LIVE: WPIAL girls soccer semifinals



Norwin 2, North Allegheny 0

Penn-Trafford 2, Upper St. Clair 1

Game recap – Lawrence scores game winner to lead Penn Trafford to first WPIAL final since 2003 



Mars vs South Park – 6 p.m. at West Allegheny

Moon vs Montour – 8 p.m. at West Allegheny


Freeport vs Waynesburg – 6 p.m. at Moon

Freedom vs Yough – 8 p.m. at Moon


Greensburg Central Catholic vs Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic – 6 p.m. at Hampton

Shady Side Academy vs Seton-LaSalle – 8 p.m. at Hampton


Freedom 3, Yough 0

Waynesburg 7, Freeport 0



10:18 p.m. – here’s my recap of Penn Trafford’s win — including video of interview with Head Coach Jackie Bartko.

10:15 p.m. — so all of the defending champs from 2016 are back in the finals in 2017:

Shady Side (1A), Freedom (2A), Moon (3A) and Norwin (4A).

And each will face a pretty tough challenge in repeat (or 3-peat in case of Norwin) bids.

10:06 p.m. – defending champions, Moon in 3A, also had little trouble tonight. As we’ll now have (throw in the interstellar jokes here) Moon vs Mars the final at Highmark Stadium.

10:04 p.m. – defending 1A champs — Shady Side rolls into the final for yet another match with section rivals — Greensburg Central Catholic.

9:35 p.m. – it’s over here at Fox Chapel — Norwin beats North Allegheny 2-0.

The Knights will be heading to Highmark Stadium to go for the three-peat — and they’ll have to do it against section rivals Penn Trafford, the only team that’s beaten them in WPIAL match in the past three years.

9:20 p.m. – with 11 minutes left here, Norwin carrying most of the play, but North Allegheny finding some room on the width — and have sent some crosses into the box, but Wexell’s been solid on all balls in air.

9 p.m. –  2A – halftime score: Freedom 2 Yough 0

Freedom goals scored by Chloe Keller and Lyndsee Monac

8:59 p.m. – Norwin taking command of this one — another goal early in the half.


8:43 p.m. – halftime here — pretty quiet final 30 minutes of the 1st half — and Norwin still holding on to 1-0 lead on strength of Emily Harrigan strike.

8:12 p.m. – Sam Wexell, Norwin’s keeper and Ohio University commit makes a dazzling save on a ball played quickly to near post.

8:05 p.m. – GOAL – Norwin scores just two minutes into match with North Allegheny. It was Emily Harrigan with a shot that NA keeper Olivia Ruppersburger.

7:45 p.m. – early game final scores:

3A – Mars 2, South Park 1

4A – Penn Trafford 2, Upper St. Clair

2A – Waynesburg 7, Freeport 0 — The Yellow Jackets make it to a WPIAL soccer final for the first time in school history.

1A – Greensburg Central Catholic 1, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 0

7:34 p.m.Jordan Lawrence with the game winner for Penn Trafford — beating Upper St. Clair with a goal with one minute remaining in the match. PT’s Lauran Stovar took the ball all the way to the left side endline — cut back a nice pass to Mackenzie Aunkst at the top of the box. Aunkst had the presence of mind to play the ball to a wide open Lawrence by the far post who had all kinds of time to bury the clinical finish.

It ended a match that was played at a furious pace — after the Warriors tied it up at 1-1 in the 60th minute.

Penn Trafford will now await the winner of Norwin-North Allegheny.

7:12 p.m. –

Greensburg Central Catholic 1, CW North Catholic 0, 2nd Half. Alexa Schwerha breaks the deadlock!

6:45 p.m.

Halftime scores:

Waynesburg Central 3, Freeport 0

Upper St. Clair 1, Penn Trafford 0

6:05 p.m.  — a weather forecast for the evening — chilly but clear…


Monday’s girls WPIAL semifinal matches provide for some very interesting match-ups across all classifications.

I’ll be at Fox Chapel for the 4A games. You can follow along with my updates here in this live file or follow on Twitter @pghsoccerscribe

Girls schedule for the WPIAL/PIAA playoffs is as follows:

  • Semifinals: Monday, October 30
  • 3rd place / PIAA qualifying matches:  Wednesday, November 1
  • Finals: Thursday, November 2 – S
  • Saturday, November 4
  • PIAA Playoffs
    • First Round: Tuesday, November 7 (Regional Sites)
    • Quarterfinals: Saturday, Novermber 11 (Regional Sites)
    • Semi-Finals: Tuesday, November 14 (Regional Sites)
    • Championships: Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18 (Hersheypark Stadium)



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