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DLN WEEKEND ROUNDUP (Oct. 9-11): Downingtown East’s Litvan wins Ches-Mont National singles title

Downingtown East’s Danielle Litvan won the Ches-Mont League National Division girls tennis singles championship on Saturday, beating West Chester Henderson’s Ella Tunnell, 6-1, 6-4. Litvan did not drop a set en route to the title, topping West Chester East’s Mary Cate Coyle, Henderson’s Nancy McSwain, and Downingtown West’s Alyssa Dehart to reach the final.

Tunnell beat Downingtown West’s Siya Seghal and Avon Grove’s Abby Condliffe to reach the semifinals. Once there, she battled to a big win over No. 1 seed Sophia Koons of Downingtown West, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-1, to reach the final.

Boys Soccer

Unionville 4, West Chester Rustin 1 >> Hayden Quillman scored twice and Kyle Ketterer also found the net on Saturday for Unionville’s Ches-Mont League opening day win. The other Unionville goal was an own-goal, off a strike by Unionville’s Zack Jackson. Ketterer had an assist for Unionville, along with Liam Martin and Jack Regenye. Richard Park scored the lone Rustin goal on an assist from Tommy Donnelly.

Great Valley 2, Kennett 1 >> Ethan Williams scored twice for the Patriots in the opening day win. Sean Lock, Karl Brandt, Freddie Marcks and Bryan Zhou locked down the backline for Great Valley in the win, in front of goalie Quintin Wrabley.

Field Hockey

West Chester East 3, Downingtown East 1 >> Freshman Lydia Bechtel scored two goals while sophomore Keely McClay scored one in the Vikings’ opening day win over the Cougars. Anna Capelli led the team with two assists, and anchored the midfield with Anna Capelli, Kathryn Palmer and Ava Carnevale.

Oxford 7, Sun Valley 0 >> Chloe Campbell scored twice, while Amie Malone, Amanda Holz, Kaylee Johnson, Mackenzie Clark and Makayla Brooks also found the net. Holz had two assists and Kate Lilly and Abby Johnson helped goalie Kirsten Brennan get the shutout.

West Chester Henderson 2, Avon Grove 1 (OT) >> Kristina Cobb scored on an assist from Lauren Fulling in overtime to help the Warriors pick up the opening day Ches-Mont win. Gianna Cugino scored the goal in regulation for Henderson, off an assist from Lauren Franco.

Kennett 4, Great Valley 1 >> Emma Schwarz scored two goals and asissted on the other two as the Blue Demons won their opener. Greta Burns and Vivian Chiomento scored the other goals for Kennett, and goalie Maddie Sears stopped 12 shots for the win.

Girls Soccer

Great Valley 8, Kennett 1 >> Maggie Peterson had a hat trick in the Patriots’ runaway opening day win over Kennett. Rose Bleahen, Kelly Sullivan, Taia DiPrinzio, Gillian Yonce and Julia Boyce also scored for the Patriots, while Peterson and Sullivan added assists.

Sun Valley 3, Oxford 2 (OT) >> Olivia Voss scored both goals for the Hornets in their Ches-Mont League opener, thanks to assists from Taylor Alleman and Hailie Scott.

Girls Volleyball

Downingtown East 3, West Chester East 0 >> Senior Kate Ciesielka had 38 assists, an ace and four digs in the 25-14, 25-16, 25-18 win on the opening night of Ches-Mont action. Senior Rachel Wertz had 16 kills and hit .437 for the night with three aces and seven digs, while senior Anna Ramirez had five aces, four kills and 15 digs. Junior Ava Hogarth had two aces, 22 kills, nine digs and two blocks.

Sun Valley 3, Oxford 1 >> Senior Emily Griffin had eight kills and efllow senior Arianna Santos had four blocks in the Ches-Mont League opener for the Hornets.

Downingtown West 3, Coatesville 0 >> Maddie Weller had 10 kills, two aces and six digs and Caelan O’Conner had three kills, a block, an ace and four digs in the Whippets’ 25-12, 25-14, 25-9 win on opening day. Lea Filidore had 12 digs and five aces and Maureen Hammond had three kills, two aces and nine digs. Lilly Kendall had 13 assists and an ace and junior Grace Poluch had four kills and a block.

Unionville 3, West Chester Rustin 0 >> Sophie Brenner had 18 kills, Maddie Lowe had 13 kills and three aces and Ashlyn Wiswall had 33 assists in the 25-16, 25-19, 25-20 sweep on opening night.

West Chester Henderson 3, Avon Grove 0 >> Marin Hangliter had eight kills and Maggie Layman added 18 digs in the 25-23, 25-22, 25-15 win for the Warriors.

Boys Cross Country

Great Valley gets two wins in tri-meet >> Great Valley’s Michael Search and Matthew Dietrick finished first and second with times of 16:30 and 17:02, respectively, as the Patriots beat West Chester East and Downingtown East. Great Valley beat West Chester East, 15-50, and edged Downingtown East, 26-29. Downingtown East topped West Chester East, 15-50. Three Downingtown East runners were the next across the line: Jacob Lawson (17:05), James Smith (17:07) and Collin Hickey (17:13). West Chester East’s top finisher was Conor Quinn in 16th (18:25).

Girls Cross Country

Great Valley sweeps tight tri-meet >> West Chester East’s Sonia Piombino was the top finisher with a time of 18:39, followed by Downingtown East’s Madison Brown (19:48) and Michaela Schiele (20:14). But it was Great Valley that picked up two team wins, beating West Chester East, 26-29, and Downingtown East, 25-30. Downingtown East edged West Chester East, 26-29. Four Great Valley runners were in the top 10: Molly Foltz was fourth (20:57), Kate Bevec was fifth (21:24), Emily Matthews was seventh (21:33) and Julia Hoffritz was eighth (21:48).



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