Unionville High School
Kate Hopkins barely broke a sweat as Unionville’s first-half goalie in an 8-0 Ches-Mont League win at Oxford, but got plenty of exercise in the second half by scoring a pair of goals for the Indians. Hopkins had no saves because the Indians (10-2-1 overall, 9-0 league) handcuffed the Hornets to no shots.
The same was true for Hopkins’ backup goalie, Dana Robidoux, who subbed in the second half and also had no saves.
First-half goals by Laura Davidson and Emily Heitzman gave host Kennett a 2-0 win over Great Valley.
Pioneer Athletic. Raelynn Mikell scored a goal and assisted on the other as Boyertown survived, 2-1, at Perkiomen Valley. The Bears (11-2, 9-0) got three saves from goalie Lizzie Kish. Amie Cross scored a second-half goal for the Vikings.
Bishop Shanahan had the best girls' team and Boyertown had the best runner at the 45th annual Steel City Cross-Country Invitational in Coatesville Saturday.
Shanahan placed two of the top four runners behind individual winner Elizabeth Simpson of Boyertown (19 minutes, 47 seconds). The Eagles’ Kayla Lampe (20:00) was second and teammate Maria Stickley (20:44) fourth.
Sandwiched in between those efforts was Exeter’s Sarah Brzostek, who finished third, also in 20:44.
Avery Curley helped Episcopal Academy open up the Inter-Ac League portion of its schedule on a strong note by scoring three goals in a 6-0 win over visiting Germantown Academy.
Curley also added an assist for the Churchwomen (3-4 overall, 1-0 league).
Penn Charter got a pair of second-half goals to break a tie and win, 4-2, at Springside. Dani Bembry, Grace McInerney, Ali Rosen, and Allison Thompson scored for the Quakers.
Katie Gerzabek scored half of Notre Dame’s goals in an 8-1 win over visiting Agnes Irwin.
Mentioned: Baldwin School | Unionville High School | Germantown Friends School | Haverford High School | George School | Conestoga High School | Ridley High School | Perkiomen School | Radnor High School | Calvary Christian Academy | Shipley School, The | Strath Haven High School | St. Basil Academy | Avon Grove High School | Friends Central Upper School | Academy Park | Bishop Shanahan | Bristol | Delco Christian | Friends Select | Garnet Valley | Germantown Academy | Great Valley | Gwynedd-Mercy | Harriton | Kennett | Lansdale Catholic | Marple Newtown | Merion Mercy | Mount St. Joseph | Nazareth Academy | Northeast | Penn Charter | Pottsgrove | Villa Joseph Marie | Westtown | Episcopal Academy | Sacred Heart | Villa Maria | West Chester Rustin
Here are the latest rankings of local girls' volleyball teams by local coaches:
1. Bishop Shanahan
2. Merion Mercy
3. Cardnal O’Hara
4. Archbishop Carroll
5. Council Rock North
6. Upper Merion
9. Avon Grove
Carley Neal scored with two minutes left to break a tie and give Delco Christian a 3-2 Bicentennial League win at Phil-Mont Christian.
Inter-Ac. Lauren Dimes scored in the first half to give Penn Charter the lead in a 2-0 win at Notre Dame. Natasha Prentice added an insurance goal.
Ches-Mont. Nicole Stiles scored a first-half goal on a penalty kick to get host Unionville off to a good start in a 3-0 win over Great Valley. The Indians (7-2 overall, 6-0 league) also got goals from Jackie Thaeder and Lindsey Smith.
Here is the girls' soccer roundup:
It was Maura Gifford’s birthday, but Lansdale Catholic’s soccer team was doing the receiving and not the giving.
Gifford’s goal in the game’s 74th minute clinched the 2-0 nonleague win at rival Gwynedd-Mercy.
Most of the game was a scoreless tie until the 67th minute when freshman Hannah Whitby scored.
Seven minutes later, Gifford, a senior, put the game away with the insurance goal.
Kelly McGlynn scored 20 minutes into the first half for the game-winner in Abington Friends’ 2-0 win at Bishop McDevitt.
The Kangaroos got a second-half insurance goal from Robyn Harding.
Mentioned: Pottstown High School | Wissahickon High School | Phoenixville Area High School | Unionville High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Norristown Area High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Abington Friends School | Spring-Ford Area High School | Friends Central Upper School | Bishop McDevitt | Boyertown | Delco Christian | Friends Select | Germantown Academy | Gwynedd-Mercy | Kennett | Lansdale Catholic | Little Flower | Mercy Vocational | Methacton | Morrisville | Owen J. Roberts | Pottsgrove | St. Pius X | Upper Perkiomen
Here is the Friday girls' soccer roundup:
Kelly Monoghan’s goal 10 minutes into the second half gave Radnor a 1-0 Central League win at Lower Merion. Monoghan scored off a corner from Kelly Buckley. The Red Raiders are 5-0-2 overall, 4-0-2 league.
Mentioned: Unionville High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Radnor High School | Strath Haven High School | St. Basil Academy | Avon Grove High School | Boyertown | Downingtown East | Downingtown West | Garnet Valley | Great Valley | Gwynedd-Mercy | Lower Merion | Merion Mercy | Methacton | Nazareth Academy | Octorara | Phil-Mont Christian | St. Pius X | Villa Joseph Marie | Villa Maria | West Chester Henderson
Here is the boys' soccer roundup:
One of the most unlikely goals ever seen led to victory for the Norristown boys’ soccer team Friday.
Gerard Fox scored off the tap to open the second half and the Eagles held on to beat host Upper Merion, 2-1, in a Suburban One American Conference game.
J.J. Natale scored for Norristown and Ian McGuire tallied for the Vikings to forge a 1-1 halftime tie. Then Fox took the opening tap and blasted the ball down the field. It bounced over the Upper Merion goalie’s head and went into the net three seconds into the second half.
Norristown improved its record to 5-1.
Aceon Davy contributed two goals and an assist and Nil-Cludly Pierre chipped in with a goal and two assists as Lamberton downed visiting Del-Val Charter, 4-1.
Jarvis Lynch also scored for the Blue Devils who got 11 saves from Fred Shields.
Mentioned: Phoenixville Area High School | Unionville High School | Oxford Area High School | Conestoga High School | Cardinal Dougherty High School | La Salle College High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Perkiomen School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Upper Darby High School | Norristown Area High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Penn Wood High School | Academy Park | Archbishop Carroll | Bishop Shanahan | Conwell-Egan | Del-Val Charter | Downingtown West | Germantown | Germantown Academy | Great Valley | Hill School | Interboro | Kennedy-Kenrick | Kennett | Lamberton | Malvern Prep | North Catholic | Penncrest | University City | Upper Merion | Episcopal Academy | Academy of New Church | Springfield (D)