In a battle befitting a pair of soccer teams that had yet to lose in the Central League, only one goal was needed to decide the outcome.
Joe Raymond scored with 13 minutes left in the game and Strath Haven held on to beat host Lower Merion, 1-0. The Panthers (8-1-2, 7-0) is ranked 11th in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association poll. The Aces (9-2, 6-1) are ranked second in the coaches poll and fourth in The Inquirer’s top 10 poll.
Conor Waraksa assisted on the goal and Kelsey Beck-Cullen tossed the shutout in goal with an 11-save performance. Jack Van Adelsberg stopped 10 shots for Lower Merion.
Moshue Wamulume picked up a hat trick and led Penncrest past visiting Ridley, 6-1.
Wamulume converted a penalty kick to give the Lions a 2-0 lead. His third goal gave Penncrest a 3-1 halftime lead.
Louis Cumberland, Ben Davis and Ryan Trerotola added single goals and Ian Campbell stopped eight shots for the Lions. David Simpson scored and Chris Raudabaugh turned aside 15 shots for the Green Raiders.
Winy Antoine scored seven minutes into overtime and handed Frankford a 3-2 win over visiting Roxborough.
Antoine scored from in close off a scramble in front of the net. Rucleese Blanc and Daniel Juarez also scored for the Pioneers while Doumbia Moustapha scored twice for the Indians.
Darius Madison and Chris Pawlowski each contributed two goals and an assist and gave La Salle a 4-1 win over visiting Cardinal O’Hara. Nick Braulinger scored for the Lions.
Will Lee scored twice and Matt Kyne added a goal for Delco Christian in a 3-0 win over visiting Chbristopher Dock, handing the Pioneers their first league loss of the season.
Tom Schmid added a pair of assists and Nick Mascioli stopped five shots for the Knights.
Holy Ghost Prep halted a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over host Devon Prep.
Tim Lazorko scored twice, Colin O’Neil added a goal and Andriko Andrusko stopped three shots for the Firebirds. Lazorko scored the first goal of the game on a penalty kick 15 minutes into the second half.
Gabe Duec notched a hat trick in the second half and led Barrack Hebrew past visiting Delaware Valley Friends, 4-2.
Duec gave the Cougars the lead for good, 3-2, when he converted a penalty kick. Evan Levingston also scored in the second half and Evan Benedict stopped four shots for Barrack. Yazan Muasher scored twice and Brandon Deek turned aside three shots for Del-Val.
Perkiomen School scored twice in the first of two overtime periods and downed visiting Collegium, 3-1.
Pablo Arias scored the last of his two goals and Noah Kauffman added a goal in overtime. Silke Bechtel scored in the first half for the Cougars.
Dom Morrell scored twice and added an assist to lead Mercy Vocational to a 5-2 win over host Wyncote Academy. It was the first win of the season for the Monarchs (1-4-1).
Frank Kobryn chipped in with a goal and an assist while teammates Joe Pisano and Bob Thompson also scored. Sam Dailey and John McArdle tallied for the Lions.
Mack Todman scored twice and Andy Zega added a goal and an assist to lead Abington Friends past host Solebury School, 4-2.
Nate Simon also scored for the Kangaroos who got two saves from Ethan Ostroff. Mike Bang scored twice and Sasha Eyre turned aside 13 shots for the Spartans.