Henderson advances to District 1 team final
West Chester Henderson beat Unionville in the District 1 Class AAA semifinal, and will play for the team title today against Harriton.
In the semifinals of the District 1 Girls Team Championship, host West Chester Henderson topped Unionville, 4-0, on Monday afternoon.
The Warriors’ No. 1 doubles team of Elaina Rochford and Mary Soria survived a third-set tiebreaker (4-6, 6-0, 10-7) to clinch it for Henderson. The No. 2 doubles team of Jessica Liu and Iswarya Vel also prevailed, 6-2, 6-1. In addition, the Warriors won a pair of singles matches in straight sets, with Emma Clark beating Sophie Wilks at No. 1 and Hannah Baxter winning against Eliza Wilks at No. 3. Amanda Baxter was winning at No. 2 singles against Ricki Lane, but the match was called when Henderson secured the team victory.
The Warriors will play an opponent to be determined for the District crown Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School.
HARRITON 4, DOWNINGTOWN WEST 1 >> In a morning quarterfinal in District 1, the Whippets fell short against Harriton. Downingtown West’s lone win came at No. 3 singles, where Alex Nerus turned aside Lauren Ferraro 6-2, 6-1. Later in the day Harriton beat Radnor in the semifinal.
DOWNINGTOWN EAST 7, COATESVILLE 1 >> Emma Steigerwald scored four times to lead the Cougars past the Red Raiders in a Ches- Mont contest. Olivia Lawton added two goals for East. Kallie Bullock scored Coatesville’s lone goal.
D OWNING TOWN WEST 1, WEST CHESTER RUSTIN 0 >> Gina Peraino scored the only goal of the match with just over eight minutes remaining to power the Whippets past the Golden Knights. West keeper Morgan O’Laughlin made 13 saves and was credited with the shutout.
WEST CHESTER HENDERSON 8, GREAT VALLEY 0 >> Julia Wood and Syd Zandi each scored three goals as the Warriors blanked the Pa- triots in Ches-Mont action. Kailee Coonan and Kate Gordon each added single goals for Henderson (11-01, 13-1-3 overall).
UNIONVILLE 5, AVON GROVE 0>> In Ches-Mont action, the Indians blanked the Red Devils. Sophie Detweiler had two goals and Sam Cicearelli, Vernica Hineman and So- phia Aolliopoulos each added single goals for Unionville (8- 2-1, 10-4-2 overall).
VILLA MARIA 6, MT. ST. JOSEPH’S 4 >> Marissa Di-Genova registered rhe hattrick to help power the Hurricanes to an AACA victory. Christina DiGuilo added two goals for Villa, which led 4-0 at the halftime break. The Hurricanes improve to 7-5 (10-6 overall).
CONESTOGA 3, LOWER MERION 2 >> In Central League action, the Pioneers came from behind to top the Aces. Conestoga improves to 9-0-2 in the conference (12-0-4 overall). Hannah Morgan, Rachel Dirico and Ceara Sweeney each scored second half goals for the Pioneers.
WEST CHESTER EAST 2, OCTORARA 0 >> The Vikings blanked the Braves in Ches-Mont action. The first goal was scored by Lauren Fredricks with an assist from Kinzie Thompson. Kelly Conlon notched the second goal, on an assist from Maggie Gallagher.
LOWER MORELAND 2, DEVON PREP 0 >> In a nonleague clash, the Tide were blanked by the Lions, who scored twice in the first half. Devon goalkeeper Jimmy Loftus stopped 13 shots, but it wasn’t enough. The Tide fall to 7-9 overall.
DOWNINGTOWN WEST 8, WEST CHESTER RUSTIN 0 >> The Whippets secured the Ches-Mont National title as Jenna Garber scored three times to pace West to its 14th shutout triumph of the season. Tatum Johnson and Romea Riccardo each added two goals for West, which is still unbeaten in the league at 12-0 (14-3 overall). Goaltender Caitlin Coker turned aside five shots to gete the shutout.
VILLA MARIA 6, MT. ST. JOSEPH’S 0 >> The Hurricanes recorded a shutout in AACA action. Emily Doyle and Hannah Miller each scored two goals to pace Villa Maria, who improved to 11-1 in conference play (15-1 overall). Danielle Acuna turned away 10 shots and notched the shutout.
KENNETT 7, CHICHESTER 0 >> The Blue Demons cruised past Chichester in nonleague action. Sisters Madie and Sydney Thureen each scored for Kennett. Kelsey mentzer, Eliza Fantazzi, Ainsley Albert, Vicky Gallivan and Taylot Cullen also had single goals for the Demons.
UNIONVILLE 5, AVON GROVE 1 >> Maddie McDonough and Katie Anderson led the way with two goals apiece as the Indians topped the Red Devils. Claire Donovan aslo scored for Unionville. Lindsey Trayno notched Avon Grove’s goal.
WEST CHESTER HENDERSON 2, GREAT VALLEY 1 (OT) >> Isabel Harkins scored in overtime to give the Warriors a narrow Ches-Mont victory over the Patriots. Emma Bertrando also tallied a goal for Henderson, and goalie Emily Franco stopped eight shots. Great Valley’s goal came from Tessa Liberto on an assist from Nicole Allen.
GREAT VALLEY 3, WEST CHESTER HENDERSON 1 >> The Patriots outlasted the Warriors in Ches-Mont action, 24-26, 25-21, 2512, 25-16. Aimee Christen, Abby Daniels, Alana Cunningham and Danielle DiSciullo led the way for Great Valley (8-4, 12-4 overall. Allie DeAbreu (35 assists, 15 digs) led the Warriors.
AVON GROVE 3, UNIONVILLE 1>> The Red Devils stopped the Indians in a tense ChesMont clash, 26-25, 25-23, 2125, 25-23. Chloee Kleespies led the way for Avon Grove (19-2) with 21 kills and 30 digs. Julia Crabtree chipped in 20 kills and 26 digs, while Emily McCann added 27 assists.
VILLA MARIA 3, MERION MERCY 2 >> In the semifinals of the AACA Tournament, the Hurricanes needed five sets to finally win out, 25-19, 25-19, 22-25,
13-25, 15-12. For Villa Maria, Shannon Thomas had 42 assists and 12 digs, Carly Ostrowski had 17 kills and 18 digs, Erin Zimmerman added 14 kills and 3 blocks and Molly Dunfee chipped in 27 digs.
Villa Maria’s record is now 12-7 and will play at Mount St Joseph’s on Wednesday for the AACA Championship.
DOWNINGTOWN EAST 3, PERKIOMEN VALLEY 0 >> In nonleague action, the Cougars cruised to a 25-12, 2518, 25-19 triumph. Grace Allen (seven kills, five digs), Mary Williams (33 assists, 15 digs, two blocks), Morgan Tucker (two kills, five blocks) and Jasmine Ferrence (eight kills, 10 digs, four aces) led the way for East, who improves to 15-5 overall.
DOWNINGTOWN WEST 3, MARPLE NEWTOWN 0 >> The Whippets improved to 13-2 by sweeping the Tigers, 259, 25-19 and 25-18. West was led by Haley Lewis (eight kills, five aces, two blocks), Kenzie Pincura (nine kills, five aces) and Aly Reardon (nine kills, two blocks, one ace). Sophie Gelling added four kills and five blocks, and Gina Schetroma had 17 digs and three aces.
WEST CHESTER RUSTIN 3, LOWER MERION 0 >> The Golden Knights prevailed 25-20, 25-18, 25-22 in nonconference action to improve to 13-6 overall. Leading the way for Rustin was Alessia Mattera (14 kills, 11 digs), Callie McGinnis (30 assists), Emma Nelson (11 kills, three aces), Lauren Hayes (21 digs), and Amanda Fichter (11 digs, three aces).
FRANKLIN & MARSHALL FALL INVITATIONAL >> Immaculata’s golf had a team score of 337 at Monday’s Franklin & Marshall Fall Invitational, placing the Mighty Macs in 15th on the par 71, 6,434 yard Bent Creek Country Club course.
Jay Spatacco came in with the lowest round of any Immaculata golfer with an 81, good for tying for 57th place. Stephen McEntee fired an 84 to tie for 69th place, and Anthony Spatacco was one stroke back with an 85 for 71st place. Patrick Zeoli rounded out the Mighty Macs with an 87 and in 75th.
West Chester Henderson’s Alli Tench (9) fires a shot past Great Valley’s Aimee Christen (2) in volleyball action Monday at Henderson.
Great Valley’s Aimee Christen returns a shot against Henderson Monday.