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Main Line field hockey wrap-up: Merion Mercy shuts out Sacred Heart

The Merion Mercy Academy field hockey team defeated Sacred Heart, 6-0, Tuesday, getting goals from Caroline Steller, Kolbe Keating, Jamie Natale, Kelsey Farkas, Allie Scannapieco and Margo Carlin. Natale, Scannapieco and Carlin dished out assists.

The Golden Bears defeated Gwynedd, 3-0, Oct. 6. Goals were scored by Allie Scannapieco, Kolbe Keating and Kelsey Farkas. Jamie Natale had two assists.

Merion Mercy head coach Margaretha Ehret said, “After working a great amount on passing combinations and cutting in practice the day before, it was good to see Merion execute on this. In turn, we had a lot of beautiful attacking plays and scoring opportunities.  It was a good team effort.”

In other Main Line high school field hockey action:

Academy of Notre Dame defeated Lawrenceville Prep, 4-2, Oct. 7. The Irish were led by Lauren Curran (one goal), Quinn Maguire (one goal, one assist), Tina D’Anjolell (one goal, one assist), Mia Leonhardt (one assist), Mary Kate Neff (one goal) and goalies Katie Liebeskind and Meghan O’Meara, who combined for five saves for the Irish (9-2-1).

Archbishop Carroll defeated Archbishop Wood, 4-0, Oct. 5, getting goals from Sam Swart, Hannah Bateman, Meg Foster and Jess Hewitt.

Baldwin School lost to Georgetown Academy, 1-0, Oct. 6. Stadnouts for the Polar Bears were the only sophomore on the team, Cici Zhengyin, and senior captain Courtney Loomis.

Polar Bear head coach Karen Lancaster said, “A lot of players on the Polar Bears continue to try out new positions and have discovered that stepping out of their comfort zone not only expands their own game, but benefits the team as a whole. Baldwin definitely grew together on the field this afternoon; and individually each player did their job on offense and defense, making stellar plays such as utilizing back passing, and found success with being more aggressive in the circle.”

Conestoga (12-1, 7-0) defeated Penncrest, 8-0, Tuesday. Goals were scored by Meredith Ross (two), Charlotte de Vries (two), Stephanie Hamilton, Carly Ackerman (two) and Emma McGillis.

The Pioneers suffered their first loss of the season Oct. 8, a 3-2 defeat against Unionville. Conestoga scored first with a combo off a long hit, as Madison Rogalski passed to Emma McGillis, who shot to the far side where a waiting Meredith Ross tipped it in.  Trailing 2-1 five minutes into the second half, Conestoga tied it up on a pass out of the Stoga zone by Sophie Grove to Char de Vries, who took it into the circle and blasted one by the Unionville goalie.  Unionville regained the lead with under 13 minutes left and held it the rest of the way.

Two days earlier, Conestoga defeated Garnet Valley, 8-0, led by four goals from Charlotte de Vries. Other Conestoga goals were scored by Emma McGillis, Carly Ackerman, Meredith Ross and Julia Weiss.  Assists were by Kendall McGee, Stephanie Hamilton and Meredith Ross.

Episcopal Academy defeated host Tower Hill, 7-4, Oct. 6. For EA, Jenna Lotsis scored three goals, Lexi Fischer tallied two goals and Maddie Rehak and Corinne Zanolli each scored one goal. Corinne Zanolli also had four assists, and EA goalies Caroline Kelly and Bridget Boyle combined for 10 saves.

EA head coach Gina Buggy said, “The fast field was a delight. We had good passing combinations. We took advantage of our scoring opportunities.”


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