January 30, 2016 |
Sydney Zandi - one of the area's premier girls' soccer players - was named on Thursday to the U.S. under-17 national team. The junior from West Chester Henderson will compete for Team USA as it tries to qualify for the Under-17 World Cup, which will be held next fall in Jordan. The team plays three qualifying games in five days in Grenada, beginning with March 4's match against Jamaica. Zandi scored 13 goals last season and racked up eight assists in 14 games. She missed some of Henderson's games due to tryouts for the U.S. squad.
November 16, 2015 |
"Where's our corner-kick taker?" Conestoga coach Dave Zimmerman asked his players, who were assembled in matching sweats in a postgame huddle on the Souderton sideline. Nick Jennings, the man in question, raised his hand. " Yeeeaaah ," his teammates cheered him on. "Hat trick," Zimmerman retorted. Well, not exactly, but it did the job just the same. Conestoga scored goals off three corners - the ball coming off Jennings' foot every time - as the Pioneers beat West Chester Henderson, 4-1, Saturday in the PIAA Class AAA boys' soccer quarterfinals.
October 17, 2015 |
Julie Griesemer spent the first half of West Chester Rustin's 1-0 win at West Chester Henderson keeping herself warm on the bench by cheering on her teammates. "As loud as I could," said the Rustin keeper, who splits time with fellow senior Jenna Moser in goal. Some games Griesemer starts in net, while other times the first half belongs to Moser. On Thursday night, it was Moser's turn to play the first 40 minutes, while Griesemer looked on and prepared for what might come her way when it was her time.
September 10, 2015 |
Senior forward Evan Gibbs scored twice Tuesday in Conestoga's 2-1 overtime win over visiting West Chester Henderson. Five minutes into the extra session of the nonleague boys' soccer game, Rodrigo Martinez drew the Henderson goalie off his line and played a back-heel pass to a cutting Gibbs, who knocked it in the open net for the win. In other nonleague play, Felix Serlin scored the game-winner in Harriton's 1-0 victory over visiting West Chester...
April 10, 2015 |
Erin Golden grounded out on the last play of the game for West Chester Henderson. She also batted in the game-winning run. With the game tied and runners on second and third with no outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Golden hit a ground ball to second base. Rather than trying to get the lead runner out at home plate, the Coatesville fielder threw to first to force out Golden. That allowed Corinne Ciarrocchi to score, giving Henderson a 6-5 victory in a Chest-Mont National game Wednesday.
April 8, 2015 |
Julia Cox hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth Monday to send West Chester Henderson to a 4-2 win over Bishop Shanahan in a Ches-Mont National softball game. Also in the National, Amanda Violante had four hits and five RBIs as Downingtown East won, 12-10, at West Chester East. Ches-Mont American. Maddie Bowe struck out 10 in a four-hitter to pitch visiting Kennett past Sun Valley, 9-1. Catholic. Alessandra Messina went 4 for 5 with four runs and an RBI in Lansdale Catholic's 16-6 win at Archbishop Wood.
March 14, 2015 |
West Chester Henderson's Connor Carroll stopped 27 shots Thursday night. He also stopped Springfield (Delco)'s Flyers Cup finals streak. Eric Beren (three goals) did the rest, and Henderson defeated Springfield, 5-3, in a Flyers Cup A semifinal at Ice Line in West Chester. Beren scored a power- play goal off an assist from Jarrett Slear to give Henderson the lead for good, 2-1, 40 seconds into the second period. Matt Carreras added a goal and two assists. Ryan Tench had two assists and Sean Miller had a goal and an assist.
November 24, 2014 |
Lyndsey Hatch (Washington Township) scored and Kelly Schlupp (Council Rock South) stopped five shots as College of New Jersey (22-1) shut out Middlebury, 2-0, to advance to Sunday's Division III national field hockey championship against Bowdoin (19-2) in Lexington, Va. Bowdoin knocked off top-ranked Salisbury, 2-1, in the other semifinal. Women's soccer Korrie Harkins (Gloucester Catholic) scored a goal and Kendra Griffith (Cherry Hill West) made four saves as College of New Jersey beat Misericordia, 3-1, in Williamstown, Mass., to advance to Sunday's Division III national quarterfinal against Williams.
November 8, 2014 |
Postseason action is in full bloom in Week 11, with District 1 joining the party. There will be 26 playoff matchups involving area teams, including 10 in the Catholic and Public Leagues, on tap this weekend. With so many games to cover, let's get right to our predicted winners in some of the top contests. Last week: 5-4. Overall: 72-28 (.720). District 1 Class AAAA First Round No. 9 seed North Penn (7-3) at No. 8 West Chester Henderson (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday. It's the visiting Knights' power rushing attack vs. the Warriors' veer-option scheme.