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Main Line wrap-up: Radnor’s Ciarrochi wins Central singles title

Radnor’s Kanon Ciarrocchi captured the Central League Singles Tournament title Sept. 29, defeating Conestoga’s Cassidy Landau, 6-0, retired, in the championship finals. In the semifinals earlier that day, Ciarrocchi defeated Cecilia Angert-Denis of Lower Merion, 7-5, 6-1; while Landau defeated Priya Aravindhan of Conestoga, 6-1, 6-4. In the third-place match, Angert-Denis defeated Aravindhan, 6-3, 6-3.
The top six finishers in the Central League tournament automatically advance to Districts. In the fifth-place match, Harriton’s Mackenzie Sherman defeated Strath Haven’s Megan Kidd, 6-2, 7-5. Radnor’s Lucy Hederick won the seventh-place match.
In other Main Line high school sports action (the high school wrap-up is compiled from game results sent to Main Line Times & Suburban and our sister newspapers):

Boys soccer
Archbishop Carroll defeated Conwell-Egan, 2-0, Sept. 28. Sean Bruce and Jim Rolley scored for the Patriots, off assists from Nick Malloy and Thomas Lloyd. Goalie Jake Langley stopped four shots to post the shutout.
Barrack Hebrew Academy defeated AIM Academy, 4-0, Sept. 26, led by Michael Andelman (one goal, one assist), Ethan Cramer (three assists), Josh Goldstein (one goal), Josh Berkowitz (one goal), Avi Loren (one goal) and Ilan Gordon (eight saves).
Episcopal Academy (9-0-1) defeated Germantown Academy, 3-0, Tuesday. Goals were scored by Gabriel Furey (assisted by Harrison Malone). Jack Pacera (assisted by Samuel Wilson), and Wilson on a penalty kick. Goalie Trevor Manion recorded two saves and the shutout.
Friends’ Central defeated Germantown Friends, 2-1, in double overtime. The first Phoenix goal was scored by senior Zak Loudini, who headed a corner; and the game-winner was tallied by senior Carson Lonner, who scored a put back after the GFS keeper saved his penalty kick to give FCS a “Felsen Cup Point.”
Radnor defeated Penn Wood, 5-0, Sept. 29. Eliot Hayes and Ben Engstrom both had a goal and an assist. Jake Lee, Seamus Kennedy and Peter Vitale also tallied for the Raiders (9-1-1).
Shipley (4-3-2, 2-0-1) defeated Cardinal O’Hara, 4-1, on Super Saturday Sept. 29. The Gators were trailing 1-0 when in the 15th minute Shipley junior Jimmy Fallon curled a free kick into the far post to tie up the score. Minutes later, freshman Jamie Lenart curled a corner kick into the 6 yard box, where junior Brian McDaid glanced the ball into the corner with a diving header to make it 2-1. In the second half, sophomore AJ Piscopo cleared a ball from the backline to find fellow sophomore Johnathon Parsons racing through the backline. Parsons muscled off two O’Hara defenders and sent the ball low and around the onrushing goalie for a 3-1 lead. With seven minutes left, Fallon played a free kick into the box to a leaping Johnny Lenart, who headed the ball into the upper corner for a 4-1 lead.
Two days earlier, Shipley tied Westtown 1-1. The Gators scored first in the 25th minute on a header by senior Johnny Lenart off a flick on by junior Brian McDaid. Gator keeper Dean Manor made some key saves.

Girls’ soccer
Barrack Hebrew Academy defeated Del Val Friends, 4-0, Sept. 26, led by Lexie Schacter (one goal, two assists), Dayna Fegler (one goal), Jenna Ufberg (one goal), Jessie Singer (one goal), Ava Bloom (one assist) and Jenna Rose (seven saves).
Conestoga defeated West Chester East, 3-0, Sept. 29. Caitlin Donovan’s two goals paved the way for another victory for the Pioneers (10-1-1).
Episcopal Academy tied Springside Chestnut Hill, 1-1, Tuesday. Raina Kuzemka scored the lone EA goal, with an assist from Olivia Dirks. Allie Bush had one saves for the Churchwomen.
EA edged Pennington School, 1-0, Sept. 29. Bella Piselli scored in the second half off a pass from Kendal Ellison. It was one of few opportunities on net for the Churchwomen (4-4-1), who were outshot, 15-6. EA goalie Allie Bush stopped all 16 shots she faced.
One day earlier, Episcopal Academy’s Olivia Dirks scored twice in the second half to pace EA to a 4-1 Inter-Ac League victory over Academy of Notre Dame. Dirks scored the go-ahead goal 21 seconds into the second half off assists from Lauren Cunningham and Raina Kuzemka and closed out the scoring with 8:36 to play off a feed from Anna Salvucci, who also set up Kuzemka for EA’s first goal. Maggie O’Brien had the lone goal for the Irish.
Friends’ Central defeated George School, 1-0, Tuesday. Julia Burd scored the game’s lone goal, assisted by Ryan Lynch. FCS goalie Eva Bartholomew had five saves and recorded the shutout.
Merion Mercy Academy defeated Mount St. Joseph, 4-3, Monday. Teresa Hegarty scored two goals, and Zoie Dodd and Caitlin Spillane each tallied one. Three days earlier, the Golden Bears defeated Nazareth Academy, 1-0, in double overtime Sept. 28. Teresa Hegarty scored the game-winner.
Shipley defeated Friends Select, 6-0, Tuesday. getting goals from four different players, including freshman Jaiden Griffin, who also had an assist. Goalie Abby Aughe had three saves in recording the shutout.

Field hockey
Academy of Notre Dame senior Lauren Curran scored a hat trick to lead the Irish to a 4-3 win against Germantown Academy Tuesday. Mia Leonhardt had a goal and two assists for Notre Dame (10-0-1, 3-0).
Curran scored twice, including the winner four minutes into overtime, to lift the Irish to a 3-2 victory over the Episcopal Academy Sept. 28. She tallied her first goal to give Notre Dame a 1-0 lead and then converted a pass from Mia Leonhardt off of a corner for her 19th goal of the season to extend Notre Dame’s winning streak to four games. Episcopal had a 2-1 lead thanks to a pair of goals from Gianna Pantaleo and strong goaltending by Caroline Kelly. Riley Gillin put home a pass from Jess Schneider with seven minutes left in regulation to tie the contest and send the game into overtime. Kelly stopped 19 shots and Lauren Devietian added three defensive saves for EA (3-1-2, 1-1-1).
Agnes Irwin (4-3, 1-2) defeated Bishop Shanahan, 4-0, Monday. Hadley Evans scored twice, and single goals were tallied by Emma van der Veen and Marissa White. Avery Niedland dished out an assist, and Paige DiLullo recorded four saves.
Archbishop Carroll (10-1, 5-0) defeated Agnes Irwin, 3-1, Tuesday. Carleigh Connors had a hat trick, with assists from Keri Daly and Maeve Riehman. Carroll goalie Mary Kate Kearney recorded nine saves.
Episcopal Academy (4-1-2) defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 7-1, Tuesday, getting two goals from Kelly Smith and one each from Gianna Pantaleo, Maddie Rehak, Kathleen Anderson, Macy Szukics and Grace Szafara. Assists were dished out by Anderson, Szukics, Pantaleo, Szafara and Sofia Acosta.
Friends’ Central lost to George School, 4-0, Tuesday, but got 17 saves from goalie Nora Wadsworth.
Radnor defeated Archbishop Wood, 6-0, Sept. 29. Page Lowry tallied four goals, Barb Civitella and Janie Hoysgaard one each to lead the Raiders to victory. Goalie Rory Harper got the clean sheet. Civitella, Page Lowry, Madison Milous and Bridget Lowry had one assist each.
Sacred Heart’s Julie Flood scored two goals and the defense did the rest as the Lions (4-5, 2-5) cruised to a 2-1 victory over Villa Joseph Marie Sept. 29. Flood scored twice in the first half, giving her a team-leading 11 goals on the season. Goalie Gigi Backe registered seven saves for the Lions. Amanda Heilmann and Lily Flanagan were outstanding on defense for Sacred Heart.
Shipley defeated Moorestown Friends, 3-2, getting goals from senior forward Sydney Nagorsky (assisted by senior Emma Durham), senior midfielder Kate Scutt and senior Chloe Sobel (assisted by junior forward Carolina Riley). Senior goalie Taylor Wells had 16 saves and junior back Gianna McDougall had a goal line save
The Gators defeated Westtown, 2-1, Sept. 27, as with 1:56 left in the game, junior back Gianna McDougall scored off of a corner shot from senior captain Kate Scutt to win the game. Shipley junior forward Carolina Riley scored the first goal with 1:27 seconds left in the first half, assisted by senior captain forward Sydney Nagorsky. Head coach Avery Safford said, “In the second half, our backs, senior Alison McDonald, junior Gianna McDougall, and freshman Livvy Kaliner, really stepped it up and kept our team afloat.”

Girls’ tennis
Academy of Notre Dame (4-3) defeated Germantown Friends, 3-2, Tuesday, getting straight set wins from McKenna Bramlage at first singles, and the first doubles team of Ellen Lavin and Ellie Graham. The Notre Dame second doubles team of Sophie McCormick and Siobhan Slattery also was victorious.
Baldwin School (5-1, 3-0) defeated Springside, 7-0, Tuesday. The top three Singles players, Torrie Smith, Izzy Antanavicius and Presley Daggett all won in straight sets. The doubles teams of Alexis Shatzman and Alexa Diecidue, Teagan Krane and Hana Ahanger, Grace Lavin and Devon Shatzman and Berlyn Squillaro and Abby Dubinsky all won in straight sets.
Barrack Hebrew Academy lost to Friends Select, 4-1, Sept. 26. The Cougars’ first doubles team of Ellie Sherwood and Daniela Barrow was victorious.
Episcopal Academy (8-0) defeated Academy of Notre Dame, 7-0, Monday, winning all matches in straight sets, including Ashley Kennedy at first singles, Ella Walker at second singles and Bella Calastri at third singles.
Friends’ Central defeated Central High, 7-0, Tuesday. Skye Victor at first singles and Anna Volpp at third singles won in straight sets.
Harriton defeated Marple Newtown, 5-0, Sept. 27 (two matches did not finish because of rain). Winners were Sophia Sassoli, Saige Roshkoff and Nina Hoog at singles and the doubles teams of Connie Richards/Mackenzie Sherman and Roshni Parikh/Lauren Binnion.
Merion Mercy Academy (9-4, 8-4) defeated Villa Maria, 3-2, Monday. Chloe Abramowitz at first singles and Nina Dzidic at second singles won in straight sets, and Merion’s first doubles team of Zoe Brennan and Maddie Ott won, 6-2, 6-7 (8-10), 6-3.
Three days earlier, MMA defeated Villa Maria, 4-1. Chloe Abramowitz, Nina Dzidic and Maddie Urbano all won their singles matches in straight sets, and the second doubles team of Molly McGurk and Lara Smith also won in straight sets.
Shipley (5-1, 2-1) defeated Westtown, 4-1, Sept. 28. The Gators’ singles trio of Tori Allen, Phoebe Fry and Lilia Becker all won their matches in straight sets, as did the Shipley first doubles duo of Audrey Fink and Isabella Scardapane.
Villa Maria Academy lost to Merion Mercy, 3-2, Monday. The Hurricanes’ Kathy Logan at third singles won in straight sets, and the second doubles team of Molly McGurk and Lara Smith also was victorious for VMA.

Girls’ volleyball
Academy of Notre Dame (6-1, 2-0) won its sixth straight 3-0 match with a non-league victory over visiting West Chester East by scores of 25-9, 25- 21 and 25-11. Riley Shaak provided the offensive fire power with 16 kills and seven aces while shoring up the defense with eight blocks. Grace Clairk and Ciara Hibbs added to the defensive effort with a combined 13 digs. while Gracie Guerrin continued her strong serving with to service runs of five points.
Baldwin School earned its first-ever victory against Germantown Academy, 3-2, Tuesday. After losing the two sets, 17-25,and 10-25, the Polar Bears won set 3, 25-21, then put together a strong run after being down 13-20 to win the fourth set, 25-17. In the fifth set, after trailing 7-10, the Polar Bears came together to down the host, 15-12. Leading the Polar Bears were Cartier Thomas (seven aces, 33 assists), Tessa Pearlstein (15 kills, three blocks, two aces), Anajah Brown (10 kills, five blocks), Georgia Dahm (six kills), Laura Pellicano (six kills, 11 digs), Makayla Pratt (six kills), Taylor Trapp (11 digs, three aces) and Elise Kait (six aces, six digs).
The Polar Bears defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 3-0, Sept. 28, posting scores of 25-10, 25-23, and 25-22. Leading the Polar Bears were Cartier Thomas (four aces, 13 assists), Tessa Pearlstein (seven kills, five blocks), Anajah Brown (six kills, one block), Georgia Dahm (four kills, two blocks), Taylor Trapp (four aces, nine digs) and Elise Kait (three aces, three digs).
Lower Merion defeated Marple Newtown, 3-0, Sept. 26, posting scores of 25-10, 25-19, 26-24. Talia Morris led the way with 13 kills, four aces and two blocks, while Adi David and Sara Beqiraj combined for 28 assists.
Merion Mercy Academy defeated Nazareth, 3-0, Sept. 27, posting scores of 25-6, 25-13, 25-12. The Golden Bears were led by Nicole Nowlan (eight kills, six aces), Annie Butler (nine kills), Ceara Grady (four aces) and Monica Merenda (17 assists).
Radnor defeated Sacred Heart, 3-2, Sept. 28. Trailing 13-8 in the final set, co-captain Sammy Scannapieco (24 digs) served seven straight points to give the Raiders the 18-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-27, 15-13 victory. Serving was the story of the night for Radnor. As a team, the Raiders had 26 aces, led by Erica DiCarlo, who recorded seven aces, four kills, 31 assists and 14 digs. Izzy Criscuolo was strong in the middle with eight kills and three blocks. Grayce Henderson led the attack with 14 kills.
Villa Maria Academy defeated West Chester Henderson, 3-1, Monday, led by Lizzie Acchione (17 kills), Kara Schiek, Kelsey Hoff (40 assists) and Alivia Orvieto (24 digs).

Episcopal Academy runner Jill McEntee finished second in a tri-meet with Germantown Academy and Agnes Irwin Tuesday. Teammate Kathryn Lynn placed fourth.
Friends’ Central (girls) defeated George School, 19-38, Tuesday, as FCS runners Rebecca Wusinich (20:19) Micah Trusty (21:07) and Lydia Russell (21:47) finished 1-2-3.
The Phoenix competed at the Paul Short Invitational Sept. 29, and the FCS boys participated in the HS White 5K Race and the girls in the the HS Brown 5K Race. The FCS girls, who placed 23rd of 39 teams, were led by Micah Trusty (19:00), who finished eighth, and followed by Rebecca Wusinich (19:03) in ninth. The FCS boys, who placed 29th of 41 teams, were led by Alex Veith (17:51) and Ethan Cohen (18:34).
Haverford School lost to Episcopal Academy, 24-31, Tuesday, despite a second-place finish by A.J. Sanford (18:12).
Shipley (girls) defeated Abington Friends, 20-42, Tuesday, as Alyssa Chandler and Sonya Joseph finished second and third. For the Shipley boys, who lost 20-42 to AFS, sophomore Zach Freels took home his first individual win of the season with a time of 20:30.

Water polo
Episcopal Academy (girls) defeated Lawrenceille, 18-10, Sept. 26. EA leaders included Jovana Sekulic (nine goals, 15 steals), Margot LeRoux (three goals, three assists, two steals) and Katie Brian (15 saves).



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