Thursday's girls' soccer roundup
Penncrest stunned Ridley with three goals in the second half, but the Green Raiders chipped away at the lead, forced overtime, and finally beat the visiting Lions, 4-3, in a Central League game. Sydney Mitchell, Caroline Moore and Maura Waldron scored to give Penncrest a 3-0 lead, but Julia DiiGiacomo scored for Ridley off an assist by Courtney Najmola with 5 minutes, 41 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, 3-3. Najmola scored the last of her two goals on a penalty kick 1:22 into overtime to complete the comeback started by a goal from Annemarie Cericola. Gabrielle Petrancuri stopped four shots for the Green Raiders and Alex Mitchell turned aside nine shots for the Lions.
Thursday's girls' soccer roundup
Penncrest stunned Ridley with three goals in the second half, but the Green Raiders chipped away at the lead, forced overtime, and finally beat the visiting Lions, 4-3, in a Central League game.
Sydney Mitchell, Caroline Moore and Maura Waldron scored to give Penncrest a 3-0 lead, but Julia DiiGiacomo scored for Ridley off an assist by Courtney Najmola with 5 minutes, 41 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, 3-3.
Najmola scored the last of her two goals on a penalty kick 1:22 into overtime to complete the comeback started by a goal from Annemarie Cericola.
Gabrielle Petrancuri stopped four shots for the Green Raiders and Alex Mitchell turned aside nine shots for the Lions.
Jackie Glanfield scored with 30 seconds remaining in the second of two overtime periods and gave Garnet Valley a 1-0 win over visiting Harriton.
Brianna Fecando assisted on the goal and Carly Plasha turned aside six shots. Alexa Hoffman stopped nine shots for the Rams.
Freshman goalie Krissy Walsh earned her first shutout and Michaela Whitelaw added a goal in the 67th minute to boost Strath Haven past visiting Lower Merion, 1-0.
Strath Haven (7-2-1, 5-1-1) is ranked seventh in The Inquirer’s top 10 poll and Lower Merion (7-3, 3-3) is ranked ninth in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association poll.
Whitelaw scored off a pass from Jenna Frost. Katie Balmer, a junior center back, played excellent defense in front of Welsh who stopped eight shots.
Jenn Mahon and Val Paolucci handled the offense and led Springfield (Delaware County) past visiting Marple Newtown, 2-0.
Jen Houtman assisted on Paolucci’s goal 10 minutes into the game while Maddy Lynch assisted on Mahon’s goal with 10 minutes left in the first half.
Stacey Porter and Colette Gallagher split seven saves for the Cougars and Maria Tsingas stopped eights shots for the Tigers.
Kim Shoup posted a pair of goals and led Conestoga past visiting Radnor, 4-2.
Murphee Greeley and Salina Williford also scored for the Pioneers who got two saves from Alex Stone. Kelly Monoghan scored and Kyla Crombie notched seven saves for the Red Raiders.
Katrina Geiger picked up a goal and an assist and Allison Hackman chipped in with a goal in the first half to lead Haverford High to a 2-0 win over host Upper Darby.
Jill Root added an assist and Leah Desanek stopped five shots for her fifth shutout for the Fords.
Courtney Niemec scored the game-winning goal with eight minutes left in the game and boosted Little Flower to a 3-2 win over visiting Archbishop Carroll.
Keri Goodwin, who also scored for the Sentinels, assisted on Niemec’s goal. Erin Gallagher earned the win in goal after stopping four shots.
Lauren Hesse scored five minutes into the game and helped Archbishop Ryan beat host St. Hubert, 1-0.
Amanda Johnson assisted on the goal and Jess Coci stopped four shots for the Ragdolls.
Maureen Hawkins scored twice and Andrea Dutch added a goal to lift Cardinal Dougherty past visiting Bishop McDevitt, 3-0.
Caroline Hopkins assisted on two goals and Brenna Coll made four saves for the Cardinals. Nicole Piluso stopped nine shots for the Lancers.
Jenny Filippello and Karla Masciotro each scored twice to boost Neumann-Goretti to a 5-1 win over host West Catholic.
Tonia Russo added a goal and an assist and Alaina Zepp stopped four shots for the Saints.
Kelsey Celline collected four goals and sparked Archbishop Wood to a 5-0 win over visiting Cardinal O’Hara.
Celline, a sophomore with 11 goals, scored the most goals in coach Bill Cappo’s 16 years at the helm. Kerri McClay added a goal and three assists and Alyson Hop stopped five shots for the Vikings.
Hannah Whitby scored twice and Megan Poiesz chipped in with a goal and an assist in the second half to give Lansdale Catholic a 3-0 win over host Conwell-Egan.
Maura Gifford and Jess Cunning also contributed assists and Mackenzie Pinto stopped three shots for the Crusaders. Kelly Mott had eight saves for the Eagles.
Alex Topa earned a hat trick and paced Archbishop Prendergast to a 5-0 win over Kennedy-Kenrick.
Jess Rotella and Sammy Blong also scored for the Pandas who got two saves from Brie McGrory. Keiyanna Wright saved five shots for the Wolverines.
Stephanie Byrd scored the lone goal of the game in the first half and lifted Bishop Shanahan past visiting West Chester Henderson, 1-0.
Colleen Folan earned the shutout in goal for the Eagles with eight saves and Jess Henderson stopped nine shots for the Warriors.
Taylor Devoe scored the second of her two goals with 7:30 left in the game and handed Kennett a 3-2 win over host Octorara.
Aly Outten assisted on the game-winning goal, Rian Salagin scored a goal and Katelyn Wellnitz stopped four shots for the Blue Demons. Katy Buow and Corey Meanix scored goals and Maria Carr turned aside 14 shots for the Braves.
Alexa Bowman and Genesis Feliz scored goals to lift Abington Friends past visiting St. Pius X, 2-1.
Kelly McGlynn assisted on Feliz’s goal and Christina Furlong stopped seven shots for the Kangaroos.
Mentioned: Haverford High School | Conestoga High School | Ridley High School | Cardinal Dougherty High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Upper Darby High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Radnor High School | St. Hubert High School | Abington Friends School | Strath Haven High School | Archbishop Carroll | Archbishop Prendergast | Bishop McDevitt | Bishop Shanahan | Conwell-Egan | Garnet Valley | Harriton | Kennedy-Kenrick | Kennett | Lansdale Catholic | Little Flower | Lower Merion | Marple Newtown | Neumann-Goretti | Octorara | Penncrest | St. Pius X | Springfield (D) | West Chester Henderson