 4a
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1 p.m. — North Allegheny (17-2-3) vs Central Bucks South (17-5-2) AT CHAMBERSBURG
A classic East vs West very Big School districts match-up in what seems to always be the meeting point for these contests — at Chambersburg. If we think North Allegheny is a large district around our parts, Central Bucks South is part of a system with over 17,000 students! WPIAL runner up Tigers edged State College, 1-0, on Tuesday to advance, while Central Bucks South, who qualified as 6th place team in District 1, escaped a penalty kick shootout win vs Cumberland Valley to get to the Quarterfinals.
3 p.m. — Norwin (16-5-1) vs Abington (21-3-0) AT CHAMBERSBURG
Another East vs West contest will pit the surprising Norwin Knights, the WPIAL champs, against District 1 runner-up Abington, who defeated District 3 runner up, Manheim Township, 2-0 in Tuesday’s first round. The Knights topped District 3 fourth-place team Warwick for their first PIAA playoff win since 1989 in yet another narrow, tightly contested match, 1-0.
The Knights, with Head Coach Scott Schuchert back in the fold after a two-match suspension in the WPIAL playoffs, pulled off the impressive WPIAL title win as the No. 8 seed, out of eight teams, mainly due to being able to adapt and outlast each opponent.
1 p.m. — South Fayette (15-4-3) vs Cathedral Prep (16-3-1) AT SLIPPERY ROCK
The Lions, WPIAL champs, started the PIAA playoffs at home, defeating Kennard-Dale, 2-0, on Tuesday. Cathedral Prep earned a first-round win by edging South Fayette’s section rival, Montour, 2-1 in extra time, in the first-round
1 p.m. — Hampton (17-3-1) vs Hershey (22-0-0) AT MANSION PARK STADIUM, ALTOONA
The Talbots bounced back after its WPIAL finals loss, by taking no prisoners in a 6-0 rout of Bradford in the first round on Tuesday. As a reward, Hampton will now face the challenge of taking on unbeaten and reigning PIAA 3A champs, Hershey, who also won its first round match by a 6-0 margin in dominating Furness.
2 p.m. — Shady Side Academy (16-5-1) vs Quaker Valley (18-4-0) AT MONTOUR HIGH SCHOOL
Here we go again! When it comes to 2A Boys soccer — these two schools always seem to meet in high stakes matches in the playoffs. Last time around, it was QV who edged Shady Side, 4-3, in a fun, high scoring affair at Dormont Stadium in the WPIAL semifinal. PSN’s Matthew Baldwin was there to provide coverage of that match (and will once again be back to cover these two squad again on Saturday).
Both schools had to travel in the first round, but each didn’t have much trouble in winning matches over Bedford (QV won 7-0) and Fairfield (SSA won 2-0) on Tuesday.
1 p.m. — Charleroi (20-1-0) vs Tulpehocken (21-3-0) AT GREENCASTLE-ANTRIUM HS
The Cougars bounced back nicely after its only loss of the season in the WPIAL finals by defeating Richland, 2-1, in extra time on Tuesday. It was Bryce Large who found his way through the Richland defense to slot home the game-winner. Charleroi will now face District 3 runner-up, Tulpehocken, who edged Conemaugh Township by a 1-0 margin, thanks to a second half goal. from Connor Hussman. With a win on Saturday, Charleroi will have a chance to set up an all-WPIAL semifinal match on Tuesday.
2 p.m. — Burrell (16-4-0) vs Bentworth (19-2-0) AT PLUM HIGH SCHOOL
Staying local, both Burrell and Bentworth earned a chance to face each other in yet another rematch of a WPIAL semifinal match by racing out to impressive first round wins on Tuesday (Burrell 9-0 vs Red Bank Valley; Bentworth, 3-0, vs Seneca).
In the previous meeting, Bentworth’s Ryan Moessner scored the golden goal, to defeat Burrell in extra time. Burrell’s Luke Postupack delivered a tying goal in that instant classic in the WPIAL final four match. While Moessner had the game winner in the WPIAL semifinal, it was all-District senior forward, Ryan Colbert, who hit the WPIAL Finals game winner vs Section rival Charleroi.
PIAA Boys Soccer (WPIAL Teams’ First Round Results)
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FINAL — Norwin 1 vs Warwick 0
FINAL: North Allegheny 1, State College 0
FINAL: South Fayette 2, Kennard-Dale 0
FINAL: Hampton 6, Bradford 0
FINAL: Cathedral Prep 2, Montour 1
FINAL: General McLane 2, South Park 1 Extra Time
FINAL: Quaker Valley 7, Bedford 0
FINAL: Shady Side Academy 2, Fairview 0
FINAL: Bentworth 3, Seneca 0
FINAL: Charleroi 2, Richland 1 Extra Time
FINAL: Burrell 9, Red Bank Valley 0