Sienna Golden scored with 4 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in overtime Friday, lifting Archbishop Carroll to a 2-1 field hockey victory over Merion Mercy at Carroll.
The extra-effort victory boosted Carroll’s record to 9-4. The Patriots have won all five of their Catholic League games.
Merion Mercy forced overtime when Kerry McCormick scored off a corner at 8:03 of the fourth quarter. That negated the earlier goal by Carroll’s Bridget Grazel and set up a tense overtime session.
Starring in the near-hero role for Merion Mercy was goalie Molly Mangano, who registered 15 saves, many described as “spectacular.”
Ari Hall had three saves for Carroll, which has another nonleague test Wednesday against Notre Dame.
Academy of Notre Dame 5, Penn Charter 3 >> Saylor Milone scored three goals to boost ND to the victory.
Aly Maguire had a goal and assist as the Irish moved to 2-0 in the Inter-Ac and 6-2 overall.
Lansdale Catholic 3, Sacred Heart 2 >> Keira Horgan and Helen Frank scored for SHA. Unfortunately, LC’s goal scorer in overtime was not noted.
Reigning Daily Times Player of the Year Maddie Wood continued another fine season with 38 assists and four aces Friday, helping to boost Garnet Valley to a 3-0 victory over Lower Merion.
Sarah Wood excelled, too, smacking 15 kills as the Jaguars hung in for a 25-23, 25-14 and 25-17 trio of winning games against the stubborn Aces. Klaira Zakarian added nine kills and Abby Houpt had two aces and played superb defense.
Nonetheless, the Jags won their sixth straight Central League match against no losses, moving to 11-1 overall.
Strath Haven 3, Kennett 0 >> Gigi Fiordimondo went on a run in the third set, winning the last six points, five of them being aces, as the Panthers won the nonleague match by scores of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-14.
Sophomore Lauren McGinn turned in six kills and three aces. while junior Jillian Surkis had five kills and senior Amelia Andrews-Sullivan totaled six kills and three blocks.
Lawrenceville 3, Agnes Irwin 1 >> Senior Anahla Thomas chalked up 12 kills and three aces and sophomore Grace Getz had nine kills, but AIS bowed to the New Jersey team by scores of 19-25, 19-25, 25-23 and 20-25.
Ella Zwilling led AIS with five aces and 39 digs and Sydney Chen had five kills and four aces.
Kamora Helton, Avery Morris and Carter Yearley all won in straight sets in singles as Episcopal Academy blanked Notre Dame, 7-0.
Doubles winners were Maggie Dugery and Izzy Rozes, Maggie Lo and Liz Boruff, Riya Mukherjee and Michelle Jiang and Shelby Pasternack and Velina Feuzeu.
Episcopal Academy 2, Germantown Academy 1 >> Dylan Vengoechea scored both goals for the Churchmen, on assists by David Knox and Eddie Jones, respectively.
GA’s goal was scored by Jake Kaffrisen, but EA’s Akira Heath stopped five shots on goal.
Delco Christian 9, MaST Charter 0 > Nick Vavala scored twice and assisted on a pair of other goals for the Knights. Also joining in were Cortez Cardone (goal, assist), Matthew Levis (goal, assist), Judah Cooper (goal, assist) and Cody Dill (ditto).
Blake Tanis tended goal in the shutout, as DCCS improved to 8-1.
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