The Haverford School soccer team defeated Penn Charter, 4-0, Tuesday, getting goals from Connor Gregory (two), Matt Mayer and Peter Blynn. Assists were dished out by Josh Klein (two) and Conor Bradley. Haverford goalie Quinn Letter recorded three saves for the Fords, who imrpoved to 13-4 overall and 7-1 in the Inter-Ac.
The Episcopal Academy boys' soccer team defeated Malvern Prep, 2-1, in two overtimes Tuesday. For EA, Josh Wilson and Cole Grims each scored, while Malvern's Billy Coyle also tallied a goal, assisted by Andrew Panzo. EA goalie Matt Freese recorded four saves. The Friars' defense, led by Mike Narzikul, Tripp Traynor, Jason McLarney and Dave Bettenhausen staved off additional advances by the Churchmen.
Four days earlier, Episcopal Academy edged Penn Charter, 1-0. Joshua Wilson scored, and EA goalie Matt Freese posted the shutout and recorded two saves.
In other Main Line high school sports action:
Malvern Prep tied Germantown Academy, 1-1, Oct. 25. After GA took a 1-0 lead, Malvern senior John Heller scored in the 29tyh minute of the first half, having caught a free kick from senior captain Tripp Traynor.
In the second half, Malvern's Nick Gabriele, Billy Coyle and Chris Savino played well at midfield. Malvern's junior captain Jason McLarney, playing right wing, dominated the entire right line, making several full-pitch runs, sending chances into the box, and earning multiple corner kicks. Malvern's defense consisting of Tripp Traynor, Dave Bettenhausen, Mike Narzikul and Jason McLarney were solid all day. Cullen Pina had four saves for the Friars, whose record became 5-9-3 (1-4-2 InterAc).Shipley defeated Friends' Central, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday to advance to the Friends Schools League championship game. For coverage on Shipley's victory, and how they fared in the FSL championship final, visit www.GameTimePA.com/mont-bucks.
Academy of Notre Dame defeated Springside, 11-3, Tuesday. Phoebe McClernon scored four goals for the Irish, who improved to 11-5-2 (4-5-1 InterAc) with the win. Katie Schneider, Ariah Fish, Emily Bogan, Lexi Odgers, Claire Nappi and Julia Dambly also scored for Notre Dame.Agnes Irwin lost to Penn Charter, 6-0, Tuesday. Goalie Autumn Wedderburn was a standout for the Owls, making 20 saves.Baldwin defeated host Springside at its Homecoming, 4-3, Oct. 26. Eighth grader Olivia DeWitt scored the game winner. Hayden Ivey and Abby Andrews anchored the defense. Jenn Dietrich preserved the win with solid goalkeeping.
Academy of Notre Dame defeated Springside, 9-0, Tuesday, getting goals from Quinn Maguire (three), Moira Putsch (two), Mary Kate Neff (two), Taylor Leonhardt and Jess Derstine. ND goalie Gabby Carlini recorded two saves.Baldwin lost to host Springside Chestnut Hill, 2-0, Oct. 26. The Bears received standout performances from freshman goalie Maddy Carre, senior defender/forward Francesca Nicoletti and senior defender Carolyn Wong. Episcopal Academy defeated Baldwin, 7-0, Tuesday. Goals were scored by Margaux Paolino, Taryn Gallagher, Kelly McGowan, Christy Palazzese, Ali Rushton, Evie O'Brian and Carla Boyce. Assists were dished out by Lexie Curry (two), Mackenzie Hahn, Kelly McGowan, Colby Gallagher and Taryn Gallagher. EA goalies Gianna Pileggi and Rachel Farmer recorded five and two saves, respectively. Ea received standout defense from Corinne Kneizys, Taryn Gallagher and Ali Rushton.
Three days earlier, EA defeated Academy of Notre Dame, 3-2, in overtime. Margaux Paolino scored for EA, while teammate Lexie Curry tallied two goals. Assists were dished out by Margaux Paolino and Christy Palazzese. Solid defense was contributed by Corinne Kneizys, Taryn Gallagher and Ali Rushton. Episcopal goalie Gianna Pileggi recorded 11 saves.Shipley defeated George School, 4-0, Oct. 25, ending the regular season with a 4-3 record in league play. The Gators took the lead 10 minutes into the first half on a goal by freshman Carolin Getlin, assisted by Demi Karalis. The second goal was by top scorer Whitney Harris off a corner, her 10th goal of the season. Sophomore Talia Rosoff tallied two goals in the last eight minutes.
Academy of Notre Dame finished sixth in the PAISSA Cross Country Championships Oct. 26 at Belmont Plateau. The Irish were led by Erin Mongeluzi (24th place, clocking of 21:54); Kaitlyn May (31st, 22:12); Maura Dougherty (36th, 22:32); Jill Battista (45th, 23:11); Molly Stevenson (51st, 23:33); and Brianna Heffernan (59th, 24:14).Conestoga (boys) placed second at the PIAA District One Championship Oct. 25 at Lehigh University. All five of Conestoga's scoring runners placed in the top 50 places of 373 finishers. By placing in the top five schools, the Pioneers advance to the state tournament for the first time since 1979. Representing the Pioneers will be junior Andrew Marston (placed 18th at Districts with a clocking of 15:50); senior Gunnar Sjoreen (26th, 15:56); senior Adam Twombly (34th, 16:11); junior Jimmy Cooper (36th, 16:13); junior Nick Cruickshank (45th, 16:21); junior Killian Nelson (72nd, 16:41); and junior Jack Iffert (91st, 16:47).
The Conestoga girls finished 12th among the 49 schools at Districts, in a district which hosts the second- and 15th-ranked teams in the country as well as seven of the top 10 teams in the state. Leading the way for the Pioneers girls were sophomore Annamarie Shultz (32nd, 18:58); senior Rita Concannon (43rd, 19:08); senior Kate Edwards (105th, 20:07); junior Laura Zhang (106th, 20:09); senior Sophia Ponte (138th, 20:29); and junior Lindsay Richter (163rd, 20:47). Shultz and Concannon qualified individually for the state championship.Episcopal Academy (girls) earned third place at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools State Championship at the Belmont Plateau Oct. 26. Katherine Hong placed fifth with a time of 19:58.9, earning a spot on all-state first team. Alexis Malmberg placed 11th (20:48.2), which earned her a spot on the all-state second team. followed by teammates Abby Holston, Dana Giles, Leighann Adelizzi, co-captain Caroline Purtill and Silicia Lomax.
The Episcopal boys' team finished fourth in the state championship, led by co-captain Ryan Quinlan (17th place, 17:33.3), who earned a medal for his performance. Following Quinlan were teammates Tim McCarthy, co-captain Michael Quinlan, James Konopka, Jack Alden and Matt Davis. Malvern Prep finished first at the PAISSA Cross-Country Championships Oct. 26 at Belmont Plateau. Malvern Prep sophomore Jaxson Hoey got the best of Germantown Academy's Sam Ritz to take first place individually. Ritz ad defeated Hoey at the Inter-Ac Championship Oct. 21 at Belmont, but at the PAISSA, Hoey was the stronger finisher, winning the 5K race in 16:03.3.
"Those guys have battled back and forth all season' said Malvern head coach Mike Koenig of Hoey and Ritz. "This was the third time they have finished within a second of each other. As soon as the [InterAc] race was over, Jaxson said he was going to beat him. I could see it in his eyes today. He was focused.'
Just like at the Inter-Ac race, Malvern placed five runners in the top 10 to win in convincing fashion with 29 team points. Once again, Penn Charter finished second, with 62 team points in the state meet. Junior Billy McDevitt finished in fourth place for the Friars with a time of 16:43.2; senior Brendan Stec finished in sixth place with a time of 17:02.9; sophomore Colin Wills placed eighth in 17:05.3; and junior Ryan Doane finished 10th in 17:13.7. Seniors Andrew Wilson and Dan Ferraiolo finished 19th and 20th, respectively, in 17:35.7 and 17:42.9. Josh Hoey, who finished fourth at the Inter-Ac championship, was not eligible to race because he is in eighth grade.
Koenig said, "This a talented team with exceptional leadership, and they bought into doing all of the little things — they took care of themselves — got their sleep, ate right. They lived the sport this season. While Inter-Acs is always our top goal, this year states was goal 1A. We had a bit of a different focus this year. We still had mental energy left after Inter-Acs.'
Under Koenig, Malvern has won three consecutive and 10 of the last 11 Inter-Ac cross country titles, but this was the Friars' first state championship.Radnor runner Connor Holm placed 36th at the PIAA District One Championships. The performance earned him a trip to the PIAA State Championships. Holm clocked a 16:04 on the 5K course.
Episcopal Academy (girls) lost to Germantown Academy, 6-4. Oct. 25. Leading the offense for EA was Maddie O'Rielly (two goals), co-captain Natalie Stuart (one goal) and Heidi Zirnkilton (one goal). On defense, Heidi Zirnkilton had three steals, co-captain Connie Maltby and Emma Vadot each had two, and Maddie O'Reilly, Leigh Lacy and Skyler Schork each had one. Goalie Lilly Kuntz had 10 saves.Malvern Prep completed its regular season with a 12-1 win over visiting Friends Central, 12-1, Monday. The Friars, who improved to 18-7, were led by Pat Allen (nine saves in goal). Alex Yablonski and Billy Beard (two assists) each scored a hat trick for Malvern. Hunter Peck had two goals, while Billy Bevivino, Luke Bushner (two assists) and Tait McGlinn (two assists) each scored a goal. The Friars made a season high 25 team steals and blocked three shots. Aaron Salinas was a force at both ends of the pool, scoring a goal with three assists while also making nine steals and blocking a shot.
The Friars defeated perennial InterAc power Penn Charter, 6-4, Oct. 26, in what was considered the Friars' biggest win in program history. The victory clinched Malvern's first-ever water polo league title. Malvern finished the league schedule at 7-1. Jeff Hagen was Malvern's leading scorer, tallying the team's first four goals. Magnus Sims broke the 4-4 tie in the fourth quarter with nearside skip shot to put the Friars ahead. Dan McGlinn got the insurance goal for Malvern. Goalie Pat Coffey was a standout, making 13 saves
Haverford School finished first at the PAISSA golf tournament for the second year in a row. The Fords earned a composite score of 327 at Stonewall North Golf Club Oct. 26, with Episcopal Academy (328) and Malvern Prep (333) close behind. The Fords' team, coached by Gerry Rooney, had a winning lineup of senior Jake Van Arkel (who shot 77), senior Cole Berman (79), junior Otis Baker (80) and senior Ryan Tetrault (91).
For second-place Episcopal Academy, leading scorers were Trey Croney (73), Joe Chambers (83), Andrew Jannetta (86) and Jack Cassidy (86.)
For third place Malvern Prep, leading scorers were Mike Davis (74) and Brendan Bacskai (76).
Academy of Notre Dame defeated Agnes Irwin 3-0 (posting scores of 25-15, 25-23, 25-19) Tuesday on Senior Night to clinch its third InterAc championship in the past four years. It was the 10th win in a row for the Irish, whose record improved to 12-6 (6-0 league). Leading the way for the Irish were its three seniors, Alex Quigley (12 kills), Colleen Donnelly (nine kills) and Daniella Fasciano (14 assists).
Radnor had some solid results at the Head of Schuylkill River race Oct. 27.
The Radnor boys entered four boats in the HOSR, including a varsity four, two varsity eights and a freshman eight. The varsity four, with Will Aftring, Jack Palmer, Chad Beverly, Brandon Lorenz and Will Moore (cox), had a standout performance, finishing 13th out of 55 boats.
The freshmen/novice 8+ consisted of Noah Morris, Milo Wilton, Jack Dwyer, Jack Boudreau, Aidan Donnelly, Will Vaughn, Matthew Palmer, Max Fry and Josh Anderson (cox), and they rowed smoothly in their last head race of the season.
The two Radnor boats racing in the afternoon Mens HS First & Second Varsity 8+ race took on a crowded field and windy conditions. The Radnor A8+ boat included Kevin Janson, George Walker, Oscar Glassman, Alex Chain, Colin Zwagerman, Liam Williams, Ryan Borowski, Henry Leonardi and cox Zach Pepper. The Radnor B8+ included Dan Hughes, Stephen Fitch, Connor Kerpius, Evan Horvath, Stephen Ching, Benton Duncan, Max Caggiula, Moses Woode and Jake Palaha (cox).
For the Radnor girls, a total of eight boats competed, with the Varsity A8+ boat finishing 12th among 61 boats. The boat was rowed by Annabelle Chardonnet, Griffin Rauscher, Susanna Lowy, Madison Macrone, Madison Chapin, Nina Luker, Kelsey Lally, Rachel Hochberger and Katie Dillon (cox). This Varsity 8+ also competed well in the Head of the Charles in Boston, finishing 38th out of 85 boats.
The Radnor Girls Varsity B8+ was rowed by Yunyun Gu, Gisella Logioia, Claudia Cardamone, Josephine Larkin, Anna Michelson, Caroline Ressler, Sarah Miccolis, Jillian Hughes and Julia Stacey (cox).
The JV A8+ boat was rowed by, Josie Larkin, Candace Burke, Olivia Chase, Cecelia Foley, Skylar Kallick, Anna Michaelson, Jane Dersimonian, Colleen DiMarcantonio, and Judy Zhan (cox).
The JV B8+ boat was rowed by Nicole Vitt, Zoe Landry, Sam Talucci, Hadley Chance, Katie Dolan, Olivia Robinson ,Abrah Katzman, Kirsten MacCormick, and Cassidy Lorenz (cox).Sacred Heart had a fine weekend at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. Caroline Garvey, Caitie Carroll, and Cece Hess all finished strong in the Women's High School under 19 Singles Final. The Women's High School Quads (Under 19) Final included an excellent time for Heart's Quad including Meg DiStefano, Shannon Mulgrew, Lindsay Johnson and Caitie Carroll.
The final event of the afternoon for Heart crew included Cece Hess and Caroline Garvey, who delivered a strong performance in the Women's High School Doubles (Under 19) Final.Shipley had some solid performances at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. In the Boys Under 17 Four, Harrison Rusk, Doug Ramsey, Vincent Fumo, Sam Brandt and Micah Salamon competed in a tough race, coming in 21st out of 36 boats.
On the girls side, Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi and Jill Davis competed in the Girls Under 19 Four, and did well, ending up 15th out of 54 boats.
In the Boys Under 19 Quads, Will Verdeur, Zach Brida, Henry Goodhart, and Sean Deitrich came in 12th out of 24 boats. In the Girls Under 19 Quads, Regina Sterge, Addison Leavy, Alexa Gordon and Anisa Iqbal did well, coming in eighth of 21 boats.
In the Boys Under 17 Doubles, Campbell Taylor and Chase Shamlian raced for the first time in the double, and did well, coming in fourth, just under a second off the third-place time. Harrison Callahan and Bailey Pollack raced together and had their fastest time of the season.
In the Girls Under 17 doubles, sophomores Katrina Moore and Giulia Acchione competed against 21 boats, coming in fourth place, just seconds off the third-place finishers.