Downingtown West and Conestoga earned berths in the state field hockey playoffs with wins in the District 1 Class AAA playback consolations on Wednesday.

Downingtown West blanked visiting Council Rock South 2-0, and Conestoga shut out visiting Central Bucks West 1-0.

Conestoga and Downingtown West will meet in the fifth-place consolation match on Friday at Coatesville (3 p.m.).Downingtown West 2, Council Rock South 0: Nikki Freeman and Avery Kelly scored the goals for the 6h-seeded Whippets. Taylor Johnson assisted on Kelly's goal.

Chris Fabry got strong support from her teammates and made three saves in the shutout.

Council Rock South 0 0 -- 0

Downingtown West 1 1 -- 2Downingtown West Goals: Freeman, Kelly.

Goalie saves: Sternberg (CRS) 8; Fabry (DW) 3.

Conestoga 1, Central Bucks West 0: Conestoga (17-4) notched its first state appearance since 1986 as Olivier Everts scored a first-half goal.

Chloe Johnson made six saves in the shutout. Nicole Bodo, Casey Allen, Lily Mott, and Lane Adams were standouts at midfield.

C.B. West 0 0 -- 0

Conestoga 1 0 -- 1Conestoga goal: Everts.

Goalie saves: DeAngelis (CBW) 10; Johnson (C) 6.


Field HockeyGwynedd-Mercy 3, Immaculata 0: Immaculata fell in the regular-season finale for both teams, but still clinched a Colonial States Athletic Conference playoff spot by virtue of tiebreakers over Keystone and Neumann.


The Mighty Macs (6-12, 4-3 CSAC) will go into the CSAC playoffs as the No. 3 seed. They will play at second-seeded Gwynedd-Mercy next Wednesday in the semifinals.

The playoff appearance will be the fifth for Immaculata in the last six years after missing out in 2012.

Ashley O'Donnell had two good scoring chances, including a penalty stroke, but the Gwynedd-Mercy defense was up to the task.

Immaculata goalie Christine McIntyre stopped a penalty stroke.

Women's VolleyballImmaculata 3, Gwynedd-Mercy 0: Immaculata ended its season with a 25-22, 25-20, 25-18 sweep.

Immaculata finished with a 10-16 overall and 5-6 Colonial States Athletic Conference record. The Mighty Macs ended the conference portion of the season on a three-match winning streak.

Jamie Rombach had 10 kills, Andrea Okoro seven kills and two blocks, Alexandra Okoro six kills, and Marissa Casella three total blocks, including two solo, to go along with three kills.

Brittany Thompson contributed 20 assists and six digs, Molly Truitt seven kills, and Haley Swearer six digs and two service aces.