SOL Field Hockey Wrap (10-12-18)

Check out the recaps for SOL field hockey teams in action Friday.

SOL Continental Conference

The Knights celebrated Senior Night with an overtime thriller.
Kristin Varilla put the Knights on the board late in the first half on a breakaway that began a midfield, beating the goalie in a 1v1 for a highlight reel goal.
That 1-0 lead held up until – with 3:29 remaining in regulation - CB South’s Arianna Conte scored a similar goal on a feed from Megan Weeks.
“Credit to CB South for never giving up and putting in a goal late in the second half for the tie,” North Penn coach Shannon McCracken said. “Overtime was exciting.
“(We) forced four penalty corners and had a few scoring chances, but CB South goalie Jillian Heilig played a great overtime, coming up with big saves for CB South.”
Heilig was credited with seven saves in a contest that saw North Penn hold a 14-5 advantage in penalty corners.
“(Our) six seniors, Emily Crawford, Kristin Varilla, Meghan Daniels, Cheyenne Cravener, Madison Stotler and Amberly Christiansen, led the way tonight, setting the tone for a great game with CB South,” McCracken said.
North Penn goalie Mallory Stowell recorded five saves in the win.
CB South is 13th and North Penn is 24th in the latest District One 3A rankings.
North Penn (6-9-1, 4-6-1) will travel to Conestoga for a non-league game on Monday at 7 p.m., Central Bucks South (8-6-2, 5-4-2) will host Central Bucks West on Tuesday.
Central Bucks South   0-1-0   1
North Penn               1-0-0   1

SOL American Conference


The Rams broke a scoreless tie with a pair of second-half goals to earn the impressive non-league win.
“It was a full team effort,” coach Becky Spahr said. “Our midfield controlled the pace of the game and did a great job setting up our attack.
“Our team defense was great. The forwards pressured the ball well and (our) mids and defense stepped up to create turnovers. Macy Price was tremendous today and really set the tone for our team defense.”
Abby Ludlow put the Rams on the scoreboard six minutes into the second half, using a Cait Amsden assist, and 12 minutes later, Emily Amsden added an insurance goal, also assisted by Cait Amsden.
“The team made it happen today against a strong CR South team,” Spahr said. “We know what we need to do to solidify our postseason play and are looking to finish out the regular season with some key wins to help our district standing.”
Pennridge is 22nd in the latest District One 3A power rankings , and CR South is 19th.
Mac Bross recorded six saves in goal in the shutout. Kelcie Mannon also was credited with a defensive save.
Rock South goalie Aspen Handel had seven saves.
Pennridge (7-8, 4-7 SOL) will travel to Central Bucks East on Monday, and Council Rock South (8-6-1, 8-1-1) will be on the road at Neshaminy on Monday.
Council Rock South     0-0   0
Pennridge                  0-2   2

Lucy Gil wasn’t quite sure what to expect after Thursday’s disappointing 2-1 loss to Upper Dublin. The Trojans’ coach couldn’t have been happier with her team’s response.
“Today they came out fighting,” Gil said. “I’m so proud of everybody after that terrible loss yesterday.
“We came out so flat, they were so tired – the night before they had a powder puff football game. They were dead and they played that way, and I was just so proud of them that they rebounded.
“I know Council Rock, I know Heather Whalin, she’s a good coach, and I think she was upset with her team. It was like us the day before – her team came out flat, and we came out gung ho just like Upper Dublin had done to us the day before.”
The Trojans scored a goal in each half – both came during corner play.
“We’ve been really working on corners, and they worked,” Gil said.
With 9:30 remaining in the first half, Sarah Campbell scored with a Grace Ball assist. Ten minutes into the second half, Ball connected, using a Steph Scoma assist.
“Grace Ball is our corner offense – she’s everywhere, and she had a big game,” Gil said.
Meghan Reilly was credited with five saves in goal in the shutout win.
Wissahickon is ninth in the latest District One 2A power rankings, and CR North is 17th in the 3A rankings.
Wissahickon (10-6, 8-5 SOL) will host Upper Moreland on Monday, and Council Rock North (10-3-1, 8-2-1) will travel to Council Rock South on Tuesday.
Council Rock North   0-0   0
Wissahickon            1-1   2

Angie Lee had a hand in four goals, scoring twice and assisting on two others, to lead the Owls to a rout of the visiting Eagles. The Owls raced out of the gate to an 8-0 halftime lead and coasted to the non-league win.
Lauren Wayda turned a Lee pass into a goal and a 1-0 lead, and the Owls were off and running. Another Lee assist set up a goal by Kaylee Jackson, and then it was Jackson assisting on a Kaylie Buechner goal. Back-to-back goals by Lee – the second with a Kenzy Tryon assist – put the Owls on top 5-0, and they weren’t finished yet.
Danielle News (Tryon assist), Emily L’Heureux and Kaylie Buechner each added single goals to close out the explosive half of action.
Norristown’s Quadirah Wise scored the only goal of the second half.
Coach Dottie O’Neil pointed to News and Lee as catalysts in the team win.
“Danielle News came out strong in the midfield today and Angie Lee bringing the ball up the field,” the Owls’ coach said. “The girls all worked well together to make connections and finish with the ball in the net.”
Bensalem (4-11, 2-9 SOL) will travel to Archbishop Wood for a non-league game on Saturday at 10:15 a.m.
Norristown     0-1   1
Bensalem      8-0   8

The Patriots continued to roll, picking up win number 16 of the season with a shutout of the PCL’s top squad.
Nicole Lipa’s first-half goal – assisted by Kenzie Lever - proved to be the game-winner. The Patriots took a 1-0 lead into halftime and then added a pair in the second half. Lipa connected on her second goal of the game, this one with a Phia Mannino assist, and then it was Mannino finding the cage to close out the scoring. Cailey Lever provided the assist.
Coach Meghan Spratt lauded the strong defensive play of Molly Eron and Liz Philipp. Emily Bullard was credited with the shutout in goal.
Central Bucks East (16-1, 11-0 SOL) – the top seed in the District One 3A power rankings - will host Pennridge on Monday.
Central Bucks East     1-2   3
Archbishop Carroll     0-0  0

Anna Gwiazdzinski put the visiting Indians on the scoreboard 52 seconds into the game. It turned out to be a preview of things to come. Before the game was 20 minutes old, the junior standout – who also contributed an assist - had a hat trick, and the Indians led 3-0. Gwiazdzinski’s first two goals were unassisted. Courtney Kenah assisted on the third.
The Indians took a 3-1 lead into halftime and then exchanged goals with the Monarchs in the second half. Randi Hess scored with an assist from Gwiazdzinski, and Courtney Kenah put the finishing touches on the non-league win with the Indians’ fifth goal.
Souderton held an advantage in shots (18-12) and corners (9-8).
Souderton (13-2, 9-2 SOL) will travel to Pennsbury for a non-league game on Monday.

Souderton           3-2   5
Gwynedd Mercy  1-2   3