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Class AAA quarterfinals
No. 4 Fox Chapel (17-1-1) vs. No. 12 Upper St. Clair (10-5-2)
6 p.m. Wednesday, at Chartiers Valley
Winner plays: Winner of No. 1 Seneca Valley/No. 9 Canon-McMillan
Free kicks: Sophomore Taylor Cohen and freshman Deena DeBaldo scored their 14th and 16th goals of the season, respectively, to lead Fox Chapel to a 2-0 win over No. 13 Mt. Lebanon on Saturday. Goalkeeper Vanessa Blazer secured her 13th shutout of the year. … Upper St. Clair has a promising freshman scorer in Emma Hasco, who found the back of the net during the Panthers' 3-1 upset of No. 5 Baldwin. Upper St. Clair is unbeaten in its past six games and has outscored opponents 22-2 during the streak. … Upper St. Clair last made the semifinals in 2011, when it won the WPIAL title. Fox Chapel reached the semifinals in 1999, when it lost to Mt. Lebanon in a shootout — Upper St. Clair won the championship that season.
Class A quarterfinals
No. 9 Springdale (12-6) vs. No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic (15-1)
TBD Wednesday, at TBD
Winner plays: Winner of No. 4 Neshannock/No. 12 New Brighton
Free kicks: Springdale won its first-round game for the seventh straight year, as it defeated No. 8 Charleroi, 2-0, on Saturday. Casey Hughes and Emma Whalen scored in the win, while Allison Seiler earned the shutout. … Greensburg Central Catholic, which beat Mohawk in the first round Monday, has won its past 15 games, including two over Springdale by scores of 3-0 and 7-1. The Centurions are defending WPIAL and PIAA champions. … Springdale and Greensburg Central Catholic met in the playoffs each of the past three seasons. Greensburg Central Catholic won, 7-0, in the quarterfinals last year. The Centurions also won, 3-1, in the 2011 WPIAL finals, but the Dynamos claimed the rematch, 2-0, in the PIAA semifinals. Springdale beat Greensburg Central Catholic, 1-0, in the 2010 consolation game. … Three of the remaining eight teams in Class A (Springdale, Greensburg Central Catholic, No. 3 Shady Side Academy) are from Section 4. Another three (No. 6 Avonworth, No. 7 Sewickley Academy, No. 12 New Brighton) are from Section 1.
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