St. Pius X
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.
Four championships are scheduled to be determined today:
PUBLIC LEAGUE Championship at Northeast
Bartram vs. Washington, 6
DISTRICT 1 CLASS AA Championship at Conestoga
St. Pius X vs. Phil-Mont Christian, 7 p.m.
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
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)
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
Phil-Mont Christian rallied for three second-half goals, two by Soraya Toppin, to beat visiting Germantown Friends, 5-3, in a nonleague game.
Toppin finished with three goals on the afternoon. Also contributing for the Falcons (8-2) was Madeline Romig, who had a goal and two assists.
Interboro’s Dana Froio had a hat trick in an 8-1 win over visiting Academy of the New Church.
Camy Anderson scored twice for host Friends Select in a 4-0 win over Girard College.
Mentioned: Phoenixville Area High School | Germantown Friends School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Boyertown | Chichester | Friends Select | Girard College | Gwynedd-Mercy | Interboro | Methacton | Mount St. Joseph | Neumann-Goretti | Phil-Mont Christian | Pottsgrove | St. Pius X | Academy of New Church