Emily Ashbridge pitched a five-hitter Tuesday to lead Masterman to a 6-2 Public League playoff semifinal softball win over Prep Charter at La Salle University.

Molly Hemphill had two hits and three RBIs for the Dragons (14-3).

In the other semifinal at La Salle, Rachel Broomhead's single drove in Paige Laige with the winning run in the seventh inning to help Franklin Towne Charter outslug Northeast, 19-18.

Pa. Independent Schools. Host Abington Friends, fresh off its Friends Schools League title, coasted to a 10-0 win over Hill School in a first-round game behind the one-hit pitching of Kelsey Clark.

Catholic. In a semifinal at Arcadia University, third-seeded St. Hubert topped No. 2 Archbishop Ryan, 8-2, as Erica Ragazzone pitched a seven-hitter.

In the other semifinal at Arcadia, top-seeded Lansdale Catholic nipped No. 4 Archbishop Carroll, 11-10, as Melissa Chapman stroked a two-run walk-off double in the seventh.


At West Chester Henderson, top-seeded Downingtown East got four goals from Ashley Poli to beat Springfield (Delaware County), 14-8, in a District 1 tournament semifinal.


Both Kiarah Cannady and Meghan Wadlinger had goals and assists in Central's 3-0 Public League soccer playoff semifinal win over Masterman at Northeast.

Franklin Towne Charter got two goals and an assist from Sarah Rodgers to beat Philadelphia Academy Charter, 4-0, in the other semifinal.

The title game will be played at Northeast on Thursday at 5 p.m.

District 1 tournament. In a semifinal at Central Bucks West, Shea Neal's two goals gave Christopher Dock a 3-1 win over Springfield (Montgomery County).