Fri. Pa. boys' and girls' roundup: Wood captures district soccer crown

Posted: November 03, 2012

The Archbishop Wood boys' soccer team won its fourth district title and first since 2010, defeating Franklin Towne Charter, 1-0, in overtime Friday in the District 12 Class AA final.

CJ Serratore of Wood and Brandon McGuire of Franklin Towne stopped all the shots they faced in regulation. Then, 1 minute, 52 seconds into the extra period, senior Steve Smith, who had only three goals this season, beat McGuire with a low shot from just inside the 18-yard line.

Serratore recorded the shutout with seven saves. Wood will participate in the first round of state playoffs Wednesday against a team to be determined.

District 12 Class AAA. Two goals each from Mark Grasela and Andrew Schieve lifted La Salle to a 4-0 win over Northeast and its second straight District 12 Class AAA title. Nick Higgins made five saves for the Explorers, who move on to the state tournament.

District 1 Class A. Senior Max Drake scored off a corner kick in the second overtime as fifth-seeded Plumstead Christian upset top seed Faith Christian, 1-0, in the semifinals. Plumstead Christian will meet New Hope-Solebury, a 1-0 semifinal winner over Christopher Dock, in the final Monday.

Tri-County. Phelps earned a rematch with West-Mont Christian in the Tri-County League final on Monday after it easily handled Delaware Valley Friends, 5-1, in the semifinals.

Ganlandau Cisse, a 6-foot-11 sophomore, scored his 25th goal this season, and senior Hunter Davidson headed in two goals to help advance Phelps. West-Mont won the previous meeting, 1-0, despite 22 shots on net by Phelps.

West-Mont Christian, the top seed in the playoffs, defeated Barrack Hebrew in the other semifinal.

Inter-Ac. The Vandergrift brothers combined for the game-winning goal, with sophomore James setting up senior Ray, as Penn Charter knocked off Malvern Prep, 1-0. Drew Paisley stopped six shots to record the shutout.

Field Hockey

Academy of the New Church overcame a one-goal deficit on scores by Emily McQueen and Chelsea Duggan to defeat Westtown, 2-1, in overtime in the Friends Schools League championship match at Shipley.

Duggan scored on a breakaway for the game-winner about six minutes into the overtime.

It was ANC's first Friends title since 2005, when it also beat the Quakers in the final.

Catholic. Archbishop Carroll moved past Archbishop Wood easily, 3-0, in a Catholic League playoff semifinal. Carroll didn't allow a shot on net, and senior Katie Kelly scored twice to set up a final against host Cardinal O'Hara at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Girls' Volleyball

Lansdale Catholic claimed the District 12 Class AA championship by beating the Public League's Masterman, 25-12, 25-12, 25-10. The Crusaders also won the Catholic League title earlier in the week.

Masterman will still have a chance at the Public League championship on Monday when it faces Northeast at 3:15 p.m. at High School of the Future. Northeast lost to Cardinal O'Hara, 3-0, in the District 12 Class AAA final on Friday.


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