What to watch in WPIAL sports for Oct. 24, 2022: Girls soccer rematch in opening round
Sunday, October 23, 2022 | 5:32 PM
The WPIAL soccer postseason spotlight falls on the Class 3A girls and Class 2A boys opening-round matches Monday.
One of the Class 3A girls’ first-round matchups is a rematch from a quarterfinals playoff contest a year ago.
The cat fight was on as the Panthers hosted the Lions. The two teams were tied, 1-1, at the end of regulation and through two overtimes.
On Monday, No. 8 South Fayette (11-5-1) will host No. 9 Franklin Regional (10-5-2).
The other 3A girls opening-round matches on Monday:
Boys 2A soccer lid lifters
When No. 6-seeded Beaver hosts No. 11 Brownsville on Monday in a WPIAL Class 2A boys first-round playoff match, there should be a big sign draped somewhere at Gypsy Glen Stadium saying “Welcome Back.”
Last season, with Beaver playing in 3A and Brownsville in 2A, the Bobcats and Falcons combined to go 5-24-2.
In fact, nearly half the 2A field of 16 teams did not make the 2021 district soccer playoffs.
Here are the other opening-round matches in boys 2A on Monday:
Pigtail Monday in volleyball
Welcome to the start of the 2022 WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs and welcome to Pigtail Monday.
Six Class 3A and five Class 2A preliminary-round matches will take place with the winners advancing to the field of 16 for first-round clashes Wednesday.
Here are the early starters to the girls volleyball postseason.
Class 3A preliminary round
For the No. 15 seed: Knoch at Penn Hills at 7:30 p.m.
Class 2A preliminary round
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