In Western Pennsylvania, soccer season will officially kickoff on Friday, as a handful of boys and girls high school teams get their seasons going with non-section and preseason tournament action.
In the spotlight on the boys side will be a trio of Western PA teams hosting the East-West Classic at Highmark Stadium. Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair will take on fellow AAA opponents Fleetwood and Wilson, while Quaker Valley faces Exeter Township.
It will mark the high school coaching debut of former Pittsburgh Riverhounds defender Andrew Marshall as he takes over the Quakers after Gene Klein retired in the offseason.
On the girls side, we’ll be seeing some good neighboring school rivalries renewed including the battle for bragging rights between Fox Chapel at Shady Side Academy, Allegheny Valley foes — Freeport at St. Joseph, and East-End schools — Obama Academy and Ellis School.
The full-slate of Friday games is listed below.
Pittsburgh Soccer Report plans on covering a featured High School Game of the Week in the early part of the season — and will announce those games in the next few days.
AREA HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Tournament: East-West Classic (at Highmark Stadium)
5 p.m. Fleetwood vs Mt. Lebanon
6:30 p.m. Wilson (West Lawn) vs Upper St. Clair
8 p.m. Exeter Township vs Quaker Valley
Punxsutawney vs Indiana
Holidaysburg vs DuBois
Intersection Kickoff Tournament
Seneca Valley vs Norwin
Baldwin vs Chartiers Valley
Obama Academy vs Shaler
Plum vs Knoch
Brashear at Fox Chapel
Carrick at Riverview
Eden Christian at Aquinas Academy
Hampton at Gateway
Mercyhurst Prep at Seton La Salle
Sewickley Academy at Peters Township
Trinity Christian at Quigley Catholic
Holidaysburg vs Derry Area
Saltsburg vs Indiana
South Hills Tournament
Mercyhurst Prep vs Mt. Lebanon
North Hills vs South Park
Allderdice at Woodland Hills
Bethel Park at Montour
Chartiers Valley at Seneca Valley
Fox Chapel at Shady Side Academy
Freeport at St. Joseph
Gateway at Hempfield
Kiski Area at Norwin
Mohawk at Sewickley Academy
Oakland Catholic at Williamsport
Obama Academy at Ellis School
Pine Richland at Knoch
Quigley Catholic at Eden Christian