By: Don Insurgent
Monday, November 7, 2022 | 8:57 PM
Winchester Thurston’s Alex Hauskrecht celebrates after defeating Charleroi within the WPIAL Class A championship recreation Friday at Highmark Stadium.
Final fall, WPIAL boys soccer groups made historical past after they captured three PIAA championships.
Hampton received the Class 3A crown, Quaker Valley captured 2A gold and Winchester Thurston adopted up its district championship with a Class A state title.
Three PIAA pitch titles surpassed the six years that District 7 groups received two state soccer championships: 2020 with Seneca Valley and Mars, 2013 with Higher St. Clair and Sewickley Academy, 2007 with Peters Township and Sewickley Academy, 2006 with South Park and Seton LaSalle, 2000 with North Allegheny and Quaker Valley and 1990 with Fox Chapel and Hampton.
Whereas the Talbots didn’t qualify, the Quakers and Bears are again to defend their championships.
Eleven boys soccer groups from the WPIAL start their quest for 2022 PIAA boys soccer gold Tuesday, together with all 4 lately topped champions.
• Class 4A champion Pine-Richland (15-4-1) hosts Warwick (11-7-2) at 5:30 p.m.
• Class 3A champion Moon (20-0-1) hosts Palmyra (18-3-1) at 5 p.m.
• Class 2A champion Deer Lakes (20-2) hosts Harbor Creek (14-5-1) at 6 p.m.
• Class A champion Winchester Thurston (16-2-1) tackle District 6 champion United (15-3-1) at Norwin at 6 p.m.
The opposite opening spherical matches embody:
• Seneca Valley (18-1-1) at District 6 champion State Faculty (15-2-1) at 6 p.m.
• Plum (19-2-1) at District 10 champion Cathedral Prep (16-1-1) at 6 p.m.
• Ambridge (17-7-1) at District 9 champion Bradford (11-9) at 5 p.m.
• Quaker Valley (18-4) at District 10 champion Mercyhurst Prep (16-3-1) at Mercyhurst College at 7:30 p.m.
• Beaver (14-7) vs. District 5 champion Bedford (18-1-2) at Windber at 5 p.m.
• Eden Christian Academy (16-3-1) at District 10 champion Seneca (17-2) at 6 p.m.
• Charleroi (17-3) at District 9 champion Karns Metropolis (17-3) at 6 p.m.
Whereas Mars’ lengthy successful streak and district championship run got here to an finish Saturday within the WPIAL 3A finals match in opposition to Moon, the Fightin’ Planets are able to embark on one other historic mission, for a fourth straight PIAA ladies soccer crown.
Mars has received three straight state soccer titles, tying the mark set 10 years in the past by Peters Township in 2010-2012.
A fourth PIAA championship would put Mars (17-1) in a special stratosphere amongst district ladies soccer applications.
Their first impediment on what they hope is a four-match journey to Eagle View Center College in Mechanicsburg is on Tuesday after they journey to Bradford 14-4) to tackle the District 9 champion Owls at 7 p.m.
Additionally in 3A, WPIAL champion Moon (20-0) will host Latrobe (12-4-2) at 7 p.m. and Plum (17-2) visits District 10 champion Warren (9-9).
The opposite opening-round matches involving eight different WPIAL ladies soccer groups:
• Class 4A Warwick (15-4) at WPIAL champion North Allegheny (20-1) at 6 p.m.
• Class 4A Peters Township (14-2-3) at District 10 champion McDowell (18-1-1) at 6 p.m.
• Class 2A Common McLane (13-5-1) at WPIAL champion Avonworth (19-3) at 6 p.m.
• Class 2A Mt. Nice (19-2) vs. District 5 champion Bedford (16-3) at Richland at 6 p.m.
• Class 2A North Catholic (16-2) at District 10 champion Fort LeBoeuf (14-1-2) at 6 p.m.
• Class A Rockwood (15-5) at WPIAL champion Freedom (17-4) at 6 p.m.
• Class A Springdale (16-4) vs. District 10 champion Mercyhurst Prep (14-5-1) at Mercyhurst College at 5:30 p.m.
• Class A Greensburg Central Catholic (13-4) at District 5 champion Windber (19-0) at 7:15 p.m.
State ladies volleyball openers
Within the final 10 years, WPIAL ladies volleyball groups have received a complete of 12 PIAA championships.
Nevertheless, a lot of the state gold has been captured by a handful of district faculties.
North Allegheny has led the way in which with 5 straight Class 4A crowns, adopted by North Catholic and Greensburg Central Catholic with two every.
Knoch, Freeport and Bishop Canevin have every captured one PIAA championship since 2012.
4 of these faculties together with 9 others from the WPIAL have certified for the 2022 PIAA ladies volleyball playoffs.
If the Tigers are going to make it six straight state titles, they’ll achieve this because the WPIAL runner-up. On Tuesday, they go to District 6 champion State Faculty at 6 p.m. whereas newly topped WPIAL Class 4A champion Pine-Richland hosts District 10 champion McDowell.
The opposite district groups and their opening spherical matches:
• Defending state champion North Catholic hosts Latrobe in a Class 3A first-round match at 6 p.m.
• Thomas Jefferson visits District 9 champion DuBois at 6 p.m. in 3A
• South Fayette visits District 10 champion Conneaut at 6:30 p.m. in 3A
• WPIAL 2A champion Freeport hosts Corry at 6 p.m.
• Shenango takes on District 10 champion North East on the Hagerty Sports activities Heart in Erie at 6 p.m. in 2A
• Quaker Valley visits District 9 champion Kane at 6 p.m. in 2A
• Avonworth visits District 6 champion Philipsburg-Osceola at 7 p.m. in 2A
• WPIAL Class A champion Frazier hosts Homer-Heart at 6 p.m.
• Serra Catholic visits District 9 champion Oswayo Valley at 5 p.m. in A
• Bishop Canevin visits District 5 champion Conemaugh Township at 7 p.m. in A