La Salle rolls in playoff opener

Posted: May 13, 2014

La Salle's Nick Dermo had two hits and scored three runs Sunday, but his biggest contribution might have required him to just stand still in a Catholic League first-round playoff game against Conwell-Egan.

Dermo was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to force in the go-ahead run. La Salle went on to post a six-run rally in the following inning and the Explorers earned a 9-2 home win.

Ryan Coonahan had a double and a triple for La Salle.

La Salle will play Roman Catholic Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

In other Catholic League playoff action:

Nicky D'Amore drove in a pair of runs in the first inning with a base hit and Pat Doudican made them stand in Neumann-Goretti's 4-0 win against visiting Archbishop Carroll.

Doudican gave up two hits and struck out five over six shutout innings.

O'Hara advanced with a 7-2 home win against Bonner-Prendergast behind Dan Dwyer, who had two hits and an RBI.

Neumann-Goretti will play Cardinal O'Hara in the quarterfinals Tuesday.

Boys' Lacrosse

District 1 released the bracket for the Class AAAA playoffs Sunday and Penncrest was the top seed.

Penncrest, second-seeded Bishop Shanahan and third-seeded Radnor are idle for Tuesday's first round.

Avon Grove, which won the district last year, is the fifth seed and will host 28th-seeded Plymouth Whitemarsh in the first round.

Tuesday's full schedule is in the high school scoreboard.

Girls' Lacrosse

Garnet Valley took the top seed in the girls' bracket in the District 1 Class AAAA tournament.

Garnet Valley will open at home against Central Bucks East, the 32d seed, in the first round, which takes place Tuesday.

Last year's champion, Harriton, hosts 28th-seeded Gwynedd Mercy in the first round.

Tuesday's full schedule is in the high school scoreboard.


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