Fri. Pa. boys' and girls' roundup: North Penn tops Holy Ghost

Posted: October 20, 2012

Riley Gaibler and Dylan McMahon scored second-half goals, and North Penn held off Holy Ghost Prep, The Inquirer's top-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 2-1, in a nonleague boys' soccer game.

Gaibler gave the host Knights a 1-0 lead when he headed the ball off a corner by Alex Evans. The goal was the senior's first of the season.

After McMahon doubled the lead, scoring on an assist by Matt Robinson, Matt Crawford answered for Holy Ghost with 18 minutes remaining.

Dave Selverian finished with six saves for North Penn.

Catholic. It took late-game heroics for Archbishop Carroll to get past Bonner-Prendergast in a Catholic League boys' soccer play-in game.

The Patriots won, 2-1, to move on to the quarterfinals.

Down, 1-0, at halftime, Archbishop Carroll was awarded a penalty kick when a player was taken down in the box. Michael Newell converted to tie the score with 15 minutes remaining.

With six minutes on the clock, Dominic Splendore found Anthony Monastero on a cross that Monastero put in the net.

Archbishop Carroll goalkeeper Michael Gallagher had six saves in the win. The Patriots will face La Salle on Tuesday.

Inter-Ac. Springside Chestnut Hill senior striker Timmy Ogle did something that rarely happens in soccer. With 17 minutes left in the first half, he took a throw-in from 30 yards, and it bounced off Episcopal goalie Jon Tyson and into the net for a goal.

The Blue Devils went on to win, 2-1, after a second-half goal by junior Phillip Kelly. Kelly headed in a pass from Anthony Liddy.

Episcopal came back with a goal from Cole Grimes, but Springside Chestnut Hill hung on for the victory.

In other Inter-Ac action:

Penn Charter cruised past Malvern Prep, 4-1. Matt Sullivan scored twice for the Quakers, and Sam Agre and David Koch each added a goal. Penn Charter goalie Andrew Verdi tallied six saves.

Brett Campbell scored every Haverford School goal in a 3-1 win over Germantown Academy. Campbell has 22 goals this season for the Fords.

Friends Schools. George School goalie Aiden Greer recorded his fifth shutout of the year with a three-save performance against Germantown Friends. Senior Justin Mendez scored a low goal from the box in the 66th minute for the winning score in a 1-0 victory.

Junior Jay Koh assisted.

Suburban One American. Matt Feiller and Tenzin Wangyal teamed up for two scores in Springfield (Montco)'s 2-1 victory over Upper Moreland. Wangyal assisted on both of Feiller's goals, one in each half.

Field Hockey

Notre Dame's Moira Putsch scored two goals, increasing her season total to 39, in the Irish's 5-0 victory over Penn Charter in the Inter-Ac League.

University of Virginia recruit Emily Faught scored twice and added an assist. Nora McCallion also scored for the Irish.

In another Inter-Ac contest, Catherine Perlmutter scored twice and Allie Carrigan added a goal as host Germantown Academy blanked Baldwin, 3-0. Sophomore Ashley Pisvek stopped four shots for the shutout.

Friends Schools. Freshman Chelsea Duggan and senior Raika Nunez each had two goals as Academy of the New Church beat Friends' Central, 4-1.

With the score tied at halftime, the Lions pulled away with a three-goal second half. Anne Pizzini had the lone goal for Friends' Central.

In another Friends matchup, Maggie Cherney scored seven minutes into the second half to propel George School to a 1-0 victory over visiting Friends Select. Jill Kirk had the assist on the goal. Nicole Frenock made 10 saves for the shutout.

Nonleague. Carlie Spaeder scored two goals for Cardinal O'Hara in a 2-1 victory over Episcopal Academy.

With her Lions trailing at halftime, Spaeder converted two penalty corners and O'Hara hung on to win.

Girls' Soccer

In Friends Schools League action, George School registered a 3-0 victory over Moorestown Friends. Ali Sacchi scored twice and Abby Harrison put in the other goal. Goalkeeper Jacqueline Jones had four saves in the shutout.

In another Friends matchup, Friends' Central and Shipley fought to the end, and ultimately, Friends' Central prevailed, 1-0. After a Phoenix player was taken down in the box in the 56th minute, Jesse Rubin scored on a penalty kick. Friends' Central remained undefeated in the Friends league.

Inter-Ac. Agnes Irwin and Springside Chestnut Hill combined for 13 goals in an offensive affair. Agnes Irwin had a balanced attack - seven players scoring - and went on to a 9-0 triumph.

Hannah Keating had a hat trick for Agnes Irwin. Meghan McCool scored all four of Springside Chestnut Hill's goals.

Friends Schools. Westtown sealed its first Friends Schools League playoff spot since 2009, defeating Abington Friends, 3-2, in overtime.

Erin Wheeler's second goal of the game, five minutes into the overtime period, lifted the Quakers. Katira Dobbins assisted on the game-winner.

Emily Sands scored Westtown's other goal. Her 15th score of the season broke the school record for goals by a freshman.

Lola Salter made 11 saves for the victors.

Nonleague. Sophomore Laney Stenson's seven saves and goals by Marley Jennings and Salina Williford sent Conestoga to a 2-0 home victory against Council Rock North.

Jennings, a senior bound for American University, scored 10 minutes into the second half for her 20th goal of the season.

In other nonleague games:

Interboro defeated visiting Springfield (Delco), 1-0, on an own goal. Shannon Butler earned the shutout by making nine saves. Stacey Porter stopped six shots for the Cougars.

Sophomore Bekah Stevens scored two goals and Lucy Haubold and Meg Salvadore contributed one each as host Great Valley downed Haverford High, 4-1. Carol Burgess had two saves for the winners.


Contact Megan Soisson at msoisson@philly.com.

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