What to observe for in WPIAL sports activities on Aug. 31, 2022: South Hills soccer showdown in highlight



Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 10:54 PM

We shut out the month of August with one other busy night of WPIAL ladies soccer on the pitch.

One of many high district matches Wednesday has Bethel Park internet hosting neighboring Peters Township.

Each groups received their part openers Monday as Bethel Park edged Norwin, 2-1, whereas Peters Township shut out Canon-McMillan, 2-0.

The Indians opened their season Saturday with a nonsection match in opposition to South Fayette that led to a 1-1 tie.

A yr in the past, Peters Township completed second behind Moon in Part 2-4A whereas Bethel Park certified for the postseason because the fourth-place finisher. The Black Hawks misplaced within the first spherical to Fox Chapel whereas the Indians reached the district semifinals earlier than falling to eventual champion Moon.

Peters Township received the season collection in 2021, 1-0-1. The Indians shut out the Black Hawks 2-0 at residence earlier than the groups performed to a 1-1 tie within the rematch at Bethel Park final October.

Hope springs everlasting

A brand new season brings a recent begin, a clear slate and loads of desires.

A few of these could not final lengthy, however for seven WPIAL ladies soccer groups, any win can be a tasty deal with right here in 2022. That’s as a result of victory eluded them within the 2021 season.

Three of these groups start their season Wednesday with a 0-0 document.

Ambridge completed 0-12 final season and faces the daunting activity of internet hosting conventional energy and 2021 district runner-up, North Catholic.

East Allegheny additionally ended final season with a document of 0-12. The Wildcats open on the street with a nonsection match at Valley, a staff that was 4-9-1 final season.

Uniontown opened up Part 2-3A motion Tuesday with a 6-0 loss to Laurel Highlands. The Crimson Raiders completed 0-17 in 2021.

Three of the 4 different groups that had been winless final yr which have already began their 2022 schedule with no win, enter Wednesday optimistic the tide will flip.

They embody Hempfield (0-2) internet hosting Norwin, Highlands (0-1) at Burrell, and Jeannette (0-2) visiting Serra Catholic.

Beth-Middle (0-1) subsequent performs Thursday at Chartiers-Houston.

Two to observe

There are two notable matches Wednesday afternoon, one in ladies golf and the opposite in ladies tennis.

In golf, defending WPIAL Class 2A staff champion Greensburg Central Catholic will face host Mt. Nice within the first of two Part 1-2A matches between the 2.

Final yr within the WPIAL championships, the Centurions received their seventh straight title with a rating of 332 whereas the Vikings completed in third place behind runner-up Central Valley with a staff rating of 433.

In tennis, district powers Beaver and visiting Sewickley Academy go head-to-head within the first of two Part 4-2A matches.

The 2 met within the WPIAL Class 2A semifinals final fall with the Panthers sweeping previous the Bobcats, 5-0. Sewickley Academy went on to win WPIAL gold.

Each groups certified for the state playoffs. Beaver misplaced within the quarterfinals whereas Sewickley Academy reached the state title match earlier than falling to Wyoming Seminary.


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