What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 8, 2022: Defending golf champs meet again
Thursday, September 8, 2022 | 12:15 AM
Call it the Clash of the Golf Champions II.
Realignment moved the Trojans up to 3A, where they were placed in Section 8 along with the reigning 3A champion Foxes.
The teams met in August to kick off section play, with North Catholic winning, 184-197.
Thursday will be another busy night of WPIAL boys soccer action, highlighted by a battle for first place in Section 1-4A.
Seneca Valley has become the dominant boys soccer program in the district’s highest classification. The Raiders have won back-to-back titles and three of the last four Class 4A championships.
SV shows no signs of slowing down as it is off to 3-0 start in the section, 5-0 overall and have outscored its opponents in those five matches, 20-1.
The Raiders travel to Pine-Richland on Thursday. The Rams are also off to a good start at 2-0-1 in the section, 4-0-1 overall.
The lone blemish was Tuesday when they tied Fox Chapel, 1-1. That goal scored by the Foxes was the first allowed by the Rams this season.
In the latest HSSN boys soccer rankings, Seneca Valley is No. 1 in 4A while Pine-Richland checks in at No. 4.
Serves and spikes
While most WPIAL girls volleyball teams are just starting off on their section schedule, one district teams looks to improve to 4-0 in its section Thursday.
On Thursday, the Bearcats host the Scotties with first place at stake.
It’s early days, but some other matches Thursday with at least a share of the section lead up for grabs include:
Tags: Armstrong, Belle Vernon, Bentworth, Carlynton, Deer Lakes, Eden Christian, Fox Chapel, Frazier, Freeport, Hampton, Indiana, Jefferson-Morgan, Keystone Oaks, Leechburg, North Catholic, Pine-Richland, Plum, Seneca Valley, Serra Catholic, South Allegheny, Southmoreland, Thomas Jefferson
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