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Girls’ wrap: Wood, Caroll advance to Catholic League finals; Unionville, North Penn clinch state berths

Wednesday, 20th May 2009

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/20/09

    Caitlyn McCartney and Aubrie Ahrens scored four goals each as Archbishop Wood handled Cardinal O’Hara, 17-4, Tuesday at Swarthmore College to advance to the Catholic League (District 12) girls’ championship game.

    The Vikings (17-2) will face a familiar nemesis, eight-time champion Archbishop Carroll, in the finals. Carroll (13-5), an 18-1 winner over Conwell-Egan in the other semifinal at Swarthmore. Wood has fallen to Carroll in the Catholic League finals each of the past four years and suffered its only league loss to the Vikings, 9-8, earlier this year.

    The two teams will square off Thursday in the title game at Swarthmore at 5 p.m., followed by the boys’ championship game between the top two teams in the state, La Salle and St. Joseph’s Prep.

    In each case, only the winner will advance to the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament.

    Alyssa Verrillo added three goals for Wood while Jen White and Anyssa Andress each scored twice and Kate Smart had 11 saves. O’Hara finished at 12-4.

    Carroll’s win was its 120th straight in Catholic League play.

Cardinal O’Hara 2-2- 4

Archbishop Wood  9-8 -17

    Arch Wood: Caitlyn McCartney 4g, 1a; Aubrie Ahrens 4g, 1a; Alyssa Verrillo 3g; Jen White  2g; Alyssa Andress 2g; Kelly McVan 1g, 1a; Gab Iorio 1g, 2a; Kayley Oczkowski 1a  Kate Smart 11 saves.

   Card. O’Hara: Steph McCoy 1g; Julia Costello 1g; Megan George 1g; Amanda Mattera 1g; Alyssa Tracey 1a; Alicia Govannicci 1a. Michelle Miller 5 saves.

Unionville 21, Boyertown 12

     Lizzy Carney collected four goals and five assists and Lindsey Smith scored four goals while Lisa Riondet had three goals and four assists as the Indians clinched a state berth with the win over the Bears.

    Unionville will meet North Penn for fifth place Thursday at Henderson. Boyertown and Abington will meet for seventh place and the final state berth. Lyndsey Babilon led the Bears with three goals and one assist.

Boyertown 8 – 4 – 12

Unionville 11 – 10 – 21

    Unionville: Lizzy Carney 4g, 5a;  Lindsey Smith 4g; Lisa Riondet 3g, 4a; Erica Midiri 3g; Julie Moran 3g; Julie Truluck 2g; Kathleen Insetta 1g; Lauren Frattura 1g. Melissa Lloyd 15 saves.

    Boyertown:  Lyndsey Babilon 3g, 1a; Sam Mazzie 2g; Sarah Bennett 2g; Lisa Spitko 1g; Raelynn Mikell 1g; Emily Austerberry 1g; Jordie Heidelbaugh 1g; Jaime Vincent 1g; Rachel Hilbert 1a; Kelly Furman 1a. Lindsay Clinton 10 saves.

North Penn 18, Abington 12

    Lauren McDermott pumped in seven goals as the Maidens handled the Ghosts to clinch a state berth, Halie Lear, Stacey Pellechia and Alyssa Culp each added hat tricks and Lyndsay Hepler made seven saves.

North Penn 13-5 – 18

Abington 5-7 – 12

    North Penn: Lauren McDermott 7g; Halie Lear 3g; Alyssa Culp 3g, 1a; Stacey Pellechia 3g; Abbie Hartman 1g, 1a; Dani Horn 1g. Lyndsay Hepler 7 saves.

Germantown Academy 16, Baldwin School 9

    Sidney Jacobs scored seven goals and Kate Henrich had three goals and six assists as the Patriots closed their season with the Inter-Ac league win over the Bears.

    Olivia Mann had two goals and an assist and Isabel Mann posted nine saves.  GA finished 16-11 overall and 7-5 in the Inter-Ac while Henrich led the team with 89 goals and 49 assists.

    Maggie Mae Shields led Baldwin (12-4, 8-4) with four goals and strong defense. Stephanie Salvitti, Char Damico and Arden Simone also played solid defense.

Germantown Acad. 10-6 -16

Baldwin School 6-3 – 9

    GA: Sidney Jacobs 7g, 1a; Kate Henrich 3g, 6a; Olivia Mann 2g, 1a; Maggie Ebbott 1g, 1a; Brooke Kiley 1g; Sally Anne Greenwood 1g; Alex Farris 1g, 1a. Isabel Mann 9 saves.

    Baldwin: Maggie Mae Shields 4g; Sloan Warren 2 g; Stephanie Salvitti 1g; Emily Acker 1g, 1a; Hilary Gray 1g. Ali Peterson 6 saves.

Notre Dame 23, Penn Charter 8

    Bridget Burns scored five goals and Kelly McCallion had four goals and three assists while Katie Blumenthal tallied four goals and Maggie Corcoran had three goals and two assists for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame, 14-4 overall and 8-3 in the Inter-Ac, closes its season Thursday at Agnes Irwin.

Agnes Irwin 17, Springside 9

    Katie Nelligan and Olivia Goodman each scored five goals to pace Agnes Irwin (4-10, 2-9).

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