Despite building the lead as large as six goals Tuesday, Agnes Irwin still needed goalie Hailey Andress to save the day.
Andress made 10 saves, including a denial of a free-position shot with 24 seconds to play as the Owls eked out a win over nationally ranked Our Lady of Good Counsel of Maryland, 12-11.
Lila Barker scored five goals for Irwin, which led 12-6 with five minutes to play. But a pair of yellow cards and a feverish comeback by the Falcons cut the deficit to one in the final minute. Alex Hark added two goals and two assists, and Sydney Wolfington paired two goals with a helper for Agnes Irwin (3-0).
In the Central League:
Garnet Valley 17, Penncrest 6 >> Madi O’Brien led a balanced scoring effort with four goals and two assists for the Jaguars.
Cam Faith and Kamryn McNeal each posted hat tricks, Faith adding an assist, and Regan Nealon supplied four assists to go with a goal. Riley Delaney and Madi McKee chipped in two goals apiece for the Jags.
Grace Harding’s three goals paced Penncrest, while Christina DiFelice added two goals.
Haverford 13, Lower Merion 5 >> Laura Winters took care of business with five goals and four assists to pace the Fords. Reilly Morgan and Sydney Corcoran (one assist) tallied two goals each for Haverford.
Ashley Roberts scored three times for the Aces.
Strath Haven 13, Ridley 6 >> Maddie Ruffini scored four times, and Nicole McNeely (three goals, two assists) and Emily Raech (goal, three assists) enjoyed big days to lead the Panthers. Margot Hotham and Chloe Brennan scored twice each.
Haley Adam’s four goals led Ridley.
Harriton 15, Marple Newtown 2 >> Kristen Rutecki scored both of the Tigers’ goals, and Christina O’Rangers stood tall in goal with 19 saves for Marple.