Wind helps give Spring-Ford a tie

Posted: September 16, 2011

Windy conditions were a key factor in Spring-Ford's Pioneer Athletic Conference boys' soccer game at Perkiomen Valley on Thursday.

The game ended in a 1-1 standoff after Spring-Ford got a first-half goal when Dylan Dufour took a corner kick and the wind blew the ball into the net.

Perkiomen Valley answered with Drew Vernon's goal 11 minutes into the second half off an assist by Matt Quirk. Goalies Wes Counts of Spring-Ford and the Vikings' Taylor Zeitz made 10 saves apiece.

Also in the PAC-10, Pottsgrove edged host Pope John Paul II, 3-2, on Brian Price's second goal of the game with 8 minutes left.

Central. Nick Fosco of Springfield (Delaware County) hit a hard shot from 30 yards out that deflected off the crossbar and went into the goal midway through the second half to cause a 2-2 stalemate at Strath Haven. Jerry Oetzel and Mark Shiiba scored for the Panthers, who were frustrated by nine saves from Cougars goalie Dave Sousa.

Harriton's Gabe Boni and Zico Gaeffke connected on first-half goals as the Rams claimed a 2-1 thriller over visiting Penncrest. Rams goalie Wilson Smith made nine saves but lost his shutout bid when Evan Hannah converted a second-half penalty kick.

Catholic. La Salle, ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, subdued visiting Bishop McDevitt, 6-0, as Khristian Hall and Darius Madison had two goals apiece, and goalies Leonardo Romero and Jordan Santora combined for three saves.

Suburban One. Michael Banerjee's goal 4 minutes into overtime decided Plymouth Whitemarsh's 1-0 win over visiting Cheltenham. Ian McDade assisted Banerjee.

Paul Haggerty scored off Chris Russomano's assist 9 minutes into the second half, and Kyle Parkinson scored 11 minutes later from Ryan new to complete Hatboro-Horsham's 2-0 shutout of visiting Pennridge. Goalie Brian Ehrlich made five saves.

Bicentennial. Nick Reimold assisted Yoni Alush's second-half goal for the only score Lower Moreland needed to get past visiting Springfield (Montgomery County), 1-0.

Holy Ghost Prep, ranked No. 7, made visiting Delco Christian a 3-0 victim on a three-goal performance from junior Colin O'Neill, who doubled his season goal total.

Del-Val. Sweeper Stanley Amah anchored the Academy Park defense, and Nabieu Sesay scored twice as the Knights clipped visiting Interboro, 2-1.

Friends Schools. Westtown started its league schedule with a 2-1 overtime thriller over visiting Moorestown Friends. Phillip Rahling drilled an 18-yard shot for the winning goal 2 minutes into the second extra period, and goalie Trent Schindler made a key sprawling save with 30 seconds left in OT.

Tri-County. West-Mont Christian captured a 6-1 victory over visiting Woodlynde that featured Ben Suliman's two goals and two assists.

Nonleague. St. Joseph's Prep (3-2) handed visiting Episcopal Academy (3-1) its first loss, 2-1, on first-half goals from Joe Contessa and Colin McGlynn.

Goals in the first 20 minutes of the game by Josh Pagland and Anthony Santoleri gave Methacton enough for its first win, a 2-0 victory over visiting Upper Merion.


Mastbaum broke open a close game with three second-half touchdowns and pulled away from visiting Olney for a 27-0 Public league Class AAAA Silver Division victory.

Montico Hayward's 4-yard TD run in the third period gave the Panthers a 13-0 lead, and Andre Bryant and Kevin Hart added fourth-quarter insurance scores.

Furness 30, Edison 6 - Terrell Mills eclipsed 100 rushing yards and scored a pair of touchdowns for host Furness (1-1) in the Class AAAA Silver game.

Sharif Smith also posted two TD runs and the Furness defense lost a shutout on the final play of the game.

West Philadelphia 24, M.L. King 2 - The Speedboys (3-0) scored a touchdown in each of the last three quarters, including two Ricardo Streams TD passes to Eric Leslie, and topped host King (0-2) in a Class AAA matchup.

Girls' Soccer

Just 23 seconds remained in the second half when Hatboro-Horsham's Tory Adlam scored to give the Hatters a 2-1 Suburban One League success at Pennridge.

Hatboro's Mary Kate Bateman and the Rams' Natalia Pinkney traded earlier goals.

Central. Unbeaten Strath Haven (4-0) whipped host Springfield (Delaware County), 7-0, as Morgan Glassford and Kristen Miller each had two goals and an assist.

Second-ranked Conestoga boosted its record to 5-0 via a 3-0 win over visiting Lower Merion. Katie McCoubrie netted a pair of unassisted goals, and goalie Anna Walker notched four saves.

Catholic. Single goals by Marissa Beaver, Briana Coughlin, Kerry Goldstein, Bryn Wassel and Hannah Whitby combined with a defense that allowed no shots on goal as Lansdale Catholic beat visiting Bishop McDevitt, 5-0.

Bicentennial. Jessica Lewis assisted Brittney See's early goal, and Anna Leigh Crisianti got the game ball from her Delco Christian teammates after a 1-0 win at Phil-Mont Christian.

Field Hockey

Caleigh Foust was the key to Harriton's 4-2 comeback win at Penncrest in the Central League.

Foust had three goals, including the tying goal in the second half, and assisted Michelle Horev's game-winning goal 5 minutes later.

Radnor's third league win was a 2-0 shutout of visiting Garnet Valley by goalie Madi Shutt (six saves), backed by goals from Alyson Makous and Madie Zimmerman.

Inter-Ac. Sophie Eldridge's goal with 16:33 remaining made Penn Charter a 2-1 winner at Baldwin.

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