Girls Soccer Class 4A Championship Game Preview

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Saturday’s Class 4A WPIAL Championship Game will have two new participants from a year ago with top-seed Seneca Valley and No. 3 Peters Township earning the trip to Highmark Stadium in Station Square on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

No. 1 Seneca Valley Raiders (15-2) vs. No. 3 Peters Township Indians (16-3)

Seneca Valley held serve as the top-seed in the tournament and Section 1 regular season champions to reach the WPIAL Championship Game. In two playoff games this season, the Raiders have outscored their opponents 8-1. In the quarterfinals, they defeated No. 8 Mt. Lebanon, 6-1. They stayed within Section 2 in the semifinals, defeating Upper St. Clair, 2-0. Today’s game will be their third straight game against a Section 2 opponent. This is the Raiders first championship appearance since 2014, the year they won the title. In that game, it was another South Hills team they defeated, Canon-McMillan, 1-0. It was the third straight year the Raiders made the title game from 2012-2014…Peters Township tied for the Section 2 title in the regular season to earn the No. 3 seed in the playoffs. In two playoff games, they have picked up two one-goal victories. In the quarterfinals, they came back to defeat No. 11 Butler, 2-1, at home. The Indians are coming off a high, knocking out the defending PIAA champions and second-seeded Norwin Knights, 1-0. This is the Indians first Championship Game appearance since 2013 when they lost to Seneca Valley, 1-0. It was the second year in a row the two teams met in the playoffs, with Peters Township winning the first contest…This is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

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