Donovan, ‘Stoga beat Unionville in overtime
In a key Central League-ChesMont battle, the Conestoga girls’ soccer squad edged Unionville, 2-1 in overtime, on Saturday. Caitlin Donovan scored the game-winner in the first OT period.
The Indians opened the scoring on a first half breakaway, but Eliza Bailey leveled the score for ’Stoga late in the second half on a lofted shot from just outside the 18. On the winner, center forward Nia Scott delivered the assist to Donovan.
WEST CHESTER EAST 3, ACADEMY PARK 0 » The Vikings topped the Knigths in nonleague action, 25-15, 25-14, 2516. MG Kerns (eight kills, four aces), Reilly Ragni (four kills), Evie Virgilio (two kills, eight digs, two aces), Ryleigh Griffin (six aces, 18 assists) and Faith Regester (two blocks) led the way for East.
CONESTOGA 3, WEST CHESTER EAST 0
» In a non-conference matchup, the Pioneers swept the Vikings 25-8, 2826, 25-15. Evie Virgilio (four kills, 12 digs), Lizzie Carr (four kills), MG Kerns (five kills, four digs) and Xiomara Lehr (seven digs) paced East.
GARNET VALLEY 3, UNIONVILLE 0 » The Indians dropped a tough match to the Jaguars 25-18, 25-19, 25-16. Taylor Lindsay had 10 digs, Kat Tuerff had six blocks and Elizabeth Sauerbaum added 13 assists for Unionville.
WESTTOWN 1, MERCERSBURG 1 » Westtown and Mercersburg Academy battled to a draw. Brandon Delgado notched the Quakers’ only goal and Cianan Gamble had 10 saves in goal. PERKIOMEN VALLEY 1, UNIONVILLE 0
» Matt Holmes scored a late second half goal to give Perk Valley a 1-0 nonleague win over the Indians. Goalie Alex Dolce turned aside eight shots for Unionville.
DOWNINGTOWN EAST 4, CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 0 » Caroline Webb had a hat-trick to lead the Cougars to the non-league win. Lauren Sieczkowski chipped in with a goal and Siena Urbanski notched as assist. CONESTOGA 4, WEST CHESTER EAST 2 » Charlotte de Vries scored three of ’Stoga’s four goals to key a non-league win over the Vikings. Chloe Seigler also scored for the Pioneers. Nicole Fredericks and Mackinzie Thompson had goals for East, and keeper Carlee Fulton recorded 11 saves for East. MERCERSBURG 3, WESTTOWN 0 » The Quakers were blanked in a non-conference contest. Westtown goalie Sabrina Schoenborn made eight saves.
GARNET VALLEY 4, KENNETT 2 » Claire Borman came up with 14 saves in goal but it wasn’t enough as the Jaguars won this non-league clash against the Blue Demons.
Emma Schwarz and Caroline Fiss had the goals for Kennett (1-2, 2-4 overall).
BRIARWOOD INVITATIONAL » Great Valley’s boys cross country team placed third in the championship race at the Briarwood Invitational. Earning individual medals by placing in the top 30 were: Seth Hoffritz (seventh), Rahman Mohammed (13th), Hayden Coates (16th), Riley Casey (21st). Placing in the top 30 and earning medals in the girls championship race were: Amy Willig (10th) and Annalise Porreca (27th).
College Men’s Soccer
IMMACULATA 2, GOUCHER 1 » The Mighty Macs remained unbeaten during their four game home stand with a victory at Draper Walsh Stadium. The Macs (3-3-1) got a pair of goals from senior Alex Noel, including a 83rd minute penalty kick goal to seal the victory.
WEST CHESTER 2, MERCYHURST 2 » The Rams and the Lakers fought to a draw in PSAC action. Kyle Hoops and Jason Pixley notched goals for WCU, who trailed 2-1 until Pixley knotted it with 15 minutes on the clock.
CLARION 44, LINCOLN 7 » The Lions dropped their third straight game of the season, falling on the road against the Golden Eagles. Lincoln’s lone score came in the third quarter on a 42-yard pass from Vincent Espinoza to Dashawn Brice, making the score 27-7 at the time.
Espinoza finished with 75 yards passing. Freshman quarterback Zach Green added 53 yards in the air. Clarion racked up 372 yards of total offense to the Lions 123.
WEST CHESTER 4, MERCYHURST 0 » The No.6 Golden Rams blanked PSAC foe Mercyhurst (1-2, 2-2) at Rockwell Field. Madison Baxter had a goal and two assists and Kendall Rich registered two goals for WCU. Deanna Laubach added a late goal for the Rams, who are 1-2, 2-2 overall.
QUEENS 7, LINCOLN 1 » Diana Martinez scored the Lions lone goal in the second half, her second of the season. It was also the 20th of her career, becoming the fifth Lincoln player to score 20 or more career goals.
WEST CHESTER 7, INDIANA (PA.) 0 » Emma Velez registered a hat trick and Caitlin Kelly netted a pair of goals to lead No. 7 WCU to a shutout win over the Red Hawks. The Rams are now 2-1.
Men’s Cross Country
DELAWARE INVITATIONAL » Lincoln recorded a second place finish at White Clay Creek State Park. The Lions scored 59 points, and Kyuande Johnson placing 16th overall and ninth in the scoring with a time of 30:17.0 for the 8,000-meter course.
Women’s Cross Country
DELAWARE INVITATIONAL » Nazirah Purnell set a school course record, running the fastest 6,000-meter race time by a Lincoln women’s cross country runner and leading the Lions to a fourth place finish (103 points).