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Saturday’s HS highlights: Garnet Valley, Ridley boys, Conestoga girls earn key wins

Sunday, 5th May 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/5/13
By David A. Willauer
& Staff Reports

Visiting Garnet Valley bounced back from a crucial Central League loss to Conestoga Thursday by bolting to a 6-0 lead after three quarters and defeating Avon Grove, 6-2, Saturday night in non-league boys’ lacrosse action.

Garnet Valley improves to 11-5, while the Devils fall to 12-3.

Jon Vandenberg, Nick Taulane and Christian Lee scored in the first quarter and Brandon Dowd made it 4-0 in the second quarter. Kyle Roberts and Mason Rose scored in the third period. Meanwhile, Mitch Rose (12 saves) was unbeatable until two fourth-quarter goals.

“We knew coming into this contest that they (the Devils) are a good squad and well coached,” said Garnet Valley coach Frank Urso. “We came together and played as a squad.

“In our loss vs. Conestoga (8-5) we didn’t play well. It was a tough loss. We had a team meeting to adjust the problems.”

In the fourth quarter, Matt King and Ryan Cook scored the only goals for Avon Grove. Will Schreiner made 15 saves in goal.

Penn Charter 15, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 8

Eric Berger and Ray Vandegrift each had two goals and two assists and Drew Murray and Kevin Murphy each added two goals and one assist for the Quakers in the Inter-Ac win.

Ridley 10, Great Valley 8

Dalton George had three goals and an assist and Kelton Heverly added two goals and two assists as the Green Raiders (12-4) claimed a win over the Ches-Mont co-leaders.

Tim Lamb scored three goals for Great Valley (11-4).

Sun Valley 16, Friends’ Central 3

Matt Cieota collected five goals and five assist and notched the 100th goal of his career to lead the Vanguards.

Boyertown 14, Perkiomen Valley 13

Tyler Fuhrman exploded for six goals, including five in the second half, as the Bears rallied from a seven-goal deficit to upend Perkiomen Valley in a crucial PAC-10 game.

The comeback victory forces a rematch between the Bears (8-6 league, 9-7 overall) and Vikings (8-6, 9-8) – a one-game playoff for the No. 4 seed in the league’s Final Four tournament. The play-in game will take place Monday afternoon at Owen J. Roberts (3:45 p.m.), with the winner moving on to face two-time defending champion and No. 1 seed Spring-Ford in the semifinals Tuesday evening at Phoenixville.

Perkiomen Valley, which led 9-4 at halftime but was undermined by 12 penalties, wasted a six-goal showing by Shawn Dickey and 17 saves in net from Bryce Womack.

Austin Mutter collected 16 saves for Boyertown.

Upper Dublin 17, Upper Merion 6

Ben Winebrake had five goals and two assists and Mikey Sowers added four goals and three assists as the Cardinals (15-1, 13-0) clinched the Suburban One American Conference crown – their first since 2009.

Haverford School 13, Conestoga 10

Reilly Hupfeldt and Gavin McBride each had four goals and an assist to lead the Fords to the nbon-league win.

Pierre Atkinson led Conestoga with three goals and an assist and Jake Scott scored three goals.

Conestoga 13, Great Valley 12

The Pioneers (13-3) rallied from a 10-3 halftime deficit as Maggie Stetson scored the game-winner with three minutes to play.

Meghan McGillis led Conestoga with four goals and one assist while Stetson and Claire Jackson added three goals each and Blake Hamblett caused five turnovers.

Downingtown East 14, Haverford High 8

Nicole Barretta scored six goals and Caroline Ambrogi added five to lift the Cougars to thenon-league win.

Unionville 15, Methacton 10

Katie Garvey and Rachel Hughes each scored three goals for the Indians (11-5) in the non-league victory.

Harriton 17, West Chester East 3

Caleigh Foust fired in eight goals as the No. 2 Rams (15-1) rolled to their 121th straight win.

Lizzie Cassidy scored two goals for East. contributed to this article

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