Sat. Pa. girls’ roundup: Hat trick boosts Methacton

Posted: October 16, 2010

It's been a good week for Methacton's Emily Kellett in field hockey, and her performance on Saturday gave her a chance at another one next week.

At Owen J. Roberts, Kellett's three goals were the difference in a 4-1 Pioneer Athletic Conference league semifinal win over Phoenixville and gave her a total of nine for the week, 20 for the season, and 49 for her career.

The Warriors advanced to Tuesday's league championship game against Owen J. Roberts.

The location of the game is to be determined.

In the second half of the league semifinal doubleheader, Owen J. Roberts earned its spot with a 2-0 win over Upper Perkiomen.

Ches-Mont. Sophomore midfielder Annabeth Donovan scored a goal and added a pair of assists in Unionville's 3-1 win at Bishop Shanahan.

Junior midfielder Brett Perkins broke a 1-1 tie with a tip-in off a Donovan pass.

Donovan now has 15 goals on the season for the Indians (10-3-2 overall, 9-1-1 league). Taylor Benzel also scored for Unionville.

Haley Nelson's goal gave host Downingtown East a 1-0 win over Great Valley.

Kelsey Williams scored one minute into overtime to give host Oxford a 2-1 win over Octorara.

Mid-Atlantic Prep. Heather Morris scored a pair of first-half goals to get host Hill School off to a good start ion a 6-0 win over Mercersburg Academy. Paige Haley added a pair of second-half goals for the Blues (8-1).

Nonleague. Senior forward Veronica Hopkins scored on a point-blank shot in front of the net early in the first half and that stood up for host St. Basil in a 1-0 win over Bishop McDevitt.

Junior forward Madeleine Brownsey assisted on the goal. Sophomore goalie Christine McIntyre had six saves for her third shutout of the season.

Emily Hitchings had two goals and Stephanie Speese added two assists for host Upper Dublin in a 3-0 win over Springfield (Montgomery County).

Alexandra Howzen scored four goals and added a pair of assists for Calvary Christian in a 7-5 win at George School.

Gabby Major's four goals helped host Spring-Ford top West Chester East, 8-2.

Alyssa Chillano added a pair of goals for the Rams, who led, 4-1, at the end of the first half.

Cross-Country

Haverford High coach Kristie Ritchie, who was on the Fords' last winning team at the Delco Championships, in 1982, guided Haverford to victory in a 15-team field at Rose Tree Park.

The Fords posted 54 points, led by Sophia Meehan's runner-up finish behind individual champion Hannah Grossman of Strath Haven.

Girls' Tennis

West Chester Henderson's top-seeded team of Erin Bowsher and Becca Rodgers needed a second-set tiebreaker to win the Ches-Mont League National Conference doubles championship.

Bowsher and Rodgers topped the Downingtown East team of Rachel Glikes and Kelley Weaver, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), in the final at West Chester Henderson.

Both teams advanced to the District 1 doubles tournament, as did both teams in the third-place match. West Chester Henderson's Corinne Fleet and Lumin Shen, seeded No. 9, needed three sets to top the Bishop Shanahan team of Colleen Holmes and Jaci Hoover, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Holmes and Hoover were seeded No. 8.

In the American Conference, the Unioniville pair of Zana Zaki and Jackie Lane won the title on their home court with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Sanchi Malhotra and Kelsey Young of Great Valley in the final.

Central. Harriton's Jen Shulkin and Marnie Blumenthal knocked off Conestoga's Kelsey Jones and Jackie Ciotti, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0) to claim the league's doubles championship at the HealthPlex.

Bicentennial. Top-seeded Arianne Polotnick and Jess Hyman of host Lower Moreland defeated teammates Katey Steinberg and Lissie Shubin, 6-1, 6-1, for the doubles title.

The Springfield (Montgomery) County team of Rebecca Sherwood and Holly Staroba took third place.

Girls' Soccer

Emily Bradley's second-half goal enabled West Chester East to tie host Bishop Shanahan, 1-1, in a Ches-Mont League game. Jill Lampe scored for the Eagles (10-4-2). The Vikings are 8-1-2.

Katy Bohl had a goal and three assists for Octorara in a 6-0 win at Oxford.

Catholic Academies. Ashley DePaul's shot from inside the 18-yard line at the game's 62d-minute mark gave host Mount St. Joseph a 1-0 win over Nazareth Academy.

Mid-Atlantic Prep. Deana Mayza's five goals powered host Hill School past Mercersburg Academy, 7-0.

Nonleague. Kelsey McDonald scoed an unassisted goal 8:43 into the game to give Unionville a 1-0 win at Conestoga.

Jesse Cunilio had two goals and Kyle Heys added two assists for host Radnor in a 4-0 win over township neighbor Archbishop Carroll.

Priscilla Wiggins scored the first three goals of the game for host George School in a 5-1 win over Baldwin.


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