Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

WCU women get No. 2 seed in NCAAs


Disappoint­ed from dropping the championsh­ip game of the Pennsylvan­ia State Athletic Conference (PSAC) tournament on Sunday, West Chester University’s women’s lacrosse team learned later that evening it is headed back to the NCAA Tournament as the second seed in the Atlantic Region.

West Chester (16-2 overall) will play third-seeded Seton Hill (14-4) on Friday in one of two regional semifinals. Top seed and host East Stroudsbur­g (17-1) will take on fourth-seeded Mercyhurst (14-5) in the other semifinal. The two winners on Friday advance to the regional final on Sunday.

West Chester is making its 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and holds a 17-12 record overall. The Golden Rams have been to 10 NCAA Championsh­ip Games and have won two national titles (2002, 2008). West Chester dropped an 13-9 decision to East Stroudsbur­g in the last NCAA Tournament appearance a year ago.

West Chester is 3-2 against the rest of the Atlantic Region field in the NCAA Tournament. All three regional squads came out of the PSAC and were in Greensburg, Pa., this past weekend for the conference final four. The Golden Rams defeated Seton Hill, 17-8, in the PSAC Semifinals, before falling 15-12 to East Stroudsbur­g in the championsh­ip game. The Golden Rams and Warriors split their regular-season meetings with each winning on the road. West Chester also topped Mercyhurst

14-6 in the season opener at Vonnie Gros Field back in February.

High School Baseball

DOWNINGTOW­N WEST 1, WEST CHESTER EAST 0 » Whippets’ pitchers Connor Blence and Tyler Conlan combined for a fourhit, seven strike out shutout of the Vikings. Josh Morse drove in the lone run for West. Nick Rostock and Jason Sherlock pitched well for East, allowing a total of five hits.

Softball WEST CHESTER RUSTIN 10, OXFORD 4 » The Knights overcame an early 3-0 deficit to top the Hornets, who committed eight errors. Gina Delguirno, Kelly Fricker, Mairead Hopkins and Paige Bentley each notched two hits to pace Rustin. Oxford’s Molly Friel led the way with two hits and two RBI. COATESVILL­E 13, BISHOP SHANAHAN 2 » The Raiders pounded out 18 hits to defeat the Eagles. Caitlyn Reynolds led the way with four hits and three runs batted in. Kaitlyn Ward added three hits, and Melanie Panik had two hits including a triple and four RBI. Paige Wilkins, Olivia Springer and Emma Friel also had multiple hits for Coatesvill­e. Megan Gochenauer did not allow any earned runs to gain the victory. Ava Laughlin doubled for Bishop Shanahan. UNIONVILLE 13, GREAT VALLEY 6 » Lucy Brucker went 4-for-4 with 2 RBI, Madeline Tomasco went had two hits and drove in two runs, and Brooke Donnelly went 2-for-3 with the key leadoff triple in the sixth inning.


Matt Miller prevailed at No. 3 singles, and the No. 2 doubles team of Ryan Megill and Nate Butler defeated Adi Shankar and Bala Godavarthi 6-4 7-6 to secure the team win. Abhiraj Srivastava won at No. 2 singles for the Cougars 6-4, 7-6.

Girls Lacrosse

CONESTOGA 14, BISHOP SHANAHAN 4 » The Pioneers improved to 15-1 with a nonleague win over the Eagles. Kate Galica led all scorers with five goals and three assists, and Chloe Brown added three goals. Piper Kienzle and Melissa Hewitt each chipped in with two goals for ’Stoga.

College Baseball

IMMACULATA 10, MARYWOOD 2; MARYWOOD 10, IMMACULATA 2 » The Mighty Macs honored its senior class and concluded their regular season with a split doublehead­er against Marywood. In the opener, Ryan Crowell earned his fifth victory of the season, pitching two innings for the Macs. Meanwhile, Steven Theisen went 2-for-3, scored three runs and two RBI while recording a double. Joey Wright led the Macs offensivel­y on the game, going 1-for-4 with a double, one run scored, and one RBI.

Men’s Track & Field

FOUR MACS HONORED BY CONFERENCE » Four Immaculata participan­ts were named to the Atlantic East Conference men’s track & field All-Conference team. Sophomore Brady Gibbons earned first team distinctio­n in two events after earning the gold medal in both the discus throw and shot put at the Atlantic East Championsh­ips. Joseph Collins III nabbed second team honors in the shot put, earning the silver medal on the event with a new personal best 11.12m mark. Freshman Dylan Crews, meanwhile, earned All-Conference First Team honors in the long jump

with a 6.13m mark, a new personal record on the event. On the track, Chris Mendoza earned All-Conference Second Team honors in the 400-meter, rebreaking his program record with a time of 51.90.

Adult Softball

AMPRO SCREENING 10, BOSS AUTOMOTIVE 8; AMPRO SCREENING 5, BOSS AUTOMOTIVE 5 » David Dean sparked a big comeback with a three-run home run to erased an 8-0 deficit in game two of a Brandywine Valley Senior Softball Associatio­n doublehead­er. Rick Mengel took the win for AmPro in the 9-5 opener. GOSHEN BEVERAGE 12, CARLSON’S AUTO BODY 7; GOSHEN BEVERAGE 12, CARLSON’S AUTO BODY 10 » Ed Turner paced the Goshen Beverage offense with three hits in the opener behind winning pitcher Bob Shemonsky. Chris Scalfani and Jerry Montella provided the firepower for starter Mike Dalesio in the nightcap.

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