Pa. Girls: Tues. Pa. girls: Faccenda defeats Dover, 5-1

Posted: November 07, 2013

Ten minutes elapsed before Downingtown East's Linnea Faccenda scored her first goal. The senior finished a hat trick by the 23d minute on her way to five goals that sent the Cougars to a 5-1 win over Dover in a PIAA state Class AAA first-round girls' soccer game Tuesday night.

Faccenda tallied four scores in the first half, and Downingtown East coach Craig Reed praised his star striker.

"At the point she had her hat trick, she had only taken four shots," Reed said. "She has had an excellent season."

Nicole Barretta added three assists, and goalie Kaelyn Johns made two saves.

In other Class AAA action:

Boyertown 4, Easton 0 - Olivia Frazier scored twice to lead the Bears in a first-round game in Allentown.

Sarafina Valenti made two saves to earn a shutout in Boyertown's first trip to the state playoffs.

Class AA Soccer

Allie Trzaska scored what proved to be the winning goal as Villa Joseph Marie moved past Archbishop Wood, 2-1, at Southern in a first-round game.

With the game 0-0 at halftime, Bridget Galen scored first and Trzaska's goal extended the Jems' lead to 2-0. Katherine Hennessey scored late for the Vikings.

Class A Soccer

Christopher Dock avenged last season's state-playoff loss as the Pioneers survived a rally to edge Conwell-Egan in a first-round contest, 3-2, at Southern.

Bailey Kratz netted two goals as Dock raced to a 3-0 lead after halftime. Emily Gordon made nine saves to hold onto the win despite the Eagles' Michelle Latronica's two scores that brought her team to within a goal.

Pa. Independent Schools Soccer

Senior forward Kristina Zahan's 55th-minute strike lifted fifth-seeded Episcopal Academy over No. 12 Westtown. Taylor Long made 10 stops for the Churchwomen in the first-round game.

Pa. Independent Schools Field Hockey

Germantown Academy paced its scoring nicely with four goals in each half en route to a 8-0 win over visiting, No. 12 seed Shipley in a Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament first-round match.

The fifth-seeded Patriots were led by two goals apiece from Allie Carrigan and Kelsey Remig. Carrigan added an assist, and Morgan Roche helped with a goal and an assist.

Class AA Field Hockey

Gwynedd Mercy was powered by Nicole Catalino's two first-half goals in its 2-1 win over Palmyra at Milton Hershey.

Upper Perkiomen 3, Donegal 2 - Casey Umstead scored twice as the Indians won at Wissahickon.

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