Some quick thinking by Dalton Carroll led to a 1-0 win for Springfield (Delaware County) against visiting Pottsgrove in a nonleague game.
Carroll, watching as the Pottsgrove goalie tried to set up the wall on a direct kick, got to the ball fast and blasted it home from 20 yards out midway through the first half.
The Cougars (4-8-2) got 15 saves from their own goalie, Ryan Rhodes.
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)
Harriton's Sam Hockfield fired a 2-under-par 70 and won the Central League’s District 1 qualifier at Downingtown Country Club.
Ian Bellah of Lower Merion was second with a 74, while Brian Cizek of Conestoga and Michael Kelley of Springfield (Delaware County) shot 76s to headline a list of 18 qualifiers.
The District 1 tournament is Tuesday and Wednesday at Turtle Creek.
Emma Husted-Sherman scored twice for Strath Haven in a 6-0 nonleague win at Great Valley.
Kim Shoup scored on a through ball off a Tori DiRico assist to give host Conestoga a 1-0 win over West Chester Rustin. Conestoga, the No. 2 team in the Inquirer Top 10, is now 10-1.
Baldwin got three saves from goalie Claire Henkel in a 3-0 win over visiting Friends’ Central.
Mentioned: Baldwin School | Conestoga High School | Ridley High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Radnor High School | Strath Haven High School | Spring-Ford Area High School | Friends Central Upper School | Germantown Academy | Great Valley | Interboro | Lansdale Catholic | Methacton | Nazareth Academy | Pottsgrove | Springfield (D) | West Chester Rustin
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
Brooke Sabia made the most of twin sister Allie’s assist, scoring a goal for Mount St. Joseph in a 3-0 nonleague win at Christopher Dock. Sabia took a pass from twin sister Allie and scored the only goal the Magic needed. They also got goals from Caitlin Liberatore and Natalie Tacka.
Heather Morris scored twice for Hill School in a 3-1 win at Episcopal Academy. The Blues scored a pair of goals in the first half.
Julia Tyson scored three goals to power host Shipley past Agnes Irwin, 6-1. Allison Dombroski added a goal and two assists.
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)
In the field will be Bishop Shanahan. The Eagles have been ranked No. 1 in Class AAA by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association since the beginning of the season and made it this week to 93 in the country by Prep Volleyball. They are 7-0 and have lost just one set.
Among the other 19 teams in the tourney are Allentown Central Catholic, Emmaus, Upper Merion and Penncrest, all ranked in the top 10 in Class AAA. Two other schools in the field, Merion Mercy and Archbishop Carroll, are ranked No. 3 and No. 8, respectively in Class AA. The Bears are the two-time and defending tourney champs.
Mentioned: Hatboro-Horsham High School | Haverford High School | Ridley High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Archbishop Carroll | Council Rock North | Masterman | Merion Mercy | Methacton | Mount St. Joseph | Penncrest | Pennsbury | Upper Merion | Springfield (D)
Becky Donkin hit the back of the cage with a goal and led Ridley past host Strath Haven, 1-0, in a Central League game.
Donkin scored with eight minutes left in the game. Megan Pitts preserved the shutout after stopping seven shots. Panthers’ goalie Kylie deGrouchy stopped six shots.
Lauren Bond, Taylor Kazlo and Stevie Winchester scored goals as Penncrest shaded host Garnet Valley, 3-2.
Sam Kirby and Ashley Razzano scored for the Jaguars, who got 12 saves from Ashley Smitheman. Teresa Nigolian stopped eight shots for the Lions.
Mentioned: Haverford High School | Conestoga High School | Ridley High School | Upper Darby High School | Norristown Area High School | Radnor High School | Strath Haven High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | East High School | Springside School | Agnes Irwin | Central | Downingtown West | Garnet Valley | Lincoln | Lower Merion | Northeast | Penncrest | Washington | Franklin Towne Charter | Rhodes | Springfield (D)