Check out the recaps for SOL boys/girls lacrosse teams in action. Additional information will be added as received.
Saturday, March 18
STRATH HAVEN 11, PENNSBURY 6
The Panthers opened up a 5-1 lead after one quarter, and the Falcons – despite playing their hosts all but even after that – never could make up the ground they lost.
Kolby Ranniello’s hat trick and the three-assist effort of John Curtis led Pennsbury’s attack. Troy Haynes contributed a goal and an assist while Mike DeZutel and Henry Moser each scored a goal. Will Taylor chipped in an assist.
Pennsbury’s Jon Vereb was credited with 10 saves in goal.
Pennsbury (0-1) will travel to Conestoga for a non-league game on Wednesday.
Pennsbury 1-2-2-1 6
Strath Haven 5-1-2-3 11
UPPER MORELAND 12, CARDINAL O’HARA 8
The Golden Hawks got in the win column with a road victory over the Lions.
Sophomore Kevin Messina paced the Golden Bears’ attack with four goals, and senior Aidan Gallen added a hat trick.
Upper Moreland (1-1) will travel to Phoenixville for a non-league game Tuesday at 4 p.m.
COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 15, FATHER JUDGE 1
Sparked by the stellar five-goal, five-assist effort of Owen Dillon, the Golden Hawks opened their season with a rout of the visiting Crusaders.
MJ Feeney and TJ Shores also turned in strong offensive outings as both contributed four goals and one assist. Joey Smith added a goal and an assist.
“Nick Guzy had a strong day facing off,” Rock South coach Mike Murray said.
Billy Houser recorded nine saves in goal in a winning effort for the Golden Hawks.
Council Rock South (1-0) will host Central Bucks East in in its SOL opener Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 17
HATBORO-HORSHAM 7, NORTH PENN 6
Alex Cerminara capped a dazzling season-opening performance by breaking a 6-6 tie with a minute remaining in regulation with a goal that stood as the game-winner. The goal was the fifth of the night for Cerminara and came after the Knights tied the game earlier in the final quarter.
The Hatters opened up a 3-1 lead after one quarter, but the visiting Knights turned the tables in the second, outscoring the Hatters 3-1 to go into halftime deadlocked 4-4. The Hatters took a 6-5 lead into the final quarter, setting the stage for the dramatic finish.
Also for the Hatters, David Benjamin had a pair of goals, and Brendan Kirn was strong in goal, recording 11 saves.
Brett York, Kevin Allison and Tommy Pedicone each was credited with two ground balls.
Hatboro-Horsham (1-0) will travel to Archbishop Carroll on Monday for a non-league game, and North Penn (0-1) will host Archbishop Wood on Tuesday in a non-league contest.
North Penn 1-3-1-1 6
Hatboro-Horsham 3-1-2-1 7
WISSAHICKON 16, METHACTON 9
Kyle Lehman opened the season with a brilliant five-goal, three-assist effort to lead the Trojans to the convincing non-league win. Nicholas Donofrio and Andrew Slackman both added a hat trick. Slackman also was credited with an assist. Gavin Myers had a hand in four goals, scoring a pair and assisting on two others. Kyle Doll added a pair of goals, and Charles Stehlik chipped in a single goal.
The Trojans’ defense was anchored by Matthew Bauer, Daniel Hussa, Sebastian Davis and Logan Bruno with Kyle Crump in goal.
Wissahickon (1-0) will host Council Rock North in a non-league game on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
NESHAMINY 6, UPPER MORELAND 2
The Redskins opened their season with a non-league win over the visiting Golden Bears.
Colin Demi had a hand in four goals, scoring twice and assisting on two others. Liam Ames finished with a hat trick, and Lucas Maher added one goal. Chipping in with one assist each were Jack McVey and Ryan DeMatteo.
Corey Hemberger won seven of nine at the faceoff X, and goalie Will Irving recorded 12 saves in a strong outing.
“Jack Sexton had a terrific all-around game as D-middle, winning ground balls and assisting with clears,” Neshaminy coach John Donato said.
Neshaminy (1-0) will host Abington in a non-league contest Wednesday at 4 p.m., and Upper Moreland (0-1) will be on the road at Phoenixville on Tuesday for a non-league game at 4 p.m.
ABINGTON 12, COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 9
The Ghosts won a fiercely contested back-and-forth non-league battle on Friday.
Abington, which led 3-1 after one quarter, found itself on the short end of a 5-4 score at halftime. The two teams were deadlocked 7-7 heading into the final quarter when the Ghosts erupted for five goals to earn the win.
Freshman Zach Silverman had an impressive varsity debut, leading the Ghosts four goals and an assist. Gavin Sweeney and Robert ‘Spence’ Lowery both added two goals and one assist. Matt Miller had a pair of goals while Liam Frazier had a hand in three goals, scoring once and assisting on two others. Sean Lare contributed a goal and an assist to round out the scoring.
Abington (1-0) will host Central Bucks South in a non-league game Monday, and Council Rock North (0-1) will host Springfield Township in a non-league contest Monday.
Abington 3-1-3-5 12
Council Rock North 1-4-2-2 9
WEST CHESTER EAST 6, PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH 5 (OT)
The Colonials came up just short in Friday’s non-league opener, falling in overtime.
Justin Bainbridge scored a pair of goals and also had two ground balls and three caused turnovers. Jared Kolsun also scored two goals and also had one assist, three ground balls and one caused turnover.
Also contributing were Caden Leszczynski (1 g, 1 CTO), Luke LaViola (1 CTO, 1/1 FO), Ben Backenstose (1A, 1 GB), Jake Yontef (1a), Dylan McCourt (2 gb, 1 CTO), Frank Lynch (3 CTO), Dylan Imperial (1 CTO), Isaiah Bainbridge (2 GB, 1 CTO) and Jake Hetzel (4/11 FO).
Nate Mascio recorded seven saves in goal for the Colonials.
Plymouth Whitemarsh (0-1) will travel to Upper Moreland on Wednesday (4pm).
Saturday, March 18
STRATH HAVEN 15, PENNSBURY 6
Olivia Graebner connected for a hat trick to lead the Falcons in Saturday's non-league opener. Adding one goal each were Mia Popovich, Sasha Dobos and Angelina Kenney. Grace Holmes and Lily Abraham each contributed an assist.
Kema Brown was credited with nine saves in goal for the Falcons.
Pennsbury (0-1) will host Germantown Academy in a non-league game on Monday.
Friday, March 17
PENNRIDGE 11, UPPER DUBLIN 4
Talk about a tale of two halves.
Pennridge and visiting UD went into halftime deadlocked 4-4. The Rams came out of halftime and outscored their visitors 7-0 to earn the non-league win.
Grace Rosica led a balanced Pennridge attack with two goals and three assists. Adding two goals each were Kendell Posey, Leah Versepy and Ava Fantasky. Kate Unzicker contributed a goal and an assist, and adding one goal each were Taylor Burkett and Aubrey Bailey. Cayla Wurz chipped in an assist.
For the Cardinals, Kelly Senior had two goals. Anna DiMartile and Paige Dinkel each contributed a goal and an assist. UD goalie Anna Biermass was credited with seven saves.
Pennridge (1-0) will host Abington in a non-league game Monday, and Upper Dublin (0-1) will host Haverford in non-league action Tuesday.
Upper Dublin 4-0 4
Pennridge 4-7 11
UPPER MORELAND 16, NESHAMINY 4
Sparked by the five-goal, two-assist effort of Annalise Messina, the Golden Bears rolled to the convincing non-league win in Friday’s opener. Leiter also led UM with five draw controls and four turnovers in an all-around strong outing.
Belle Leiter added three goals and an assist while Regan Cummins had two goals and one assist. Alexa Marczak also had a pair of goals.
Contributing one goal and two assists each were Olivia Meakim and Willow Taylor. Maggie Morrow added a goal and an assist while Jenna Piatieri also had one goal.
Addi Hurley was credited with three saves in goal in a winning effort.
Upper Moreland (1-0) will travel to Upper Merion for a non-league game Monday at 7 p.m.
WISSAHICKON 16, CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 7
The visiting Trojans opened up an 11-3 halftime lead on their way to the win.
“It was a great start to our season, despite the tough ending for us,” said East coach Maggie Stella, whose team was edged by the Trojans 5-4 in the second half. “We have a lot of young talent, and it took us a half to connect a find our groove.
“It was tough for the girls playing down a man the entire second half. Wissahickon is naturally an aggressive and solid team, so it was hard to see my team take on most of the cards. My team connected and worked together, despite having to play a man down for entire half. I think this game could’ve been a different outcome if it was even numbers.”
Emma Greenberg had a big game for the Trojans, finishing with three goals, one assist and six draw controls. Maddie Radell led a balanced Wissahickon attack with three goals and two assists. Alexa McCabe and Gianna Maiale both finished with a hat trick. Nora Ryan contributed two goals, one assist and six draw controls. Ava Fell recorded nine saves in goal in a winning effort.
For the Patriots, freshman Paige Dougherty’s hat trick led the attack. She also contributed an assist. Paige Keller added two goals and an assist. Ava Delfini and Sammy Kishel each contributed a goal. Freshmen Avery Stephenson and Amanda Ries each had an assist.
Keller led the Patriots with four draw controls and four caused turnovers. She also had three ground balls. Dougherty’s four ground balls led the Patriots. She also had one draw control. Delfini had two draw controls, and freshman Natalie Berndt had one draw control and one ground ball. Olivia Samkavitz was credited with one ground ball and one caused turnover. Lauren Boylan and Emma Weisel each had one ground ball.
“Paige Keller really had a lights-out game,” Stella said. “I saw her step into a leadership role and take the midfield under her wing. Sammy Kishel and Ava Delfini stepped up on the attack and got the ball moving.
“Paige Dougherty and Natalie Berndt stepped up in the midfield as new freshman, and our defense, who faced the toughest burden playing a man down, did fabulous. They communicated and worked together as a solid unit led by Sierra Buesing and Olivia Samkavitz. I am excited to see what this team can achieve this season.”
Wissahickon (1-0) will travel to Lower Merion for a non-league game Tuesday, and Central Bucks East (0-1) will be on the road at Jenkintown for a non-league game Wednesday.
Wissahickon 11-5 16
Central Bucks East 3-4 7
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 14, PERKIOMEN VALLEY 12
The visiting Indians edged the Vikings in a tightly contest season opener.
Charlotte Ondria’s five-goal effort led the Indians’ attack while Cat McBride and Julie Ondria each added four goals. Julie Ondria also had an assist. Maddy Mela added a goal and an assist.
“Maddy Mela anchored our offense,” Rock North coach Denise Noseworthy said.
McBride, a freshman, led the team with seven ground balls and also had two draw controls. Mela added four ground balls and also had two draw controls. Jayne Bogle and Charlotte Ondria both had three ground balls and one caused turnover while Olivia Esposito, Gabby Mann and Julie Ondria had two ground balls apiece. Charlotte and Julie Ondria both had two draw controls.
“Goalie Lucy Carney had a great night, and our defense was led by senior Jayne Bogle,” Newsworthy said. “It was a great team win.”
Council Rock North (1-0) will travel to New Hope-Solebury on Monday for a non-league game.
CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 15, HATBORO-HORSHAM 2
Freshman midfielder Aida Ierubino scored four goals while sophomore midfielder Bella Schrandt and junior attacker Ashley Lott both added a hat trick to lead the Bucks to the no-doubt-about-it non-league win.
“There is no way you can compare the team we were last year with the team we are this year,” West coach Kali Cook-Grisewood said. “It’s night and day. We gained a lot of freshman talent to our already young varsity line up.
“We also gained an asset on the coaching staff in Elena Romesburg, former JMU National Champion and CBW Alumni. The strategy going into the game was to set the tone for the season. They did exactly that.”
The Bucks raced out of the gate to a 10-1 halftime lead and never looked back.
“Right off the draw the girls were set on coming up with the ball,” Cook-Grisewood said. “Emma Heim stepped up in a major way, controlling a large portion of the draws along with Bella Schrandt, Grace Naylor, and Aida Ierubino.
“We quickly transitioned the ball with several fast break opportunities leading to a quick lead. When Hatboro did get the ball, they were met with lights-out defense. Abby Rogers, our junior captain, worked seamlessly with starting low defenders Paige Conroy, Eve Damsker, and Chloe Schrandt. Then add our middies into the mix, and our defense was a work of art. Any shots that were seen were stopped by Kalena Mandeville in the first half and Margot Haring in the second.”
While Heim, a sophomore attacker, led the Bucks in draw controls, Ierubino led the way in caused turnovers, followed by Abby Rogers.
Central Bucks West (1-0) will travel to Avon Grove for a non-league game Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Hatboro-Horsham 1-1 2
Central Bucks West 10-5 15
UPPER PERKIOMEN 14, LOWER MORELAND 0
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