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Thurs. Pa. girls’ roundup: Harriton’s Sukonik scores dozen; Downingtow

Carli Sukonik's 11th and 12th goals of the game, both in the final minute, gave Harriton a 20-19 win over Boyertown in a District 1 girls' lacrosse fifth-place game on Thursday.

Carli Sukonik's 11th and 12th goals of the game, both in the final minute, gave Harriton a 20-19 win over Boyertown in a District 1 girls' lacrosse fifth-place game on Thursday.

Sukonik, a Lehigh University recruit, broke a school single-season scoring record with 114 goals which had been held by two-time University of Maryland All-American Anysia Fedec, who scored 112 goals in 1983.

Harriton advances to a Wednesday game against District 1 runner-up Garnet Valley.

In the title game, Downingtown East rolled to a 22-12 win over Garnet Valley and will face seventh-seeded Upper Dublin on Wednesday at a site to be determined.

Ashley Poli had nine goals for the top-seeded Cougars (22-1) and Kelly Devlin added nine assists.

Upper Dublin took seventh with a 12-5 win over Council Rock North at Plymouth Whitemarsh as Kelly Cross scored seven goals.


Kiersten Cain is used to pitching no-hitters, having thrown 10 in her remarkable career at Bristol.

No-hitter No. 10 was the most important for Cain, as it came in the Bicentennial League championship game, a 2-0 win over Christopher Dock at William Tennent.

The 10 no-hitters represent a school record at Bristol, beating the mark of nine set by Stacie Bonner in 1989.

Cain struck out 14 and walked three.

The game was necessitated when the teams split their regular-season games and both went 14-1 in league play. Both teams also earned No. 1 seeds in the District 1 playoffs, as the Warriors are top-seeded in Class A and the Pioneers are the top seed in Class AA.

Cain's suicide squeeze scored Kaley Crohe with what turned out to be the winning run in the third inning. The Warriors (18-3) added an insurance run in the fourth when Angelica Rodriguez's single scored Morgan Cullen.

Keli Krause pitched well in defeat for the Pioneers, scattering seven hits, two of them doubles by Crohe.

Cain now has 10 wins on the season, 140 strikeouts in 68 innings, and an 0.36 ERA.

The Warriors received a bye into the Class A semifinals against Calvary Christian on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Pennsbury.

Catholic. At Arcadia University, Lansdale Catholic did not need a hit to rally for three sixth-inning runs to win the league championship game, 3-1, over St. Hubert. The Crusaders won the game on three bases-loaded walks in the sixth inning.

Winning pitcher Mary Cate Scott held the Bambies to just two hits and one unearned run.

The Crusaders' lone hit off St. Hubert starter Erica Ragazzone came from Megan Martin in the fifth.

Public. Masterman completed an overall league title three-peat, and Emily Ashbridge, the player most responsible for the last two trophies, was instrumental again in a 6-0 title-clinching win over Franklin Towne Charter at La Salle University.

Ashbridge's 56th league decision resulted in her 54th win, a four-hitter. The senior lefthander finished with 11 strikeouts and one walk.

Leadoff hitter Amy Louis jump-started the Masterman offense by going 2 for 4 and scoring a pair of runs.

Masterman plays Bishop McDevitt for the District 12 Class AA crown on Friday at La Salle University, part of a District 12 tripleheader that will crown champions in three classifications.

Pa. Independent Schools. Friends Schools League champion Abington Friends reached the tournament title game with a 10-6 semifinal win over visiting Springside, getting a solid five-inning relief effort from Gabby Garza. The Kangaroos (16-3) also got two hits apiece from Taylor Harding, Kelsey Clark, and Maria Savarese.

The win earned the Kangaroos a shot at two championships in the same postseason if they are able to beat Penn Charter on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rosemont College.

Penn Charter won the regular-season meeting between the teams, 7-6.

Penn Charter earned its spot in the finals with a 13-9 semifinal win over Shipley as senior first baseman Katie Brock hit two triples and drove in a pair of runs.

The Quakers (13-5) also got three RBIs from junior centerfielder Emily Kurtz, and sophomore righthanded pitcher Jess Drossner went all seven innings, giving up just one earned run, striking out three, and walking six.

Penn Charter's six errors led to the unearned runs as both Drossner and Shipley starter Lauren Touey gave up seven hits.

Girls' Soccer

At Northeast, a first-half goal stood up for Central in a 1-0 win over Franklin Towne Charter in the Public League title game.

It was the 107th straight league win for the Lancers

District 1. In the title game at Central Bucks West, top-seeded New Hope-Solebury edged Christopher Dock, 4-2.