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Penncrest sets program wins record with 12 shutout

Once again, there was a zero on Penncrest’s opponent’s side of the scoreboard.

Penncrest notched its 12th shutout of the season Thursday with a 3-0 nonleague girls soccer victory over Pope John Paul II.

The Lions set a program record for most wins in a season as they closed their regular season with a 12-1-3 record.

It was made possibble by Olivia Mancarella, who scored twice, and superb backline play by Carly Dunford, Sarah Hughes and Katie Sparling. The Lions await seeding for the District 1 AAA playoffs.

In other nonleague action:

Strath Haven 6, Kennett 0 >> After clinching the Central League title earlier this week, Strath Haven kept its foot on the pedal. Leading 3-0 one hour into the game, the Panthers (13-3-1) struck three times in the next three minutes to make it a rout. Lizzie King and Nicole Raimo each scored twice.

Bonner-Prendergast 3, Upper Darby 0 >> The Pandas got the better of their neighbors thanks to a goal and two assists from Erin Carty. Carty put Prendie in front 1-0, then helped Jewel Ford and Meghan Campbell find the back of the net. Alyssa Hahnaran made eight saves in defeat for the Royals.

Conestoga 3, West Chester East 0 >> Rachel Dirico put the Pioneers on the board with a first-half free kick and they cruised from there. The win pushes Conestoga’s record to 13-0-4 with a difficult trip to Pennsbury on Friday left in the regular season.

Sun Valley 5, Interboro 1 >> Five Vanguards found the back of the net. Devon Linn, Jordan Johnson, Nicole DeStefano and Sami Bowen all scored for Sun Valley (10-7-1). Mikayla Kennerly provided the consolation for the Bucs in the second half.

In the Catholic League Quarterfinals:

Lansdale Catholic 4, Cardinal O’Hara 0 >> The Lions hung tough, only trailing by one at the break. Keeper Kerry Patterson had a lot to do with that. She made 18 saves in defeat. But the Crusaders proved to be too much to handle, specifically Kate Hennessy. She scored all four goals to send the hosts to the semifinals.

In the Bicentennial League:

The Christian Academy 4, Faith Christian 1 >> In their first season in the conference, the Crusaders clinched a Constitution Division Title. Hannah Sareyka scored two goals, while Oksana Specht and Lindsay Haseltine added one apiece. It was Haseltine



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