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Delco Roundup: Radnor’s Ciarrocchi repeats as Central League singles champion

Radnor’s Leina Ciarrocchi captured her second consecutive Central League girls tennis singles championship Saturday.

The junior bested teammate Mia Xie in a hard-fought final, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5).

Jennifer He of Conestoga defeated Strath Haven’s Sophia Anderson in the third-place match.

Boys Cross Country

Marple Newtown’s Ricky Lee and Matt DeAngelo swept the top two places at the Penncrest Invitational. Lee won in 16:40.20 while DeAngelo was second in 17:02.40.

Ridley had three top 10 finishers in Nick Gdowik (third), Joey Lanci (sixth), Jackson Kane (eighth) and Colin Walls (10th). Gavin Mogck placed fourth, Rory McAfee fifth and Jason Kesling ninth for the host Lions.

Archbishop Carroll’s Glavin had the best time and finish of any Delco runner in the PIAA Foundation meet in Hershey. Glavin, a senior, was 16th in the Class 2A race with a time of 17:06.

In the Class 3A race, Garnet Valley’s Michael Colavito made a surge in the second half to finish in 30th place. Colavito was in 47th place at the midway mark but came on strong to finish in 17:31.

Girls Cross Country

Penncrest’s Hannah Puckett edged teammate Evanthia Greco to win the Penncrest Invitational. Puckett covered the 5,000-meter course in 21:10.70. Greco finished in 21.19.90. Gwen Chorney was fifth for the host Lions.

Marple Newtown had five runners finish in the top 10. Allie Pavone was third, Madilyn Impriano fourth, Marissa Mounce sixth, Elizabeth Getz seventh and Cheyanne McCarthy ninth. Ava Ezzie and Allison O’Brien placed eighth and 10th, respectively, to lead Bonner & Prendergast.

Upper Darby’s Loralei Golembiewski and Gabriella Fraline finished in the top 10 in the Class A race at the Six Flags Invitational. Golembiewski placed fifth in 19:02 while Fralin was eighth in 19:15.

Garnet Valley’s Avery Lustgarten and Strath Haven’s Hannah Prokup and Chloe Browne were the top Delco finishers in the girls Class 3A race at the PIAA Foundation meet.

Lustgarten, a freshman, placed 30th in the field of 243 with a time of 20:24. Prokup and Browne, both juniors, were 32nd and 44th, respectively. Prokup finished in 20:25 while Browne crossed the finish line in 20:45 to lead the Panthers to 16th in the team competition. Garnet Valley placed 24th as a team.

Boys Soccer

Donnie Maieron was in his element Saturday, scoring both goals in Sun Valley’s 2-0 decision over Springfield.

Bobo Chambers dished out two assists and goalie Seamus McGroary notched his second shutout of the season for the Vanguards (3-6-1). The back line of Kaiden Robinson, Justin Hickman, John Nolek and Jake Adams played well.

Delco Christian 3, Marple Newtown 0 >> The Knights tallied all three goals in the second half. Matthew Levin had two and Griffin Schmitt added one. Goalkeeper Blake Tanis stopped two shots.

Episcopal Academy 1, Radnor 0 >> Eddie Jones scored off an assist by Balthazar Buccini. Akira Heath had six saves in net for the Churchmen.


Annie Corcoran piked up 25 assists, nine digs and four kills as Sacred Heart downed Lansdale Catholic, 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-14).
Elizabeth Cuskey had 10 kills and three aces, while Emily McKenna chipped in with 11 kills and 10 digs for the Lions.

Field Hockey

Sacred Heart’s Emma Donney, Ebby Kicera and Brooke Talone each scored a goal as the Lions celebrated alumni day with a 3-1 win over Interboro.

MJ Donahue had an all-around nice game for Sacred. Goalkeeper Sydney Natt finished with eight saves.

Alexa McDevitt had the goal for the Bucs.

Episcopal Academy 1, Frank W. Cox (Va.) 0 >> Bella Notaro scored in overtime and goalie Isabel Andrews had four saves for the Churchwomen.

Germantown Academy 2, Agnes Irwin 1 >> Caroline Chisholm accounted for the only Agnes Irwin goal. Sarah Davis had 11 saves in the cage.

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