Matt Dilks erupted for eight goals as Lower Merion handed West Chester East a 15-6 defeat Thursday in the fifth-place qualifier of the District 1 boys’ lacrosse tournament.
The win gave the Aces (17-5) the fifth District 1 seed for the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) playoff tournament. Lower Merion will face the District 11 champion in the first round of PIAA play Tuesday. Emmaus hosts Parkland tonight at 7 p.m. for that honor.
Senior defender Jake Eisenhard jumped to the offensive and added two goals and two assists for the Aces, who handily avenged a 12-5 loss to the Vikings (16-5) in the second game of the year. Jordan Wolf added a goal and four assists and Brendon Ronon had a goal and an assist while Cody Hornung (five saves) and Hank Altschuler (five saves) split the goaltending duties.
Matt Maday led East with three goals. The Vikings will meet the District 1 runner-up (the loser of tonight’s Conestoga-Downingtown East game at Villanova) in the first round Tuesday.
Garnet Valley 11, Abington 10
Steve Selverian scored five goals and Paul Dunn added a pair as the Jaguars held on in the seventh-place game for the final District 1 PIAA berth. Steve Smyrl, Mike Hurley, Mike Montella and Ricky Lehman each scored once for Garnet Valley and Anthony Hensley led Abington with four goals. Joey Jones and Greg Hill each added two. Garnet Valley had an 8-2 lead at one point and also led 11-8 late in the game before holding off a late Abington comeback attempt.
Strath Haven 10, Bayard Rustin 9, OT
Jenna Frost scored off a feed from Emily Garrity 24 seconds into overtime to cpmplete a dramatic comeback as the Panthers earned the District 1 No. 3 seed for the PIAA tourney. Strath Haven was down 9-6 late in the game and scored three goals in last 2:25 of regulation to tie it, as Kelly Ruffini tallied the tying goal with 20 seconds left off an Ana White pass. Garrity and White had scored to bring the Panthers within 9-8.
Garrity finished with three goals and two assists and Ruffini, Annalise Penikis and White had two goals each while Lela Meunier had six saves. Strath Haven wil meet the District 3 runner-up in the first round of PIAA play.
Jenn Walsh and Abbie Brewer had two goals apiece for Rustin, which will meet District 12 champion Archbishop Carroll in the first round of states. Kelsey Sward posted 14 saves.
SH: Emily Garrity 3g, 2a; Ana White 2g, 1a; Kelly Ruffini 2g; Annalise Penikis 2g; Jenna Frost 1g, 1a; Lela Meunier 6 saves.
B. Rustin: Jenn Walsh 2g, 1a; Abbie Brewer 2g, 1a; Tori Dugan 1g,1a; Leana Brewer 1g; Julia Tatios 1g, 1a; Carolyn Adams 1g; Megan Watkin 1g. Kelsey Sward 14 saves
Unionville 17 North Penn 15
Erica Midiri had five goals and Lizzy Carney added three goals and two assists as the Indians earned the No. 5 spot in the PIAA tourney. Abbie Hartman had seven goals for the Maidens and Lauren McDermott had four goals and three assists.
Unionville 10-7 – 17
Uv: Erica Midiri 5g, 1a; Lizzy Carney 3g, 2a; Lindsey Smith 3g, 2a; Julie Moran 2g, 1a; Lisa Riondet 2g, 2a; Erin Linthicum 2g, 1a. Melissa Lloyd 12 saves.
NP: Abbie Hartman 7g; Lauren McDermott 4g, 3a; Danielle Horn 2g; Halie Lear 1g, 1a; Alyssa Culp 1g, 1a. Lyndsay Hepler 11 saves.
Boyertown 17, Abington 15
Lyndsey Babilon poured in eight goals and Sarah Bennett added four while Emily Austerberry had three to help the Bears claim the seventh-place qualifier for the final District 1 PIAA berth. Maddy Evans led the Ghosts with six goals and Alex Casey had four.
Boyertown 4-13- 17
Abington 8-7- 15
BT: Lyndsey Babilon 8g, 1a; Sarah Bennett 4g; Emily Austerberry 3g, 1a; Sam Mazzie 1g, 3a; Raelynn Mikell 1g; Mercedes Collins 1a. Lyndsey Clinton 10 saves
Abington: Maddy Evans 6g; Alex Casey 4g; Kailee Ashby 2g; Kate Cooper 1g; Carli Fitzgerald 1g; Devon Affleck 1g. Alisha Aquilino 14 saves.
Agnes Irwin 12, Notre Dwme 11
Olivia Goodman had six goals, includng the game-winner with 30 seconds left in the game to give Agnes Irwin (4-10, 2-10) the upset win over the Irish in the Inter-Ac League finale (14-5, 8-4).
Kimberton Waldorf 12, Perkiomen School 11
Anna Janish scored five goals and Lily Sverdlick had the game-winner as Kimberton (9-0) won the Tri-County League championship game. Christe Thompson led Perkiomen with four goals.
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