Boys Soccer Class 4A Championship Game Preview

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The boys soccer Class 4A Championship game will feature two new teams from a year ago with one team familiar with the title game and one team new to it. The game will be the second in a soccer doubleheader for No. 1 Seneca Valley, who will have its girls team play in the championship game prior to theirs. The game will be played at Highmark Stadium in Station Square on Saturday at 5:45 p.m.

No. 1 Seneca Valley Raiders (16-2-1) vs. No. 2 Norwin Knights (17-2-1)

Like the girls, the Seneca Valley boys soccer team held serve as the top-seed and Section 1 regular season champion. In two playoff games, the Raiders have outscored their opponents, 10-2. A big reason for that is their 7-0 quarterfinal win against No. 9 Mt. Lebanon. Seneca Valley narrowly pulled out a 3-2 win against Canon-McMillan in the semifinals with a goal in the final seven minutes to send them to the Championship Game. The Raiders are making its second trip to the finals in three years. In 2016, they lost to North Allegheny, 2-1, in overtime…Norwin isn’t experienced in the Championship Game as they will be seeking to win its first title in program history. In their two playoff games, the Knights picked up a pair of 2-1 wins against Peters Township and Upper St. Clair in the quarterfinals and semfinals, respectively…This game is a rematch of the first game of the season in the Seneca Valley Kick-Off Tournament. Seneca Valley won that game, 2-1.

For a look at the complete Class 4A bracket, click here.