On Saturday, 11 WPIAL girls soccer teams were playing to advance in the PIAA (State) Soccer Tournament.
All results have gone final, check out the full scoreboard below.
PIAA Girls Soccer Championship – Quarterfinals: Saturday, November 11 (Regional Sites)
FINAL: Conestoga 3, Fox Chapel 2
FINAL: North Allegheny 3, Central Dauphin 2
North Allegheny senior Ally Ruiz lead the way with a hat trick in the win.
GOAL: With 4:44 left, NA’s Jadyn Coy fires to the back of the net and gives her team a 3-2 lead late in this one. Great move to create space, and Central Dauphin is on the brink. pic.twitter.com/MOgxhSuIHv
— Dan Sostek (@dan_sostek) November 11, 2023
FINAL: Moon 1, Northern 0
FINAL: Mars 2, Montour 1 Extra Time
Today we won 2-1 over Montour!
— Mars Girls Soccer (@marsgirlssoccer) November 11, 2023
FINAL: Shady Side Academy 2, South Park 1 Extra Time PSN MATCH REPORT from MATTHEW BALDWIN
FINAL: Avonworth 6, Clearfield 0
Avonworth wins PIAA state quarterfinal playoff game vs. Clearfield, 6-0.
— Avonworth Girls Soccer (@AGSLopes) November 11, 2023
FINAL: Riverview 3, Springdale 1
FINAL: Bishop Guilfoyle 2, Freedom 0
Semi-Finals: Tuesday, November 14 (Regional Sites)
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North Allegheny vs Conestoga
Mars vs Moon
Avonworth vs Shady Side Academy
Riverview vs Bishop Guilfoyle
Friday, November 17 (Eagle View MS, Mechanicsburg)
11 a.m. Class 1A
4 p.m. Class 3A
Saturday, November 18 (Eagle View MS, Mechanicsburg)
11 a.m. Class 2A
4 p.m. Class 4A
Quarterfinal Round Previews
North Allegheny (21-1-1) vs Central Dauphin (21-0-0)
AT MANSION PARK STADIUM, ALTOONA
This will be the third time this season North Allegheny has traveled to play in Altoona this season, as they played there on Tuesday, beating District 10 champion, Altoona, 4-2. Ahead of the Tigers losing in the WPIAL Final, many around the state would not have been surprised if this match-up would have been played in the PIAA Semifinal or Championship game, but NA lost to Fox Chapel in the WPIAL Final, and now they’ll have to face unbeaten Central Dauphin (21-0), who opened the tournament with a come-from-behind, 2-1 win vs Central Bucks East. Central Dauphin are the defending PIAA Champs and are No. 2 Girls High School soccer team in the most recent United Soccer Coaches Poll. The goal given up by CD was the first they allowed all season. North Allegheny’s had a dynamic attack, which numerous WPIAL teams slowed down in the district playoffs, but Tigers reawakened in Tuesday’s opening round win, with four goals. Abigail Stager notched the equalizer in the 12th minute, scoring from 18-yards out on a breakaway down the near side. The goal was the 32nd of the year for the Kentucky recruit. Freshman Kieran Shannon put the Tigers in front 2-1 in the 24th minute. Ally Ruiz and Izzy Costa also scored second half goals to cap the scoring surge.
3 p.m. — Fox Chapel (14-4-2) vs Conestoga (19-3-0) AT GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM HS
The Foxes enter the Quarterfinals following a 3-0 win vs Hempfield, and now they’ll have to travel to Greencastle-Antrim to face Conestoga, a large school district in Chester County. Fox Chapel’s back line of Maya DiPasquale, Bella Urso, Anna Troutman and Caylie Wilkinson, as well as keeper Lia Pizzella, were up to the task — posting another clean sheet in this impressive post season run on Tuesday. It was two freshman, Taylor Wilkinson in the first half, and Emily McKee with two in the second half, who scored to lead the Foxes. Conestoga also advanced with a 3-0 win on Tuesday, defeating Manheim Township.
Noon — Mars (18-1-0) vs Montour (15-3-1) AT NORTH ALLEGHENY HS
Both of these WPIAL schools lost in the district playoffs in the semifinal round in penalty kick shootouts, but each advanced on Tuesday with first round wins. Montour stayed in the WPIAL, and defeated Section rival and the newly crowned WPIAL champs, South Fayette, 2-1. Mars didn’t have much trouble on the road defeating Warren, 4-0.
Once again, both sides don’t allow many goals, so this should be a good battle to see which side concedes or it could be another intense match that goes all the way to penalties.
2 p.m. — Moon (16-2-2) vs Northern (20-0-1) AT WESTMONT ELEMENTARY, JOHNSTOWN
The Tigers began its quest for a third straight PIAA title bouncing back strong following its WPIAL Final loss to South Fayette, by taking the trip up north, defeating Bradford, 2-0, on Tuesday. District 3 champs, Northern, defeated Archbishop Carroll with ease, 7-0, in their Quarterfinal Round match. Northern have outscored opponents 23-1 through the District 3 playoffs and into the first round of the PIAA tournament. Though they don’t have the same team as previous years, with goalkeeper Serayah Leech and a strong midfield/defense, Moon has a solid chance to extend its PIAA Championships win streak to 10 games, and ensure that there will be an all-WPIAL semifinal matchup next Tuesday.
Noon — Avonworth (20-1-2) vs Clearfield (13-6-1) AT WESTMONT ELEMENTARY, JOHNSTOWN
Despite its impressive run of three- straight WPIAL 2A titles, one accomplishment that has evaded Avonworth, is winning a PIAA title, though they came close in 2021, losing by a goal in the final to Allentown. The “Lopes attack was in solid form, beating last year’s PIAA runner-up, General McLane on Tuesday, 3-1, with Gianna Babusci and Fiona Martin putting in second half goals to break a 1-1 tie in the first half. District 9 champs, Clearfield needed PKs to defeat Bedford after their match was deadlocked 1-1 after 110 minutes. With a win, Avonworth will set up another all-WPIAL matchup in the PIAA semifinal round to be played on Tuesday.
Noon — South Park (17-6-0) vs Shady Side Academy (16-5-1) AT MONTOUR HS
The section rivals meet again — this time in the PIAA tournament. Although Shady Side advanced to the district final, it was South Park who had the edge in this matchup twice this season. Both matches were 1-0 contests, and we shouldn’t expect anything less than another tight one at Montour on Saturday.
South Park entered the PIAA tournament as the WPIAL’s third place team, but they took care of business on the road, defeating Fort LeBouf, 2-1.
Noon — Riverview (19-3-0) vs Springdale (15-4-0) AT PLUM HS
One more all-WPIAL match on Saturday features another pair of section rivals, who meet for the third time this season. The WPIAL runner up Riverview, lead by Pitt commit Lola Abraham, defeated the Dynamo twice this season, first by 4-0 score, then in the final match of the regular season, 3-2, which Riverview clinched the Section title. Riverview won a high scoring affair in the first round, 5-3, outlasting Conemaugh Township, while Springdale locked down Seneca, in a 4-0 shutout.
Noon — Freedom (20-3-0) vs Bishop Gilifoyle (20-1-0) AT NORWIN HS
Freedom is looking for a second straight appearance in the PIAA championship game, and started off the tournament remaining in solid form coming off its second straight WPIAL title, by defeating Mercer, 3-1. Shaye Bailey scored two goals and Mackenzie Mohrbacher added one in the first round win. The District 6 champs broke through for a 2-0 win vs Karns City on Tuesday night to advance.
PIAA Girls Soccer Championship (WPIAL Teams First Round Results)
The first round of the PIAA Girls Soccer tournament was completed on Tuesday night, with 11 WPIAL schools advancing to the Quarterfinal Round.
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FINAL — Fox Chapel 3, Hempfield 0
FINAL — North Allegheny 4, Altoona 2
FINAL: Montour 2, South Fayette 1
FINAL: Moon 2, Bradford 0
FINAL: Mars 4, Warren 0
FINAL: Avonworth 3, General McClane 1
FINAL: Shady Side Academy 2, Central 0
FINAL: South Park 2, Fort LeBoeuf 1
FINAL: Freedom 3, Mercer 1
FINAL: Riverview 5, Conemaugh Twp. 3
FINAL: Springdale 4, Seneca 0