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Main Line girls’ soccer wrap-up: Baldwin bounces back with victory

The Baldwin School girls’ soccer team (10-1, 1-1) bounced back from its 2-0 loss at Episcopal Academy Tuesday with a 2-0 win Wednesday against Hill School. Sophomore forward Gia Vicari scored both goals off assists from sophomore midfielder Natalie Sgro and second goal assist from junior midfielder Rachel White. Vicari now has 15 goals this season.

The Polar Bears defeated host Agnes Irwin, 1-0, Sept. 23. Gia Vicari scored the game winning goal on a rocket shot from the top of the penalty box with 10 minutes remaining in the game. Simi Bleznak recorded five saves for the shutout for Baldwin. The following day, the Polar Bears (8-1, 1-1) suffered their first defeat of the season, a 2-0 loss to Episcopal Academy.

The Polar Bears defeated Delco Christian, 5-0, Sept. 21. For Baldwin, goals were scored by Carly McIntosh (Olivia Dewitt and Natalie Sgro assist), Gia Vicari (Natalie Sgro and Jen Dietrich assist), McKenna Matus, Gia Vicari (Rachel White assist) and Rachel White (Lauren Bracken assist). Goalkeepers Simi Bleznak and Olivia Tornetta combined for the shutout.

In other Main Line high school girls’ soccer action:

Barrack Hebrew Academy defeated Mercy Vocational, 5-0, Monday. Goals were scored by Tamar Cahana (two), Shira Perloff (two) and Mia Erlbaum (who also had two assists). The Cougars’ defense allowed no shots on net.

Conestoga (7-0-2, 5-0-1) defeated Haverford, 2-1, Tuesday. All goals were scored in the first half with freshman, Caitlin Donovan netting two for Stoga, and Brianna Blair heading in a corner kick for Haverford. Stoga’s assists were by Sydney Sloan and Dana Cicchitti. Stoga’s keepers split the game, with Colleen Baldwin posting two saves and Maeve Regan making four saves.

The Pioneers tied Strath Haven, 1-1, Sept. 22. The Pioneers tied the score in the first half, as Caitlin Donovan cut into the box and slotted a ball to forward Nia Scott, who shook one defender and buried the shot low. Shot totals on the game were 26-6 in Stoga’s favor; corner kick totals were 6-2 in Stoga’s favor. Conestoga goalie Colleen Baldwin recorded five saves.

Episcopal Academy (7-2, 3-0) defeated previously undefeated Baldwin School, 2-0, Tuesday. Anna Salvucci scored in the first half, Molly O’Brien in the second half. EA goalie Morgan Messner got five saves and posted the shutout. O’Brien and Lauren Cunningham dished out the assists.

EA defeated Hill School, 4-1, Sept. 24. Molly O’Brien scored three goals, and Izzy Rohr had two assists.

Friends’ Central got off to a great start in Friends Schools League play Sept. 23, defeating Moorestown Friends 2-0. Coming out strong in the second half, the Phoenix found the back of the net in the 54th minute, when senior winger Olivia Comstock set up senior Lorna MacFarlane for a 25 yard strike from distance. FCS sealed the victory in the 70th minute when Lorna beat multiple MFS defenders, and crossed the ball to younger sister and freshman forward Izzy MacFarlane for a scoring finish. Junior goalie Mira Kauffman-Rosengarten added five saves en route to earning her second shutout of the season.

Merion Mercy Academy defeated Interboro, 2-0, Sept. 23. Goals were scored by Nora Pergolini and Caila Olivo.

Shipley defeated Abington Friends, 5-0, Tuesday. Jeuell Love had two goals and two assists, while Eliza Green, Hannah Brainsky and Cami Johnson scored one goal each. Eliza Green dished out one assist, while Liv Hamilton had two assists.

The Gators edged West Chester Rustin 2-1, Sept. 24, on Shipley’s Super Saturday. Withstanding a tough start to its season, with three starters on the bench due to injury, Shipley was back to full strength against Rustin. A strong performance in goal by sophomore Grace Gordon and goals from Cami Johnson and Hannah Brainsky on beautiful set plays gave Shipley advantage. Bella Trachtenberg dished out an assist for the winners.




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