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Dallas, Delaware Valley girls hosting state tourney openers

Dallas beat one higher-ranked team in the District 2 championship game, now the Mountaineers will be challenged to try to do it again when the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state girls soccer tournament opens Tuesday.

The PIAA set its state tournament schedule Sunday.

Dallas is home at 5:30 Tuesday against District 11 champion Northwestern Lehigh in a Class 3A game.

The Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association ranked Northwestern Lehigh second in the state in Class 3A in its final top 10 poll of the season.

Dallas, ranked ninth, rallied on the road to defeat sixth-ranked Abington Heights, 2-1, in the District 2 title game Saturday night.

Lakeland also won a meeting of state-ranked teams when the No. 6 Lady Chiefs defeated No. 10 Montrose, 2-1, in Class A Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Chiefs travel to Moravian College in Bethlehem to play District 11 champion Moravian Academy.

Delaware Valley is also state-ranked as it prepares to open at home at 5 against District 11 runner-up Nazareth. The Lady Warriors are eighth in the state in Class 4A.

Holy Redeemer goes on the road in Class 2A, playing at District 11 champion Allentown Central Catholic at 5. ACC is ranked ninth in the state.

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