Soccer

MSA Sports/TribLive Top Ten – WPIAL Girls Soccer
September 25, 2017
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls soccer rankings in all four classifications for the week of September 18th. You can check out the new rankings every Tuesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived. You can also listen to exclusive coverage of the 2017 WPIAL Soccer Playoffs in […]

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MSA Sports/TribLive Top Ten – WPIAL Boys Soccer
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL boys soccer rankings in all four classifications for the week of September 11th. You can check out the new rankings every Wednesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived. You can also listen to exclusive coverage of the 2017 WPIAL Soccer Playoffs in […]

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Boys Soccer
September 14, 2017
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL boys soccer rankings in all four classifications for the week of September 11th. You can check out the new rankings every Wednesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived. You can also listen to exclusive coverage of the 2017 WPIAL Soccer Playoffs in […]

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Girls Soccer
September 12, 2017
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls soccer rankings in all four classifications for the week of September 11th. You can check out the new rankings every Tuesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived. You can also listen to exclusive coverage of the 2017 WPIAL Soccer Playoffs in […]

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
September 11, 2017
We hit the 1/3 mark of the regular season in high school football, plus the debut of various other fall high school sports this week here on the MSA Sports Network. The 2017 WPIAL football season continues with Week Three and The Network has 23 WPIAL and five District 6 and District 9 high school football […]

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WPIAL Hall of Fame Class of 2017
April 8, 2017
The newest class of the WPIAL Hall of Fame includes a current NFL player, a former NFL head coach and a high school coach who sent almost a dozen players to the NFL. The 2017 class was announced by the WPIAL at a news conference Thursday at the Heinz History Center. This is the 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame. The inductees with NFL ties are: Terrelle Pryor, who played for the Cleveland Browns last year and has signed with the Washington Redskins; former New York Jets head coach Joe Walton; former Woodland Hills coach George Novak, who sent 11 players to the NFL.

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2016 Recap
January 4, 2017
It case you missed it, here is a look at our annual end of the year countdown of top stories or events from around the WPIAL. As we begin 2017, we look back at some of the top stories from around the WPIAL in calendar year 2016 with the entire countdown. #25 - CROSS-COUNTRY RUN ENDS

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2016 – #5 through #1
January 1, 2017
It has become a tradition like no other...at least during the holiday season here at the MSA Sports Network. As we close out 2016 and another great high school sports year, we look back at some of the top stories from around the WPIAL in calendar year 2016. We conclude our countdown with #5 through #1. #5 - YOUNG AND OLD FINAL FAIRWELLS

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2016 – #10 through #6
It has become a tradition like no other...at least during the holiday season here at the MSA Sports Network. As we close out 2016 and another great high school sports year, we look back at some of the top stories from around the WPIAL in calendar year 2016. We continue our countdown with #10 through #6. #10 - BLACK & ORANGE IS STILL GOLDEN

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2016 – #20 through #16
December 30, 2016
It has become a tradition like no other...at least during the holiday season here at the MSA Sports Network. As we close out 2016 and another great high school sports year, we look back at some of the top stories from around the WPIAL in calendar year 2016. We continue our countdown with #20 through #16. #20 - FROM NUMBER ONE TO DONE

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WPIAL Alum Q&A – Jessie Thiessen
November 21, 2016
For many athletes, their greatest achievements occur when they face and overcome adversity. For Jessie Thiessen, missing her entire junior season at Allegheny College could've possibly derailed her promising career. Instead, Thiessen came back stronger than ever on the pitch this year. The former Fox Chapel standout is the focus of this week's edition of the WPIAL Alum Q&A. In high school, Thiessen was a four-year letter winner for the Foxes, including a three-time offensive MVP for Fox Chapel. Additionally, she was a three-time All-Section honoree, as well as an All-WPIAL selection in her senior year in 2012.

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2016 PIAA Girls Soccer State Playoff Results
November 20, 2016
Two out of three ain't bad. The WPIAL sent three district teams to Hershey to play for state girls soccer championships on Friday and Saturday and two teams return home clad in gold. On Friday, the Moon Tigers won their second state championship with a victory in the Class 3-A title match, then on Saturday, Canon-McMillan went overtime to capture the schools first ever PIAA girls soccer crown. The lone exception to a district girls golden weekend was Shady Side Academy bringing home silver in Class 1-A. Here are ALL the final scores from the 2016 PIAA Girls Soccer Playoffs. 2016 PIAA CLASS 4-A GIRLS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:

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2016 PIAA Boys Soccer State Playoff Results
It was a silver lining weekend for a pair of WPIAL teams at Hersheypark Stadium in Chocolate Town. On Friday, Sewickley Academy fell in the Class 1-A finals, then less than 24 hours later, Quaker Valley settled for silver after falling in the Class 2-A state championship. This marks the fourth time this century and the first time since 2011 that a WPIAL boys soccer team did not win a PIAA title. Here are ALL the finals scores from the 2016 PIAA Boys Soccer Playoffs. 2016 PIAA CLASS 4-A BOYS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Conestoga Pioneers 1 - Elizabethtown Bears 0 PIAA CLASS 4-A Semifinals: Conestoga Pioneers 1 - NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS 0

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
November 13, 2016
The Highway to Heinz comes to an end while the Road to RMU keeps truckin' into the Final Four this week here on the MSA Sports Network. The 2016 WPIAL football postseason continue with complete coverage of ALL four WPIAL championship games at Heinz Field with full day action from the 3-A, 5-Am 4-A and 6-A Finals along with all four WPIAL 2-A and 1-A Semifinals and concluding with a special edition of the WPIAL Scoreboard Show Saturday at 9:30pm. We also have PIAA and District 6 high school football playoff games on Friday and Saturday, plus PIAA boys soccer state playoff action and title game previews during This Week in the WPIAL ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, November 14th: No Broadcasts

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Scholastic Notebook
November 11, 2016
The latest national high school rankings were released earlier this week and there is a WPIAL team at No. 3 in the country. You might be thinking that Pittsburgh Central Catholic is gaining more national acclaim. But this has nothing to do with Central Catholic, or any other WPIAL team. In fact, this has nothing to do with football. We’re talking girls soccer. The Norwin girls are the No. 3 team in the country in the weekly National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings. Norwin’s impressive season has jumped the Knights up the rankings. They were No. 10 two weeks ago, and No. 4 last week. The only teams ranked ahead of Norwin are Davis High School (Utah) and Glastonbury (Conn.).

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
November 6, 2016
We start to make the slow transition from the fall to the winter high school sports season as the Highway to Heinz and the Road to RMU continues this week here on the MSA Sports Network. The 2016 WPIAL football postseason continue with 16 Semifinals and Quarterfinals games starting with the MSA Sports pregame Show Friday at 6pm and concluding with the Scoreboard Show Friday at 9:30pm. We also have District 6 and District 9 high school football playoff games and PIHL high school hockey, plus This Week in the WPIAL ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, November 7th: PIHL High School Hockey - Armstrong vs Upper St. Clair at 7:00pm on MSAsports.net Tuesday, November 8th:

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2016 WPIAL BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS Results
The 2016 WPIAL boys soccer champions came in a variety of shapes and sizes from a seed perspective with only one thing in common, none of the four winners began the playoffs as the team to beat. A #2-seed, a #3-seed, a #5-seed and a #6-seed did what they needed to do to register four victories and claim district gold. Here are ALL of the results from the 2016 WPIAL Boys Soccer Playoffs. All results with (MSA) after are matches you can hear archived here at MSAsports.net All four championship matches can be viewed as well with the video archive. 2016 WPIAL CLASS 4-A BOYS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: North Allegheny Tigers 2 - Seneca Valley Raiders 1 in Overtime  (MSA)

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2016 WPIAL GIRLS SOCCER PLAYOFFS Results
In the very first four classification district postseason, three #1-seeds prevailed and the other was a #3-seed that stunned the top-seed in the finals. In winning the first ever 4-A crown, Norwin also became the only girls soccer team to repeat as WPIAL champions. Here are ALL the results from the 2016 WPIAL Girls Soccer Playoffs. All results with (MSA) after are matches you can hear archived here at MSAsports.net. All four championship matches can also be viewed with the video archive. 2016 WPIAL CLASS 4-A GIRLS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Norwin Knights 3 - Canon-McMillan Big Macs 1  (MSA) WPIAL CLASS 4-A Consolation:

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Chartiers Valley Hold Off Mars to Win WPIAL 3-A Boys Soccer Championship
November 5, 2016
Chartiers Valley capped their first playoff season since 2009 in grand fashion, winning their first Boys Soccer Championship in 15 years with a 1-0 win over Mars at Highmark Stadium.

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Norwin Repeats With Win Over Canon-Mac for Girls 4-A Crown
For the second straight year, the Norwin Knights are WPIAL champions. In 2015, it was in Class AAA. One year and a realignment later and the Knights now are Class 4A champs. The top-seeded Knights dominated the No. 2 seed Big Macs in a game played at Highmark Stadium. Norwin (20-0-1) started the scoring at the 27:50 mark of the first half when Emily Harrigan, a Rutgers recruit, got behind the defense off a feed from Alyssa Victor and beat Canon McMillan goalkeeper Megan Virgin.

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