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Tuesday’s scholastic girls’ roundup: Strath Haven earns share of first Central League crown

Tuesday, 11th May 2010

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/11/10

Sophomore Lexi Mazur scored three goals and freshman Kirsten Wilhelmsen added two goals and two assists as visiting Strath Haven defeated Penncrest, 12-5, today to finish in a three-way tie for its first-ever Central League girls’ lacrosse championship.

The Panthers (14-1, ranked No. 2 in PA Media Rankings) improved to 10-1 in the league and closed in tie with Radnor and Springfield-Delco. Springfield-Delco handed Radnor its first loss, 8-7, today.

Alex Duckenfield had two goals and one assist and Jenna Frost scored twice for the Panthers while Ana White had a goal and an assist. Summer O’Donnell and Molly Dienno scored once and Lela Meunier made three saves.

“We are so excited to get a share for the title with the top two teams in the state,” said Strath Haven first-year coach Jen Duckenfield, who served as an assistant the past few years. “The best part of it is that we stayed true to form and played great as a team all year.”

Penncrest’s Julie Davis netted two goals.

Upper Dublin 15, Norristown 1

The Cardinals (16-0, 13-0) clinched the Suburban One American Conference championship and remained undefeated with the easy win.

North Penn 17, CB West 5

Macie Hauck had five goals and Dani Horn added four goals, one assist, five draw controls and four groundballs while Abbie Hartman had three goals and an assist to help the Maidens (15-1, 9-0) clinch the Suburban One Continental Conference crown.

Episcopal Academy 17, Baldwin School 12

EA geared for its Inter-Ac League showdown with fellow league leader Notre Dame by upending the Bears as Blake McHugh had four goals, two assists and five draw controls and Taylor Trimble added four goals and two assists.

Sloan Warren had six goals and one assist for Baldwin.

Great Valley 18, Avon Grove 6

GV: Colleen O’Malley – 7g, 1a; Jess Nawojski 4g; as the Patriots (17-0, 10-0) clinched at least a tie for the Ches-Mont League crown. They can win the title outright and possibly earn the top seed in the District 1 tournament with a win over Sun Valley Thursday.

Kaeli MacArthur had three goals for Avon Grove.

Hatboro-Horsham 18, Souderton 13

Sarah Tustin scored six goals to lead the Hatters.

Kirstin Russell had four goals for the Indians and Lindsay Walbrandt collected three goals and three assists in a losing cause.

Garnet Valley 17, Lower. Merion 8

Kelsey O’Donnell had four goals and Tori Mitros (one assist) and Allyson Heavens each had three for the Jaguars.

Germantown Friends 12, Academy of the New Church 6

Betsy Sachs had three goals and one assist while Iris Williamson (100th career goal) and Lyles Swift-Farley each had three and Samie Francis made 11 saves to pace the Tigers in the Friends Schools League win.

GFS will open play in the Friends’ Schools League playoffs next Tuesday as the No. 1 seed.

Methacton 17, Pottstown 9

Megan Nearing and Emily Kellett each scored four goals while Sara Watro, Abby Devlin and Britt Gryzwacz each had three to lead the Warriors to a semifinal victory in the Pioneer Athletic Conference playoffs. The Warriors will meet Boyertown – which defeated Phoenixville 16-4 in the other semifinal match – for the title Thursday at Spring-Ford.

Kasey Mock led the Trojans with five goals and Amanda Krok added three.

Boyertown 16, Phoenixville 4

Raelynn Mikell had three goals and two assists and Brooke Fisher added three goals and one assist while
Kelly Furman, Rachel Engler and Jaime Vincent each scored twice to lead the Bears to the PAC-10 semifinal playoff win.

Karen Hayde had 18 saves for the Phantoms.

Moorestown Friends 14, Abington Friends 7

Kelly McGlynn had five goals and Hannah Weitz made 17 saves for the Kangaroos in the loss.

Unionville 16, Bayard Rustin 8

Erin Linthicum pumped in five goals while Hannah Haskell and Kathleen Insetta combined for 15 of the 17 Indians’ draw controls and Jackie Thaeder and Megan Leach played strong defense.

Downingtown West 16, Henderson 8

Jaymie Tabor erupted for nine goals and three assists and Eva Winiarski had four goals for the Whippets in the Ches-Mont win.

Katelyn Fay had four goals for the Warriors.

Bishop Shanahan 19, Coatesville 8

Hannah Goforth tallied six goals and Liz Duke had five goals and two assists for the Eagles.

Harriton 19, Haverford High 13

Carli Sukonik notched seven goals and Jess Schwab had four goals and four assists and posted her 10th career goals for the winning Rams.

Katrina Geiger scored seven goals for Haverford.

Notre Dame 19, Springside School 8

Bree Buysse scored four goals and Kristen Bandos added three goals, two assists, four groundballs and two draw controls while Maggie Corcoran and Nora McCallion each had three goals as the Irish stayed on pace with Episcopal Academy atop the Inter-Ac League.

Katie Blumenthal added two goals and three assists and Bridget Burns had four draw controls, two groundballs, two goals and an assist,

Elli Stout led Springside with three goals and Courtney Caputo had two goals and an assist.

Penn Charter 11, Agnes Irwin 6

Kellie Ragg scored four goals and Kate Higgins added three while Blaine Steinberg scored two to lead the Quakers to the Inter-Ac win.

Chloe Chou had two goals and two assists for Agnes Irwin.

Abington 15, Neshaminy 2

The Ghosts improved to 8-1 in the Suburban One National Conference and kept pace atop the standings with Council Rock North, which defeated Pennsbury, 19-4.

Council Rock North 19, Pennsbury 4

Kara Magley scored seven goals while Hannah Plappert added six and two assists as the Indians kept pace with Abington in the National Conference title chase.

Carli Fitzgerald had four goals and one assists and Molly Seefried added three goals and two assists while Courtney Cox had three goals, one assists and five groundballs.

Liz Wilson had four groundballs, one goal and one assists and Cait Enderle contributed four draw controls and one goal,.

Downingtown East 19, Sun Valley 0

Mackenzie Rafferty had five goals and Kelly Devlin scored four while Marya Fratoni made six saves for the shutout.

Conestoga 9, Ridley 7

Kerstin Hjelm and sister Britta Hjelm each had two goals to pace the Pioneers. contributed to this article



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