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Mercury-Area Field Hockey Roundup: Methacton moves on to District 1-AAA quarters

Methacton 3, Neshaminy 2 >> The Warriors got goals from three different starters as they overcame a 2-1 second-half deficit to move on to the quarterfinals of the District 1-AAA field hockey tournament.

Emily Owens, off a feed from Olivia Hoover, scored the game’s first tally three minutes into the game. The 1-0 margin stuck until Neshaminy’s Mia Sexton scored the first of her two goals three minutes into the second half off an assist from Jamie Pennington. The duo replicated their success six minutes later, Sexton again scoring off an assist from Pennington.

From there, it was all Methacton. Julia Dickinson, off an assist from Emily Owens, tied the game at 2 before Jackie Cerchio netted the eventual game-winner with 7:46 left.

Addie Frey made 18 saves in the win.

Methacton will host Central Bucks West on Friday.

Central Bucks East 2, Owen J. Roberts 1 >> The Wildcats saw their season end in the second round of the District 1 Class AAAA playoffs, stopped by the Patriots on a late second-half goal.

C.B. East, the district’s sixth seed, got its game-winning goal with 7:26 left in the second half. Mackenzie Boyle converted a pass from Reilly Finnegan, breaking up the 1-1 tie Roberts forged at the 29:31 mark when Eloise Gebert, assisted by Julia Lamb, netted the 11th-seeded locals’ lone goal.

The Pats outshot the ‘Cats by a 13-3 margin and took 13 corners to Owen J’s 4.

“Unfortunately, we allowed a few too many corners against us and couldn’t regain our momentum,” said OJR head coach Amy Hoffman. “We’re proud of the team for their efforts all season long.”

East had gotten on the board with 4:17 left in the first half off Cailey Lever’s goal. Cassie Micklesavage made two goalkeeper saves in the first half for Roberts, before Darby Stuart took over in the second half and recorded five stops.

Roberts, coming off a first-place finish in the Pioneer Athletic Conference’s regular season and Final Four championship, finished with a 15-7-1 record.

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