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)
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
Here is the Tuesday boys' soccer roundup:
Freshman Matthew Amatruda stands just 5 feet, 3 inches, but he stood tall for Kennedy-Kenrick in a 1-0 win over visiting Archbishop Carroll in a Catholic League Blue Division socer game.
Amatruda went into the game with five minutes left and headed in the game-winning goal with 2 minues, 40 seconds left off a corner kick from Mike Gratzinger. It was his first varsity goal.
For the third time in their last four games, Conwell-Egan went to double overtime. This time, it beat visiting Neumann-Goretti, 4-3.
Matt DiLiegro scored a pair of goals at key times for the Eagles. His first tied the game, 3-3, in the 18th minute of the second half. Then during the third minute of the second overtime period, DiLiegro kicked the ball with his left foot on the right baseline and curled it high into the net for the game-winner.
Paul Rambo and Tikel Habte scored goals and Mike Keenan stopped eight shots for Conwell-Egan while Saints’ goalie John Cujdik stopped 26 shots. Michael Gallagher scored twice and Joseph Hatton collected a goal for Neumann-Goretti.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | New Hope-Solebury High School | Oxford Area High School | Germantown Friends School | George School | Conestoga High School | Ridley High School | Cardinal Dougherty High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Perkiomen School | Upper Darby High School | Shipley School, The | Strath Haven High School | Penn Wood High School | Archbishop Carroll | Church Farm | Conwell-Egan | Del-Val Charter | Devon Prep | Father Judge | Frankford | Franklin Learning Center | Friends Select | Furness | Glen Mills | Great Valley | Kennedy-Kenrick | Kensington | Lower Merion | Neumann-Goretti | Phelps | Plumstead Christian | Pottsgrove | Prep Charter | St. Joseph's Prep | Wyncote | Academy of New Church | Boy's Latin | Springfield (D)