Some quick thinking by Dalton Carroll led to a 1-0 win for Springfield (Delaware County) against visiting Pottsgrove in a nonleague game.
Carroll, watching as the Pottsgrove goalie tried to set up the wall on a direct kick, got to the ball fast and blasted it home from 20 yards out midway through the first half.
The Cougars (4-8-2) got 15 saves from their own goalie, Ryan Rhodes.
Great Valley needed some scoring help in the second half of its Ches-Mont League game with visiting Kennett and got it from Adam Boehr. Boehr connected for a second-half hat trick and led the Patriots past the Blue Demons in double overtime, 3-2.
Kennett grabbed a 2-0 lead on goals by Jake Tully and Alejandro Zavala in the first half, but Boehr came through in the second half, tying the game with 20 minutes left in regulation and won the game 2 minutes, 45 seconds into the first overtime.
Dan Shackleton stopped five shots to earn the win in goal and Greg Danchik turned aside 10 shots for Kennett.
Mentioned: Martin Luther King Jr. High School | New Hope-Solebury High School | Germantown Friends School | Haverford High School | George School | Springside Chestnut Hill Academy | Upper Darby High School | Coatesville Area Senior High School | Radnor High School | Shipley School, The | Abington Friends School | Delaware Valley Friends School | Strath Haven High School | Avon Grove High School | Roxborough High School | East High School | Bishop Shanahan | Christopher Dock | Delco Christian | Devon Prep | Downingtown East | Frankford | Franklin Learning Center | Furness | Germantown Academy | Great Valley | Haverford School | Kennett | Kensington | Lower Moreland | Malvern Prep | Mercy Vocational | Penn Charter | Pottsgrove | Sun Valley | Swenson | Westtown | Woodlynde | Episcopal Academy | Engineering & Science | Holy Ghost Prep | Kimberton Waldorf | West Chester Rustin
Conwell-Egan’s Bill Castor found the range in spite of a fierce Lansdale Catholic defense and helped the Eagles come from behind to earn a dramatic Catholic League Blue Division soccer win at the United German Hungarian Club in Oakford Monday.
Castor scored from 19 yards out with a minute left to give Conwell-Egan a 2-1 victory. As a result, the Eagles (8-2-2 overall, 7-2-1 league) moved past the Crusaders (6-4-1, 6-3-1) into second place in the division.
Sean Rooney gave Lansdale Catholic a 1-0 lead in the first half, but John Richards tied the game when he converted a goal from 55 yards out. Mike Keenan stopped 22 shots to earn the win in goal for the Eagles while Crusaders’ goalie Chris Takemori turned aside 15 shots.
Mentioned: Pottstown High School | Hatboro-Horsham High School | Wissahickon High School | Central Bucks South High School | Cardinal Dougherty High School | La Salle College High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Norristown Area High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Valley Forge Military Academy & College | Pennridge High School | Central Bucks West High School | West Philadelphia Catholic High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Penn Wood High School | Archbishop Carroll | Church Farm | Conwell-Egan | Devon Prep | Father Judge | Glen Mills | Interboro | Kennedy-Kenrick | Lansdale Catholic | Lincoln | Mercy Vocational | Monsignor Bonner | Neumann-Goretti | Olney | Phila. Academy Charter | Pottsgrove | Quakertown | Souderton | St. Joseph's Prep | St. Pius X | Upper Merion | Upper Moreland | Woodlynde | Wyncote | Franklin Towne Charter | Kimberton Waldorf | Springfield (M)
Jordan Baker’s natural hat trick in the first half gave Owen J. Roberts its lead at halftime in a 6-0 nonleague win at Glen Mills.
The Wildcats added goals in the second half by Jonathan Bush, Taylor Dempsey and Dan Knight.
Evan Seltzer had a pair of assists for host Shipley in a 2-0 win over Delco Christian. Zac Ash and Geoff Stewart scored goals for the Gators (8-2).
Paul Rambo scored twice for Conwell-Egan in a 4-0 win at Cardinal O’Hara.
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.
Mentioned: Ridley High School | La Salle College High School | Perkiomen School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Abington Friends School | Delaware Valley Friends School | Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy | Strath Haven High School | Roxborough High School | Christopher Dock | Delco Christian | Devon Prep | Frankford | Lower Merion | Mercy Vocational | Penncrest | Solebury School | Holy Ghost Prep
Holy Ghost Prep dominated the Bicentennial League Golf Championships at the Linfield National Golf Course in Royersford Wednesday.
The Firebirds’ Ed Fenton led a group of four teammates who shot in the 70s, carding a 2-over-par 73.
Teammates Joe Gunerman (77), Chris Crawford (77), and Frank Fulginiti (79) finished in the top five.
It probably hasn’t happened in the annals of PIAA soccer, but brother beat brother to earn his 300th career victory yesterday.
West Chester Henderson coach Mike Lorback beat West Chester East and his brother, Todd, 1-0, in a Ches-Mont League game to reach the milestone.
Adam Matteo scored the lone goal of the game 9 minutes, 7 seconds into the first half, and Kyle Morton stopped a pair of shots to preserve the win for Lorback, who also coached at Conestoga. Pasha Ransford turned aside 19 shots for W.C. East.
Jamison McMain and Conor Malarney accounted for the goals to give West Chester Rustin a 2-0 win over host Kennett.
Eric Anderko earned the shutout in goal for the Golden Knights with three saves while Blue Demons’ goalie Greg Danchik stopped five shots.
Connor Keenan stopped seven shots for Downingtown East, but allowed visiting Downingtown West to score a goal in the second half for a 1-0 victory.
Whippets’ goalie Bob Rosato stopped five shots.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | Pottstown High School | Germantown Friends School | Conestoga High School | La Salle College High School | Springside Chestnut Hill Academy | Upper Darby High School | Pennridge High School | Delaware Valley Friends School | Spring-Ford Area High School | Penn Wood High School | East High School | Academy Park | Bodine | Church Farm | Delco Christian | Devon Prep | Downingtown East | Downingtown West | Franklin Learning Center | Friends Select | Furness | Glen Mills | Harriton | Kensington | Lower Merion | Lower Moreland | Mercy Vocational | Prep Charter | St. Joseph's Prep | Swenson | Upper Moreland | West-Mont Christian | Woodlynde | Wyncote | Academy of New Church | Boy's Latin | Engineering & Science | Holy Ghost Prep | Kimberton Waldorf | West Chester Henderson
The Shiiba brothers all found the back of the net for Strath Haven and the youngest scored the first goal of his career as the Panthers dropped host Ridley, 7-1, in a Central League game.
Freshman Mark Shiiba collected his first goal to go with goals by brothers John and Thomas. Dennis Zonchor did most of the damage for Strath Haven with a hat trick while Joe Raymond added a goal. Joe Bencrowsky scored for the Green Raiders.
Penncrest used goals by Adam Muetterties-Schultz, Wade Phillips and Moshue Wamulume to beat visiting Garnet Valley, 3-1.
Adam Mondell scored for the Jaguars who got 12 saves from Joe Marino. Ian Campbell stopped 12 shots for the Lions.
Mentioned: Germantown Friends School | Ridley High School | La Salle College High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Shipley School, The | Abington Friends School | Penn Wood High School | Archbishop Carroll | Christopher Dock | Delco Christian | Devon Prep | Friends Select | Furness | Garnet Valley | Girard College | Haverford School | Interboro | Kennedy-Kenrick | Lower Moreland | Neumann-Goretti | Owen J. Roberts | Penn Charter | Penncrest | Phil-Mont Christian | Pottsgrove | St. Joseph's Prep | Swenson | Academy of New Church | Boy's Latin