Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Whippets nab District 1 crown

This was close.
Facing 12th-seeded Neshaminy, Downingtown West was heavily favored in last night's PIAA District 1 Class AAA boys' soccer championship game.
However, the second-seeded Whippets had their hands full at DiSerafino Stadium.
Junior midfielder Bobby Sutcliff's goal in the 88th minute gave Downingtown West a 1-0 overtime win.
The victory improved the Whippets, who are ranked second in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, to 22-1. It also extended their winning streak to 13 games.
The sixth-ranked Redskins dropped to 14-6-2.
Both teams, along with Lower Merion and Central Bucks East, advanced to the PIAA Class AAA state tournament.
Downingtown West will face District 12 runner-up George Washington in Tuesday's 7 p.m. first-round match tentatively scheduled to be played at West Chester East.
The same day, Neshaminy will travel to Northeast's Charles Martin Memorial Stadium to play District 12 champion North Catholic.
Sutcliff, who played despite suffering a head injury early in the game, scored arguably the biggest goal of his career.
After receiving a pass from teammate Chris Harmon, Sutcliff tapped in the game-winning goal from 6 yards out.

Whippets nab District 1 crown

This was close.
Facing 12th-seeded Neshaminy, Downingtown West was heavily favored in last night’s PIAA District 1 Class AAA boys’ soccer championship game.
However, the second-seeded Whippets had their hands full at DiSerafino Stadium.
Junior midfielder Bobby Sutcliff’s goal in the 88th minute gave Downingtown West a 1-0 overtime win.
The victory improved the Whippets, who are ranked second in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, to 22-1. It also extended their winning streak to 13 games.
The sixth-ranked Redskins dropped to 14-6-2.
Both teams, along with Lower Merion and Central Bucks East, advanced to the PIAA Class AAA state tournament.
Downingtown West will face District 12 runner-up George Washington in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. first-round match tentatively scheduled to be played at West Chester East.
The same day, Neshaminy will travel to Northeast’s Charles Martin Memorial Stadium to play District 12 champion North Catholic.
Sutcliff, who played despite suffering a head injury early in the game, scored arguably the biggest goal of his career.
After receiving a pass from teammate Chris Harmon, Sutcliff tapped in the game-winning goal from 6 yards out.
-- Keith Pompey

About this blog
Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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