gary milesBy Don Beideman
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sacred Heart has become one of the surprise teams of the PIAA District 1 Class AA field hockey playoffs.
After the seventh-seeded Lions dispatched No. 10 seed Gwynedd Mercy, 2-1, in overtime, they came back and stunned No. 2 seed Merion Mercy in the second round.
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).
Council Rock North’s Carly Everett got hit in the eye in pregame warm-ups, requiring stitches, but she went onto to score two goals ice as many goals as she had all year in a 3-1 Suburban One National Conference field hockey win over visiting William Tennent.
Everett’s two first-half goals helped the Indians (9-4-1 overall, 7-2-1 league) take a commanding 3-1 lead at halftime.
First-half goals by Cara Deola, Colleen Diviny and Sam Facciola gave host Council Rock South a 3-0 win over Bensalem.
Suburban One Continental.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | Wissahickon High School | Ridley High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Council Rock High School South | Bensalem Township High School | Archbishop Ryan High School | Pennridge High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Bishop McDevitt | Central Bucks East | Council Rock North | Garnet Valley | Gwynedd-Mercy | Hill School | Kennett | Mount St. Joseph | Upper Moreland | William Tennent | Sacred Heart | Villa Maria
Despite 37 saves from goalie Katy Schlechtweg, Shipley outlasted host Moorestown Friends, 3-0. Avery Safford scored twice and Jill Keeney once.
Madison Fertell scored four goals for host Westtown in a 7-0 win over Friends Select.
Izzy Perres scored twice for Friends’ Central in a 2-1 win at George School.
Mentioned: Baldwin School | Haverford High School | George School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Upper Darby High School | Radnor High School | Shipley School, The | West Philadelphia Catholic High School | Strath Haven High School | Friends Central Upper School | Archbishop Prendergast | Bishop McDevitt | Central | Friends Select | Great Valley | Kennett | Lincoln | Merion Mercy | Mount St. Joseph | Nazareth Academy | Northeast | Washington | Westtown | Episcopal Academy | Sacred Heart
Jordan O’Reilly scored twice for host Upper Dublin in a 3-3 tie with Cape Henlopen (Del.), in a game tied to a charity fund-raiser, Susan G. Komen Play For the Cure.
So far, the Upper Dublin girls have raised $4,500.
Sisters Erin Gallagher, a senior, and Kelliann, a freshman, scored five minutes apart in the second half to give Academy Park a 2-1 win at Lower Merion.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | Baldwin School | Academy of Notre Dame de Namur | Conestoga High School | Friends Central Upper School | Academy Park | Bishop Shanahan | Great Valley | Lower Merion | Merion Mercy | Mount St. Joseph | Nazareth Academy | Villa Joseph Marie | Sacred Heart | Villa Maria
Juanila Velasquez stopped five shots including a breakaway in overtime and helped Northeast tie host Girls High, 0-0, in a Public League game.
Nadira Holliman turned aside three shots for Girls High.
Yazmin Malter led a potent Washington scoring attack with a hat trick and the Eagles tripped visiting Rhodes, 9-0.
Barbara Danhart added a pair of goals while Kale Carrero, Carissa Domingo, Kelsey Palmer and Selena Powers contributed single goals. Liz Miller and Julianna Garcia each made a save in goal for Washington.
Mentioned: Pottstown High School | Haverford High School | Conestoga High School | Central Bucks South High School | Ridley High School | Upper Darby High School | Radnor High School | Strath Haven High School | Spring-Ford Area High School | St. Basil Academy | Friends Central Upper School | Penn Wood High School | Bristol | Central Bucks East | Chichester | Delco Christian | Great Valley | Jenkintown | Little Flower | Lower Merion | Lower Moreland | Mount St. Joseph | Northeast | Penncrest | Washington | Rhodes | Sacred Heart | Villa Maria | West Chester Rustin
Avery Curley helped Episcopal Academy open up the Inter-Ac League portion of its schedule on a strong note by scoring three goals in a 6-0 win over visiting Germantown Academy.
Curley also added an assist for the Churchwomen (3-4 overall, 1-0 league).
Penn Charter got a pair of second-half goals to break a tie and win, 4-2, at Springside. Dani Bembry, Grace McInerney, Ali Rosen, and Allison Thompson scored for the Quakers.
Katie Gerzabek scored half of Notre Dame’s goals in an 8-1 win over visiting Agnes Irwin.
Mentioned: Baldwin School | Unionville High School | Germantown Friends School | Haverford High School | George School | Conestoga High School | Ridley High School | Perkiomen School | Radnor High School | Calvary Christian Academy | Shipley School, The | Strath Haven High School | St. Basil Academy | Avon Grove High School | Friends Central Upper School | Academy Park | Bishop Shanahan | Bristol | Delco Christian | Friends Select | Garnet Valley | Germantown Academy | Great Valley | Gwynedd-Mercy | Harriton | Kennett | Lansdale Catholic | Marple Newtown | Merion Mercy | Mount St. Joseph | Nazareth Academy | Northeast | Penn Charter | Pottsgrove | Villa Joseph Marie | Westtown | Episcopal Academy | Sacred Heart | Villa Maria | West Chester Rustin
Becky Donkin and Samantha Bartow assisted on each other’s goals and Maggie Smith added an unassisted goal to beat visiting Academy Park, 3-0, in a nonleague game to keep Ridley unbeaten.
The Green Raiders (10-0) got an active game in goal from Meghan Pitts, who rejected the 12 shots she faced.
In other nonleague games: