Fri. Pa. boys' and girls' roundup: Agnes Irwin prevails in overtime

Posted: October 13, 2012

Agnes Irwin made an overtime statement in Inter-Ac League girls' soccer play on the road Friday.

And the Owls (4-6-5, 3-4) did it in dramatic fashion.

In their second straight league overtime match, Agnes Irwin posted a 2-1 victory over Germantown Academy (5-4-5, 3-2-1).

After Kristin Burnetta got Agnes Irwin on the board first in the first half, GA tied it in the second half to force overtime.

But 10 minutes into the extra session, Anna Ludwick converted a penalty kick for the win.

Friends Schools. Jo Fischer and Tess Wei notched two goals apiece in Friends' Central's 4-0 win over visiting Westtown. Ivana-Ajee Bolic had three saves in the shutout.

A first-half goal by Greta Meyer gave Germantown Friends a 1-0 win over George School. In the 25th minute, junior Rachel Allison crossed the ball to Meyer off a set play. Meyer beat a defender and sailed the ball past the goalie. For Germantown Friends keeper Caroline Myran, it was her sixth shutout of the year.

Catholic. St. Hubert (10-6-1, 7-3 Catholic League) and Little Flower battled for a spot at the top of the league standings, and Little Flower emerged with a 1-0 victory. Starr Sargent-Boone scored for the Sentinels (9-3-2, 8-1) in the 58th minute.

Four players scored for Cardinal O'Hara in its 5-1 win over Hallahan. Hallahan kept it close in the first half, though, allowing just one goal. But the Lions came out of the intermission to score four goals, led by Catherine Wroblewski's two. Wroblewski also added an assist. O'Hara's eventual winning goal came off a Colleen Logan header.

Public. Michaela Corcoran scored in the 44th minute off a corner kick, sending Philadelphia Academy Charter to a 1-0 victory over visiting Masterman. Philadelphia Academy held a 10-1 advantage in shots.

Kylie Connors and Kayla Keller provided the goals in Rush's 2-0 win at Bodine.

Boys' Soccer

It was a nerve-racking afternoon for Penn Charter boys' soccer.

The Quakers inched past Episcopal Academy, 1-0, at home in Inter-Ac League play, as freshman Andrew Verdi recorded his third league shutout of the season.

It didn't take too long for the Quakers (7-3-6 overall, 3-1-2 Inter-Ac) to get on the board. Senior Ted Foley headed home a corner-kick deflection from Bradford Jones off the far post in the 23d minute.

From there, Verdi anchored Penn Charter's defensive stand with six saves to hang on for the win. It was Penn Charter's second 1-0 victory over Episcopal (5-4-5, 1-2-1) this season.

Also in Inter-Ac play, Brett Campbell scored a hat trick in Haverford School's 3-1 win over Springside Chestnut Hill.

Campbell scored off a penalty kick just nine minutes into the game, then caught the Blue Devils off-guard while they were setting up a wall early in the second half.

Campbell's final two goals came in the first seven minutes of the second half.

Friends Schools. Friends' Central coasted to its 10th win and fifth shutout of the season, a 2-0 victory at Shipley. Peter Brockarie scored in both halves for Friends' Central.

Senior cocaptain Will Randall scored both goals in Germantown Friends' 2-1 overtime win over Moorestown Friends. In extra minutes, freshman Silas Shaw crossed the ball to Randall for the game-winner. Randall, who has 10 goals this season, recorded his fourth multi-goal game of the season.

Nonleague. Booker Farrior scored just 20 minutes into the game in Central Bucks East's 1-0 victory over Abington. Farrior scored off a cross from Ryan Gleason for his first goal of the year.

Field Hockey

Senior Rosie Coogan saved the day for Haverford High in a nonleague matchup against Downingtown West, sending the Fords to a 2-1 win.

With Haverford down by 1-0 at halftime, the duo of Coogan and Jess McCarthy quickly got to work. McCarthy took control off a breakaway then passed it to Cooley at the left post for the score, just 20 seconds into the second half.

Downingtown West and Haverford fought for much of the remainder, before Coogan put the ball in after a scramble in front of the cage for the deciding goal.

Inter-Ac. After a tight 2-1 game earlier this season, Episcopal and Notre Dame matched up again with another 2-1 finish. This time, it was Notre Dame that took home the victory.

All three goals came in the second half, with most of the action coming in the final two minutes. Down, 1-0, Kali Kilmer tied the game for Episcopal with 1 minute, 58 seconds remaining. Shortly after, an Episcopal player prevented a goal by using her body, and Notre Dame was awarded a penalty stroke. Moira Putsch put it in, her second goal off a stroke in the game.

Central. Molly Savage scored off a penalty corner in the second half in Garnet Valley's 1-0 win over Avon Grove. Hailey Valerio had six saves for Garnet Valley.

Catholic Academies. Emilee Ehret, Kate Fitzpatrick, and Katie Maransky scored for Mount St. Joseph in a 3-0 victory over Villa Joseph Marie. Mount controlled possession throughout, as goalie Christina Black made just two saves in the shutout.

Meghan Parsons put Villa Maria on the board early, just one minute into the game, in a 3-0 win over Merion Mercy.

Catholic. Jess Campbell led Bonner-Prendergast with four goals in an 8-0 win over Bishop McDevitt.

Friends Schools. Freshman Anne Pizzini scored twice off corners for Friends' Central in a 6-0 win over Friends Select. Senior Briana Folwell recorded 13 saves in the shutout.

Nonleague. Grace Boston scored two goals, Marissa Cicione and Carlie Spaeder added one each, and Liz Piszker made four saves the shutout in host Cardinal O'Hara's 4-0 victory over Strath Haven.


Contact Megan Soisson at msoisson@philly.com.

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