What to look at for in WPIAL sports activities for Oct. 3, 2022: First place up for grabs in ladies soccer

October 3, 2022

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Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 9:02 PM


With two weeks left in WPIAL ladies soccer part play, time is working out within the chase for part titles.

There are 42 part matches slated for a busy Monday across the district with two contests set the place not less than a share of first place is up for grabs.

One of many showdowns is in Part 2 the place two of the highest groups in Class A sq. off for a second time as Chartiers-Houston hosts Waynesburg Central.

The Raiders shut out the Buccaneers within the first assembly in Greene County, 1-0, on Sept. 7.

Since then, Waynesburg Central (10-1) has received seven matches in a row, permitting solely 5 targets in these wins.

The Buccaneers have received 5 of six since struggling their solely part loss. Chartiers-Houston is 10-2 this season with its most up-to-date loss coming to South Aspect on Sept. 15.

The opposite match with first-place implications is Part 3-3A when Latrobe hosts Plum.

The Mustangs are alone in first place with an 8-0 file and have received all 10 of their matches this season.

They might nonetheless really be in first in the event that they misplaced, however would solely be a half-game head of the Wildcats, who’re 5-1-1 within the part.

Latrobe misplaced to Plum, 4-2, on Sept. 7 and later tied Penn-Trafford, 1-1.

Meet within the center

Whereas a whole lot of consideration is paid to the search for first place up and down WPIAL ladies soccer, now could be the time to concentrate to the center of the pack and the battles for playoff positioning and postseason berths.

Whereas Freedom (6-0) and Mohawk (5-1) sit comfortably atop Part 3-A, the opposite 4 groups are in scramble mode in an effort to make the postseason.

All 4 of these groups go head-to-head Monday when Riverside (2-5) visits Eden Christian Academy (2-4) and South Aspect (2-4) hosts Sewickley Academy (2-5).

Three different matches to look at Monday embrace Pine-Richland (3-4-1) at Fox Chapel (4-4-1) in Part 1-4A, Southmoreland (4-2) visiting Yough (4-2) in Part 3-2A and Bentworth (3-4-1) internet hosting South Allegheny (3-3-1) in Part 2-A.

Women doubles tennis bracketology

If you’re searching for a dynamic duo in WPIAL ladies tennis, your finest wager could be to start your search is Saxonburg in Butler County.

The Knoch ladies tennis program has an incredible run of success within the district ladies doubles championships.

A staff of Knights have been topped WPIAL doubles champions the final three years.

Ally Bauer and Libby Conlon in 2019, Ally Bauer and Brooke Bauer in 2020 and one other set of sisters final fall, Emily Grub and Lindsey Grub in 2021.

Senior Ally Bauer and junior Lindsey Greb defeated Knoch junior teammates Ava Santora and Jade Nether within the title match of the Part 3-2A qualifiers final week and are anticipated to be the highest seed when the 2022 WPIAL ladies doubles match bracket is launched Monday.

New champions might be topped in 3A after the commencement of 2022 winners Jenna Bell and Carolina Walters of Latrobe.

Tags: Bentworth, Chartiers-Houston, Eden Christian, Fox Chapel, Freedom, Knoch, Latrobe, Mohawk, Pine-Richland, Plum, Riverside, Sewickley Academy, South Allegheny, South Aspect, Southmoreland, Waynesburg, Yough

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