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.
Here is the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies all-league girls' soccer team as decided by the league's coaches:
Nicol Natale Merion Mercy
Maggie Borski Nazareth
Alex Sawicki Nazareth
Jordann Smith St. Basil's
Chelsea Czarnik St. Basil's
Kelly Moran Mt. St. Joe
Alyssa Drisscoll Mt. St. Joe
Maggie Gottschalk Mt. St. Joe
Emily Irons Gwynedd
Merideth Jones Gwynedd
Brianne Lazevnick Gwynedd
Kasey Schiavoni Villa Maria
Julie Mongan Villa Maria
Katie Higgins Villa Maria
Molly Nawalinski Villa Maria
Dominique Ponente Villa Joe
Breanna Pletnick Villa Joe
Taylor Antolino Villa Joe
Meghan Ledwith Villa Joe
Lindsey King Villa Joe
Kelsey McAnelly Villa Maria Goal Keeper
Courtney Sullivan Gwynedd Goal Keeper
League MVP - Breanna Pletnik
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
Maureen Hawkins scored the 100th goal of her career and could be the last Cardinal Dougherty soccer player to ever do so.
On a day when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Dougherty will close at the end of the school year, Hawkins scored twice to reach her milestone and the Cardinals downed visiting West Catholic, 6-0, in a Catholic League Blue Division game yesterday.
Hawkins also assisted on a pair of goals. Amanda Bassallo also scored twice, Andrea Dutch and Samantha Kidd contributed goals and Becky Searight chipped in with three assists. Brenna Coll posted the shutout in goal after stopping three shots.
C.J. Murphy notched a hat trick and Leanna Ashton scored twice to lead Hallahan past host Kennedy-Kenrick, 5-1.
Nicole Napori got the shutout in goal for Hallahan with four saves.
Erika Rauchut stopped 14 shots for St. Hubert and Erin Gallagher turned aside 13 shots for Little Flower in a 2-2 double-overtime tie.
Kerri Goodwin and Coutney Niemec scored for the Sentinels while Kayla Jurimas and Sam Stermel tallied for the Bambies. All of the scoring was in the second half.
Pennsbury made it seven games though the season as the only unbeaten field hockey team in Suburban One National Conference play before Council Rock North stopped that streak Monday.
The host Indians (7-4-1 overall, 5-2-1 league) got first-half goals from Becky Ely and Hannah Plappert and held on for a 2-1 win. Assists went to Elly Plappert and Becky Ely. The lone tally for the Falcons (9-2 overall, 7-1 league) was scored by Jenna Allen.
Host Council Rock South got a pair of goals from Colleen Diviny in a 3-0 win over Truman.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | Hatboro-Horsham High School | Wissahickon High School | Phoenixville Area High School | Ridley High School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Council Rock High School South | St. Hubert High School | Cheltenham High School | St. Basil Academy | North Penn High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Boyertown | Central Bucks East | Christopher Dock | Council Rock North | Delco Christian | Jenkintown | Little Flower | Merion Mercy | Pennsbury | Souderton | Truman | Upper Merion | Upper Perkiomen | Franklin Towne Charter | Springfield (M) | Villa Maria
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