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STEPS Philadelphia girls’ HS roundup: No. 22 seed Merion Mercy tops No. 11 Strath Haven in one of several upsets

Wednesday, 13th May 2015

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, STEPS Girls Roundup, Posted 5/13/15

Caroline Corzel collected seven goals and two assists as visiting Merion Mercy surprised 11th-seeded Strath Haven, 12-10, Tuesday in the opening round of the District 1 tournament.Steps-Philly-copy17

Merion (15-3), champion of the Catholic Academies League, was seeded 22nd.

Caroline Steller added two goals and two assists and jackie benedict had two goals and one assist while Lauren Thomas posted 11 saves.

Suzanna Penikis had four goals and an assist and Nicole McNelly three goals for the Panthers.

Hatboro-Horsham 14, Methacton 13

The 20th-seeded Hatters also pulled off an “upset” by downing the No. 13 Warriors as Syd Rausa collected seven goals, one assists and four draw controls while
Carly Daley had two goals and two assists and Casey Swezey added two goals, an assist, three draw controls and two caused turnovers.

Daria Lucchesi had five goals and an assist for Methacton.

Haverford High 14, Villa Maria Academy 12

Mairead Janzer and Jess Lyons each had three goals and one assist to lead the Fords.

Annina Iacobucci had four goals and an assist for VJM.

Downingtown West 8, Owen J. Roberts 6

The Whippets, the 29th seed, pulled off perhaps the biggest stunner as they downed No. 5 OJR.

Ryan McKinney pumped in four goals for Downingtown West and Drew McKinney added a pair.

Kerry Huzzard had three goals for the Wildcats.

Agnes Irwin 11, Notre Dame 10

Agnes Irwin built a five goal lead midway through the second half and held off a surging Notre Dame to claim an Inter-Ac victory and moved closer to the outright league title. The Owls move to 10-1 in the conference and 19-1 overall.

Junior captain Laura Pansini scored four times and sophomore Alicia O’Neil and junior Hannah Keating each registered a hat trick to lead the AIS attack. O’Neil was strong in the defensive end, scooping up four ground balls and causing two turnovers. Junior Emily Fryer contributed six caused turnovers and six ground balls to help AIS control the midfield.

Agnes Irwin is the first seed in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association State Tournament and concludes their Inter Ac schedule at Baldwin this Thursday.

Caroline Allen had four goals and five draw controls and Mackenzie Irvine three goals for the Fighting Irish.

Episcopal Academy 11, Germantown Academy 5

EA stayed one game behind Agnews Irwin in the Inter-Ac race as Lily Crager collected seven goals, one assist and three draw controls while notcing her 1000th career goal.

Allie Carrigan had 15 saves for GA.

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