Haverford High played the final 14 minutes shorthanded, but Katrina Geiger more than made up for it by rallying the Fords past visiting West Chester Henderson, 14-13, in a District 1 Class AAAA first-round lacrosse game on Tuesday.

Down two players because of yellow cards and trailing, 13-9, the Fords won it on Geiger's 10th goal of the game with 12 seconds left. Amanda Case tied it with 56 seconds left.

In other first-round games:

Upper Dublin's Kelly Cross scored nine goals in a 12-9 win over visiting Spring-Ford.

Villa Maria topped Methacton, 9-8, getting a goal from Villanova-bound senior Elise Bendinelli with 33 seconds left.

Bendinelli and Carolyn Griesser each scored three goals.

Merion Mercy got seven goals from Madison Connor in an 18-8 win over Avon Grove at Penn Wood.

Emily Corcoran, who is headed to the University of Pennsylvania to play field hockey, added four goals for the Golden Bears, who will play Downingtown East at Downingtown West on Thursday (5 p.m.).

Radnor overwhelmed visiting Pennsbury, 14-2, behind Kristen Norden's three goals and three assists.

Brenda McDermott and Macie Hauck's had seven goals apiece for North Penn in a 21-7 win over visiting West Chester East.

Host Great Valley topped Cheltenham, 17-2, behind Ali Karwoski's six goals.

Hatboro-Horsham got eight goals from Courtney Daly in a 19-14 win over visiting Souderton.

Host Harriton's Carli Sukonik scored six goals in a 22-6 win over Phoenixville.

At Spring-Ford, Kelly Furman scored four goals for Boyertown in a 17-11 win over Central Bucks South.

Host Conestoga got four goals from Meghan McGillis in a 14-6 win over Mount St. Joseph.

Friends Schools. Five first-half goals from Annie Morrisey turned out to be the difference for visiting Germantown Friends in a 17-12 semifinal playoff win at Shipley.

Tri-County. Visiting Barrack Hebrew doubled up host Woodlynde, 20-10, in a playoff semifinal, getting seven goals from Tamar Parent and five more from Caroline Batoff.

The Cougars will host Barrack Hebrew in the title game on Thursday (4 p.m.).

Perkiomen School advanced with an 11-10 win over Kimberton Waldorf in the other semifinal behind Nicole Pupillo's four goals.

Boys' Tennis

District 1 Class AA champion Holy Ghost Prep won every match in straight sets and eased past District 12 champion Archbishop Carroll, 5-0, in the opening round of the PIAA team tournament at Tennis Addiction Sports Club in Exton.

Dan Burke and Chad Nowak helped the Firebirds at No. 2 doubles, taking a 6-4, 6-0 victory.

Holy Ghost will play District 3 runner-up Lancaster Catholic in a quarterfinal match at the Hershey Racquet Club Friday.

PIAA Class AAA. All four District 1 teams in the tournament won their first-round matches including Radnor, the No.3 seed from District 1.

The Red Raiders got a 6-3, 6-0 win from Antoine Martin at No. 3 singles and beat District 11 champion Southern Lehigh, 3-1, at the West End Racquet Club in Allentown.

Wissahickon, the No. 4 seed from District 1, got a 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) win from Ricardo Prince at No. 1 singles and beat District 3 champion Hempfield, 5-0, at Hershey Racquet Club.

Friends Schools. Friends' Central moved a step closer to its third straight league title with a 5-0 semifinal playoff win over Westtown at the Radnor Racquet Club.

Declan Hahn paced the Phoenix at No. 1 singles with a 6-3, 6-2 victory.

In the other semifinal, Devon Pinkus won at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, to clinch George School's 3-2 win over Shipley at HealthPlex.

Boys' Lacrosse

John Mehok notched a hat trick and helped No. 15 seed Bishop Shanahan beat visiting No. 18 seed Methacton, 7-1, in a District 1 opening-round playoff game.

The Eagles held a 3-1 lead at halftime and goalie Kyle Sullivan stopped six shots.

Friends Schools. Julius Mouser exploded for nine goals and boosted Shipley past visiting Westtown, 16-3, in a semifinal playoff game.

In the other semifinal, Luke Frazier scored twice as Academy of the New Church downed visiting Moorestown Friends, 7-4.

The Gators will try to win their third-straight title against Academy of the New Church on Friday.


Scott Williams cracked a three-run homer in the third inning and sparked Conestoga to a 5-1 win over host Ridley in a Central League game.