Mackenzie Moore took advantage of a defensive breakdown and scored with 14 minutes left in the first half as West Chester Rustin clinched its third straight Ches-Mont League American Division girls soccer crown with a 1-0 victory over visiting Avon Grove on Thursday.
Rustin finished the regular season with a league mark of 10-1-2. The Golden Knights improved to 13-2-2 overall.
Julie Griesemer was outstanding in the second half for the Golden Knights in goal, making four saves.
"It feels really good,' said Rustin coach Joe Corba. "The girls worked really hard all year and this was one one of their goals.
"Now, we can get ready for the second season and reach our other goal, making the state playoffs. This is a real nice feather in our senior's caps.'
Katie Cortlessa recorded eight saves for Avon Grove (5-8).
Avon Grove 0 0--0
W.C. Rustin 1 0--1
W.C. Rustin goal: Moore.
Goalie saves: Cortlessa (AG) 8; Elrod (WCR) 2, Griesemer (WCR) 4.
Downingtown West 8, Sun Valley 0: Carrie Caruso netted a hat trick as the Whippets (10-3, 10-5-1) cruised in their Ches-Mont League finale.
Alex Boyda and Shae Yanez had two goals each.
Sun Valley 0 0--0
Downingtown West 5 3--8
Downingtown West goals: Caruso 3, Yanez 2, Boyda 2.
Goalie saves: Schloegel (SV) 8; Yanez (DW) 0, Steffen (DW) 0.
Great Valley 2, Coatesville 0: Great Valley (6-5-1 league) wrapped up its Ches-Mont season with the win as Meg Salvadore and Hannah Cheslock netted the goals.
Carol Burgess made two saves in goal for the shutout.
Morgan Flynn and Hannah Leahan were standouts for Coatesville (1-11 league).
Great Valley 0 2 -- 2
Coatesville 0 0 -- 0Great Valley goals: Salvadore, Cheslock.
Goalie saves: Burgess (GV) 2; McLaughlin (C) 12.
W.C. East 1, Unionville 0, OT: Haley Stein buried a 30-yard direct kick seven minutes into the first overtime period, and West Chester East finished its Ches-Mont season 9-3-1.
Alex Schmied recorded the shutout in goal.
Unionville finished 9-4 in the league.
W.C. East 0 0 1 -- 1
Unionville 0 0 0 -- 0W.C. East goal: Stein.
Goalie saves: Schmied (E) 6; Weber (U) 8.
W.C. Henderson 4, Oxford 0: Rebeccas Sherry recorded a hat trick for the Warriors (8-4-1, 9-8-1) in the Ches-Mont victory. Julia Graziano also scored for Henderson.
Oxford 0 0--0
W.C. Henderson 1 3--4
W.C. Henderson goals: Sherry 3, Graziano.
Goalie saves: Bauman (O) 5; Taylor (WCH) 3.
Downingtown East 4, Octorara 1: Goals by Nicole Barretta, Brittany Wiederhold, Brenna Warren and Maggie Ferry carried Downingtown East (11-1 league) in the Ches-Mont win.
Amber Stirling scored her 20th goal of the season off a Brielle Kirk assist to lead Octorara (5-8, 7-11).
Downingtown East 2 2 -- 4
Octorara 1 0 -- 1Downingtown East goals: Barretta, Wiederhold, Warren, Ferry.
Octorara goals: Stirling.
Goalie saves: Johns (DE) 5; Carrigan (O) 14.
Villa Maria 3, Phoenixville 2: Jules Bradbury scored on a 25-yard direct kick with 8:30 left in the second half to give Villa Maria (10-8) the nonleague win. It was Bradbury's second goal of the game.
Michelle Kinka netted a goal, and Jill Hoban added an assist.
Katie Manta played a solid game at midfield, while Audrey Fantazzia was a defensive standout.
Phoenixville 1 1 -- 2
Villa Maria 0 3 -- 3Phoenixville goals: Knaub, unavailable.
Villa Maria goals: Bradbury 2, Kinka.
Goalie saves: Cooley (P) 11; Angelo (VM) 7.
Boys SoccerGreat Valley 3, Coatesville 0: Great Valley's undefeated season continued with the Ches-Mont victory.
The Patriots closed out their Ches-Mont slate with a 13-0 mark. They improved to 17-0 with one more nonleague match remaining against William Tennent on Saturday.
Jack Halliday netted two goals, while Luis Benitez Palermo had a goal and an assist. Jake Miller added an assist.
Jon Fuydal and Aidan Claffey shared the shutout in goal.
Coatesville finished 5-5-3 in the league.
Coatesville 0 0 -- 0
Great Valley 2 1 -- 3Great Valley goals: Halliday 2, Benitez Palermo.
Goalie saves: Segura (C) 9; Fuydal (GV) 3, Claffey (GV) 4.
W.C. Rustin 2, Avon Grove 0: Goals by Matt Smith and Ryan Fincher lifted West Chester Rustin (9-4 league) in the Ches-Mont match.
Jesse Martinez and Justin Davis shared the shutout in goal.
The young Avon Grove team finished 1-11-1 in the league and 1-15-1 overall.
W.C. Rustin 0 2 -- 2
Avon Grove 0 0 -- 0W.C. Rustin goals: Smith, Fincher.
Goalie saves: Martinez (R) 3, Davis (R) 2; Schulteis (AG) 7.
Downingtown East 1, Octorara 0: Jordan Arpan's first-half goal off a Tyler Wark assist proved to be the game-winner for Downingtown East (5-4-4, 6-6-4) in the Ches-Mont match.
Davis Alliger gained the shutout in goal.
Octorara finished 2-10-1 in the league.
Octorara 0 0 -- 0
Downingtown East 1 0 -- 1Downingtown East goals: Arpan.
Goalie saves: Octorara 8; Alliger (DE) 2.
W.C. Hendeson 6, Oxford 0: West Chester Henderson finished 11-1-1 in the Ches-Mont with the shutout victory. The Warriors upped their overall mark to 14-3-1.
Anthony Daniele scored a pair of goals to lead the attack, while Richie Schlentz, Andrew Richardson, David Holmes and Tyler McCabe all had one goal.
Todd Morton and James Wood combined on the shutout.
Oxford finished 5-7-1 in the league and 7-8-1 overall.
W.C. Henderson 3 3 -- 6
Oxford 0 0 -- 0W.C. Henderson goals: Daniele 2, Schlentz, Richardson, Holmes, McCabe.
Goalie saves: Morton (H) 4, Wood (H) 0; DeHaut (O) 12.
Kennett 3, Bishop Shanahan 0: Nico Meola, Gregg Orestetia and Tristan Dicicco were the goal scorers for Kennett (2-10-1 league) in the Ches-Mont victory.
Jon Angeline handed out two assists, and Lucio Pizzini was a standout defensively in front of goalie Adan Galarza.
Bishop Shanahan ended its season 0-12-1 in the league.
Bishop Shanahan 0 0 -- 0
Kennett 1 2 -- 3Kennett goals: Meola, Orestetia, Dicicco.
Goalie saves: Beck (BS) 7; Galarza (K) 6.
Devon Prep 3, Springfield (Montco) 2: Drew Brekus scored the tie-breaking goal with 15 minutes left in the game to give the Tide (11-5) the nonleague season finale victory.
Andrew Shannon scored twice, including a penalty kick. Michael McKenna and Tanner Daggett recorded assists. Eric Toddy and John Liu were standouts in midfield for Devon.
Devon Prep 2 1--3
Springfield (Montco) 2 0--2
Devon Prep goals: Shannon 2, Brekus
Springfield (Montco) goals: Woron, Cattone.
Goalie saves: Loftus (DP) 8, Young (DP) 11; Sykes (S) 20.
Girls TennisUnionville 3, W.C. Henderson 2: Unionville (20-1) prevailed in the tight District 1 Class AAA team consolation match at Downingtown West.
Kaitlyn Russell and Elise Eginton clinched the victory with a wild 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (4) win at first doubles over Henderson's Amanda Baxter and Julianne Rodgers.
Zaina Zaki cruised at first singles for the Indians, and Allie Lane held on for a three-set win at second singles.
Katie Gergel won at third singles for Henderson, while Brynn Jones and Tory Gasho hammered out a three-set win at second doubles.
In Tuesday's PIAA Class AAA first-round matches, Unionville will face District 12 champion Archbishop Carroll. Henderson will take on District 3 champion Manheim Township.
1. Zaki (U) def. Clark 6-1, 6-1; 2. Lane (U) def. Couderc 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; 3. Gergel (H) def. Wilks 6-4, 7-5.
1. Russell-E. Eginton (U) def. Baxter-Rodgers 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (4); 2. Jones-Gasho (H) def. Soltysiak-A. Eginton 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Field HockeyMarple Newtown 5, Octorara 0: Octorara wasn't able to mount a consistent offensive attack and fell in the nonleague match.
Octorara 0 0 -- 0
Marple Newtown 3 2 -- 5Marple goals: Monahan 2, Walsh 2, Ferguson.
Goalie saves: Amen (O) 14; Peterson (MN) 4.
Lower Merion 2, Coatesville 0: Buddy Ross made 132 saves as the Red Raiders (1-17) completed the season with a nonleague loss.
Lower Merion 1 1--2
Coatesville 0 0--0
Lower Merion goals: Grimes, Ungar.
Goalie saves: Godschaert (LM) 6; Ross (C) 13.
Girls VolleyballDowningtown West 3, North Penn 0: In a nonleague matchup, Downingtown West (9-7) notched a 25-22, 25-11, 25-23 victory.
West was led by Gabby Guerrera with 10 kills, Emily Ahern with nine aces and 26 assists, Sarah Schneider with eight kills, and Morgan Dawson with three aces.
Oxford 3, Elkton (Md.) 0: Oxford finished its season on a positive note with the 25-19, 25-10, 25-14 nonleague win.
Kelly Bolton had eight kills, two aces and eight digs for the Hornets (6-11), while Mariah Jardine totaled three aces, 19 digs and three kills.Bishop Shanahan 3, Spring-Ford 1: Bishop Shanahan (13-1, 15-3) finished its Ches-Mont season with the 25-15, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23 victory.Lauren Godshalk had 14 kills and three blocks, Katie Lemheney seven kills and two blocks, Haley Kleespies 45 assists, one ace and six digs, and Sam Nagy two aces and 23 digs.
Boys Cross CountryCentral League Championships: Conestoga won the league title meet at Rose Tree Park.
The Pioneers, who were undefeated during the regular season, compiled 39 points to Penncrest's 68.
Andrew Marston placed third in 16:02, Jimmy Cooper seventh (16:32), Adam Twombly eighth (16:33), Gunnar Sjoreen ninth (16:37), Nick Cruickshank 12th (17:08), Killian Nelson 13th (17:08) and Jack Iffert 14th (17:09).Girls Cross CountryCentral League Championships: After a 5-6 regular season record, Conestoga took charge and placed second in the meet at Rose Tree Park.
Strath Haven was first with 42 points, and Conestoga finished with 92 points.
Rita Concannon took eighth place in 20:14 for the Pioneers, Annamarie Shultz was ninth (20:15), and Kate Edwards 20th (21:00).
GolfChurch Farm 272, Renaissance Academy 289: Church Farm captured the nonleague win as Steven Yuh led the way with a 48.
9 holes, Par 35
At Coatesville C.C.
Renaissance: McFarland 50, Kennedy 52, Allison 57, Caperila 59, Weaver 61.
Church Farm: Yuh 48, Lee 53, Beever 56, Kim 57, Lim 58.
Field HockeyDelaware Valley 3, Immaculata 1: Immaculata (5-9, 3-0 CSAC) had its three-game winning streak snapped in the nonleague match.
Patsy Murphy continued her breakout offensive season with her team-high ninth goal for the Mighty Macs. Lindsay Cras had the assist.Women's TennisWest Chester 9, University of the Sciences 0: West Chester improved to 3-4 with the nonleague win, and notched its second straight shutout.
Maddy Shaak won 6-1, 7-5 at first singles, Nicole Fahringer 6-4, 6-1 at second singles, Jami Dumler 6-0, 6-0 at third singles, Abriana Nolan 6-0, 6-1 at fourth singles, Cassidy Branigan 6-1, 6-0 at fifth singles, and Nicole Nardi 6-0, 6-0 at sixth singles.
Shaak and Fahringer teamed up once again at first doubles for an 8-5 win.
Nolan and Step Cifarelli were 8-0 winners at second doubles, while Haley Wissinger and Amalia Hartman teamed up at third doubles for an 8-3 win.