2021 PIAA Soccer Championships| November 19-20
The 2021 PIAA Soccer Championships are finally here! After a monumental season and unforgettable games, eight State Champions will be crowned this weekend at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, PA. Tune into the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCNTV) to watch all the games. Games will also be streamed on their website below.
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Friday, November 19
On Friday, November 19, the Class 1A and 3A Boys’ and Girls’ title games will be played. To start the day, Southern Columbia and Greensburg Central Catholic will do battle in the Class 1A Girls’ Soccer Championship at 11 a.m. The game is a rematch of the 2020 title game, which saw Southern Columbia win, 2-0.
The second game of the day will be for the Boys Class 1A title at 1:30PM. Faith Christian will faceoff against Winchester Thurston in a matchup of two high-scoring teams. Faith Christian, the reigning state champion, is outscoring opponents 9-1 during the playoffs, while Winchester Thurston has tallied 15 goals and allowed just one during its run.
At 4 p.m., Radnor (20-4) will face nationally ranked No. 9 Mars (19-0-1), who is making its third straight trip to the 3A Girls’ Soccer Championship. Mars has not allowed a goal during the playoffs, while Radnor has won every match, 2-1.
The final matchup on Friday will be under the lights for the boys Class 3A title between Archbishop Wood and Hampton. Wood handled all its contests in regulation, while Hampton advanced past the semifinal round, 6-5, on penalty kicks.
Class 1A Girls: Southern Columbia vs. Greensburg Central Catholic at 11AM
Class 1A Boys: Faith Christian vs. Winchester Thurston at 1:30PM
Class 3A Girls: Mars vs. Radnor at 4PM
Class 3A Boys: Archbishop Wood vs. Hampton 6:30PM
Saturday, November 20
To start the day on Saturday, the 21 Girls’ Soccer Championship will kick off at 11AM between Allentown Central Catholic and the No.7 team in PA, Avonworth. Allentown outscored its first two opponents 8-1 before advancing to the title game over Central Columbia on penalty kicks. Avonworth has scored nine goals and allowed zero during the tournament.
The second matchup of the day will be for the boys Class 2A title at 1:30PM between nationally ranked (21st) Lewisburg and Quaker Valley (22-2-0). Lewisburg comes into the match as the reigning champion with a 21-1-1 overall record. Quaker Valley is making its second appearance in three years after cutting its season short a year ago.
At 4PM, the girls Class 4A finals between Conestoga and Moon will kick off. Conestoga returns to the title game for the second time in three years. They have not allowed a goal during regulation this tournament. Moon is back in the championship for the first time since 2017.
The final game of the 2021 PIAA Soccer Championship will start at 6:30PM with a matchup between Conestoga and reigning champion Seneca Valley. Conestoga downed La Salle in the semifinal by the scored of 3-0, its third shutout win of the tournament. Seneca Valley looks to repeat as PIAA champions after outscoring its three opponents, 8-1.
Class 2A Girls: Allentown Central Catholic vs. Avonworth at 11AM
Class 2A Boys: Lewisburg vs. Quaker Valley at 1:30PM
Class 4A Girls: Conestoga vs. Moon at 4PM
Class 4A Boys: Conestoga vs. Seneca Valley at 6:30PM
Good luck to all the schools participating in this year's PIAA Soccer Championships weekend! We look forward to seeing all the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer and current/former ODP players highlighting their skills.