In two tournament games, West Chester's defense has limited its opponents (No. 4 Limestone and No. 3 Rollins) to an average of 8.5 goals per game. Both of those teams entered the postseason averaging better than 16 per game.
Goalkeeper Jess Henderson (West Chester Henderson) recorded 10 saves for the Rams in Thursday's game.
West Chester went on a 10-1 run in the second half.
Midfielder Erin Oczkowski (Archbishop Wood) led the Rams with five goals. Midfielder Lauren Glassey (West Chester Henderson) finished with four goals, including two open-netters on goalie gaffes.
"Glassey loves defenders coming out and getting in her face," coach Ginny Martino said. "She loves that challenge. At this level, all the defenses you see are going to be good. Glassey just finds a way to rise to the occasion."
"Sometimes, when you string together a few goals, you just get on a roll," said attacker MacKenzie O'Keefe (Dowingtown East). "We just want to keep it going on into the national championship game."
- Inquirer staff