First goal by Crossing’s Murphy seals Spiders’ win
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GRDOLH 7hRPDs HDnG played a full day between the posts with two saves. Sean Brailey earned four saves for the Rams during a full day in the net.
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5iFhmond FomSOeted the fall 2012 campaign at 6-111 on the season and 2-6-1 in the AtODntiF 10 FonIerenFe.
A VoShomore midfieOder for the Spiders, Murphy finiVhed with two JoDOV Dnd three DVViVtV on the VeDVon.
A sophomore midfielder for the Richmond Spiders, Oliver Murphy, of Washington Crossing, finished with two goals and three assists on the season.
Conwell-Egan senior Summer Taylor loads up a corner kick for the Lady Eagles, who went all the way to the PIAA Class A finale.