Thurs. Pa. boys' roundup: Lower Merion shuts out Harriton

Posted: October 05, 2012

Lower Merion senior goalkeeper Connor Yu stonewalled Harriton for two halves and an overtime period, earning his fourth shutout as the Aces eked out a 1-0 boys' soccer win Thursday over their Central League rivals.

In the extra frame, junior Tyler Robinson flicked a pass into the box toward teammate Gian-Luca Hail, who put the ball, and the match, away.

Also in the Central League:

Behind center midfielder Stewart Mena's two goals and Emanuel Amao's two assists, Upper Darby breezed past host Penncrest, 4-1.

Just seconds after his Marple Newtown side conceded an own goal, senior Nick Pezzotti deposited the first of his two breakaway goals in a 2-1 defeat of Garnet Valley.

Bicentennial. Lower Moreland rode a second-half hat trick by sophomore Andrew Costa to a 3-0 victory over Delco Christian.  

Suburban One. Souderton's Ryan Molyneaux netted the second-half winner in a 1-0 victory over Central Bucks West.

Del-Val. Academy Park blasted seven goals in a 15-minute span, with Mohammed Konneh's six-minute hat trick leading the way in a 7-0 rout against visiting Glen Mills.  

Catholic. Junior forward Matt Lucas' two goals vaulted La Salle into sole possession of first place in the Catholic League with a 3-2 victory over St. Joseph's Prep.

Tri-County. Senior Jordan Reef had two goals, his younger brother Trevor scored as well, and visiting Collegium rolled to a 5-1 drubbing of Wyncote.

Public. Kensington's Jhon Pino dished out six assists and scored once himself in a 9-1 rout of Roxborough.

Ches-Mont. Sun Valley goalkeeper Matt Skwirut posted his second consecutive shutout, combining with scorer Matt Cioeta to beat West Chester East, 1-0.

Pioneer. Matt Carey put three goals on the board, Methacton teammate Anthony Santoleri added two, and the Warriors overcame Miguel Ross' hat trick in a 7-3 victory over Pottstown.

Inter-Ac. Haverford School striker Connor Keating recorded a hat trick, with two goals assisted by Connor Bradley, and the Fords slipped past Penn Charter, 3-1.

Nonleague. Father Judge topped visiting Central, 4-1, on goals by Mohamid Conde, Vontez Hillard, Kevin McFarland, and Aaron Povlow.


Senior Larry Pelzer scored two of Bok's four rushing touchdowns and tacked on two successful conversion runs in a 30-6 Public League victory over Ben Franklin.

Quarterback Michael Riley also scored on a 15-yard keeper for the Wildcats, and Vittorio Goggins closed the scoring from a yard out.


Led by senior Jim O'Connor's 42, Philadelphia Academy Charter won the Public League golf title, edging out Central, 194-197, at Walnut Lane Golf Club.

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