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Scholastic girls: Merion Mercy, Boyertown earn league championships

Thursday, 13th May 2010

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/13/10

Margaret Corzel collected seven goals and three assists and Sarah Hospodar won 22 of 30 draws to power Merion Mercy to a 17-13 conquest of Villa Maria Academy today at St. Joseph’s University, giving the Bears their second straight Athletic Association of Catholic Academies championship.

Casey Rooney had three goals and four assists and Emily Corcoran added three goals and two assists for Merion Mercy, which swept all three games with arch-rival VMA for only the second time ever. Madison Connor tallied twice and had one assist for Merion Mercy, which led, 11-6, at halftime.

Bonnie McShane and Katrina Keating each chipped in with one goal while Monica O’Hara, Molly Mullen and Colleen McGonigal led the defense. Goalie Caili Guilday (10 saves) made several game-saving saves in the end of the second half to secure the win.

“This was probably the best all around game we played as a team,” said Merion Mercy coach Danielle McCaffrey. “We are looking forward to district play next week and hope to continue winning.

“We led by as many as eight goals and even though we let the lead slip at the end, we never loss focus or panicked.”

Chelsea Fay led Villa Maria with seven goals.

Boyertown 17, Methacton 9

Emily Austerberry collected six goals and three assists and Jordan Heidelbaugh added four goals to lead the Bears to their seventh straight Pioneer Athletic Conference championship at Spring-Ford.

Raelynn Mikell added two goals and four assists for Boyertown while Jaime Vincent had two goals and one assist and Kelly Furman had a goal and four assists.

Abby Devlin led the Warrkiors with four goals and Lauren Bauer added two goals and one assist while Brit Gryzwacz scored twice and Rikki Moore made 17 saves

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