November 19, 2015 |
Emily Sands watched Tuesday as a teammate tied one of her Westtown scoring records. She probably wasn't too mad about it. Freshman Sarah Oswald finished a cross from Relly Ladner with six minutes remaining as fourth-seeded Westtown rallied for a 3-2 win over visiting No. 5 Agnes Irwin in the PAISAA soccer quarterfinals. It was Oswald's second goal of the game and her 16th of the year, which tied Sands atop Westtown's freshman scoring list. Sands, a senior bound for Penn, scored her 25th goal of the season.
November 16, 2015 |
Winning state titles is supposed to be difficult. But the way the Villa Maria field hockey team is playing right now, the Hurricanes are making it look anything but. Villa Maria, the defending Class AA state champions, rolled to a 6-0 victory over Moravian on Saturday in the PIAA quarterfinals. Megan Vermeil led the way with three goals, and Emily Doyle, Adele Iacobucci, and Hannah Miller each added one. Three goals came off corners. Danielle Acuna recorded seven saves for the shutout.
November 14, 2015 |
Goalie Pietro Berghella's punch gave Germantown Friends a chance on Thursday. A.J. Mowafi's kick provided the knockout blow. After two scoreless overtimes, Berghella dove to his left and used both fists to turn away host Episcopal Academy's third penalty kick. Two shooters later, Mowafi left-footed it past the goalie to complete a perfect round of PKs, and the 10th-seeded Tigers advanced, 5-3, in the first round of the PAISAA state boys' soccer tournament. It was the first state playoff win in program history.
November 2, 2015 |
Before Penn Charter took its field Saturday, the Quakers watched one of college football's elite teams wrap up their own practice on it. The Quakers opened the field to Notre Dame for a morning walk-through and welcomed home starting tackle Mike McGlinchey, a Penn Charter graduate. Penn Charter later showed shades of the Fighting Irish, punching its way to a 42-35 win over Episcopal Academy in an Inter-Ac League game. With his team trailing by one point with less than two minutes remaining, Mike Hnatkowsky ran for the deciding touchdown.
October 30, 2015 |
The top 24 boys' golfers in the Inter-Ac were presented with a decision Tuesday morning. Play Merion East in a torrential downpour that afternoon or wait until Wednesday and play Merion West in the sunshine. As if there was ever a question. Malvern Prep senior Marty McGuckin stood tall despite the driving rain on the famed Main Line course - the site of the 2013 U.S. Open - by shooting 4-over-par 74 to win the Bert Linton Inter-Ac Individual Championship. Episcopal Academy's Case Hummer finished second with 76. Hummer is an eighth grader who played the whole round without a hat or umbrella.
October 28, 2015 |
Malvern Prep's Colin Wills had no one in front of him as he crossed the finish line Monday at Belmont Plateau. It only seemed like he had no one behind him. Wills cruised to victory in 17 minutes, 1 second to capture the Inter-Ac boys' cross-country championship on Belmont Plateau's 3.1 mile course. Episcopal Academy's Jakob Jorgensen finished next in 17:28. Episcopal won the team title. Germantown Academy's Abbe Goldstein won the girls' race in 18:55. Teammate Maggie Hallahan crossed second, but GA lost the team title to Notre Dame by one point.
October 22, 2015 |
Kelsey Giese scored three consecutive goals Tuesday as Perkiomen Valley came from behind to defeat Phoenixville, 5-2, in a Pioneer Athletic Conference field hockey semifinal at Upper Perkiomen. Giese's third score came after a quick restart with 8 minutes, 26 seconds remaining in regulation and put the Vikings ahead by 3-1. In the other semifinal, Makena Aberle had a goal and two assists as Owen J. Roberts dispatched Upper Perkiomen, 4-0. Inter-Ac. Maddie Bacskai and Corinne Zanolli scored two goals each to lead Episcopal Academy to a 5-3 triumph at Agnes Irwin.
October 19, 2015 |
Germantown Academy coach Matt Dence saw something special brewing in his quarterback Kyle McCloskey during practice last week. So about 20 minutes before kickoff Saturday at Springside Chestnut Hill, Dence predicted a positive outcome. "I think Kyle is going to have a big game," Dence said. "Last week was his best week of practice. " McCloskey didn't disappoint. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound junior accounted for 308 total yards in the Patriots' 21-12 triumph in the Inter-Ac League opener.
October 17, 2015 |
Kevin Doyle has played understudy throughout the season while Malvern Prep junior quarterback Nick Maras led the Friars to victories. Doyle, a sophomore transfer from Bishop Shanahan, made his first appearance on center stage Friday night in the Friars' 33-14 victory at Episcopal Academy in the Inter-Ac season opener. Maras, who transferred from Episcopal, is not eligible for Inter-Ac play this season because of the league's long-standing rule that a player must sit out a league season if he transfers within the league.
October 11, 2015 |
For high school football players, Friday nights are typically fraught with emotion in anticipation of a big game. What happens, however, when a storm puts everything on hold? After an hour delay because of lightning, Episcopal Academy started quickly and throttled sluggish host Conwell-Egan, 42-14, in nonleague action at Truman. Dee Barlee led the Churchmen (5-0), who capitalized on three first-quarter fumbles by the Eagles (4-2, 1-0). Barlee, who also recovered a fumble as a linebacker, finished with 157 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries.