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Pa. Girls: Perkiomen School captures lacrosse title

Perkiomen School's third win over Woodlynde this lacrosse season not only came in the toughest of the three games, but was also worth the Tri-County League's first girls championship trophy.

Perkiomen School

's third win over


this lacrosse season not only came in the toughest of the three games, but was also worth the Tri-County League's first girls championship trophy.

Yesterday, the Indians nipped the visiting Warriors, 13-12, thanks in part to five goals from Jenn Pirri and four from Laliah Carter. Amnesty Yurek was outstanding in goal for the Indians with 13 saves.

Maise Thompson did her part to keep the Warriors in the game, scoring eight goals.

Perkiomen School defeated Woodlynde, 17-10 and 14-8, in two regular-season games.

It was the first time the league offered a postseason championship in the sport, and the Indians of coach Jennifer Weiss grabbed it.

Big wins outside the league came against Allentown Central Catholic and Coatesville.

District 1 Class AAA.



, the host Galloping Ghosts got five goals from Rachel Dirksen and four from Kailee Ashby in a 21-3 first-round win over

Council Rock North

. The Ghosts (18-1), seeded No. 6, also got three goals apiece from Lisa O'Donnell, Kristen Dunphey and Maddy Evans. Their goalie, Alisha Aquilino, turned back eight of 11 shots.

District 1 Class AA.


Great Valley

, the host Patriots got seven goals from Keelin Hood and five goals apiece from Kim Wenger, Brittany Greaves and Emily Ellisen in a 25-9 first-round playoff win over

Marple Newtown

. Wenger also had five assists, and Greaves added two. Colleen O'Malley, who scored a goal, added three assists for Great Valley. Jackie Roebuck and Melanie Sarcinello scored three goals apiece the Tigers.


Taylor Trimble's five goals powered

Episcopal Academy

to a 15-6 win at Springside.


Sun Valley

's first-inning run was all Dana Kelleher needed to beat host

Upper Moreland

, 1-0, in a PIAA District 1 Class AAA first-round game.

The 11th-seeded Vanguards (11-9) got a superb performance from Kelleher, who allowed just five hits, struck out five, and walked two in seven innings.

Nicole Divirgilio's single up the middle drove in Kirsten McLaughlin from second base, and that run stood up against the sixth-seeded Golden Bears, whose Maddie Denneny pitched well in defeat, giving up just three hits.

In other first-round games:



never trailed in an 8-2 win over visiting and No. 10

Villa Maria

, getting a five-hitter from Kelly Foedinger, who struck out 12 and walked two. The seventh-seeded Phantoms (12-9) earned a date at No. 2-seeded St. Basil tomorrow by getting two hits apiece from Molly Ferguson, Kacie Nemeth and Ruth Jasienski.

Kellie Fitzpatrick pitched a two-hitter as No. 9

Lansdale Catholic

advanced with a 4-2 win at No. 8


. Fitzpatrick struck out nine. The game's biggest hit came from teammate Morgan Karpac, who knocked in two runs with a third-inning double.

District 1 Class AAAA.

Courtney Spina pitched a two-hitter for host

Garnet Valley

in beating

Central Bucks East

, 4-0, in a second-round game. Spina struck out nine and walked two, and her freshman sister, Nicki Spina, added two hits, including a run-scoring double. Jen Stow also had two hits and drove in a run for the Jaguars (15-3), who earned a No. 4 seed while playing an independent schedule this season. Central Bucks East, the No. 20 seed, earned a spot in the second round by beating Plymouth Whitemarsh in the first round.

In other second-round games:

Kelly Schymanski pitched a four-hitter, striking out 10, as host and No. 3

Owen J. Roberts

topped No. 14


, 3-1.

Downingtown West

earned a quarterfinal shot with a 3-1 win over visiting


as Caroline Raymond pitched a one-hitter, striking out 15. Jess Dean's double drove in one of the Whippets' two third-inning runs and two other teammates had run-scoring singles.

Upper Darby

, the second-place team from the Central League, got revenge in a big way at champion

Haverford High

by knocking the Fords from the playoffs, 9-3. Alicia DeSanto went all seven innings to beat Michele Patten. DeSanto helped her cause with a pair of hits. A week ago, Haverford High beat Upper Darby, 5-1, to win the league's final regular-season game and clinch the title.


Taylor Manferdini was involved in a pair of firsts for host

Perkiomen School

in a 13-0 win over

Mercy Vocational

. Manferdini's first career shutout gave the Indians their first league title in the sport. She went five innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight. Teammate Lucy Cox went 3 for 4.