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Delco Roundup: Carroll’s Catholic League girls lacrosse title count hits 21

Archbishop Carroll's Chloe Bleckley, right, carries the ball against Springfield in the first half Thursday. The Patriots won, 13-9, to finish the regular season undefeated. (Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group).

The Archbishop Carroll girls lacrosse team captured its 21st straight Philadelphia Catholic League championship Friday.

The Patriots rolled to a 17-7 victory over Cardinal O’Hara, extending the team’s league winning streak to 262 games.

Kiley Mottice (two assists) and Chloe Bleckley led the way with five goals apiece. Ava Bleckley chipped in with four goals and a pair of assists for the Patriots, who held an 11-4 lead at halftime.

Bridget Robinson finished with seven saves in the cage, while Machaela Henry added a goal and five eight draw controls.

Claire Natoli, Ellie Miller and Maddie Sharkey each netted two goals for O’Hara.

Softball

Episcopal Academy rallied to score five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on to defeat Baldwin School, 10-6, to clinch the Inter-Ac League championship Thursday.

Karen Xiao was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for the Churchwomen, who had trailed 6-5 in the sixth. Hanna Legaspi was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Maddie Masiko added a single, double and two ribbies.

Baseball

Colby McNeely pitched six shutout innings with seven strikeouts to lead The Haverford School to a 5-0 victory over Mercersburg in the first round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament.

Cole Donnelly blasted a solo home run and Ian White had a two-run double for the Fords (14-10), who will play Inter-Ac rival Episcopal Academy in the quarterfinal round Tuesday.

Boys Lacrosse

Malvern Prep’s AJ Nikolic scored the winning goal in overtime, lifting the Friars to an 11-10 victory over The Haverford School for the Inter-Ac League championship.

The Fords had trailed 10-6 in the fourth quarter before they reeled off four consecutive goals to force OT. Avi Mehl netted the equalizer with less than three minutes to play.

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