What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 31, 2022: Plenty of treats for playoff soccer fans
Sunday, October 30, 2022 | 8:17 PM
Happy Halloween! The district postseason treats to its many soccer fans are a handful of girls and boys final four matches on the pitch Monday night.
The girls Class 4A postseason has become a bit of a district civil war.
Two north teams and two south teams remaining. So the WPIAL will send them all east to the neutral site of Gateway High School.
The two teams split in the regular season, with the Raiders winning at home 2-1 in September, while the Tigers picked up a shutout victory in October, 1-0.
The Blue Devils suffered two losses all season and both were at the hands of the Indians, 4-3 at Peters Township in September and at home to PT in October, 4-2.
Former champs searching for finals
Now, both are a win away from playing for another championship when they hit the pitch for their respective Class A semifinals matches Monday.
Waynesburg will face No. 2 Springdale at Peters Township at 6 p.m.. The Dynamos always seem to be in the hunt, but they haven’t won a district championship since 2009.
How the west was won
The WPIAL Class 3A boys soccer postseason has turned into a good western.
Three of the four remaining teams are all west of the City of Pittsburgh.
The undefeated Tigers swept their season series with the Spartans, winning 1-0 in September and following that up with another shutout in October, 3-0.
The No. 11-seeded Bridgers have outscored Hampton and Thomas Jefferson in the first two rounds, 10-1, while the No. 2 Mustangs knocked off North Catholic and South Fayette by a combined margin of 7-3, with the victory over the Lions coming on penalty kicks.
Also on Monday, the boys soccer Class 2A semifinals are set:
No. 6 Beaver vs. No. 2 Quaker Valley at North Allegheny at 8 p.m.
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