What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 26, 2023: Seneca Valley, North Allegheny square off again on court
Monday, September 25, 2023 | 11:00 PM
The boys match ended in a tie while NA defeated SV to take over first place in Section 1-4A girls soccer.
On Tuesday, the Raiders and Tigers prepare to meet with first place in Section 1-4A up for grabs in girls volleyball.
This is the first meeting of the season between the volleyball powers.
Both teams are 3-0 in section play and a combined 12-0 overall.
Since the advent of four classifications in girls volleyball in 2016, the Tigers have won four district crowns while the Raiders have won one.
Key matches galore
Now that we are into the second half of section play in WPIAL boys soccer, the focus is not only on the races for the section championships, but also for one of the top four spots in the section that earn teams a district playoff berth.
Tuesday will be a good barometer for both in Section 4-2A.
Quaker Valley has won eight straight since its only loss of the season to Eastern Pa. power Fleetwood.
Avonworth is 6-1-1 since losing at QV on Aug. 31, 3-1.
‘A’ battles on the pitch
There is several key section matches slated for Class A on Tuesday.
In Section 1, Eden Christian Academy and Sewickley Academy are tied for first place with records of 5-1-1, a half-game in front of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (5-2). OLHS visits Eden Christian while Sewickley Academy visits fourth-place Beaver County Christian (3-3-1).
Girls’ turn to tee it up
On what should be another gray but rain-free day, the top district girls golfers will hit the links for the first round of the WPIAL girls individual golf championships.
The Class 3A first round takes place at the Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley with 26 golfers participating.
The Class 2A opening round will also be at the Diamond Run Golf Club with seven golfers.
The district championships are a 36-hole event with the first 18 being played Tuesday. The final 18 holes take place Wednesday, Oct. 4 also at the Diamond Run Golf Club.
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