Lansdale Catholic falls to Archbishop Wood
Bryn :aVVHl PadH VurH that a long day for the Lansdale Catholic girls soccer WHaP HndHd Ln vLcWory.
With the Crusaders playing in their second game 7uHVday, :aVVHl Iound WhH back of net with 1:34 left Ln ovHrWLPH and vLVLWLnJ LC hHld oII ChrLVWoShHr DocN for a 4-3 non-league win.
“BrLanna CouJhlLn, VhH’V just so good with assists. She made a perfect ball right in the aLr. All I had Wo do waV WaS LW, all I had Wo do waV bH WhHrH,” Wassel said. “It was just an awHVoPH IHHlLnJ Wo wLn.”
:aVVHl finLVhHd wLWh a SaLr oI JoalV, whLlH IrHVhmen Tara Sheridan and Jules LaSanta also scored Ior WhH CruVadHrV (12-3-0, 8-2-0 3hLladHlShLa CaWholLc LHaJuH), who bHJan 7uHVday with a 6-1 road win ovHr 6W. HubHrW. 7hH vLcWory ovHr DocN waV WhH VHvHnWh straight for LC.
“HubHrW’V rLJhW aIWHr Vchool, and that was a tough game. BuW wH acWually SullHd WhrouJh wLWh WhH wLn,” VaLd :aVVHl, who scored three times in the St. Hubert win. “And then coPLnJ hHrH, wH acWually had our MayvHH VWarW and WhHy wHrH just awesome. They came out rHady Wo Slay, wLWh a Joal 1-0, LW waV awHVoPH.”
AJaLnVW ChrLVWoShHr DocN, Lansdale Catholic began wLWh LWV MayvHH bHIorH havLnJ varVLWy SlayHrV HnWHr Ln WhH 14Wh PLnuWH oI WhH firVW halI. Lansdale Catholic mixed MayvHH and varVLWy WhrouJhout the game before going Wo WhH varVLWy aV WhH 3LonHHrV rallLHd Wo IorcH ovHrWLPH.
“I think I did not help our team by mingling the girls. :H WrLHd, bHcauVH obvLouVly WhH firVW JrouS WhaW waV hHrH kept us from suffering a forIHLW or bHLnJ laWH,” LC coach 7oP 2’DonnHll VaLd. “6o, wH wanWHd Wo JLvH WhHP WLPH. BuW aV WhH JaPH worH on, you MuVW havH no conWLnuLWy. You JoW just like a whole new hodgeSodJH. And wH wHrHn’W nHarly aV Jood aV wH Vhould bH.”
DocN (7-4-3, 6-1-2 BLcHntennial Athletic League IndeSHndHncH DLvLVLon) WraLlHd 3-1 in the second half before goals IroP .aWLH McGoldrLcN — on a SHnalWy NLcN — and MaWWasyn Shisler got the Pioneers lHvHl wLWh 6:43 rHPaLnLnJ.
“I’vH JoW Wo WhanN WhHP (LC), WhHy alrHady had a JaPH Woday, Vo you can’W expect them to play at their Iull bHVW. 7hHy havH a loW PorH JLrlV Whan whaW wH do,” DocN coach 5ay HHVV VaLd. “YHah, I’P vHry haSSy wLWh uV. :H HvHn SlayHd SrHWWy well when they had their Jood SlayHrV Ln, Woo.”
Shea Neal scored the openLnJ Joal Ior DocN, whLch haV not earned a win in its last WhrHH JaPHV, JoLnJ 0-2-1.
“What I was pleased about WonLJhW waV our HIIorW,” HHVV VaLd. “:hHn wH JLvH an HIIorW lLNH WhaW, whaW PorH can you aVN for. Things will happen when wH JLvH HIIorWV lLNH WhaW.”
LaSanta put the Crusaders uS 3-1 aV DoPLnLTuH 2wad found the freshman open in front for a goal at 11:24 in WhH VHcond halI. DocN, howHvHr, waV TuLcNly bacN wLWhLn onH aV BaLlHy .raWz waV fouled inside the 18-yard box. McGoldrLcN WhHn SuW the ball into the lower right cornHr Wo convHrW WhH cornHr NLcN aW 10:54.
Shisler tied the contest a little more than four minutes laWHr, aV hHr VhoW rLcochHWHd oII the cross bar and into the net.
LC waV vHry cloVH Wo claLPLnJ WhH wLn Ln WhH final PLnuWH oI rHJulaWLon, buW :aVVHl’V hHadHr on a cornHr kick hit the crossbar. The senLor HvHnWually collHcWHd WhH JaPH wLnnHr, VcorLnJ oII an assist from Coughlin with 94 VHcondV lHIW Ln ovHrWLPH.
6hHrLdan JavH LanVdalH CaWholLc a 1-0 lHad wLWh hHr firVW-halI Joal aW 28:57, wLWh :aVVHl doublLnJ WhH advantage on her tally at 19:47 off a pass from Lexi Mayo.
The Pioneers finally got on the scoreboard in the second half WhanNV Wo 1Hal’V VWrLNH aW 17:02.
Inspired play on both sides of the ball nearly brought Lansdale Catholic all the way back from an early fourWouchdown dHficLW, aV WhH Crusaders fell 28-14 to Archbishop Wood in a Philadelphia Catholic League Class AAA contest at William Tennent High School Saturday.
“(Part of the reason for the comeback) was that their teamPaWH (7ylHr 9LHrV, 5B/DL) JoW hurW, and WhanN God hH’V 2.,” LC coach 7oP .LrN VaLd. “.LdV respond in a different way when they see one of their teammates is shaken up. We said we were going to play that second half Ior 7ylHr.”
Viers was injured on one oI WhH final dHIHnVLvH SlayV oI WhH firVW halI, and, Ln a WHnVH PoPHnW, waV PoWLonlHVV on WhH WurI Ior VHvHral moments. The senior was WaNHn oII on a VWrHWchHr, buW waV VHHn PovLnJ boWh hLV arms and legs. The injury waV bHlLHvHd Wo bH noW Woo serious afterwards.
“I hHard WhaW hH Pay havH MuVW bHHn dLnJHd a bLW,” .LrN VaLd. “I don’W wanW Wo Vay hH waV WoWally ‘finH,’ — you havH to be especially cautious when VoPHbody VayV WhHy havH VoPH nHcN SaLn, buW hH waV VTuHHzLnJ Py hand and PovLnJ all hLV HxWrHPLWLHV, Vo wH NnHw hH waV 2..”
LC (4-3 ovHrall and 0-2 Ln WhH 3CL) baWWlHd on, and got to within 28-14 when Pat DuJJan VcooSHd uS a IuPble by Wood running back Jarrett McClenton and raced 15 yards for the score.
“I waV on Py Pan, and WhH line and linebackers went in there and popped the ball ouW,” DuJJan VaLd. “IW waV just sitting there. I just ran ovHr and SLcNHd LW uS.”
DuJJan’V oWhHr VcorH waV WrLcNLHr, and LW caPH on WhH CruVadHrV’ final oIIHnVLvH VHrLHV oI WhH firVW halI.
The quarterback hung in against the Wood pressure and threw a pretty 52-yard VWrLNH Wo wLdH rHcHLvHr MLchael Jester down the right sideline to get the Crusaders WhHLr firVW SoLnWV oI WhH contest. Jester had gotten behind hLV Pan, and aV boWh SlayHrV wHnW uS Ior WhH ball, WhH Whrow had bHHn SlacHd ovHr the outstretched hands of the dHIHndHr, and -HVWHr PadH WhH caWch and racHd WhH final 25 yards for the score.
“I honHVWly, dLdn’W VHH LW. I waV on WhH Jround,” DuJJan VaLd VPLlLnJ. “7hH lLnH JavH me enough time and they JavH PH HnouJh WLPH PoVW oI the night. Mike just went up and JoW LW. 7haW waV all MLNH.”
“7haW waV a bLJ Slay,” .LrN VaLd. “7haW’V MLNH’V firVW Wouchdown, and hH’V done a phenomenal job for uV blocNLnJ. HH doHVn’W always get the credit he deVHrvHV, and I’P WhrLllHd Ior WhH NLd, I rHally aP.”
7hH CruVadHrV’ oIIHnVH waV ablH Wo PovH WhH ball pretty consistently in the VHcond halI, and boWh James Ward (11 carries for 53 yardV) and .HvLn 6abo (9/58) dLd VoPH SroducWLvH runnLnJ. LC’V laVW chancH Wo cuW WhH dHficLW Wo VHvHn points came late in the fourth TuarWHr, aV WhH drLvH VWoSSHd around PLdfiHld.
7hH 9LNLnJV (5-2, 2-0) doPLnaWHd Harly, WaNLnJ WhH lHad on an 86-yard punt return for a VcorH by AnWhony 5oaNHV, and then rushing touchdowns by -oVh MHVVLna (37 yardV), McClenton (29 yards) and AndrHw GucNLn (onH yard) booVWHd WhH lHad Wo 28-0.
The Crusaders shut out the ViNLnJV Ln WhH VHcond halI, howHvHr, IorcLnJ WhrHH WurnovHrV.
“We probably were a little bLW Woo aJJrHVVLvH Ln WhH firVW halI,” .LrN VaLd. “A loW oI their big plays were us being in position but not making WhH WacNlHV, noW wraSSLnJ, not being used to the speed oI :ood. BuW WhHn wH bHcaPH PorH dLVcLSlLnHd.”