Wed. Pa. girls' roundup: Gwynedd-Mercy outlasts Mount St. Joseph

Posted: October 18, 2012

Gwynedd-Mercy clinched second place in the Catholic Academies soccer league on Wednesday with a 3-2 win at home against Mount St. Joseph.

After the Magic held a 1-0 lead at halftime, sophomore Kylie Tomlinson scored her first career goal for the Monarchs in the opening minute of the second half. Freshman Maggie Cameron gave Gwynedd-Mercy a 2-1 lead with her 11th goal this season.

Mount St. Joseph tied the game with a goal, and the score remained tied until the final minutes. With 1 minute, 30 seconds remaining, junior Meredith D'Angelo blasted a direct kick from 25 yards to the upper right corner of the net, giving the Monarchs sole possession of second place.

Courtney Higginson and Amanda Hawthorne scored for the Mount.

Public. Junior Brittany Afflerbach scored in the 30th minute to lead Rush to a 1-0 win against New Foundations in the first round of the Public League playoffs.

Junior Kayla Keller recorded a six-save shutout. With the win, Rush is the only AA team still left in the Public League.

In other Public League playoff action, Washington shut out Mastbaum, 2-0. Washington scored once in each half, with goals from Katrine Metelkova and Annie Reitano.

Catholic. Junior Erica Forktus picked a good time to score her first goal this season for Conwell-Egan. It was the lone goal in a 1-0 win against Lansdale Catholic.

Forktus' header off a cross from junior Michelle Latronica in the 61st minute broke a scoreless tie. When the Eagles defense and goaltender Becky McAllister denied any Crusaders scoring attempts, Forktus' goal stood up.

Nonleague. Freshman Megan Lynch led Marple Newtown to a 4-2 win against Delco Christian, with her first varsity hat trick. All three of Lynch's goals came in the second half after the halftime score was 1-1.

Bicentennial. The Green sisters, Keyen and Sierra, each scored a second-half goal for Phil-Mont Christian in a 2-0 win at MaST Charter. Allegra Schnitzel stopped all three shots she faced in net to record the shutout.

Field Hockey

Friends' Central scored three times in the second half for a 3-2 comeback win against George School in a Friends Schools League battle.

Alyssa Holt scored twice for the Phoenix, and Claudia Kronfeld had the other goal. Holt's second came with 5:58 remaining, breaking a 2-2 tie. Holt received a pass from Anne Pizzini at the left post and buried it in the cage.

Jordan Dunbar and Kyra Spence scored one goal each for the Cougars.

In other Friends action, Academy of the New Church had its way with Friends Select, posting a 5-0 shutout. Freshman forward Chelsea Duggan paced a balanced offensive attack with two goals, one in each half, and an assist. Michelle Bedford made six saves for the shutout.

Ches-Mont. Emily Carroll helped lead Avon Grove to a 2-0 shutout at West Chester Rustin. Carroll stopped everything Rustin shot at her, and Jill Rooney and Megan Stanley scored a goal apiece to spark the Avon Grove offense.

Catholic. Cardinal O'Hara put double digits on the scoreboard in easing past Little Flower, 10-0. Junior Grace Boston reached the 30-goal plateau this season with a four-goal, three-assist performance. O'Hara dominated Little Flower in shots on goal, 19-0.

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