What to watch in WPIAL sports on June 8, 2024: 7 lacrosse teams in state championship quarterfinals


Friday, June 7, 2024 | 10:17 p.m.

Welcome to Saturday's PIAA lacrosse and volleyball playoff quarterfinals.

Since the 2021 PIAA lacrosse postseason, WPIAL teams have averaged three first-round wins per year in the boys' and girls' state playoffs.

District 7 girls teams continued that trend with three wins in the first round of the PIAA lacrosse playoffs on Tuesday, while the boys upped the ante and advanced four WPIAL teams to the quarterfinals on Saturday.

In the boys' 3A and 2A tournaments, the 2024 WPIAL finalists are both still in contention and in action in the second round.

• Class 3A champion Mt. Lebanon (18-4) will face District 1 winner Garnet Valley (19-3) at 4:30 p.m. at Penn State's Panzer Stadium.

• Meanwhile, WPIAL runner-up North Allegheny (15-8) faces District 1's third-ranked team Radnor (18-5) at Memorial Park Stadium in Mechanicsburg at 2 p.m. You can listen to the game on Trib HSSN.

• Class 2A District 7 champion Mars (18-3) will look to continue its strong streak of three consecutive years in the finals when it faces District 12 winner Devon Prep (17-5) at noon at Penn State's Panzer Stadium.

• WPIAL runner-up South Fayette (20-2) will face District 3 champion Camp Hill Trinity (21-0) at noon at Memorial Park Stadium in Mechanicsburg.

In girls lacrosse, one team from Class 3A and two schools from 2A will participate in Round 2.

• WPIAL Class 3A champion Mt. Lebanon (20-0) hopes to remain undefeated when it plays District 1 runner-up Conestoga (18-4) at 2:30 p.m. at Penn State's Panzer Stadium.

• It's breakfast in Happy Valley for the WPIAL 2A champions when Mars (15-6) faces District 1 runner-up Villa Maria Academy (17-6) at 10 a.m. at Penn State's Panzer Stadium.

• WPIAL runner-up Chartiers Valley (17-3) will challenge District 3 winner Twin Valley (17-5) at 4 p.m. at Memorial Park Stadium in Mechanicsburg.

Help survivors

The WPIAL and City League teams got off to a rocky start in the opening round of the PIAA boys volleyball playoffs last Tuesday.

Seven teams from the region qualified for the state playoffs, finishing with an overall record of 2-5 in the first round.

The two survivors are the two recently crowned WPIAL champions.

In Class 3A, Shaler (17-1) will face District 6 champion State College (10-4) at noon at St. Francis University in Loretto.

In Class 2A, Mars (21-0) hopes to continue its perfect season when it faces District 6 champion West Shamokin (16-1) at noon in Gateway.