Con­estoga knocks off Lower Me­rion

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The Con­estoga foot­ball team won its sec­ond game of the sea­son Satur­day af­ter­noon, by down­ing Lower Me­rion, 34-18, in a Cen­tral League con­test.

The Con­estoga foot­ball team won its sec­ond game of the sea­son Satur­day af­ter­noon, by down­ing Lower Me­rion, 34-18, in a Cen­tral League con­test.

Quar­ter­back Nick Bren­dell had a good pass­ing day, while Pay­ton Jones re­turned a punt for a touch­down.

Con­estoga re­ceived two rush­ing touch­downs from Milt Robin­son. Ronin Carter also tal­lied a rush­ing touch­down for the Pioneers, who are now 2-5.

Girls Ten­nis

DISTRICT 1 SIN­GLES » For the sec­ond straight week, Down­ing­town West’s four­time Ches-Mont League Na­tional Di­vi­sion sin­gles cham­pion, Pay­ton Bradley de­feated her sis­ter Jor­dan. This time, it was for a spot in the District 1 Class AAA fi­nal. Pay­ton won, 6-2, 6-3. She will face Mered­ith Lee of Owen J. Roberts, who de­feated Emma Clark of West Ch­ester Hen­der­son, 6-3, 6-2.

The fi­nal will be Wed­nes­day, Oct. 26 at the Legacy Youth and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter in Philadel­phia.

In other ac­tion fea­tur­ing County play­ers, Adira Nair of Great Val­ley beat Jenny Lan­dells of Wis­sahickon in the first round, then fell to Syd­ney Lund of Cen­tral Bucks East in the quar­ter- fi­nal. Amanda Bax­ter of Hen­der­son swept Bre­anna Reid of Academy Park be­fore be­ing beaten by Dina Nouaime of Methac­ton. So­phie Wilks of Unionville lost to Jor­dan Bradley in the first round. Con­estoga’s beat Vicky Out­land of Academy Park and Elaina Lee of Owen J. Roberts, then fell to Pay­ton Bradley in the quar­ter­fi­nals.

Cas­sidy Lan­dau of Con­estoga downed Ricki Lane of Unionville, then was thumped by Pay­ton Bradley.

In Class AA, Oc­torara’s Kelly Lom­boy and Erin Lom­boy fell in their quar­ter­fi­nal matches after re­ceiv­ing first-round byes.

VILLA MARIA 4, MARPLE NEW­TOWN 0 » Christina Di Guilio, Ryan O’Rourke, Marissa Di Gen­ova and Ash­ley Reilly scored as the Hur­ri­canes (8-5) col­lected the non­league vic­tory. Emily Gillin and Mor­gan Monteith were strong in de­fense, Bella O’Roruke played well in mid­field.

Boys Soc­cer

CON­ESTOGA 2, UNIONVILLE 0 » Lo­gan Schwartz and Nick Jen­nings scored in the sec­ond half as the Pioneers posted the non­league vic­tory. Schwartz’s goal came with 11:51 left. Jen­nings scored nearly three min­utes later.

Matt Nitz (12) and Gar­rett Pep­per (1) com­bined for 13 saves for the In­di­ans.

NE­SHAMINY 3, DOWN­ING­TOWN WEST 2 » Stash Jaran and Chase Hanak net­ted goals for the Whip­pets in the non­league de­feat.

GREAT VAL­LEY 2, SPRING­FIELD (DELCO) 0 » Jack Feeney and Luke Wil­son tal­lied sec­ond-half goals as the Pa­tri­ots (7-6-1) recorded the non­league vic­tory. Vi­neeth Sarikonda and Ryan Craig added as­sists.

Field Hockey

VILLA MARIA 8, GWYNWEDD MERCY 1 » Emily Doyle reg­is­tered a hat trick to help the Hur­ri­canes (9-1, 11-1) roll to the AACA vic­tory. Emily Dick­in­son and Han­nah Miller had a pair of goals each.

UNIONVILLE 3, CON­ESTOGA 2» Katie An­der­son scored with 13 min­utes left as the In­di­ans pulled off the non­league vic­tory. Mad­die McDonough and Claire Dono­van also scored.

Mered­ith Ross and Char­lotte de Vries tal­lied for the Pioneers (11-1).


WEST CH­ESTER EAST 3, UP­PER DARBY 0 » Kelly Brady had eight kills, Tay­lor Craw­ford had 12 digs and Ali Ward added four aces as the Vikings recorded the non­league vic­tory.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 3, GREAT VAL­LEY 2 » The Pa­tri­ots (32) dropped the non­league match, 25-19, 14-25, 10-25, 25-22, 25-23. Aimee Chris­tian, Macken­zie Far­relly, Abby Daniels and Danielle DiS­ci­ullo were stand­outs for Great Val­ley.

Col­lege Foot­ball

SHABAZZ GETS CALL » For­mer West Ch­ester Uni­ver­sity de­fen­sive back, Al-Hajj Shabazz was pro­moted off of the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers’ prac­tice squad onto its ac­tive ros­ter. He is ex­pected to be in uni­form Sun­day when the Steel­ers take on the New York Jets. Shabazz, two years re­moved from West Ch­ester Uni­ver­sity, was pro­moted along with of­fen­sive line­man Matt Feiler, who played his col­lege foot­ball at PSAC ri­val Blooms­burg. He is the first for­mer West Ch­ester Uni­ver­sity foot­ball player to dress for a reg­u­lar sea­son NFL game since Lee Woodall re­tired in 2001, while play­ing for the Den­ver Bron­cos. Shabazz was signed by the Steel­ers to a Re­serve/Fu­ture con­tract on Feb. 4, 2016. He orig­i­nally was signed as an un­drafted free agent by the In­di­anapo­lis Colts in May 2015.

Women’s Soc­cer

WEST CH­ESTER 3, IN­DI­ANA (PA.) 1 » Se­nior mid­fielder Scar­lett Walsh con­tin­ued her stel­lar play with a pair of goals to lift the Golden Rams past host­ing IUP. The Golden Rams (11-0-0, 11-0 PSAC) jumped out to an early lead in the 7th minute with Walsh find­ing the back of the net. Walsh’s sec­ond of the day proved to be the dif­fer­ence maker. West Ch­ester tacked on a penalty shot goal in the 70th minute by Gabrielle Ter­mini.

Field Hockey

WEST CH­ESTER 4, KUTZTOWN 1 » West Ch­ester scored three sec­ond-half goals to erase a half­time tie en route to a 4-1 vic­tory over eighth-ranked Kutztown. West Ch­ester (6-6, 3-2 PSAC) moved ahead of Kutztown (7-4, 2-2) into fifth place in the con­fer­ence stand­ings with the win. It also ended a two-game skid by the Golden Rams. Dayle Paus­tian scored two of the Golden Rams’ three sec­ond-half tal­lies to lead the charge and give West Ch­ester a 3-1 ad­van­tage with 15 min­utes left in the con­test. Kaitlin Hatch scored with five min­utes re­main­ing for added in­sur­ance.


WEST CH­ESTER 3, LOCK HAVEN 0 » . After drop­ping a heart breaker the night be­fore, the Golden Rams bounced back this af­ter­noon by sweep­ing PSAC op­po­nent Lock Haven. West Ch­ester (14-5, 2-4 PSAC) took the match by scores of 25-18, 25-10, 25-11. Out­side hit­ter Kar­leigh Lutz led the squad with 11 kills. Sopho­more set­ter Jil­lian Gram­mer con­trib­uted 33 as­sists and 10 digs for the Golden Rams.

Women’s Ten­nis

IM­MAC­U­LATA 5, CABRINI 0 » The Im­mac­u­lata women’s ten­nis team claimed their fifth straight vic­tory as they topped Cabrini (66, 5-3 CSAC) in a match short­ened by rain. The

4, 6-2 CSAC) took a con­trol of third place in the CSAC with two con­fer­ence matches re­main­ing. Degnan and Gross won 8-1 at first dou­bles, Kam­bourog­los and sopho­more Caitlin Sav­age won 8-0 at sec­ond dou­bles, and Stim­son part­nered with Cal­la­han to win 8-1 at third to give IU a 3-0 lead after dou­bles. Need­ing just two wins in sin­gles to claim the match, the Macs got them from Gross and Cal­la­han. Gross won 6-1, 6-0 in sec­ond sin­gles and Cal­la­han won 6-2, 6-0 in fourth sin­gles.

Men’s Soc­cer

IM­MAC­U­LATA 1, CLARKS SUM­MIT 0 » Nick Boule scored in the sec­ond over­time to give the Mighty Macs the CSAC vic­tory. Im­mac­u­lata im­proves to 7-4-1 over­all and 2-1 in league play. Clarks Sum­mit drops to 4-8, 0-3 CSAC. Boule brought the ball down the field and found the back of the net break­ing a score­less game in the 110th minute lift­ing the Mighty Macs to the vic­tory.

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