Westtown girls soccer reaches semis
Sara Oswald scored two second-half goals as Westtown downed Episcopal Academy, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the PAISAA Tournament on Tuesday.
The Moose (13-6) will travel to Baldwin School for a semifinal matchup on Thursday.
Val Thomson gave Westtown the lead before Episcopal equalized from the penalty spot.
Oswald broke the tie after a tremendous individual effort from Relly Ladner, who broke past three defenders before finding Oswald.
Natalie Neumann made 12 saves in goal.
WEST CHESTER 3, CHEYNEY 0; WEST CHESTER 3, HOLY FAMILY 0 >> West Chester’s women’s volleyball team swept both Cheyney and Holy Family in a pair of matches Tuesday evening inside Hollinger Field House. West Chester (20-10, 7-9 PSAC) downed PSAC rival Cheyney in straight sets by scores of 25-9, 25-10 and 25-18, before sweeping nonconference foe Holy Family 25-16, 25-20 and 25-16. The Golden Rams maintain their lead in the Southeast Division with the win over the Wolves. West Chester closes out its conference slate at home Friday and Saturday needing just one win to clinch a posteason bid into the PSAC Tournament. Karleigh Lutz registered 13 kills in each of the wins to lead the Golden Rams’ effort. Meanwhile, Jillian Grammer posted 36 assists against Cheyney and 27 assists against Holy Family. Nicki Yates posted eight digs against Cheyney and seven more against Holy Family. Lutz added nine digs to her 13 kills against Cheyney.
PSAC HONORS >> Five members of West Chester’s men’s soccer team earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference all-conference honors for their performance in 2016. Claiming all-league honors for the first time were junior Tim French and sophomore Sami Phelps. The duo helped lockdown opposing offenses, limiting them to 11.5 shots per contest and 1.22 goals per game. French played in and started 17 games for the Golden Rams, registering two goals and an assist for five points. Phelps has started all 18 games, while logging the most minutes (1,572) out of any position player on the team.
West Chester’s Miguel Ross, Brian Schaefer and James Wood all scored second-team all-conference honors as well.