Archbishop Wood soccer coach Joe Krantz owes his 350 victories to hundreds of players who passed through Warminster school over the past 31 years.
Yesterday, though, No. 350 pretty much was owed to Tom Baker, who scored all three goals in a 3-0 Catholic League Blue Division soccer win over visiting Archbishop Carroll.
Baker finished off the Patriots with his third goal, which came eight minutes into the second half.
In other league games:
Josh McManus scored three goals and that was the difference for Lansdale Catholic in a 4-1 win at Neumann-Goretti.
Nick Gremminger needed to make only four saves to get the shutout for host Kennedy-Kenrick in a 4-0 win over West Catholic. Eric Griffin, Cody Ludwig, J.D. Maguire and Matt Maloney scored.
University City was among a handful of league teams opening up and it turned out to be worth the wait for Jaguar fans in a 5-3 win at Parkway Center City.
Dane Lawrence's three goals for the Jaguars (1-0), broke open a 2-0 game with four second-half goals. Also scoring for University City were Lusene Bonzo, Willie Giddings and Isaac Quiah. Parkway Center City got a pair of goals from Idriss Kacou and one from Eshban Sarfraz.
Also opening up was Del-Val Charter, a 2-1 winner at FitzSimons when Trey Clarkson scored in the 78th minute. Teammate Keshaan Cooke also scored.
Chea Finboy had three goals and two assists for Washington as it traveled two blocks to beat host Philadelphia Academy Charter, 8-0. Guy Sipka added a goal and an assist for the Eagles (3-1 overall, 3-0 league), who were coming off a loss to another neighborhood rival, Archbishop Ryan. They put the memory of that defeat away early by scoring five first-half goals. Santiago Tabores had three assists for Washington.
Ahmed Elgayar and Spradji Ongari scored first-half goals for Central in a 2-0 win at Masterman. Andrew Weslowski had four saves to earn the shutout for the Lancers. The highlight for Masterman was nine saves from Julian Melchiore.
Bok’s Daniel Walravens assisted on both goals in his team’s 2-2 tie with visiting Mastbaum. George Jackson and Brian Parker scored for the Panthers, while Ed Slueue tied it up with a goal off a Walravens’ pass 10 minutes into the second half. Carlos Delos Santos also scored for the Wildcats.
Douglas scored a pair of goals in the first 15 minutes and held on for a 2-0 win at Germantown.
Northeast scored three second-half goals to break open a close game and win at Franklin Towne Charter, 5-1. Riggers Feka led the way with a goal and two assists, while Ahmed Tejan-Janneh, Kevin Kureta, Ridge Maignan and Rodrigo Reis also scored.
Dennis Zonchor scored three goals to power host Strath Haven past Garnet Valley, 5-0. The Panthers scored four second-half goals to break the game open. Zander Rizzello and John Shiiba also scored.
Andy Mack scored twice and assisted on the game’s other goal to lead Haverford High to a 3-0 win at Ridley. Ian Prahar also scored as the Fords raised their record to 3-1-1, 2-1.
First-half goals by Brandon Miller and Anthony Pezzotti stood up for Marple Newtown in a 2-1 win at Penncrest.
Nico Delclaux and Eddie Lee each scored twice for Hill School in a 5-0 win over visiting Valley Forge Military Academy. Delclaux, an accomplished tennis player during the spring season, also added an assist. The Blues (3-0-1) used three goalies.
Bassour Atakora scored two second-half goals, both assisted by William Amoyaw, for Church Farm in a 2-0 win at former Keystone Conference rival Christian Academy.
Will Lee’s goal early in the second half gave Delco Christian a 1-0 win over visiting Episcopal Academy. Lee scored off a scramble, with the assist going to Andrew Kyne.