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Main Line wrapup: Lower Merion girls soccer reaches new milestone

The Lower Merion High School girls soccer team wrapped up its regular season with a 16-2 record, which are the most victories for the program in the past 13 seasons. The Aces, who are the No. 4 in the PIAA District 1 4A playoffs, earned three 1-0 victories in the final week of the regular season, as Maya Masotti provided much of the offense and Audrey Brown had some of her best saves of the season in these games.
LM defeated a solid, determined Haverford squad, 1-0, Oct. 15. Elly Slensky, Teresa Cato, Abby Braslow, Emma Burke, and Lily Garton all had a big part in keeping the Fords off the board.
Two day later, the Aces earned a 1-0 overtime win against Agnes Irwin in very windy conditions. In the first oevertime, Grace Downey crossed the ball to a waiting Maya Masotti, who placed the ball in the back of the net. Aviva Kosto, Hannah Shalaby, and Laura Getsleman all contributed to the offensive chances the Aces had in this game.
On Oct. 19, in their final regular-season game, the Aces defeated Mount St. Josephs 1-0. Amanda Rosello, Grace Downey, Aviva Kosto, Alice Wall and Kate Jackson each provided high quality minutes and stepped up when called on due to injuries.
In other Main Line high school sports action through Oct. 21 (the high school wrapup is compiled from game results sent to badams@mainlinemedianews.com by the respective teams):

Soccer
Academy of Notre Dame defeated Agnes Irwin, 1-0, Oct. 15, on a goal by Izzy Casale assisted by Caeli Maher with 33 seconds left in the second half. The Irish defense was anchored by Allie Lynch, Mia Vattanzo, Grace Bleckley Audrey Cain and Hannah Jackson, along with a few key saves from goalie Megan Mackey.
Episcopal Academy (girls) defeated Penn Charter, 3-0, Oct. 18. Bella Piselli scored two first-half goals, and Kendal Elison added a goal and an assist. EA goalie Allie Bush recorded 11 saves.
The Churchwomen defeated Germantown Academy, 2-0, Oct. 16. Goals were scored by Lauren Cunningham (assisted by Ali McHugh) and Maya Naimoli (assisted by Madison Vetterlein). EA goalie Allie Bush recorded six saves.
The Episcopal Academy boys (4-6-4, 2-4) lost to Springside Chestnut Hill, 3-1, Oct. 18. Brendan DePillis scored EA’s lone goal, assisted by Jackson Tuna. Trevor Manion recorded four saves.
The Churchmen defeated Haverford School, 1-0, Oct. 15. Jackson Tuma scored the game-winning goal in the final minute, assisted by Josh Levinson. EA goalie Trevor Manion recorded six saves.
Haverford School defeated Penn Charter, 6-0, Oct. 18. Senior MJ Atkins had two headers for goals. Senior Luke Macaione, sophomore Asher Laackman, junior Zach Seaman and senior Charlier Sommer each had a goal. Senior Goalkeeper Will Boyes had three excellent saves to keep the shutout, his seventh of the season.

Field hockey
Academy of Notre Dame (13-3-1, 5-0-1) defeated Agnes Irwin, 2-1, Oct. 18. Mia Leonhardt and Riley Gillin scored goals for the Irish, and Abby D’Anjolell dished out two assists. ND goalie Page Kieft recorded seven saves.
The Irish defeated Conestoga, 2-1, in overtime Oct. 17. Meghan Mitchell tallied a goal, and Mia Leonhardt scored the game-winner on a well-executed corner with an assist from Mitchell. ND goalie Paige Kieft recorded three saves.
Two days earlier, the Irish defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 4-0. Vivi Trumpbour scored two goals, and Emily Graeff dished out two assists.
Agnes Irwin lost to Academy of Notre Dame, 2-1, Oct. 18. Hadley Evans scored the Owls’ lone goal, assisted by Ari Karalis. Goalie Jordan Healy recorded 10 saves.
Three days earlier, the Owls lost to Episcopal Academy, 5-0. Owl goalie Jordan Healy recorded 12 saves.
Archbishop Carroll (8-9, 8-1) defeated Archbishop Wood, 4-0, Monday. Carleigh Connors scored two goals, and Karli Dougherty and Lana Pergine talled one goal each. Carroll goalie Grace DiMascio recorded one save and the shutout.
The Patriots lost to Radnor, 4-1, Oct. 17. Carly Bateman scored a goal and Carroll goalie Grace DiMascio recorded seven saves.
Conestoga defeated Abington, 5-0, in the first round of the PIAA District 1 AAA playoffs Monday. Kate Galica scored a hat trick and Annie Hirshman and Chloe Ziegler added a goal each. The Pioneers’ defensive squad of Lauren D’Emilio, Amanda Foster, Sofia Ries, and Lily Wolfe held the Ghosts to zero shots in the contest. Katie Clemson recorded her 12th shutout of the year in net for Conestoga.
The Pioneers lost to Academy of Notre Dame, 2-1, in overtime Oct. 17. Pioneer freshman scored a goal, and Conestoga goalie Katie Clemson had four saves.
Two days earlier, the Pioneers defeated Springfield, 2-1, in overtime. Carly Hynd scored with less than a minute left in regulation and Chloe Ziegler netted the overtime game-winner. Amanda Foster’s long pass set up Ziegler’s game-winner, which was scored 90 seconds into the first overtime period.
Episcopal Academy (13-1-1, 5-0-1) defeated Germantown Academy, 4-3, in overtime Oct. 18. Ashley Sessa scored two goals, Kathleen Anderson tallied a goal and Kelly Smith scored the game-winning goal (on a penalty stroke) and dished out two assists.
The Churchwomen defeated Agnes Irwin, 5-0, Oct. 15. Kathleen Anderson and Macy Szukics each tallied two goals, and Kelly Smith dished out three assists. EA goalie Gianna Cilluffo recorded five saves.
Shipley lost to Westtown, 3-0, Oct. 18. Gator goalie Casey Goss notched 15 saves.
Two days earlier, the Gators defeated Friends’ Central, 4-0, getting two goals from freshman Aisling Smith. The Gators’ first goal was by Smith, who scored off of a crossed ball by senior captain Carolina Riley. Brooke Leibowitz made it 2-0 with a goal off a cross by freshman Katie Eads. Smith then notched her second goal off of a corner- she inserted the ball to Carolina Riley, who passed it to Peyton Turner, who one touched it back to Smith on the post for a well-executed corner. Gianna Sciole scored the final goal.

Girls’ tennis
Baldwin School (10-3, 5-1) finished its season with a 7-0 win against Penn Charter Monday, securing second place in the Inter-Ac for the Polar Bears. Torrie Smith and Presley Daggett won their singles matches in straight sets. The doubles teams of Hana Ahanger/Berlyn Squillaro, Sophia Tavangar/Sophia Ran, Armina Emami/Mimi Salgado and Zoe Lebowitz/Grace Sheehan won in straight sets.
The Polar Bears lost to Agnes Irwin 4-3 Oct. 19. Despite the absence of Izzy Antanavicius, Baldwin’s No. 1 singles player, Torrie Smith, Presley Daggett and Hana Ahanger won their singles matches in straight sets.
The Polar Bears earned a 5-2 win at Springside Chestnut Hill Oct. 15. Izzy Antanavicius, Torrie Smith and Presley Daggett won their singles matches in straight sets. Sophia Tavangar and Sophia Ran won 4-6, 6-0, 10-8 at second doubles while Armina Emami and Mimi Salgado won 6-2, 6-1 at third doubles to clinch the win.
Conestoga’s duo of Leena Kwak and Olovia Dodge advanced to the PIAA District 1 Class AAA doubles finals with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Unionville’s Saanvi Gargantuas and Faith IIgner. They will face the Radnor tandem of Kanon Ciarrocchi and Lucy Hederick in the championship final Oct. 23 at Legacy Youth and Tennis Education Center, after the Main Line Times & Suburban went to press.
Radnor’s double pair of Kanon Ciarrocchi and Lucy Hederick advanced to the PIAA District 1 Class AAA doubles finals with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win against Pennsbury’s Megan Walsh and Kyra Workman. After dropping the first set and trailing 5-4 in the second set, Ciarrocchi and Hederick dug down to win the next three games and the set 7-5 to force a deciding third set. In the third set, Ciarrocchi and Hederick got an important hold to take a 3-1 lead after the set opened with three consecutive breaks of serve. After Radnor held to take a 3-1 lead, the Raiders rolled to the 6-1 win and clinch a spot in the finals.
Shipley defeated Westtown, 4-1, Oct. 18. For the Gators, Tori Allen (first singles), Lilia Becker (second singles) and Audrey Fink (third singles) all won in straight sets.

Girls’ volleyball
Academy of Notre Dame (14-3, 7-1) defeated Villa Maria Academy, 3-1, Monday on its Senior Day by scores of 25-18, 25-22, 24-26 and 26-24. Senior co-captains led the way, with Riley Shaak scoring 13 kills and five aces while Maddie Donaphon collected 27 digs and four aces.
Notre Dame defeated host Springside Chestnut Hill, 3-0, Oct. 18, posting scores of 25-14, 26-24 and 25- 12. Marissa Bruno finished with 28 assists while Riley Shaak and Gracie Guerin served up 11 aces.
The Irish defeated Academy Park 3-0, Oct. 17, posting scores of 25-12, 25-21, 25-14. Keegan Bradley and Sara McDougall combined on offense with 13 kills while Brynn Pippet and Marissa Bruno served up nine aces.
Two days earlier, Notre Dame libero Maddie Donaphon, a Northeastern University commit, made her 1,000th dig as the Irish swept Baldwin School 3-0 by scores of 25-19; 25-20 and 25-18. Katie Herrington combined with Amelia Swan to score 11 kills to provide the offense.
Agnes Irwin lost to Lawrenceville School, 3-1, Oct. 17, posting scores of 25-12, 10-25, 21-25 and 16-25. The Owls’ biggest contributors were co-captain Colby Yoh (five blocks, three kills), Dayna Thomas (five digs, 17 assists) and Reaghan Pagano (three aces).
Two days earlier, the Owls lost a close match to Germantown Academy, 3-2, posting scores of 15-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-27, 16-14. The Owls were led by Gold Mehl (five kills, five aces) and senior captain Colby Yoh (five kills).
Baldwin School lost to Agnes Irwin, 3-0, Oct. 19, posting scores of 15-25, 20-25 and 23-25. Leading the Polar Bears were Olivia Stratton (20 assists), Anajah Brown (10 kills, six blocks), Ryan Shelton (five kills, two blocks), Joelle Pearlstein (five kills), Jada Williams (three kills), Hanna Maier (two aces, six digs) and Elise Kait (12 digs).
The Polar Bears defeated MsST Charter, 3-0, Oct. 16, posting scores of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-10. Leading the Polar Bears were Olivia Stratton (26 assists, three aces), Tessa Pearlstein (10 kills), Ryan Shelton (six kills), Anajah Brown (five kills), Joelle Pearlstein (four kills), Jada Williams (four kills), Elise Kait (eight digs) and Talia Viroslav (two aces).
One day earlier, the Polar Bears lost to Academy of Notre Dame, 3-0, posting scores of 19-25, 20-25 and 18-25. Leading the Polar Bears were Tessa Pearlstein (12 kills), Olivia Stratton (13 assists), Elise Kait (13 digs), Anajah Brown (five blocks) and Ryan Shelton (three aces).
Lower Merion defeated Radnor, 3-0, Oct. 16, posting scores of 25-10, 25-10, 25-21. Talia Bierschwale had 11 digs while Adi David and Sara Beqiraj had 10 assists apiece. Sophomore Laila Newborn added four blocks to break the all-time school record for blocks in a season (heading into the District 1 playoffs, she had 75 blocks).

Water polo
Episcopal Academy (girls) defeated Hill School, 9-7, Oct. 17. Contributors included Katie Brian (eight saves, five steals), Jovana Sekulic (two goals, two assists, eight steals, two kick outs drawn) and Alex Swanepole (two goals, one shot block, two steals).
Haverford School (21-1) defeated Penn Charter, 20-10, Oct. 17. The Fords were led by Ryan LaRocca (four goals), Matej Sekulic (three goals, two assists, three steals), Grayson Walker (three goals) and Jack Deppen (two goals, four assists).
Malvern Prep (10-10) defeated Friends’ Central, 16-9, Oct. 17. Chris Krein scored three goals, while Jack Cassidy, Eric Yablonski and Brendan McLaughlin each had a pair of goals to lead the Malvern offense.

Golf
Conestoga junior Morgan Lofland was tied for 10th after the first round of the PIAA Class AAA Boys Golf Championship, shooting a 4-over-par 75 Monday at the Heritage Hills Golf Club in York. The final round was played Tuesday, after this issue of Main Line Times & Suburban went to press. Final results are pubished at www.PAPrepLive.com and will be published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Main Line Times & Suburban.
Devon Prep junior Ryan McCabe was one stroke off the lead after the first round of the PIAA Class AA Boys Golf Championship, shooting a 2-over-par 73 Monday at the Heritage Hills Golf Club in York. The final round was played Tuesday, after this issue of Main Line Times & Suburban went to press. Final results are pubished at www.PAPrepLive.com and will be published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Main Line Times & Suburban.
Lower Merion freshman Sydney Yermish held the first-round lead in the PIAA Class AAA Girls Golf Championship, shooting an even par 72 Monday at the Heritage Hills Golf Club in York. The final round was played Tuesday, after this issue of Main Line Times & Suburban went to press. Final results are pubished at www.PAPrepLive.com and will be published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Main Line Times & Suburban.

Cross country
Agnes Irwin finished fifth at the Inter-Ac Girls Cross Country Championships Monday. The Owls were led by sophomore Sarah Toth (22nd) and senior Caroline Shannon (23rd).
Academy of Notre Dame placed second at the Inter-Ac Girls Cross Country Championships Monday. Theresa Trainer and Lindsey Smith finished third and fourth, respectively, The Irish were topped by first-place finisher Penn Charter, 41-47. Cara Stevenson (ninth) also was in the top 10 for ND.
Episcopal Academy earned its first Inter-Ac League boys cross country title since 2015 Monday. Owen Maier (third), Bradley French (sixth) and Connor Hanrahan (eighth) placed in the top 10 to lead Episcopal Academy. Charlie Kraftson (11th) and William Sargent (19th) rounded out the scoring for the Churchmen. Maier finished in 17:17.20 to help EA edge Germantown Academy, 47-49, for the team title. 
For the Episcopal Academy girls, Jilliana McEntee finished sixth and Alexandra Gobran was 10th. 
Haverford School was led at the Inter-Ac Boys Cross Country Championships by AJ Sanford (fifth), Lleyton Winslow (14th) and Ben Szathmary (15th).

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