Jenna Buttermore gave Garnet Valley a two-goal lead at halftime and won several key 50-50 balls in the second half to pace the Jaguars to a 2-1 nonleague victory over Episcopal Academy.
Buttermore converted a corner kick from Ava Wenger to give the Jags a 2-0 advantage at the break. Gia Dragoni opened the scoring for GV (2-2-1) with an assist from Sydney Pearson. Beth Hofmann turned in a nice game at center back and goalie Ashley Bufano made four saves.
Molly O’Brien scored in the 51st minute for EA.
Ridley 6, Norristown 0 >> A late start because of a time mix-up on Norristown’s part could not slow the Green Raiders down in the opening round of the Vanguard Invitational at Sun Valley. Michah Schiavo scored three times and Vicky Zielke added a goal and three assists to send Ridley into Saturday night’s final against the host Vanguards.
Sun Valley 6, Upper Darby 0 >> Samantha Bowen scored twice and Casey Purfield added a goal to fuel a five-goal explosion in the second half. Jackie Oldham also had two goals, while the defense did not allow a shot on goal.