Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Roundup (August 29): Gwynedd Mercy girls soccer scores twice in 2nd half to beat Poe John Paul II


Gwynedd Mercy 3, Pope John Paul II >> Gwynedd Mercy’s Kat Pluck broke the 1-1 second-half tie with a 49th-minute goal while Hannah Griffin doubled the Monarchs lead in the 57th minute from a Riley Morris corner as GMA picked up a win non-championship.

Keira Cassidy put Gwynedd Mercy ahead 1-0 in the 29th minute. Pope John Paul II tied things up four minutes later when Lindsey Rezza scored from a free kick.

Kyanni Escudero made eight saves for PJP II. Lynley Koschineg made three saves for GMA.

Central Bucks South 2, Souderton 0 >> First-half play by goalkeeper Abby Allen kept Souderton in the game against SOL Colonial while Julia DeCaro and Sienna Stunkard created chances after the break, but the Indians (divided 1-1-0, 0- 1-0) ended up being handed a shutout loss. by Central Bucks South (2-0-0, 1-0-0).

Cheltenham 3, New Hope-Solebury 3 >> Cheltenham junior Maya Schwartz scored twice before half-time as Layla Baxter’s second-half tally pulled the Panthers even 3-3 as the SOL Freedom Division contest ended with a game bad.

Schwartz gave Cheltenham (0-0-1, 0-0-1) a 1-0 lead over a Ciara Rodriguez junior assist. New Hope-Solebury (0-1-1, 0-0-1) scored the next two, but Schwartz hit for her second with senior Maddie Messa getting the assist. An own goal gave the NHS a 3-2 lead before Baxter equalized again.


Pennridge 2, North Penn 1 >> Shane Velez finished with a goal and an assist as Pennridge opened their year by beating the side that completed their 2021 season.

Jared Hess also scored while Jack Bruno had an assist for the Rams (1-0-0, 1-0-0 SOL Colonial), who fell to North Penn in the District’s fifth-place game 1-3A last year. The Knights fell to 1-1-0 (0-1-0 split).

Hatboro-Horsham 4, Wissahickon 1 >> Jake Freedman and Mikey Romano both scored twice as Hatboro-Horsham opened their season by shutting out Wissahickon for a win in the SOL Liberty Division.

Enrico Romano picked up an assist for the Hatters (1-0-0, 1-0-0). Jeevan Jouhal scored for Les Troyens (1-1-0, 0-1-0).


Methacton 3, Downingtown East 1 >> Carmela Maro, Ceci Rehak and Renee Blake each scored a goal in Methacton’s non-league victory.

Elena Weychert and Lily DeWan had assists for the Warriors, who led 2-0 at halftime. Methacton got five saves from Emily Drake and four saves from Natalie Drake.

Kirstyn Kolinsky scored for Downingtown East with an assist from Faith Fuqua. Cougars goaltender Anna Power made nine saves.

Upper Dublin 4, Upper Merion 3 >> Rylie McGrath scored twice for Upper Merion but the Vikings were edged out by Upper Dublin in the non-league game.

Ashley Evitts also scored a goal for UM while Ella Menke and Becca Shuler each had an assist.

Archbishop Carroll 6, Coatesville 2 >> Tied 1-1 after one quarter, Archbishop Carroll scored three times in the second quarter for a 4-2 halftime lead. Sienna Golden and Gwyn Schnyder each found the back of the cage after the break as the Patriots pulled away for a non-league win.

Golden, Schnyder and Laura Weinburg all scored twice for Carroll. Golden finished with two assists while Weinburg added an assist. Carroll’s keeper Arianna Hall made two saves.

Avery O’Hara and Sydney Saxton each scored a goal for Coatesville while goaltender Lorelai Lehnsky made nine saves.


Room 226, Episcopal Academy 260 >> Ethan Martin and Tyler Leyden de La Salle both fired 36 shots to beat all golfers as the Explorers secured a non-championship victory at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.

Scotty Hughes added a 37 for La Salle. The Episcopal Academy led by Hunteron Stetson 39 .


Pope John Paul II 7, Archbishop Carroll 0 >> Mia Zernick rallied for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win in the first singles as Pope John Paul II swept Archbishop Carroll in the non-league match.

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