Pa. Girls: Springfield (Delco) posts girls' lacrosse playoff win

Posted: May 15, 2014

For the second time in six days, Emily Santana netted five goals for the Springfield (Delco) girls' lacrosse team.

The stakes were much higher Tuesday afternoon when Santana powered the second-seeded host Cougars past No. 31 Avon Grove, 18-6, in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round game.

Santana added five assists and had 13 draw controls. Last Thursday, Santana scored five goals to help the Cougars close out their regular season with a 14-8 win over Upper Dublin.

Katie Ryan chipped in with three goals and Kate Bedard and Jules Clemmons split time in goal, making three saves and one save, respectively.

In other AAAA action:

Villa Maria 11, Strath Haven 10. The 25th-ranked Hurricanes stunned their eighth-seeded hosts. Amelia Iacobucci recorded a hat trick and added two assists.

Boyertown 21, Owen J. Roberts 14. Haley Wentzel scored seven goals and assisted on another to lead the host No. 11 Bears over the No. 22 Wildcats.

Central Bucks West 15, Wissahickon 9. The 15th-seeded Bucks outlasted the visiting No. 18 Trojans behind four goals from Elena Romesburg.

Conestoga 18, Methacton 7. Abby Lord's six goals helped the seventh-seeded host Pioneers ease past the No. 26 Warriors.

Garnet Valley 21, Central Bucks East 3. Ten players scored, paced by Emily Matthewson with four goals, to lead the top-seeded host Jaguars over the 32d-seeded Patriots.

Great Valley 18, Jenkintown 4. Brittany Edwards netted four goals and added two assists to help the third-seeded Patriots beat the visiting No. 30 Drakes.

Radnor 14, Central Bucks South 4. The sixth-seeded host Red Raiders turned back the No. 27 Titans behind four goals from Sara Curley.

Downingtown East 20, Phoenixville 8. Caroline Ambrogi and Nicole Barretta each scored four goals to lead the fourth-seeded Cougars past the visiting No. 29 Phantoms.

Unionville 16, Downingtown West 11. In the 16-17 seed matchup, the visiting Indians pulled off the upset. Cassie Blair netted five goals and Katie Garvey contributed four. Hadley Mottola made five saves.

Friends Schools. Emma Dahle scored three of the team's first four en route to seven goals, leading Friends' Central over visiting Shipley, 18-4, in a league semifinal.

In the other semifinal, Germantown Friends was led to its ninth consecutive win by Grayson Melby, Greta Meyer and Ava Schwemler, who each scored four goals, as the host Tigers cruised past Moorestown Friends, 19-5.

Inter-Ac. Taryn Gallagher's four goals included the 100th of her career as Episcopal Academy routed visiting Baldwin, 19-1.

Emma Brumbaugh added four goals, and Lily Crager scored a hat trick and had an assist.


St. Basil's Nicole Eberhard may have dominated from the circle in the host Panthers' 10-2 Catholic Academies win over Villa Joseph Marie, but the game belonged to the seniors - specifically Lauren and Katilyn Brogan.

The Brogan twins combined to go 4 for 7, score four runs, and drive in four on Senior Night.

Eberhard scattered eight hits and struck out eight while walking two.

Friends Schools. Zina Robbins-Maldonado tossed a one-hitter and struck out eight as Friends Select won, 6-0, at George School in a semifinal.

The Falcons will meet Friends' Central, which won, 4-3, at Germantown Friends. Jane Goldstein went 2 for 3 and drove in three runs.

Public Gold. Zuheily Dega homered as Mariana Bracetti outscored host Esperanza, 32-24.

Suburban One American. Cheltenham's Nina Jackson went 3 for 3 and knocked in three runs as the Panthers turned back visiting Wissahickon, 11-1.

Suburban One Continental. Julia Schoenewald smashed a home run to lift host Central Bucks East over Central Bucks South, 2-1.

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