Tuesday's Pennsylvania roundup: Conestoga beats CB West to reach second straight state final
Recapping Tuesday's PIAA state semifinal games.
The Conestoga boys' soccer team will try to repeat as state champions after beating Central Bucks West, 2-0, in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals on Tuesday.
Chris Donovan scored both goals for the Pioneers, who beat Elizabethtown in last year's final. Conestoga will play Hempfield in Friday's final at Hersheypark Stadium.
Archbishop Wood fell to Northwestern Lehigh, 3-1, in a Class 3A semifinal. Coming off a District 12 title, Wood beat Manheim Central and Bishop Shanahan in the first two rounds of states.
Downingtown West snapped Emmaus' 81-game winning streak with a 3-1 win in the semifinals of the PIAA Class 3A tournament.
The Whippets stayed perfect on the season while avenging last year's loss to Emmaus in the quarterfinals. Emmaus won the last two state titles.
Downingtown West will face Penn Manor in Saturday's final.
Villa Maria received goals from five different players in a 5-0 victory over Twin Valley in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals at Exeter Township High School.
Emily Doyle, Mary Harkins, Adele Iacobucci, Hannah Miller, and Adriana Yacovelli scored for the Hurricanes, who avenged a loss to Twin Valley in the 2015 state title game.
Villa Maria has outscored its opponents by a 24-0 margin in this year's state tournament. The Hurricanes will try to claim their first state crown since 2014 on Saturday against Wyoming Valley West.
Villa Joseph Marie advanced to its fourth straight state final with a 1-0 victory over Lower Dauphin in Class 3A action.
Megan O'Neill scored in the first half for the Jems, who are in search of their first state crown since 2014. Villa Joseph Marie will play Moon on Saturday in a rematch of last year's title game. The Jems fell to Villa Maria (District 10) in the 2015 final.
Brooke Mullin's goal with 23 seconds left in the first half gave Neshaminy a 2-1 triumph over Owen J. Roberts in the semifinals of the PIAA Class 4A tournament.
Genna Obringer also scored for the Redskins, who also beat these Wildcats in the District 1 third-place game. Sarah Kopec had the lone goal for Owen J. Roberts.
Neshaminy, which won the state title in 2013, will play Norwin in Friday's final.
St. Basil will play for its first-ever state title after Lauren Baldo scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Northwestern Lehigh in Class 2A action.
The Panthers will play Mercyhurst Prep in Friday's final.
Garnet Valley fell to North Allegheny, 3-2, in the semifinals of PIAA Class 4A tournament. Erin Patterson had 22 kills and Amber Goldberg recorded 27 digs for the Jaguars, who lost despite winning the first two sets.