October 8, 2013 |
St. Joseph's Prep's defense somehow flipped the switch. After allowing 283 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of Saturday night's Catholic League cross-division tussle against Archbishop Wood, the unit yielded only 60 yards and three first downs over the final 24 minutes. The result, with Prep's offense feeding off that turnaround, was a 31-21 triumph for the Hawks before a large crowd at William Tennent's Claude Lodge Field. Wood, which scored three times in the opening 14 minutes, amassed all 283 of its first-half yards, on 27 attempts, on the ground.
October 7, 2013 |
Early on, it looked as if Archbishop Wood's stout offensive line, which was providing gaping holes for speedy tailback Jarrett McClenton, might gradually beat St. Joseph's Prep into submission. But after allowing three touchdowns in the opening 14 minutes of Saturday night's Catholic League cross-division clash, the Hawks quieted the Vikings and emerged from William Tennent with an impressive 31-21 win. "Wood is a great football team, and we like to schedule great football teams," Prep coach Gabe Infante said.
October 5, 2013 |
Excluding a Week 2 hiccup against high-powered Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), St. Joseph's Prep has outscored opponents by a combined 125-40. Archbishop Wood has been a wrecking machine from Week 1, winning five games by a combined 224-30. That sets the stage for an intriguing Catholic League cross-division battle between the surging Hawks and juggernaut Vikings at 7 p.m. Saturday at William Tennent's Claude Lodge Field. The Prep (3-1) is ranked No. 5 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer.
October 1, 2013
ON SATURDAY, the Del Val Charter at Roxborough football game was halted at 6:57 of the second quarter due to a bench-clearing brawl. Del Val led, 12-7, at the time of the stoppage. District 12 chairman Robert Coleman said last night he believes Del Val will be credited with a win and Roxborough with a loss, and that each team will forfeit its next game. Coleman said he will make a definitive ruling early this week. Also, Imhotep broke a city leagues record for points scored and tied the record for winning margin by trouncing School of the Future, 83-6.
September 30, 2013 |
Sam Blumenthal did it all in Harriton's 1-0, double overtime win at Ridley on Saturday afternoon in a Central League boys' soccer match. Blumenthal, who made 12 saves in goal, scored the game-winner on a penalty kick with 1:30 left. "He was the only guy who wasn't totally exhausted," Harriton coach Biff Fturla said. In other Central League play: Will Haury chested down a clearing attempt and blasted the winner from 16 yards out to give Strath Haven a 1-0 win at Upper Darby in overtime.
September 22, 2013 |
AS THE FRANKFORD High football team got off the bus and headed to the turf field at Northeast High, there was plenty of screaming and shouting. One shout stood out about the rest. "We back in the Pub," a few players exclaimed. The Pioneers have plenty of reason to cheer about their first Public League game. After taking three straight losses to non-league opponents Downingtown East, Archbishop Wood and Pennsbury, they rolled to a 27-6 victory over Northeast Friday night. "We were real excited," running back Damion Samuels said about getting back to Public League play.
September 22, 2013
SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE Bonner-Prendergast 1, Conwell-Egan 0: Bonner-Prendergast needed only two shots to get the win at Conwell-Egan on Friday. Sean O'Connell set up Pat Lutes on a set piece, and Lutes scored with 50 minutes left. Conwell-Egan outshot Bonner-Prendergast, 20-2, but Jon Mathis made 10 saves to earn the shutout and the win. Roman Catholic 1, Cardinal O'Hara 0: Mariano Cepeda took advantage of a breakaway in the first half, and Roman Catholic held on for the win at O'Hara.
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.
September 11, 2013 |
Nick Tucci one-timed home a bouncing ball in the box in the 70th minute, and Neshaminy topped Central Bucks South, 1-0, in a nonleague meeting of boys' soccer powers Monday. In other nonleague games: Tim French scored, and Holy Ghost Prep took advantage of an own goal to beat West Chester East, 2-0. Matt Lingerman posted a six-save shutout. Chris Mather's second-half goal clinched La Salle's 2-0 win over Methacton. Matt Lucas also scored, and Anthony D'Angelo needed three saves for the shutout.
September 8, 2013
GIRLS' SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE Conwell-Egan 6, Bishop McDevitt 0: Michelle Latronica and Lindsay Straka scored twice each. Latronica, a senior midfielder, also had three assists. PIONEER ATHLETIC Upper Perkiomen 3, Pope John Paul II 2: Emily Leights scored on an indirect kick halfway through the second half to seal the win. Kayla Smith scored twice in the first half. NONLEAGUE Abington Friends 4, Phila. Academy Charter 0: Maya Wyss-Slamm scored on a header, and Lizzie Bolger earned a three-save shutout.