Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wood, North Catholic sweep District 12 titles

No surprise here.
Philadelphia Catholic League teams swept today's District 12 Class AAA and Class AA boys' soccer championships against Public League counterparts at Northeast Charles Martin Memorial Stadium.
Archbishop Wood defeated Franklin Towne Charter, 10-0, in the Class AA final. Following that game, North Catholic beat George Washington, 3-0, in the Class AAA final.

Wood, North Catholic sweep District 12 titles

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No surprise here.

Philadelphia Catholic League teams swept today’s District 12 Class AAA and Class AA boys’ soccer championships against Public League counterparts at Northeast's Charles Martin Memorial Stadium.

Archbishop Wood defeated Franklin Towne Charter, 10-0, in the Class AA final. Afterward, North Catholic beat George Washington, 3-0, in the Class AAA final.

North Catholic (16-1-3) built a 2-0 cushion in the 12th minute.

Freshman forward Christian Hall tapped the ball into the net from a couple of yards out in the fifth minute. The second goal came on Mike Gredzik’s penalty kick in the 12th minute.

The Falcons went ahead 3-0 on Nick Stangle’s goal in the 72d minute.

Washington ’s record dropped to 14-2-1 following the setback.

In the Class AA game, seven Vikings (19-1-1) scored at least once. Rob McIntyre, Craig McDonald and Joe Getz each scored twice. Senior forward James Peden had a goal and an assist. Wood held a commanding 19-1 shots-on-goal advantage.

 

 

Franklin Towne Charter (6-6) played without four starters. Coyotes coach Casey Huckel said they missed the game because of injuries and disciplinary reasons.

 

 

-- Keith Pompey

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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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