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District One playoffs: Whippets, Maidens and Bears open with wins

Thursday, 22nd May 2008

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/22/08

Sarah Phillips scored seven goals and Kelsay Tabor pumped in six as host Downingtown West routed Cheltenham 22-10, Thursday in the first round of the District One Class AAA girls’ tournament.

Courtney Sicinski added four goals for the second-seeded Whippets (19-2), ranked sixth by

Ashley Harrington and Casey Kellogg netted two goals apiece for Downingtown West and Jaymie Tabor scored once.

Charlotte Swavola led the Panthers (12-8) with five goals.

North Penn 18, Spring-Ford 6

Lauren McDermott tallied six goals and Abbie Hartman added five to spark the host Maidens (15-5) to an easy win over the Rams (13-7).

Ali Herman collected two goals, four assists, seven draw controls and five groundballs for fifth-seeded North Penn while Dani Horn and Ali Green added two goals apiece and Julie Mineweaser and Lauren Caminiti had two assists each.

Jess Schubach led the Rams with three goals, and had 104 for her career.

Boyertown 13, CR South 2

Sam Mazzie tallied four goals while Emily Austerberry and Lindsey Babilon added three apiece to help the host Bears (17-3) smother the Golden Hawks (17-4).

Sarah Bennett added a goal and three assists and Ashley Harman posted nine saves for the Bears, who will face North Penn in the second round. Boyertown routed the Maidens, 18-4, when the teams met in the season’s first game on March 25.

Freshman Taylor Hurwitz had 18 saves for the Hawks while sister Madison Hurwitz and Lea Britton scored their goals.

Bayard Rustin 21, Avon Grove 11

Leana Brewer pumped in seven goals while Allison Tatios and Stacy Rand scored four each to lead the host Golden Knights (15-2) to the easy victory over the Red Devils (11-8).

Alyssa Gallen added three goals for second-seeded Rustin, which will host Abington in the second round Wednesday. Shelby Christopher paced Avon Grove with six goals.

Conestoga 13, Upper Dublin 12

Taylor Mallory collected three goals and an assist to lead a balanced attack as the visiting Pioneers (13-6) edged the Cardinals (14-5).

Kaitlin Hildebrand, Amy Bernier, Brooke Campbell and Christina Fiorentino each scored twice and Kim Shoup had nine saves for ninth-seeded Conestoga. Amy Cross and Liz Wall tallied four goals apiece for Upper Dublin, which rallied from a 13-8 deficit.

Ridley 7, Downingtown East 4

Maryann Miller notched three goals as the visiting Green Raiders (13-7) pulled off a mild upset over the seventh-seeded Cougars (16-5).

Lauren Fisher, Jackie McDermott, Jenna Massimo, and Julia Lanzetta also scored for Ridley, which plays Wednesday at Downingtown West. Goalie Danielle Abbruzzese made nine saves.

“It was a great team effort,” said Ridley coach Beth Bryan. “The kids played with intensity. It was a full team effort.”.

Emily Solenberger led Downingtown East with two goals.

Radnor 26, Souderton 5

Kelly Barnes (three goals, seven assists) piled up 10 points and Molly Early poured in five goals while Courtney Campbell and Allie Martin each had four as the top-seeded Red Raiders (20-0) dominated the Indians (17-4).

Beth MacKenzie added three goals for Radnor, which advanced to the quarterfinals against Central League rival Conestoga. Julia Kudla led Souderton with a hat trick.

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