Catholic League boys semis set

In Saturday's Catholic League boys' soccer semifinals on Saturday top-seeded La Salle will visit Archbishop Ryan at noon followed by second-seeded St. Joseph's Prep meeting Father Judge at Ryan.

On Tuesday, Jim Smith won a loose ball near midfield and found Brett Beaumont on a through ball for the go-ahead goal as Archbishop Ryan edged visiting Roman Catholic, 1-0, in the quarterfinals.

La Salle 3, Archbishop Carroll 0 —The top-seeded Explorers needed four saves from senior Nick Higgins to blank visiting, No. 8 Carroll. Senior forward Mark Grasela and junior Matt Lucas each scored once and added an assist.

St. Joseph’s Prep 7, Lansdale Catholic 0 — Senior captain Colin McGlynn scored three times and added an assist to propel the No. 2 Hawks past seventh-seeded Lansdale Catholic at Archbishop Ryan. Ryan Sandell had two saves for the shutout. The Hawks will meet Father Judge on Saturday at Ryan.

Father Judge 2, Archbishop Wood 1 (2 OT) — Joe Hanson ripped a shot from 20 yards to lift host, third-seeded Father Judge over No. 6 Wood. Hanson took a pass from Ryan Nork on the flank before going one-on-one with the Vikings goalkeeper.Kevin Lockhart tied the game for Judge with just six minutes left in regulation.

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