On Tuesday, the United States Women’s National Team, including Pine-Richland grad Meghan Klingenberg, were honored at the White House for winning their third World Cup title.
The ceremony became a forum for Obama to applaud the USWNT for doing thier part to promote and lead the growth of participation in sports for girls. President Obama was introduced by 13-year-old Ayla Ludlow, who read a letter she wrote to the president in which she described her brother mocking girls for playing sports.
and then Obama applauded the USWNT for their achievements that have inspired many young girls, and making this ‘badass’ comment…
We don’t have to look too far to see some ‘badass’ action by girls soccer players, as tonight in our region, the top Girls high school teams will be back at it trying to advance in the playoffs with aspirations of getting to Highmark Stadium for a shot at a WPIAL championship.
Here’s the list of the 12 quarterfinal games in the three WPIAL classifications. Winners will advance to the semifinals to be played on Monday. Pittsburgh Soccer Report will be providing scores and brief recaps tonight after the action.
WPIAL CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS: QUARTERFINALS
8 pm Plum vs. Norwin at Gateway
8 pm Peters Township vs. Seneca Valley at Canon-McMillan
8 pm Fox Chapel vs. Canon-McMillan at Chartiers Valley High School
8 pm Mt. Lebanon vs. Upper St. Clair at Baldwin
WPIAL CLASS AA PLAYOFFS: QUARTERFINALS
8 pm Waynesburg Central vs. Mars at Mars
8 pm Belle Vernon vs. Central Valley at Peters Township
6 pm Highlands vs. South Park at Baldwin
6 pm Mount Pleasant vs. South Fayette at Canon-McMillan
WPIAL CLASS A PLAYOFFS: QUARTERFINALS
6 pm South Allegheny vs. Freedom at Chartiers Valley High School
6 pm New Brighton vs. Charleroi at Peters Township
6 pm Sewickley Academy vs. Greensburg Central Catholic at Gateway
6 pm Vincentian Academy vs. Shady Side Academy at Mars