Hen­der­son ad­vances to Dis­trict 1 team fi­nal

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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.

Girls Soccer

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.

Boys Soccer

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.

Field Hockey

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.

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