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Main Line wrap-up: Conestoga’s Ananya Krishnan wins Central League singles title

Conestoga’s Ananya Krishnan won the Central League tennis tournament singles title Sept. 21 in an all-Pioneers’ championship final, defeating teammate Leena Kwak in the final by default. In the semifinals, Krishnan defeated Harriton’s Shaina Ginsberg, 6-0, 6-2; and Kwak defeated Strath Haven’s Lily Steinke, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Ginsberg won the third-place match, defeating Steinke, 6-1, 6-2.
In other Main Line high school sports action:

Field hockey
Academy of Notre Dame (6-2) lost to New Trier, 3-2, in overtime Sept. 21. Vivi Trumpbour and Riley Gillian scored goals for the Irish and ND goalie Paige Kieft recorded six saves.
The Irish defeated Merion Mercy, 3-1, Sept. 18. Vivi Trumpbour scored twice, and Mia Leonhardt tallied one goal and one assist. ND goalie Page Kieft recorded seven saves.
Archbishop Carroll defeated Little Flower, 7-0, Sept. 20. Julia Kingsbury had a hat trick, and Karli Dougherty scored twice. Goalie Grace Dimascio was the recipient of a strong defense led by Carly Bateman, Emma Suter, and Abby Brogan, and as a result only needed to make only one save.
The Patriots (3-5, 3-1) lost to Villa Maria Academy, 3-1, Monday. Julia Kingsbury scored Carroll’s goal, and Grace Demascio had five saves.
Conestoga (8-1, 4-1) defeated Haverford, 4-1, Sept. 19. Kate Galica scored two goals and Annie Hirshman and Carly Hynd each tallied one goal and one assist.
Episcopal Academy (7-1) defeated Bonner Prendergast, 9-0, Monday. Kathleen Anderson had a hat trick, and other scorers were Kelly Smith, Laura Null, Jackie Miller, Macy Szukics, Ashley Sessa and Louisa Baxter.
The Churchwomen defeated Cape Henry Collgiate (Va.), 1-0, Sept. 21. Mia Garber scored the game’s lone goal, with an assist from Macy Szukics. EA goalie Gianna Cilluffo had two saves.
One day earlier, EA defeated Assumption (Ky.), 3-1, Sept. 20. Sofia Acosta had a goal and an assist, and Kathleen Anderson and Ashley Sessa also tallied goals for EA. Goalie Gianna Cilluffo recorded four saves.
Haverford High (3-4, 2-2) defeated Penncrest, 8-0, Sept. 17. Senior Mia Ciancio, junior Mary Kate Ardizzi and senior Erin Kline each scored two goals.
Merion Mercy Academy defeated St. Basil’s 11-0, Sept. 20. Golden Bear standouts included Alyssa Oreskovich, Brynn Donnelly and Grace Lopresti, as the goal scoring was spread among a number of players.
The Golden Bears defeated Villa Joe, 9-1, Sept. 18, getting six goals from Emily Hauck, and two gaols from Tori Natale.
Radnor (8-0, 5-0) defeated Downingtown West, 2-1, in overtime Sept. 21. With one minute left in the first half, Radnor’s Brigid Lowry scored on a corner to put the Raiders up 1-0. Five minutes into overtime, Lowry scored with a strong shot at the top of the circle. Defenders Olivia DeCain, Hope Delaney and Madison Milhous had standout games, as well as midfielders Barbara Civitella, Brigid Lowry, Gen Mehra and Riley Mazzalupi.
Two days earlier, Radnor defeated Strath Haven, 4-1. Barbara Civitella scored two goials and dished out an assist, and Margaret Mooney and Hope Delaney each tallied one goal.
The Raiders defeated Harriton 7-0 Sept. 17, the Raiders’ fifth shutout of the season. Barbara Civitella led the scoring with a hat trick. Brigid Lowry had two goals and one assist. Rounding out the scoring was Margaret Mooney and Geneveive Mehra with a goal apiece. Strong defense by Olivia DeCain, Hope Delaney and Madison Milhous kept Harriton to only four shots on goalie Rory Harper.
Sacred Heart Academy defeated Academy Park, 8-0, Monday. Mary Lauren Franz and Zoe Bounds each tallied a hat trick, and Hailey Silvi scored twice.
Four days earlier, Sacred Heart lost to Mount St. Joseph’s, 4-1. Mary Lauren Franz scored the Lions’ goal, with an assist from Plum Riga. Goalie Abby Braun recorded nine saves.
Shipley defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 3-0, Sept. 17. With seven minutes left in the first half, senior defender Kirsten Zuccarini sent an outlet pass to Peyton Turner, who passed it up to Yemi Hart Carmichael, who took it to the baseline, passed it to stroke, and Katie Eads finished the ball in the back of the net. With 40 seconds left before halftime, Hart Carmichael notched the second goal in the game after a scrum in the circle. With 19 minutes left, on a corner, freshman Aisling Smith inserted it to senior captain Carolina Riley, who crossed it to senior captain Gianna McDougall for a deflection into goal.

Girls’ tennis
Academy of Notre Dame lost to Penn Charter, 4-3, Sept. 17. The Irish (2-4) got a straight-set win at third singles by CeCe Quirk and won both second doubles (Clare Rivers and Kelly McGlinn) and third doubles (Ginna DeCarlo and Maggie Beck).
Agnes Irwin lost to Episcopal Academy, 6-1 Sept. 20. The Owls won at second doubles, with Cate Costin and Rachel Meng.
Baldwin School (6-2, 2-1) edged Agnes Irwin, 4-3, Sept. 21. With the score tied 3-3 the fourth doubles team of Zoe Leibovitz and Grace Sheehan
prevailed 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. They trailed 2-4 in the final set before winning four straight games to clinch the win. Izzy Antanavicius won 6-1, 6-3 at first singles; Torrie Smith won 6-0, 6-0 at second singles and Presley Daggett won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles.
The Polar Bears defeated Germantown Academy, 5-2, Sept. 17. Izzy Antanavicius won 6-4, 6-1 at first singles, Torrie Smith won 7-5, 6-3 at second singles and Presley Daggett won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. Armina Emami and Mimi Salgado won 2-6, 6-4, 10-8 at third doubles to clinch the match and Zoe Leibovitz and Grace Sheehan won 6-3, 6-2 at fourth doubles.
Barrack Hebrew Academy defeated Kimberton Waldorf, 5-0, Monday. Shira Stein won at first singles 6-0 and Janie Hershman was victorious at second singles 6-0.
One day earlier, the Cougars defeated Kohelet Yeshiva, 5-0. Singles winners were Shira Stein (first singles), Janie Hershman (second singles) and Ruby Benjamin (third singles).
Episcopal Academy (7-2, 2-0) defeated Agnes Irwin, 6-1, Sept. 20. Ashley Kennedy (first singles), Maddy Mitchell (third singles), Natalie Johnston/Madison Hanssens (third doubles) and Maggie Mo/Maggie Dugery (fourth doubles) all won in straight sets. Stefania Calastri (second singles) and the first doubles team of Cara Harty/Eliza Aldridge also were victorious for EA.
“This was an awesome match,” said EA head coach Whit Powell. “Agnes Irwin is talented, deep and athletic.”
Radnor defeated Upper Darby, 7-0, Monday, winning all seven matches in straight sets and losing a total of only one game. Singles winners were Kanon Ciarrocchi (first singles), Bridget Dougherty (second singles) and Lucy Hederick (third singles).

Academy of Notre Dame defeated Abington Friends, 5-0, Sept. 17. Natalie Maya scored the first two goals, and Kayla Young, Rylee Kinka and Izzy Casale each tallied one goal.
Agnes Irwin defeated Abington Friends, 5-0, Sept. 18. Alyssa Hardin scored two goals, while Avery McMullin and Emma Twittmyer each scored once. Eve Frankel dished out two assists.
Barrack Hebrew Academy (boys) defeated Kohelet, 3-0, Sept. 22. Abe Wachs scored two goals, Billy Cohen tallied a goal and an assist, and goalie Hayden Ufberg recorded six saves.
Episcopal Academy (boys) lost to Hill School, 3-0, Sept. 20. EA goalies Trevor Manion and Alex Geczy combined for five saves.
The Episcopal Academy girls team lost to Penn Charter, 4-3, Sept. 20. Lauren Cunningham scored twice for EA, and Bella Piscelli tallied one goal and one assist. Allie Bush recorded eight saves, and teamate Maya Naimoli chipped in with two more.
The Churchwomen defeated Germantown Academy, 3-1, Sept. 17. Maya Naimoli scored two goals, Bella Piselli tallied one, and Ali McHugh and Lauren Cunningham each dished out an assist.

Girls’ volleyball
Academy of Notre Dame (4-2, 1-0) earned a 3-0 win against Agnes Irwin Sept. 19, posting scores of 25-19, 25-12, 25-19. Riley Shaak’s all around play resulted in 22 kills and 17 digs while Ciera Hibbs and Grace Clark contributed 18 kills. Christine Covello and Maddie Donaphon served up 11 aces.
Baldwin School captured the Academy of the New Church Invitational Tournament title Sept. 21 for the third straight year. today. Baldwin stayed in the winners bracket the entire day in the double elimination format, defeating host Academy of the New Church, 17-25, 25-20, and 15-10 to win the championship. Leading Baldwin were Hanna Maier (15 kills, seven digs), Joelle Pearlstein (12 kills, five aces, two blocks), Ryan Shelton (eight kills, three blocks), Olivia Stratton (33 assists), Talia Viroslav (eight digs) and Elise Kait (eight kills, 16 digs).
The Polar Bears lost to Academy of the New Church, 3-1, Sept. 17, posting scores of 19-25, 16-25, 25-20, and 23-25. The Polar Bears were led by Sydney Zilch (17 assists, one ace), Tessa Pearlstein (14 kills, two blocks, one ace), Elise Kait (20 digs), Ryan Shelton (six kills, two blocks), Joelle Pearlstein (four kills), Hanna Maier (three aces, three kills, six digs) and Talia Viroslav (three aces, four digs).
Lower Merion defeated Marple Newtown, 3-0, Monday, posting scores of 25-19, 25-20, 25-21. The Aces were led by Adi David who had 13 assists, nine digs, and four aces. Sophie Shin had six kills on only 12 attempts and posted a solo block, as well.
The Aces came back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat Penncrest, 3-2, Sept. 18, posting scores of 23-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-13. Laila Newborn saved the day with 12 block kills (a new school record). Abiah Lane posted a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs. Meanwhile, Talia Bierschwale, Caroline Burchette, and Sara Beqiraj had phenomenal defense with 25, 22, and 20 digs, respectively.
Radnor lost to Harriton, 3-1, Monday, posting scores of 13-25, 27-25, 19-25, 22-25. In the second set, the Raiders got the last two points on consecutive aces by co-captain Josie Darrach. The offense was led by Darrach (eight kills) and Lucy Criscuolo (seven kills) fed by setter Helen Hu with 10 assists.
The Raiders lost to Archbishop Carroll, 3-0, Sept. 20, posting scores of 10-25, 14-25, 9-25. Sam Worontzoff (five kills), Josie Darrach (three kills) and Helen Hu (six assists) led the offense for the visiting Raiders.

Cross country
Agnes Irwin finished 10th out of 16 schools at the George School Invitational Sept. 21. Top finishers for the Owls were senior Caroline Shannon (48th place, 22:29.03) and junior Shreya Kalra (49th, 22:29.32).
The Owls defeated Baldwin School, 20-43, Sept. 18. For the Owls, Craoline Shannon placed second, Shreya Kalra third, Loretta Bigelow fourth, Chelsea Chen fifth and Ella Brown sixth.
Friends’ Central runner Lydia Russell remains undefeated as she won the George School Invitational Sept. 21 in a personal record time of 17:19.06. Micah Trusty finished sixth (19:27.74), Rebecca Wusinich was 10th (19:57.85), Miracle Price was 11th (20:00.6) and Natalie Neuhaus 12th in 20:07.32 (also a PR time) to earn the team title with 40 points over Germantown Academy, who had 77. On the boys’ side Diego Spielman-Rodriguez finished third with a time of 16:29.1, a 33-second personal record.
Russell’s time earned her a US Milesplit first team standard, while Micah Trusty and Diego Spielman-Rodriguez times each garnered a US Milesplit second team standard.
Radnor (boys) defeated Garnet Valley (21-37) and Ridley (15-50) in a tri-meet Sept. 18. Seniors Frank Brown and Owen Leonard led the Raiders, placing second and fourth overall. Jack Halberstad, Jimmy Kurtz, and Josh Goldberg rounded out the scoring for Radnor.
The Raider girls defeated Ridley (22-39) and lost to Garnet Valley (18-44) Sept. 18. Freshman Naomi Gross finished third in the race. Fellow freshmen Amelia Dole and Samantha Rosin joined seniors Abigail and Caitlin Higgins in scoring for Radnor.
Sacred Heart Academy had a couple of solid finishes in a tri-meet against Gwynedd Mercy and St. Basil’s Sept. 18. Lion senior Kayleigh Doyle finished fifth with a time of 22:27 and senior Chiara O’Keefe placed sixth with a time of 23:26.

Water polo
Episcopal Academy (girls) defeated Hill School, 11-5, Sept. 20. Katie Brian had another strong game in goal, saving 19 shots. Jovana Sekulic scored six goals on six shots attempted.
Two days earlier, EA secured an 11-10 overtime victory over Lawrenceville. Katie Brian anchored the team defensively, saving 25 of 41 shots. Gracie Sheehan had four goals and two assists. Mekhi Wilson was 3-for-3 on goals, and Jovana Sekulic drew six ejections.
Haverford School (12-0) defeated Cumerland Valley, 12-11, Sept. 21 at North penn High School. The Fords were led by senior goalie and co-captain Koby Degenhardt (six saves), Bram Schork (two goals, one steal), senior co-captain Dave Gobora (two goals, three steals), senior co-captain Ryan LaRocca (three goals, four assists, one drawn ejection, one block), Luka Sekulic (one goal, three assists, one steal) and senior co-captain Matej Sekulic (two goals, two assists, one steal, one drawn ejection).
The Fords also defeated Wilson, 16-10, Sept. 21. Haverford got eight saves from Koby Degenhardt, and big contributions from Dave Gobora (two goals, three assists, seven steals, one drawn ejection) and Matej Sekulic (six goals, four assists, one steal, three drawn ejections).
Malvern Prep (4-3) earned a 17-4 win against Friends’ Central Sept. 20. Ryan Cochran led the way with four goals and two assists, Eric Yablonski had three goals and Jake Caulfield scored two, while Brendan McLaughlin, Adam Utecht, Ben Kutufaris, Michael McMahon, Chris Krein, Sean Hughes, Brady Tierney and Gavin Kane each had a goal. The Friars made 15 steals as a team and got solid goaltending from Caulfield (12 saves) and Yablonski (five saves).

Conestoga defeated Haverford High, 186-227, Sept. 18. The Pioneers were led by Morgan Lofland (35), Drew Ridder (37), Michael Walz (38), Ben Lee (39) and Connor Loftus (39).
The Pioneers defeated Radnor, 186-193, Sept. 17 at St. David’s Golf Club. The Pioneers (7-2, 7-1) were led by Michael Walz (32), Morgan Lofland (35) and Ben Lee (37).
Harriton lost to Strath Haven, 195-199, Sept. 19 at Bluestone Country Club. The Rams were led by Andrew Wallace (37), David Fitzgerald (37), John Bradbeer (38), Zack Sandler (43) and Cyrus Parvizi (43).
The Rams defeated Garnet Valley, 192-223, Sept. 17 at Green Valley Country Club. The Rams were led by Andrew Wallace (34), David Fitzgerald (38), John Bradbeer (38) and Cyrus Parvizi (39).
Haverford School finished in first place at the GA Invitational Sept. 17 at Bluestone Country Club. The Fords were led by Tyler Zimmer (1-under-par 35, first place), Jake Maddaloni (36, second) and Alec Stern (38, tied for third).
Lower Merion defeated Upper Darby 209-297 and lost to Strath Haven, 193-209, in a tri-match Sept. 17. Low scorers for the Aces were freshman Sydney Yermish (36), Adam Chen (38) and Andrew Bonds (43).
Radnor (10-2, 7-2) lost to Conestoga, 186-193, at St. David’s Golf Club. The Raiders were led by Jack Hamilton (36), Tyler Tornoe (36) and James Quinn (39).



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