Shady Side Academy started its WPIAL title defense Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over Penn-Trafford.
The Indians are looking to win their fourth consecutive WPIAL Class AAA team championship, and fifth in sixth years. Shady Side has played in the WPIAL final seven of the past eight seasons.
The Indians are also the defending PIAA Class AAA champions, and have made it to the PIAA final each of the past three seasons.
Shady Side Academy will face Pine-Richland in the WPIAL quarterfinals.