Dinner at the Aquilino household went down a little easier for daughter Alisha last night.
That's because Alisha was in goal for Abington in a 17-6 nonleague lacrosse win at Archbishop Wood.
Her dad, Chris Aquilino, is the head coach of the Vikings, who were never really in the game after a 9-3 halftime.
Alisha Aquilino, a junior, was outstanding in goal for most of the afternoon, while Mary Kate Lomady handled the offensive end of things for the Ghosts (12-2). Lomady scored six goals and had three assists, showing no signs of missing the last two weeks of April with a sprained knee (medial collateral ligament). Lomady is signed to play at James Madison University.
Other than a disastrous late March weekend in the shadow of the Art Museum,
has become a more than respectable team this season.
The Panthers, who lost by scores of 22-0 (to John W. Hallahan), 22-1 (Bishop McDevitt), 14-2 (Germantown Academy) and 19-0 (Archbishop Carroll) at the Hallahan Tournament, have been feasting on Public League pitching the last two weeks.
Yesterday, they won their sixth straight game by beating visiting Simon Gratz, 16-0, as Darshell Jordan pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out seven, and Christina Clements went 2 for 3 with three walks and four RBIs.
Suburban One American. Down, 7-2, going into the bottom of the seventh inning, host Plymouth Whitemarsh rallied for five runs to tie and then scored the winning run in the eighth inning of an 8-7 win over Cheltenham.
Renee Stiteler led off the eighth inning with a double and moved to third on a wild pitch. Kristin Heatley then hit a one-hopper back to the pitcher, who threw to first for the out but Stiteler took off when the ball left the pitcher's hand and the throw back from first was not in time to prevent the winning run.
Rhode Island-bound Amanda Sbei went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored for host Methacton in a 10-1 win over Upper Dublin. The development of pitcher Molly Walsh allowed Sbei to return to her more natural position, shortstop, at the start of this season. Sbei was an all-league pitcher last year for the Warriors. Walsh was again outstanding, allowing three hits in seven innings to keep the Warriors (11-2, 11-0) unbeaten in the conference. Jen Sun was another bright spot for Methacton, going 3 for 4 with an RBI.
Suburban One National. Jenna Berger won her fourth game in five starts, pitching all three innings for host Pennsbury in a 15-0 win over rival Bensalem. Berger gave up only two hits and had pinpoint control, walking none. Teammate Allie Funk went 3 for 3 to pace a 15-hit attack.
Central. Elise Rosanio scattered six hits and survived a late rally in pitching host Marple Newtown to a 7-5 win over Haverford High.
Pioneer Athletic. Christine Bednar stroked a pair of home runs to help Spring-Ford win at St. Pius X, 10-1.
Friends Schools. A pair of nine-run innings helped host George School defeat Academy of the New Church, 26-5. Marie Doyon was 3 for 3 with three RBIs.
Jen Nichols went 3 for 4 as host Shipley topped Westtown, 11-5.
Nonleague. Courtney Spina pitched a six-hitter and Garnet Valley took the lead for good with a three-run third inning in a 4-2 win over visiting Interboro.
Elizabeth Dalrymple pitched a two-hitter and struck out 14 for Conestoga in a 12-2 win at West Chester East. The Pioneers are now 17-0 and have won 15 of those games by shutout, all by Dalrymple.
Kaitlyn Potter took a perfect game into the sixth inning but had to settle for a three-hit shutout as host Oxford topped Bishop Shanahan, 3-0.