WPIAL girls soccer playoff update Wednesday

Burrell shut out by Shady Side Academy in WPIAL 2A Semifinal

Tue Oct 31, 2023 - 10:19PM

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WPIAL girls soccer semifinal results for Tuesday, October 31st:

Shady Side Academy 3 Burrell 0 (2A)

No. 6 Burrell couldn't generate much offense in a 3-0 loss to No. 7 Shady Side Academy in a WPIAL Class 2A semifinal match at Gateway. The Bulldogs (15-3-1) advance to play No. 1 Avonworth in the WPIAL 2A Championship at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh on Saturday at 11 a.m. The Bucs (14-5-0) will meet South Park in a third-place consolation game on Thursday.

WPIAL girls soccer quarterfinal results for Saturday, October 28th:

Burrell 2 Mount Pleasant 1, OT (2A)

Mikaya Buchak scored with 7:32 remaining in overtime to lift No. 6 Burrell to a 2-1 triumph over No. 3 Mount Pleasant in a WPIAL 2A quarterfinal match at Vikings Stadium. Mount Pleasant got on the board early as Rylin Bugosh scored off of a deflection in the fifth minute to put the Vikings on top 1-0. The next tally didn't come until after halftime as Tessa Mathabel tied the game for Burrell just five minutes into the second half on a rebound from a header that struck the post. Buchak's heroics sent the Buccaneers to the semifinals for the first time in program history. Burrell will meet No. 7 Shady Side Academy (14-3-1) in the semifinals on Tuesday. The Bulldogs upset second-seeded North Catholic 3-1 on Saturday.

WPIAL girls soccer first round playoff results for Tuesday, October 24th:

Mt. Pleasant 9 West Mifflin 0 (2A)

Morgan Gesinski registered a hat trick to lead No. 3 Mount Pleasant to a 9-0 romp of No. 14 West Mifflin in a WPIAL Class 2A first round match up at Vikings Stadium. In addition to Gesinski's three goals, Maddie Barrick scored twice for the Vikings (15-2-0) who will play No. 6 Burrell in Saturday's quarterfinals. Also tallying goals for Mount Pleasant were Maggie Piper, Rylin Bugosh, Adi Gardner and Isabel Overly. The Titans finish the season with a 7-8-0 overall record.

Quaker Valley 7 Southmoreland 0 (2A)

Eighth seeded Southmoreland couldn't generate anything offensively in a 7-0 defeat to No. 9 Quaker Valley in a WPIAL Class 2A first round match at Russ Grimm Field. Mia Strelec and Annabell Miko each collected a pair of goals for the Quakers (10-6-1) who play Avonworth in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Quaker Valley lost to Avonworth twice during the regular season. The Scotties season ends with a 10-6-0 overall record.

Burrell 6 Keystone Oaks 0 (2A)

No. 6 Burrell advanced to Saturday's quarterfinals with a 6-0 shutout of No. 11 Keystone Oaks in a WPIAL Class 2A first round clash at Buccaneers Stadium. Tessa Mathabel put in a pair of goals for Burrell while Miley Kariotis, Makiah Buchak, Andi Householder and Eva Wilson also scored. The Bucs (13-4-0) will go up against No. 3 Mount Pleasant in the quarterfinals.

Avonworth 11 Yough 0 (2A)

Yough's season came to an end following an 11-0 loss to top-seeded Avonworth in a WPIAL Class 2A first round contest at Avonworth High School. Fiona Mahan had a hat trick for the Antelopes (15-1-2) who will face Quaker Valley in the quarterfinals on Saturday. The 16th seed Cougars finish with a 5-14-0 overall mark.

South Allegheny 2 Greensburg Central Catholic 1 (1A)

Laila Chervon's goal off of a corner kick with 6:27 left in overtime lifted No. 12 South Allegheny to a 2-1 upset of No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic in a WPIAL Class 1A first round match at Southmoreland's Russ Grimm Field. After the Gladiators took an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Ava Martorelli, GCC's Riley Kerr answered with a score of her own to tie the game at 1-1 in the 12th minute. It was Kerr's 100th career goal. The score remained that way until Chervon's overtime heroics. Leah Jones made four saves for the Centurions (10-3-0). Ella Lotz turned away five shots for South Allegheny (12-7-0) which will play Winchester Thurston in the quarterfinals on Saturday. It was the Gladiators first playoff win since 2015.

WPIAL girls soccer first round playoff results for Monday, October 23rd:

Greater Latrobe 3 West Allegheny 1 (3A)   WATCH BROADCAST

No. 6 Greater Latrobe scored twice less than six minutes into the match and went on to defeat No. 11 West Allegheny 3-1 in a WPIAL Class 3A first round match at Rossi Field. Annalyse Bauer's feed across the box was placed perfectly for Emerson Shine to drive it home and give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. Under a minute later, Robyn Reilly drilled a shot past Indians goalkeeper Allyson Frueh from 17 yards out to make it 2-0. Bauer added a goal of her own on a pretty turnaround shot to swell the advantage to 3-0 in the 20th minute. Addison Kosenina scored the lone goal for Plum on a high-arcing shot from 38 yards away to make it 3-1 going into halftime. Neither team found the back of the net in the second half. Greater Latrobe (13-2-0) will face off against third-seeded Moon Area (13-1-2) in the quarterfinals on Thursday. The Tigers defeated Connellsville 3-0 in the first round.

South Fayette 5 Penn-Trafford 0 (3A)

No. 12 Penn-Trafford couldn't muster much offensively, losing to No. 5 South Fayette 5-0 in a WPIAL 3A first round contest at South Fayette High School. Mia Deramo and Julianna Rossi each had a goal and an assist for the Lions (12-4-2) who will meet No. 4 Thomas Jefferson in Thursday's quarterfinals. The Warriors season closes with a 11-7-0 overall record.

Plum 6 Kiski Area 1 (3A)

Plum senior Ava Weleski scored eight minutes into the match and the Mustangs never looked back in a 6-1 triumph over Kiski Area in a WPIAL Class 3A first round tussle at Plum High School. Weleski had a massive performance, collecting four goals for second-seeded Plum (16-0-1) which will meet Montour in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Katlin Higgins scored with just 10 seconds left for the Cavaliers (7-9-2).

Montour 1 Franklin Regional 0 (3A)

Marin Torrens scored on a header off of a corner kick with 13 seconds left in double overtime as Montour edged Franklin Regional 1-0 in a WPIAL Class 3A match up at Montour High School. Aris Lamanna stopped 13 shots for the Panthers (11-6-1). The Spartans (13-2-3) move on to play Plum in the quarterfinals on Thursday.