West­town girls soc­cer reaches semis

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

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.

Vol­ley­ball

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.

Men’s Soc­cer

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.

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