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District 1 girls’ roundup: Great Valley advances to semis with 10-6 win over Downingtown East

Saturday, 22nd May 2010

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/22/10

Colleen O’Malley had four goals and two assists and Jess Nowojski added three goals and an assist while Jenna Morris made 11 saves to lift Great Valley to a 10-6 victory over Downingtown East today in the District 1 girls’ quarterfinals at West Chester East.

The second-seeded Patriots (21-0) advanced to the semifinals Tuesday at West Chester East where they will meet Springfield-Delco at 7:45 p.m. The seventh-seeded Cougars (16-5) face North Penn Tuesday in the loser’s bracket at a site and time to be determined as teams vie for the seven berths in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association championships.

Sara McBride added two goals and one assist for Great Valley while Megan Greaves had a goal and an assist. Emily Solenberger and Ashley Poli each scored three goals for the Cougars.

Great Valley took a 7-3 lead and saw the Cougars draw within 7-5 on goals by Solenberger and Poli midway through the half. But Morris made a key save and O’Malley and Nowojski scored consecutive goals to ice it.

Springfield-Delco 17, North Penn 8

Shannon Burns had six goals and Nathalie Basunga added four goals as the third-seeded Cougars advanced to the semifinals to face Great Valley. Maddy Lynch and Alex Poplawski each had two goals and an assist for the Cougars and Abbie Hartman led North Penn (18-2) with four goals.

North Penn will play Downingtown East Tuesday in a losers’ bracket game at a time and site to be determined.

Radnor 17, Conestoga 9

Allie Martin fired in six goals and Kelyn Freedman added three as the the top-seeded Red Raiders (20-1) advanced to the semis to face Unionville at 6 p.m.

Conestoga (13-8) will meet Strath Haven in the losers’ bracket Tuesday at Henderson at 4 p.m.

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