Catholic League All-Catholic Football Selections
Most Valuable Player: Cardinal O'Hara’s Corey Brown
Mentioned: Cardinal Dougherty High School | La Salle College High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Archbishop Carroll | Archbishop Prendergast | Bishop McDevitt | Conwell-Egan | Father Judge | Kennedy-Kenrick | Lansdale Catholic | Monsignor Bonner | North Catholic | Roman Catholic | St. Joseph's Prep
After getting out of the gate with a 10-0 record and a No.1 ranking in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association poll, Council Rock North is 1-1-1 in its last three games including a 2-2 double-overtime tie with host William Tennent in a Suburban One National Conference game 10-9.
The Indians needed a goal with seven minutes left in regulation from Billy McConnell to tie the game.
Phil Marks preserved the shutout for the Indians with 12 saves.
Jarvis Lynch picked up a pair of goals and led Lamberton past host Parkway Center City, 4-3.
Trey Mason and Nil-Cludly Pierre also scored for the Blue Devils and Hamed Bandini notched a hat trick for Parkway.
Mentioned: Hatboro-Horsham High School | Wissahickon High School | Germantown Friends School | George School | La Salle College High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Springside Chestnut Hill Academy | Upper Darby High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Shipley School, The | Pennridge High School | Abington Friends School | Central Bucks West High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Academy Park | Bishop McDevitt | Bok | Central Bucks East | Council Rock North | Del-Val Charter | FitzSimons | Germantown Academy | Haverford School | Kennedy-Kenrick | Lamberton | Lower Moreland | Malvern Prep | Marple Newtown | Mastbaum | Monsignor Bonner | North Catholic | Penn Charter | Phil-Mont Christian | Pottsgrove | Souderton | St. Joseph's Prep | Sun Valley | Upper Moreland | Westtown | William Tennent | Episcopal Academy | Academy of New Church
Maureen Hawkins scored the 100th goal of her career and could be the last Cardinal Dougherty soccer player to ever do so.
On a day when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Dougherty will close at the end of the school year, Hawkins scored twice to reach her milestone and the Cardinals downed visiting West Catholic, 6-0, in a Catholic League Blue Division game yesterday.
Hawkins also assisted on a pair of goals. Amanda Bassallo also scored twice, Andrea Dutch and Samantha Kidd contributed goals and Becky Searight chipped in with three assists. Brenna Coll posted the shutout in goal after stopping three shots.
C.J. Murphy notched a hat trick and Leanna Ashton scored twice to lead Hallahan past host Kennedy-Kenrick, 5-1.
Nicole Napori got the shutout in goal for Hallahan with four saves.
Erika Rauchut stopped 14 shots for St. Hubert and Erin Gallagher turned aside 13 shots for Little Flower in a 2-2 double-overtime tie.
Kerri Goodwin and Coutney Niemec scored for the Sentinels while Kayla Jurimas and Sam Stermel tallied for the Bambies. All of the scoring was in the second half.
Joe Bozzelli proved to be the difference for Cardinal Dougherty in a football win on Saturday night and yesterday made the same kind of difference in a 2-1 Catholic League Blue Division soccer win at Neumann-Goretti.Bozzelli hit a blast from 20 yards out that rocketed off the post and into the net to break a 1-1 tie with 15 minutes left.
Bozzelli, whose two extra points gave made the difference in a 14-12 win over Kennedy-Kenrick Saturday, capped a comeback that saw the Cardinals (2-9 overall, 2-7 league) rally from a 1-0 halftime deficit.
Colin Strapp’s goal tied it early in the second half before Bozzelli won it.
In other league games:
Archbishop Ryan broke open a close game with four second-half goals in a 6-1 win at Monsignor Bonner. The Raiders (8-3-2, 4-3-2) got a pair of goals from Dan Panepresso and single goals from Nick Ferry, Pat Hazelbarth, Kevin Mack and Tim Stahl.
Mentioned: Hatboro-Horsham High School | Wissahickon High School | New Hope-Solebury High School | Cardinal Dougherty High School | La Salle College High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Central Bucks West High School | North Penn High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Bartram | Bishop McDevitt | Central | Conwell-Egan | Father Judge | Girard College | Kennedy-Kenrick | Monsignor Bonner | Neumann-Goretti | North Catholic | Northeast | Souderton | St. Joseph's Prep | Washington
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)
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)
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.
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
Howard Linn played all but the final 10 minutes in goal for Northeast in a 6-0 Public League win over visiting Southern, then moved up to forward and scored a goal to provide the highlight of the day for the Vikings (5-1).
Linn, a senior, scored Northeast’s sixth goal. It was the first of his career, making for some happy teammates.
“The team went wild,” was Northeast coach John Psoras said. Linn was one of six goal-scorers for the Vikings.
Freshman Joey Powell played a big part in Masterman’s 3-2 comeback with over visiting Olney.
The Blue Dragons (2-4) were down, 2-0, at the half when Powell assisted on Ty Martin’s two goals. Then Tyler Hunt delivered the game-winning goal with six minutes left off a feed from Zach Plona.
David Casasola and Brice Joseph scored first-half goals for the Trojans.
Leroy Mombo’s first-half goal stood up for Washington in a 1-0 win at Lincoln.
Emmanuel Acquoi assisted on the goal and the story of the game after that was the Eagles’ defense in front of goalie Tim McCrossen, who needed to make only one save for the shutout.
Washington is now 4-1-1 overall, 4-0-1 league.
Mentioned: Pottstown High School | Hatboro-Horsham High School | Wissahickon High School | Phoenixville Area High School | George School | Archbishop Wood High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Abington Senior High School | Abington Friends School | Central Bucks West High School | Friends Central Upper School | Academy Park | Archbishop Carroll | Bishop McDevitt | Boyertown | Central Bucks East | Christian Academy | Conwell-Egan | Council Rock North | Father Judge | Fels | Girard College | Hill School | Kennedy-Kenrick | Lansdale Catholic | Lincoln | Malvern Prep | Masterman | Methacton | Neumann-Goretti | North Catholic | Northeast | Olney | Owen J. Roberts | Pottsgrove | Quakertown | Southern | St. Pius X | Upper Merion | Washington | West-Mont Christian | Episcopal Academy | Franklin Towne Charter
Avery Safford saved her best game for when her team needed it most, scoring all three goals as Shipley beat host Baldwin, 3-2, in a nonleague battle of field hockey unbeatens.
Safford has seven goals and three assists on the season and her third goal, all in the first half, gave the Gators (7-0) a 3-0 lead.
The Bears (3-1-2) came roaring back to make it a game on goals by Brooke Simone and Nicole Wells, but the Gators’ defense prevented the equalizer.
Central needed overtime to beat visiting Franklin Towne Charter on Tuesday. Wednesday, the Lancers traveled to Franklin Towne Charter and had a much easier time, coming away with a 3-0 win.
Talia Fish, who had a pair of assists in a 2-1 overtime win on Tuesday, scored one of the three goals Wednesday.
The Lancers also got goals from Robyn Freedman and Genna Kachur.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | Baldwin School | Pottstown High School | Wissahickon High School | Central Bucks South High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Abington Senior High School | Bensalem Township High School | Norristown Area High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Coatesville Area Senior High School | St. Hubert High School | Shipley School, The | Cheltenham High School | North Penn High School | Avon Grove High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Penn Wood High School | Bishop McDevitt | Central | Chichester | Conwell-Egan | Council Rock North | Kennedy-Kenrick | Lansdale Catholic | Little Flower | Neshaminy | Owen J. Roberts | Pennsbury | St. Pius X | Truman | Upper Merion | Franklin Towne Charter
Kennedy-Kenrick got a 2-over-par (for five holes) 22 from John Candelore in a 156-170 Catholic League win over host Neumann-Goretti in a match played at the FDR course in South Philadelphia.
The Saints’ Marc Thompson had the best score of the day with a 21. The match had to be shortened to five holes due to rain.