A pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning was all pitcher Rebecca Cimorelli needed as

Girls High

held off

Northeast

, 2-1, in a PIAA District 12 Class AAAA quarterfinal softball game yesterday.

Cimorelli turned in a solid performance, allowing four hits and fanning a dozen batters.

In other quarterfinal action, Central's Sarah Greenberg paved the way for a 15-1 win over visiting Kensington. Greenberg notched the win, tossing a three-hitter and registering nine strikeouts, and also added a pair of home runs for four RBIs.

Public. Philadelphia Academy Charter earned a berth in the league semifinals, stealing an 11-10 win at CAPA.

Dee Brown opened the eighth inning with a single, and moved to third base via a single and passed ball. Brown raced home with the winning run on a pick-off attempt at second base.

Ali Shepherd hit for the cycle and drove in four runs for CAPA.

Lacrosse

After losing in the title game last year,

Merion Mercy

reclaimed the Catholic Academies championship, 10-8, over

Villa Maria

at St. Joseph's University.

Kimmy Keating deposited three goals and assisted on two others for the Golden Bears, while Taylor Fleming and Nicole McCreight chipped in with two goals each.

Suburban One. MaryKate Lomady reached the 300-goal plateau for her career at Abington with an eight-goal performance in the Ghosts' 19-12 win over visiting Pennridge. Lomady, who will attend James Madison in the fall, has 306 career goals.

Soccer

North Penn

, behind a pair of goals from Lisa Philben, posted a 2-0 District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal shutout over visiting

Souderton

.

Badminton

The

Northeast

team of Karen Barrett and Ena Jancaj went unbeaten through the round-robin competition and captured the doubles title at the Public League's 32d annual All-Public Tournament at Lincoln.

In the singles event, Bok's Meangheng Sou claimed the Division A crown, and Lincoln's Camella Escanilla prevailed in Division B.