West Chester Henderson
The Inquirer TOP 25
Mentioned: Spring-Ford Area High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Cardinal O'Hara High School | Pennsbury | Strath Haven High School | Abington Senior High School | Father Judge | West Chester Rustin | Boyertown | St. Joseph's Prep | West Philadelphia Catholic High School | Downingtown West | Malvern Prep | Ridley High School | West Chester Henderson | Souderton | Roman Catholic | Coatesville Area Senior High School | Council Rock High School South | North Penn High School | Neshaminy | Downingtown East | Archbishop Wood High School | La Salle College High School
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.
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
The bracket ran true to form at the Central League Singles Championships as top-seeded Tessa Lyons of Strath Haven defeated Lower Merion’s Devi Jadeja, 6-2, 6-1, for the title at the Heathplex in Springfield (Delaware County).
Third place went to Radnor’s third-seeded Lauren Bridges, who topped teammate Jasmine Merali, 7-5, 6-2, who was the fourth seed.
Eight advanced to Friday and Saturday’s District One Singles Championships at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center.
Duke-bound Kaitlyn Kerr, who lives in Bensalem, scored all three goals for host Pennington (N.J.) in a 3-3 tie with Downingtown West.
The Whippets (9-0-1) remained unbeaten thanks to goals from Stephanie Myers, Ali Whitney and Jenn Wittick.
Madeline Romig, Emily Steiger and Meghan Toohey scored for
Phil-Mont Christian in a 3-0 win at Doane Academy (N.J.).
Priscilla Wiggins scored three goals and Aly Passanante added three assists for George School in a 7-0 win at Friends Select.
Mentioned: Baldwin School | George School | Perkiomen Valley High School | Shipley School, The | Agnes Irwin | Downingtown West | Friends Select | Gwynedd-Mercy | Methacton | Nazareth Academy | Penn Charter | Phil-Mont Christian | Pottsgrove | Upper Perkiomen | Westtown | Episcopal Academy | West Chester Henderson
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
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