Pa. Boys: Wed. Pa. boys: Sonsini sparks Wood

Posted: September 20, 2013

Early in Wednesday's game, Archbishop Wood's Nick Sonsini just missed a goal, his shot ringing high off the crossbar. The sophomore stayed low on his second opportunity, and it paid off.

Sonsini scored the winning goal with 22 seconds remaining in double overtime to lift host Archbishop Wood over Cardinal O'Hara, 1-0, in Catholic League boys' soccer.

Teammate Mike Smith played a ball to Sonsini, who scored with a shot from 13 yards that beat O'Hara goaltender Eric Schneider to his right.

"I'm sure he was real happy to get one," Wood coach Joe Krantz said. "We were just happy to get out of there with a win."

Ryan Hemsley stopped all five shots he saw from the Lions.

In another Catholic League game, Father Judge fended off a late rally from La Salle for a 3-2 home win. Abrahem Krama and Aaron Pouvlo each scored in the first half to give the Crusaders a 2-0 lead.

Geoff Degnan scored the third goal six minutes after halftime.

Suburban One Continental. Kevin McKenna scored with a minute to go as North Penn beat visiting Quakertown, 1-0. Dylan McMahon outran his defender to a loose ball and sent a pass to McKenna for the score.

Redd Brown stopped all seven shots he faced in a 2-0 road victory for Central Bucks West over Pennridge. Stephen Werner scored in the 16th minute, and Brian Van Eekelen added an insurance goal in the 48th.

Colin Fagan scored both of his goals in the first half to lead Central Bucks South over host Hatboro-Horsham, 4-1. Danny Busichio and Dean Helwig added goals for the Titans.

Public League A. Chase Nasife scored in the first half to push Philadelphia Academy Charter past Washington, 1-0. Mike Brown stopped eight shots to record the road shutout.

Joseph Koroma and Isiaka Meite each scored a pair of goals in Southern's 6-2 victory over host Masterman. Meite, a senior midfielder, also added two assists.

Vilajet Kovaci scored two goals as Central downed visiting Lincoln, 4-2. Jason Pixley and Abdul Sule notched the other goals for the Lancers.

Public League C. Daouda Camara scored twice, including the game-winner with a minute left in regulation, to lift Roxborough over Bodine, 3-2.

Camara's shot from about 20 yards found its way into the top right corner to give the Indians the home victory.

Pioneer Athletic Conference. Tyler Comport had a hand in all five of Boyertown's goals, scoring four and assisting on the other in Boyertown's 5-1 downing of host Pottsgrove. Boyertown tallied all five of its goals in the second half.

Robbie Ziegler notched a hat trick in Methacton's 4-1 home triumph over Phoenixville. Jake Tagland, Hamilton Hatton, and Chris Parisi assisted on Warriors goals.

Nonleague. Episcopal Academy freshman Matt Freese earned his third shutout of the season with a 3-0 win over visiting Germantown Friends. Older brother Timmy Freese, Raphael Furey, and Cole Grims scored for the Churchmen.

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