Council Rock North
Council Rock North’s Carly Everett got hit in the eye in pregame warm-ups, requiring stitches, but she went onto to score two goals ice as many goals as she had all year in a 3-1 Suburban One National Conference field hockey win over visiting William Tennent.
Everett’s two first-half goals helped the Indians (9-4-1 overall, 7-2-1 league) take a commanding 3-1 lead at halftime.
First-half goals by Cara Deola, Colleen Diviny and Sam Facciola gave host Council Rock South a 3-0 win over Bensalem.
Suburban One Continental.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | Wissahickon High School | Ridley High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Council Rock High School South | Bensalem Township High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Pennridge High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Bishop McDevitt | Central Bucks East | Council Rock North | Garnet Valley | Gwynedd-Mercy | Hill School | Kennett | Mount St. Joseph | Upper Moreland | William Tennent | Sacred Heart | Villa Maria
M ZEBEAbington’s Ben Cooley punched a hole into a windy day at Huntingdon Valley Country Club, shooting a 3-over-par 73, for the best overall score in the Suburban One League golf championships Wednesday.
Cooley’s round was a full five strokes better than the day’s second-place finisher, Council Rock North’s Brandon Dalinka (78).
Cooley won the National Conference group, with medalist honors going to Plymouth Whitemarsh’s Zach Pogust (79) in the Suburban One American and Central Bucks West’s Matt Japchen (81) in the Suburban One Continental.
Only a little movement in this week's Top 10 as the games become even more meaningful down the stretch...
The Inquirer TOP 10
With last week's ranking in parentheses.
Records are through Monday.
1. Council Rock N. (1) 10-1
Split against Pennsbury. But we'll keep them here because Jake Fields has yet to play.
Pennsbury (5-0), 610 points earned, 122 average
Abington (4-0), 460, 115
Mentioned: Hatboro-Horsham High School | Wissahickon High School | Conestoga High School | Ridley High School | Cardinal Dougherty High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Council Rock High School South | Norristown Area High School | Calvary Christian Academy | Benjamin Franklin High School | Abington Friends School | West Philadelphia Catholic High School | Strath Haven High School | North Penn High School | Avon Grove High School | Penn Wood High School | Academy Park | Bishop McDevitt | Bok | Boyertown | Bristol | Council Rock North | Del-Val Charter | Downingtown East | Downingtown West | Furness | Garnet Valley | Interboro | Lower Moreland | Marple Newtown | Morrisville | Neshaminy | Owen J. Roberts | Penncrest | Pennsbury | Pottsgrove | Quakertown | St. Pius X | Upper Merion | Upper Perkiomen | High School of the Future | Imhotep Charter | West Chester Henderson | West Chester Rustin
Sandy SpiecznyShelbey Manthorpe had 33 assists to lead Merion Mercy, the No. 2-ranked team in the Coaches Association poll, to a 25-12, 25-20, 25-22 win over visiting No. 7 Council Rock North. Manthorpe added nine kills, and her sister, Stacey, had 15 kills.
Pennsbury made it seven games though the season as the only unbeaten field hockey team in Suburban One National Conference play before Council Rock North stopped that streak Monday.
The host Indians (7-4-1 overall, 5-2-1 league) got first-half goals from Becky Ely and Hannah Plappert and held on for a 2-1 win. Assists went to Elly Plappert and Becky Ely. The lone tally for the Falcons (9-2 overall, 7-1 league) was scored by Jenna Allen.
Host Council Rock South got a pair of goals from Colleen Diviny in a 3-0 win over Truman.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | Hatboro-Horsham High School | Wissahickon High School | Phoenixville Area High School | Ridley High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Council Rock High School South | St. Hubert High School | Cheltenham High School | St. Basil Academy | North Penn High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Boyertown | Central Bucks East | Christopher Dock | Council Rock North | Delco Christian | Jenkintown | Little Flower | Merion Mercy | Pennsbury | Souderton | Truman | Upper Merion | Upper Perkiomen | Franklin Towne Charter | Springfield (M) | Villa Maria
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.
gary milesThe game at Pennsbury is back on
gary milesLightning has sent the players to the locker room at Pennsbury, where the game has been suspended for 30 minutes. Check back for updates.
Kennedy-Kenrick boys’ soccer coach Mike McKenna has struggled to keep his team competitive because of a lack of players and has been successful most of the time.
He may get more players than he knows what to do with after the Wolverines beat Lansdale Catholic in a Catholic League Blue Division game.
Matt Moloney scored twice in the second half and led Kennedy-Kenrick past the host Crusaders, 2-1.
Sean Rooney gave Lansdale Catholic (6-3-1, 6-2-1) a 1-0 lead in the first half, but Moloney tied the game with 16 minutes left in the game and notched the deciding goal with 30 seconds left off a head ball by Danny Price.
The Wolverines got seven saves from Nick Gremminger.
Shane Nicolo scored in the 21st and 29th minutes to help Conwell-Egan beat host Cardinal Dougherty, 3-0.
Matt DiLiegro scored his 11th goal of the season seven minutes into the game to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
Mike Keenan kept the Cardinals off the board with four saves.
Tom Baker and Mike Trodden each earned hat tricks and led Archbishop Wood past host Neumann-Goretti, 9-1.
Carlo Barrera, Chris Rosica and John Strecker picked up single goals for the Vikings who got a combined seven saves from Nick Aglira and Matt Friend. John Cudjik stopped 12 shots and Austin West scored for the Saints.
Mentioned: Hatboro-Horsham High School | Phoenixville Area High School | Central Bucks South High School | Cardinal Dougherty High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Council Rock High School South | Archbishop Ryan High School | Shipley School, The | Spring-Ford Area High School | North Penn High School | Central Bucks East | Conwell-Egan | Council Rock North | Father Judge | Fels | FitzSimons | Friends Select | Garnet Valley | Germantown | Kennedy-Kenrick | Lincoln | Lower Moreland | Mastbaum | Masterman | Methacton | Monsignor Bonner | Northeast | Olney | Parkway | Westtown | Springfield (M)