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Main Line weekly wrapup (Sept. 11): Conestoga setter reaches milestone

The Conestoga High School girls’ volleyball team defeated Harriton, 3-0, Sept. 7, as senior setter Sara Walheim passed 1,000 assists in her career, becoming only  the second setter in Conestoga volleyball history to reach this milestone.

In other Main Line high school sports action (these results were compiled from game summaries sent to

Boys’ soccer

Episcopal Academy (2-0-2) tied Germantown Friends, 1-1, Sept. 10, after two overtime periods. Eddie Jones scored for EA on a penalty kick, and goalie Akira Heath recorded two saves.

Three days earlier, EA defeated Friends’ Central, 3-0. Goals were scored by Jones (assisted by Jack Bonner), Balthazar Buccini (assisted by Bonner) and David Knox (assisted by Garrett Wahl). Heath recorded 3 saves. 

Haverford School defeated Lawrenceville, 2-1, Sept. 9 at the Hill School Jamboree. Goals by Andrew Kirwan and Joe Pariano propelled the Fords to their first win of the young season. 


Girls’ soccer

Agnes Irwin defeated host Lawrenceville, 2-1, in overtime Sept. 8 in its season opener. The Owls led 1-0 at halftime, thanks to a goal by Maya Johnson (assisted by Liz King). In overtime, eighth-grader Gabby Bongiorno scored the game-winner.

Episcopal Academy defeated Downingtown East, 2-1, Sept. 9. Maya Bright scored twice for EA, with assists from Chelsea Swei and Caitlin McCarthy.

Merion Mercy Academy lost to Baldwin, 3-1, Sept. 10. Cara Comey scored the Golden Bears lone goal.

Villa Maria Academy defeated Merion Mercy, 9-1, Sept. 8. The Hurricanes scorers were Kate Kemmerley  (3 goals, 3 assists), Kaelyn Wolfe (2 goals), Delaney Dobra, Paige Krynock, Maggie O’Rourke and Maggie Trainor. Villa goalies were Maddie Catania and Sophia Bratteson.

One day earlier, Villa Maria defeated Mount Saint Joseph, 4- 0. Kaelyn Wolfe  scored two goals, and Kate Kemmerly and Delaney Dobra tallied one goal each. The defense was led by goalie Maddie Catania and defenders Lauren Steltz and Mary Gabriele.


Field hockey

Academy of Notre Dame lost to Gwynedd Mercy, 4-3, Sept. 8. Saylor Milone scored all three goals for the Irish (1-2).

Agnes Irwin defeated Shipley, 8-0, Sept. 9. Blake Stefan, Catie Sharkey and Caroline Chisholm each scored two goals, and Natalya Russin and Tess Cosgrave each scored once. Goalie Sara Davis recorded four saves.

Episcopal Academy tied Wyoming Seminary, 2-2, Sept. 10. Charly Bruder and Alexis Ventresca each scored for EA, and goalie Ryann Newcomb recorded 13 saves.

Haverford High beat Penncrest, 3-0, Sept. 8 in its Central League opener at Cornog Stadium. A goal was scored in the first quarter by junior forward Erin Coyle, assisted by sophomore forward Lauren Cascarina.  Goals scored in the fourth quarter were by Cascarina and sophomore Shannon Dougherty, assisted by Coyle. Haverford junior goalie Dorothy Naab had 4 saves.



Girls’ volleyball

Academy of Notre Dame (2-2) defeated Archbishop Carroll 3-0 Sept. 9. Anchoring the Irish’s defense were Katia Hemphill and Carolyn Meehan with a combined 32 digs.  Offensively, Ali Czachor contributed 12 service aces while setting Megan Dougherty for 8 kills to go along with 5 blocks. 

Agnes Irwin lost to Radnor, 3-2, Sept. 9, posting scores of 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 22-25 and 13-15. For the Owls, senior Anahla Thompson had 13 kills and 24 digs; sophomore Grace Getz had 9 kills, 36 digs and 7 aces; and sophomore Priya Johnson had 33 assists and 5 blocks.

Baldwin School defeated Upper Darby, 3-0, Sept. 9, posting scores of 25-11, 32-30 and 25-14. The Polar Bears were led by Cynthia Huang (6 aces, 4 kills, 11 assists, 3 digs), Joelle Pearlstein  (2 aces, 8 kills, 4 digs) and Bella Gillis (9 kills, 2 digs).



Girls’ tennis

Friends’ Central defeated Academy of Notre Dame, 5-0, Sept. 9, winning all five matches in straight sets. Singles winners were Margot Groundwater, Savina Copas and Allison Whellan.

Radnor defeated Agnes Irwin, 4-3, Sept. 9, winning all three singles matches in straight sets. The singles winners were Leina Ciarrocchi (first), Mia Xie (second) and Grace Gordon (third).

One day earlier, Radnor defeated Upper Darby, 7-0, winning all seven matches by a 6-0, 6-0 score. The singles winners were Leina Ciarrocchi (first), Mia Xie (second) and Grace Gordon (third).


Cross country

Radnor made its mark at The Unionville 2 mile Bash Invitational Sept. 10.  Luke Bodden finished third in the junior boys two-mile race (10:02). Curtis Connor finished second in the freshman boys race. Zoe Margolies paced the girls, finishing eighth in the junior girls 2 mile (12:17.2). Emma Hyde was 16th in the sophomore girls race.


Water polo

Malvern Prep (2-3) split a pair of contests at the Battle of the Beltways at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. Sept. 10. The Friars defeated Mount St. Joseph’s (Md.), 10-9, and lost to McDonough (Md.), 15-5. Patrick Buysee (3 assists) and Jacob Nowoswiat (4 swim offs won) each scored 3 goals for the Friars in the win over Mt. St. Joe’s.  Ethan McNally had a goal, 3 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks and 2 kick outs drawn.  Louis DelFra, Patrick Owen Seamus Deviney and Max McGovern were the other goal scorers in the games. Carter Marks was stellar in goal in both games, stopping 24 shots.


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