HERSHEY -- Hey everyone, back for more soccer. Area teams are 1-0 after Christopher Dock's 2-1 victory in the Class A boys' title game. Octorara will look to make it two-for-two.
Greg Patrick has scored 10 goals in five postseason games for the Braves, so he will be the player to watch. If Patrick can get going, Octorara could win its first state championship since 1999.
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The PIAA has issued more information for Saturday's second round state soccer quarterfinals. Here's where the local teams left will be:
1-1 Unionville vs. 3-2 Red Land at Exeter Twp. HS in Reading, 5 p.m.
gary milesIn PIAA State Class AA boys' soccer action Tuesday, Greg Patrick scored with 23 seconds left in regulation to hand District 1 champion Octorara a 3-2 win over District 12 champion Archbishop Wood at Conestoga.
Patrick headed in a ball sent through by Nate Aquandro. Josh Topper and Justin Weathers added goals, and Josh Wolff stopped 10 shots for the Braves (16-4) who will meet District 3 runner-up Tulpehocken in a quarterfinal game on Saturday.
The Vikings (18-3) got goals from Tom Baker and James Fannon.
Villa Maria needed 10 saves from goalie Anna Zarkoski to preserve a 3-1 Athletic Association of Catholic Academies win at Sacred Heart.
Marie Elena Bolles, Cassie Mullins and Caroline Troncelliti scored for the unbeaten Hurricanes (14-0 overall, 12-0 league). Stephanie Finley scored for the Lions, who trailed, 2-1, at the half.
Ann Burgoyne scored both of her goals in the first half, helping Mount St. Joseph to a five-goal lead in an 8-0 win at St. Basil. Caitlin Liberatore and Natalie Tacks also scored a pair of goals for the Magic (12-3-0).
Julie Reiff assisted on the game’s first three goals, then scored the fourth, as Lower Merion earned a 5-0 nonleague win over visiting Notre Dame. Kiersten Daly, Samara Kitnick, Patricia Neckowicz and Callie Page also scored.
Freshman Rachel Dougherty scored the game-winning goal with 18 minutes left to give Marple Newtown a 5-4 come-from-behind win at Delco Christian. The Tigers (3-10-1) were down, 2-0, before mounting their comeback behind a pair of assists each from Bridget Kine and Casey O’Donnell.
Ches-Mont. Katie Buohl scored three goals for Octorara in a 7-0 win at Oxford.
Javier Delgado scored the last of his two goals midway through the second half and handed Kensington its first win of the season, a 3-2 decision over host Boys’ Latin, in a Public League game.
Alfonso Bac also scored for the Tigers (1-8 overall and league) while Nabieu Sesay scored twice for the Warriors (4-10, 3-8).
Playing the entire second half a man down, Frankford shook it off and beat visiting Bodine, 2-1.
Eric Salguero scored a goal in each half to give the Pioneers a 2-0 lead. Jeton Kupa scored for the Ambassadors with four minutes left in the game. Angel Paulino stopped six shots for Frankford.
Harry Bun scored twice as Furness beat visiting Franklin Learning Center, 3-1.
David Corona added a goal and Salmon Kahn stopped wight shots for the Falcons.
Kervens Mertus notched a hat trick and two assists to lead Martin Luther King to a 7-1 win over visiting Engineering Science.
Kervens Begin, Duckens Gabriel, Tyler Sampson and Qumer Winfield also scored for the Golden Cougars who also got five saves from Edwin Sanon. Ben Brewer scored for the Engineers.
Connor Waraksa scored in the third minute and Kelsey Beck-Cullen turned aside 10 shots to lead Strath Haven past visiting Conestoga, 1-0.
R.J. Spargo stopped six shots for the Pioneers.end new
Jordan Wolf scored in the first half and Sasha Safadi tallied in the second half to give Lower Merion a 2-0 win over host Marple Newtown.
Mark Krantz assisted on Wolf’s goal and Nate Diehl assisted on Safadi’s score. Jake Van Adelsberg stopped three shots to got the shutout for the Aces and Austin Severino saved nine shots for the Tigers.
Mentioned: Haverford High School | Conestoga High School | Perkiomen School | Abington Senior High School | Coatesville Area Senior High School | Delaware Valley Friends School | Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy | East High School | Academy Park | Bodine | Chichester | Delco Christian | Fels | Frankford | Franklin Learning Center | Furness | Great Valley | Lower Moreland | Marple Newtown | Mercy Vocational | Octorara | Penncrest | Pennsbury | West-Mont Christian | Woodlynde | Boy's Latin | Engineering & Science | Kimberton Waldorf | Springfield (D)
Kristine Visco’s goal with 15 minutes left in the second half gave host Archbishop Ryan a 1-0 Catholic League win over Conwell-Egan.
Tori Veoli scored twice for host St. Hubert in a 5-0 win over Little Flower. Julia Delong, Ann McCrane and Katie McFadden also scored.
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Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | New Hope-Solebury High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Council Rock High School South | Archbishop Ryan High School | St. Hubert High School | Spring-Ford Area High School | St. Basil Academy | Friends Central Upper School | Penn Wood High School | Archbishop Prendergast | Chichester | Conwell-Egan | Delco Christian | Germantown Academy | Great Valley | Interboro | Jenkintown | Little Flower | Lower Moreland | Merion Mercy | Methacton | Nazareth Academy | Neshaminy | Northeast | Octorara | Owen J. Roberts | Penn Charter | Pottsgrove | Upper Perkiomen | 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
Katie Buohl, Corey Meanix, and Devin Simpson scored two goals apiece for host Octorara in a 13-0 Ches-Mont League win over Oxford.
The Braves led, 9-0, at the half.
Catholic Academies. Emily Waschenko scored and her sister, Tori, assisted in Gwynedd-Mercy’s 3-1 win over visiting Merion Mercy. Erin Casey and Maria Fabrizio also scored.
Mentioned: Oxford Area High School | Germantown Friends School | Ridley High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Shipley School, The | Agnes Irwin | Archbishop Carroll | Boyertown | Chichester | Delco Christian | Gwynedd-Mercy | Harriton | Hill School | Lower Merion | Marple Newtown | Merion Mercy | Octorara | Episcopal Academy | Springfield (D) | Villa Maria
Archbishop Ryan pushed up stopper Mark Vogelman into the attack area and the move paid off in a 1-0 Catholic League win over visiting Archbishop Wood. Vogelman made the most of a free ball 25 yards away from the goal and blasted a hard shot that found the net with 10 minutes left.
The Raiders (6-2-1 overall, 2-2-1 league) also played good defense in front of goalie Kyle Murphy, who needed to make only four saves for the shutout.
Darius Madison scored twice as La Salle topped visiting Roman Catholic, 3-0.
Mentioned: New Hope-Solebury High School | Oxford Area High School | Germantown Friends School | Haverford High School | La Salle College High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Springside Chestnut Hill Academy | Archbishop Ryan High School | Radnor High School | Shipley School, The | Strath Haven High School | East High School | Boyertown | Central Bucks East | Christopher Dock | Delco Christian | Downingtown East | Friends Select | Germantown Academy | Great Valley | Hill School | Interboro | Octorara | Penn Charter | Penncrest | Roman Catholic | Souderton | Upper Moreland | Episcopal Academy | Springfield (D)