Pa. Girls: Duckenfield scores 100th as Panthers win
There was plenty to celebrate at the Duckenfield dinner table on Tuesday night. The family had some good news to chew over as Alex Duckenfield's three goals enabled her to reach 100 for her career while Strath Haven, coached by her mother, Jen Duckenfield, beat Conestoga, 14-10, in a District 1 playoff consolation at West Chester Henderson.
There was plenty to celebrate at the Duckenfield dinner table on Tuesday night.
The family had some good news to chew over as Alex Duckenfield's three goals enabled her to reach 100 for her career while Strath Haven, coached by her mother, Jen Duckenfield, beat Conestoga, 14-10, in a District 1 playoff consolation at West Chester Henderson.
The win assured the Panthers of a state playoff berth.
They will play Downingtown East on Thursday for the fifth seed out of District 1.
Duckenfield, a junior defender, added two assists for the Panthers (17-2), who got two goals apiece from Jenna Frost, Lexi Mazur, Laura Rowan and Claire Sherry.
In another consolation game, Downingtown East earned its spot with a 10-6 win over North Penn, also at West Chester Henderson behind Ashley Poli's four goals.
In the semifinals at West Chester East, Shannon Burns' eight goals led third-seeded Springfield (Delaware County) past No. 2 Great Valley, 19-14.
In the other semifinal at West Chester East, top-seeded Radnor beat Unionville, 12-9, as Allie Martin scored five goals.
Tri-County. Kiera Huntsman picked up Kimberton Waldorf and carried it to the championship pretty much all by herself in an 8-7 championship game win at Perkiomen School.
Huntsman scored four goals, including the last three of the game that capped a Cougar comeback. Her final goal broke a 7-7 tie with 39 seconds left in overtime. Huntsman, a senior, has accepted a scholarship to play field hockey at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Pirri's three goals paced the Indians.
Freshman catcher Michelle Cybularz helped Springside clinch a share of the Inter-Ac League title with a 9-5 win at Penn Charter.
Cybularz went 2 for 3 and scored a pair of runs for the Lions (16-5 overall, 10-2 league), whose Alexis Giovinazzo also scored a pair of runs.
Springside finished in a first-place tie with Agnes Irwin.
Tri-County. Lindsey Manferdini allowed just four hits and survived some shaky fielding in pitching host Perkiomen School past Barrack Hebrew, 8-6, in the league championship game.
Manferdini pitched all seven innings, striking out 12 and walking only two but the Cougars scored five of their runs as a result of six errors. It was the third consecutive league title for the Indians (13-6).
Public. In a league semifinal game at La Salle University, Emily Ashbridge pitched a five-hitter and allowed only one earned run as Masterman topped Franklin Towne Charter, 6-3. Ashbridge, a junior lefty, pitched all seven innings, striking out 13 and walking two. Masterman advances to the league title game on Thursday (12 p.m.), also at La Salle, against Girls High.