Wed. Pa. girls' roundup: Graham goal lifts Hill

Posted: September 20, 2012

Senior Sara Graham was the only one able to find the net, leading Hill School to a 1-0 victory at Friends' Central in nonleague girls' soccer Wednesday afternoon.

In the 16th minute, a corner kick bounced to Graham at the 6-yard box and she finished it from there, giving the Blues a 1-0 lead.

The score held through the rest of the half and the second stanza. Friends' Central's best chance to tie it came with three minutes remaining in the game. Senior Tess Wei hit the crossbar from 25 yards on a direct kick, just missing a chance to send the game to overtime.

In other nonleague action, senior Nancy Selig scored her second goal of the game, in the 67th minute, to give Shipley a 3-2 victory at Harriton.

The game was tied, 1-1, at halftime, and the winning goal, assisted by Kasey Brida, broke a 2-2 tie with 13 minutes remaining. Shipley improved to 3-2-1 this season.

Meghan McCool, a freshman forward, recorded her first hat trick as Springside Chestnut Hill defeated George School, 3-1.

McCool scored twice in the second half after the game was tied at halftime. She has eight goals through her team's first six games of the season.

Suburban One National. Neshaminy sophomore midfielder Fran Donato scored the lone goal, breaking a scoreless tie with 25 minutes left in a 1-0 victory against Council Rock South.

Erin Farrell set up Donato with a cross for the goal, and junior McKenna Mullin secured the shutout in the road victory.

Ches-Mont. West Chester Rustin scored seven times in the last 28 minutes on the way to a 7-0 home win against Sun Valley.

Andrea Gunderson and Jen Hadfield each scored twice for Rustin. Sun Valley didn't record a shot on goal.

Catholic Academies. Villa Joseph Marie's junior goalkeeper, Caroline Gray, stopped all five shots she faced on the way to a 3-0 shutout win at Mount St. Joseph.

Liz Goldner and Allie Traska each scored a goal during a 10-minute stretch of the first half, and Taylor Stevens added one in the second half as the Jems rolled.

Inter-Ac. Sophomore Olivia Gorman's second goal of the game gave Germantown Academy a two-goal lead, and the Patriots held on for a 3-1 win at Agnes Irwin.

With 12 minutes remaining, Gorman beat a defender and shot the ball into the upper right corner of the net. Riley Yankowich also scored a goal for GA, and senior Natalie Toner made 17 saves.

Field Hockey

There were no goals scored in the first 79 minutes, but then Agnes Irwin scored with 11 seconds remaining in the game to win, 1-0, in an Inter-Ac League matchup at Germantown Academy.

The Patriots hit the ball out and were called for a foul, giving the Owls a free kick with less than a minute left. After the shot, junior Mady McLennan kicked the rebound toward the net. There was a scrum and a collision in front, and the ball rolled across the goal line.

Both teams had their share of scoring opportunities late, but only Agnes Irwin was able to capitalize.

Nonleague. Bristol picked up a tough road win against Friends Select, 4-3. Olivia Bemidio broke a 3-3 tie with a goal in the 68th minute.

In other nonleague action, Penn Charter sophomore forward Avery Shoemaker scored all three of her team's goals in a 3-1 win at Lawrenceville.

Shoemaker's second goal broke a 1-1 tie shortly after halftime, and her third sealed the triumph with only three minutes remaining.

Senior Caleigh Foust put on a show, scoring four goals and leading her Harriton Rams to a 7-2 win at Friends' Central.

Two of Foust's goals came off corner kicks, and Harriton led, 5-0, before the intermission.

Catholic Academies. Senior Maria McFillin scored the game-winning goal on an unassisted breakaway in sudden-death overtime, giving Nazareth Academy a 1-0 home win against Villa Joseph Marie.

Colleen Corbett stopped all nine shots she faced to record the shutout.

Catholic. Cardinal O'Hara put up a 10-0 shutout win at home against Bishop McDevitt. Juniors Grace Boston and Marissa Cicione posted hat tricks in the first half, and Bishop McDevitt never put a shot on goal.

Central. Radnor made a furious rally in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome Garnet Valley's strong first-half performance. Junior Katie Keyser had two goals and an assist as the Jaguars won, 5-3, for their fourth win of the season.

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