Pa. Boys: Tues. Pa. boys: Wood's Krantz gets 400th win

Central Bucks South's Danny Busichio and Abington's Aidan Coyle (right) fight for the ball during the second half of C.B. South's 5-2 win. Busichio scored two goals for the Titans.
Central Bucks South's Danny Busichio and Abington's Aidan Coyle (right) fight for the ball during the second half of C.B. South's 5-2 win. Busichio scored two goals for the Titans. (      CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer)
Posted: September 05, 2013

Archbishop Wood started its boys' soccer season on a historic note Tuesday.

The school's first victory of 2013, a 4-0 nonleague win at Cheltenham, was the 400th of coach Joe Krantz's career.

Despite waiting almost a full year, the coach took a patient approach to achieving the milestone.

"I figured with twenty-something games I would get it sooner or later," said Krantz, who just started his 35th season at Wood.

Someone hung a congratulatory banner that his players took after the game, and a Gatorade shower had to be prevented because of the bus ride back to school.

"I still enjoy it," Krantz said. "I've had pretty much the same assistants. The competition is good in the [Catholic League]. We like to beat their brains in, but we're friends off the field.

"I never thought I'd be here for 400 wins."

Kyle Joyce and Nick Sonsini each had a goal and an assist in the win, and Ryan Hemsley made four saves to earn the shutout.

In other nonleague play:

Evan Wilson capped a hat trick with an overtime header to lead Springside Chestnut Hill to a 3-2 win against Strath Haven.

Father Judge's Abrahem Krama scored late in regulation to force overtime before ending a 2-1 win in the extra session with a tap-in goal.

La Salle's Matt Lucas found Tyler Colasanto cutting through George School's defense, setting him up for the goal in a 1-0 win.

Haverford School's Connor Gregory scored twice in the second half of a 2-0 win against Conestoga.

George Lambritsios and Antonio Madell each scored in the first half, and Marple Newtown held on for a 2-1 win against Cardinal O'Hara.

Downingtown West's Cameron Young avoided defenders before slipping home the winning goal with 10 minutes left in a 2-1 triumph against West Chester Rustin.

Ethan Aigeldinger and Cayce Giblin each scored in Pennridge's 2-0 success against Haverford High.

Central Bucks South's Danny Busichio and Danny Remick each scored a pair of goals in a 5-2 win against Abington.

Lower Merion beat Bonner-Prendergast, 2-0, behind goals by Adam Holtz and Francisco Palma.

In his first varsity start, freshman Matt Freese turned aside five shots, including two in the game's first five minutes, for Episcopal Academy to salvage a scoreless tie against St. Joseph's Prep. Francis Maniscalco made three saves for the Prep.

Faith Christian's Sam Bloxam scored twice, including a go-ahead goal on a penalty kick, in a 3-1 win over Lansdale Catholic.

Jake Miller deposited Patrick Murphy's long free kick to give Great Valley the lead in the second half and pave the way to a 2-0 win vs. West Chester Henderson.

West Chester East's Jack Keenan posted three goals and an assist in a 6-2 win against Octorara.

Unionville's James Crowley and Evan Dwyer scored in a 2-0 win against Avon Grove.

Jansen Aoyama scored three times to lead Harriton past Academy Park, 5-0.

Ches-Mont National. Coatesville's Luis Segura made six saves and Downingtown East's Matt Steelman stopped eight shots in a scoreless tie.

Boys' Basketball

Haverford School senior forward Eric Anderson gave an oral commitment to play basketball at Yale.
Contact Nick Carroll at ncarroll@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @NickJCarroll.

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