West Chester Henderson advanced to the PIAA Class AAA field hockey semifinals with a 1-0 win over Hatboro-Horsham at Wissahickon High School on Saturday.

Susannah Pitt scored a goal in the first half, and Henderson's defense did the rest in the quarterfinal matchup.

Hatboro had a number of good scoring chances, but Emily Finn was outstanding in goal with 11 saves.

Ryann Bauer saved a goal when she cleared a Hatboro shot off the line.

The District 1 champion Warriors improved to 24-0 and moved on to face District 11 champion Emmaus on Tuesday at Exeter High School (3:30 p.m.).

Hatboro, the District 1 fourth-place finisher, ended up 15-8-1.

Hatboro-Horsham 0 0 -- 0

W.C. Henderson 1 0 -- 1Henderson goal: Pitt.

Goalie saves: Finn (H) 11; Braunewell (HH) 12.

Boys SoccerCumberland Valley 1, Downingtown West 0, OT: Cumberland Valley's Jesse Zimmerman scored 10:46 into the first overtime period, and Downingtown West fell in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal playoff match at Tulpehocken High.

Cumberland Valley, the District 3 runner-up, improved to 21-2-1.

Josh Brain made four saves in goal for Downingtown West, which finished 15-8-1.


Women's SoccerCalifornia (Pa.) 3, West Chester 0: No. 7 California scored twice in the first half and went on to capture the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship.

West Chester (13-7), ranked fifth in the Atlantic Region, will watch the NCAA selection show on Monday to see if its season will continue.


California (17-2-2) is the top-ranked team in the region and captured the PSAC championship for the second time in the past four years. The Vulcans stretched their unbeaten streak to 18 games.

Cal keeper Ashley Magruda did not allow a goal in the tournament in winning the Most Valuable Player Award.

Trailing by two, West Chester went on the attack early in the second. Carly Yost, who scored in three previous games, hit the post in the 47th minute.

Noelle Harner and Haley Mangiaruga also had shots hit the post.

Women's Cross CountryNCAA Division II Regionals: West Chester finished 12th in the meet at Lock Haven.

Amanda Eisman, a West Chester Henderson graduate, was the top finisher for the Golden Rams, placing 18th with a time of 21:36.

Henderson graduate Leigh Manning Smith finished 39th in 22:13. Brittany Boyer was 63rd (22:39), Mallory Drake 88th (23:16), and Mara Kelly 91st (23:25).

Men's Cross CountryNCAA Division II Regionals: West Chester placed 13th in the meet at Lock Haven.

Zack Musselman placed 47th in 32:39, Nick Angelina 62nd (33:08), Chris Bucci 72nd (33:25), James Vadas 91st (34:22), and Andrew Dombrowiecki 96th (34:34).

Women's BasketballPhiladelphia University 90, West Chester 87: Downingtown West graduate Brittany Sicinski scored 24 points, but it was not enough as West Chester fell in its nonleague season opener.

Serafat Junaid came off the bench to chip in with 11 points and lead the Golden Rams with 10 rebounds.

Dallas Ely had 16 points, and Jasmen Clark added 13 points and four assists.

Women's VolleyballPitt-Johnstown 3, West Chester 2: West Chester pushed second-place Pitt-Johnstown to five games, but the visiting Mountain Cats pulled out the PSAC East contest 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 28-30, 15-11.

West Chester (14-17, 6-14 PSAC East) dropped its second match of the weekend, all but dousing the Golden Rams' playoff hopes.

Julia O'Brien had 16 kills, Tyler Shaefer 12 kills and 21 digs, Paige Thommes 11 kills, Tori Hutchinson 26 assists, Mandy Flynn 19 assists, Callie Krajcir 25 digs, and Marina Sharkey eight blocks.