Tues. Pa. girls' roundup: Boyertown goalie extends shutout streak

Posted: October 24, 2012

Freshman Sarafina Valenti recorded three saves to post her 16th straight shutout as Boyertown blanked visiting Quakertown, 2-0, Tuesday in the first round of the District 1 Class AAA girls' soccer tournament.

Valenti moved to second all-time in the state in consecutive shutouts in boys' or girls' soccer. Amber Cummins of Owen J. Roberts holds the record with 20 in 2005.

Megan Diehl, a junior, scored in the first half off a cross from senior Robyn Piveteau. In the second half, Valenti's older sister, Marie, assisted on Piveteau's goal with a cross.

Boyertown entered the tournament as the seventh seed, and Quakertown was No. 26.

Downingtown West 4, Methacton 0 - Jen Wittick scored two goals and Annie Messner turned away five shots as the sixth-seeded Whippets blanked visiting No. 27 Methacton.

Central Bucks South 2, Bishop Shanahan 1 (OT) - Nicki Weiss tied the game early in the second half, and the visiting, No. 19 Titans needed penalty kicks to upset 14th-seeded Shanahan.

Central Bucks East 5, Mount St. Joseph 0 - Danielle DeMichael and Mariah Lichter each scored twice as the No. 8 Patriots eased past 25th-seeded Mount St. Joseph. Paige Marcinowski and Lauren Griffith combined for five saves.

Unionville 3, Wissahickon 0 - Quinn Benintende scored twice and Sammi Ortiz added another goal to help 16th-seeded Unionville edge No. 17 Wissahickon.

Spring-Ford 3, Council Rock North 1 - Gabby Vagnozzie scored three times and Haley Puckett posted eight saves to lift No. 11 Spring-Ford past the visiting, 22d-seeded Indians.

West Chester Rustin 3, William Tennent 1 - Abbey Kramer scored on a corner 45 seconds into the game, and No. 9 Rustin held on to down 24th-seeded Tennent.

Penn-Jersey. Solebury School scored twice in the second overtime to turn away visiting Doane Academy, 3-1, in the semifinals. Hadiyyah Graves scored the winner from the right side.

Field Hockey

Christopher Dock rattled 21 shots on goal as it eased to a 3-0 win over visiting Upper Moreland in the first round of the District 1 Class AA tournament.

Joanna Benner scored twice, and No. 8 Dock did all its scoring in the first half. Marissa Souder blanked ninth-seeded Upper Moreland with seven saves.

New Hope-Solebury 1, Plumstead Christian 0 (OT) - Madison Ghiz scored with four minutes left as the seventh-seeded Lions edged No. 10 Plumstead.

Ghiz, a junior, was assisted by Marissa Mazza. Senior Maeve Doolan posted the shutout with seven saves.

Merion Mercy 3, Sacred Heart 2 (OT) - Lizzy Sack lifted the game-winner over a sprawling goalie as No. 6 Merion Mercy topped 11th-seeded Sacred Heart. Sack, a senior forward, also scored in the first half.


Conestoga won all five matches in straight sets en route to dropping Manheim Township, 5-0, in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA Tournament.

Ashley Lyon won, 6-0, 6-2, at second singles, and Lauren Ge and Kaylee Yan won, 6-0, 6-3, at first doubles.

Also in AAA, Maureen Devlin posted a 6-1, 7-5 win at first singles to lead Wissahickon over Susquehannock, 5-0.

Harriton cruised to a 3-0 win over Parkland. Hannah Drayton won, 6-1, 6-2, at first singles.

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