The Landsale Catholic boys soccer team had to sweat it out, but finally they are District 12-AAA Champions.
Michael Lewis came through again with another last-minute game winner and the Crusaders defeated Franklin Towne Charter 2-1 in the District 12-AAA finals.
"Most of Michael's goals are scored with guys right on him or next to him,' LC boys soccer coach Joe Wilson said. "He has a knack for squeezing in-between guys. He has the ability to get it done when we need to have it. We didn't want to go to overtime with this team.'
Lewis scored both goals as the team played to a 1-1 halftime draw. While Wilson was satisfied with the 2nd half of play, Lewis did get a breather before the final minutes. Jake Saba provided the assist just as Wilson drew it up.
"We took the first half to get used to the field,' Wilson said. "We were moving slow. The wind started to pick up. 2nd half we settled down. We possessed the ball. Franklin Towne had no shots in the 2nd half, 2 in the first half. We started getting better as the game wore on.'
Andrew Rutz had the assist on Lewis' first goal.
LC will next face the fourth-place team from District 1 on Tuesday in the first round of the PIAA Touranment.
LC 3, Masterman 0
The Lansdale Catholic girls volleyball team cruised to its third straight District 12 Class AA championship Friday, defeating Masterman 3-0 (25-7 25-0, 25-16) in the final at School of the Future in Philadelphia
Kaitlyn Kushman had 25 assists and 13 aces — nine coming during her 25-point service run in the second game. Chase Wassel and Brynne Taylor had eight and six kills, respectively, while Chelsey Dutkiewicz made nine digs.
The Crusaders faced District Three's runner-up — either Delone Catholic or York Suburban — in the first round of the PIAA Tournament 3:15 p.m. Tuesday back at the School of the Future.
Codreanu, Devlin in semis
Methacton's Mihaela Codreanu and Wissahickon's Maureen Devlin are one match away from meeting for the state championship.
Codrenu breezed into the semis without losing a game. In the first round, she beat Obama Academy's Swata Alagar 6-0, 6-0. In the quarters, she routed Ryan's Julianne Herman 6-0, 6-0.
Devlin had a tougher time, defeating Holidaysburg's Marissa Lanzel 6-2, 6-2. In the quarters, she defeated Wilson's Sruthi Kamprath 6-3, 6-4.
The task will be tougher for both today. Devlin will face District 7 runner-up Marlys Bridgham, who knocked off District 1 champ Christina Kaiser 6-2, 6-2. Bridgham is ranked 283rd in Girls USTA 18-and Unders. Codreanu will face District 7 champ Callie Frey, who routed Unionville's Zaina Zalo 6-3, 6-1 in the first round. Frey is ranked 138th in 18 and unders. Both matches are slated for 11 a.m. at the Hershey Racquet Club.
Class AAFirst Round
(3-1) Delone Catholic/York Suburban vs. (12-2) Masterman, 5:30 p.m., Wilson HS, West Lawn
(4-1) Troy vs. (2-1) Holy Redeemer/North Pocono, 7 p.m., Athens HS, Athens(12-1) Lansdale Catholic vs. (3-2) Delone Catholic/York Suburban, 3:15 p.m., School of the Future, Philadelphia
(11-1) Bethlehem Catholic vs. (1-1) Pope John Paul II, 6 p.m., Liberty HS, Bethlehem
(7-1) Indiana/Freeport vs. (7-4) Hopewell/Knoch
(5-1, 8-1 or 9-1) vs. (10-2)
(6-1) Philipsburg-Osceola/Richland vs. (7-2) Indiana/Freeport, 7:30 p.m., Central Cambria HS, Ebensburg
(10-1) vs. (7-3) Hopewell/Knoch
Class AFirst Round
(2-1) Dunmore vs. (11-1) Marion Catholic, 7 p.m., North Pocono HS, Covington Twp.(1-1) Christopher Dock vs. (12-1), 6 p.m., Norristown HS
(3-1) Dayspring Academy/Mt. Calvary Christian vs. (4-1) Williamson, 6 p.m., Milton Hershey HS, Hershey
(5-1) North Star vs. (6-2) Bishop Guifoyle/Bishop Carroll, 7 p.m., Somerset Area HS, Somerset
(7-1) Bishop Canevin/Greensburg Central Catholic vs. (9-2), 6 p.m., North Allegheny HS, Wexford
(6-1) Bishop Guifoyle/Bishop Carroll vs. (7-4) Neshannock/Our Lady of Sacred Heart, 6 p.m., Central Cambria HS, Ebensberg
(9-1) vs. (7-2) Bishop Canevin/Greensburg Central Catholic, Dubois Area HS, Dubois
(10-1) vs. (7-3) Neshannock/Our Lady of Sacred Heart
GIRLS SOCCERClass A
(4-1) Southern Columbia/Millville vs. (11-1) Schuylkill Haven
(2-1) Mountian View vs. (3-2) Halifax
(12-1) Conwell-Egan vs. (1-1) Christopher Dock
(3-1) Tulpehocken vs. (4-2) Southern Columbia/Millville
(6-1) Richland vs. (4-3) South Williamsport/Troy
(7-1) Greensburg Central Catholic/Shady Side Academy vs. (5-1) Conemaugh Twp.
(9-1) Karns City vs. (7-2) Greensburg Central Catholic/Shady Side Academy
(10-1) vs. (7-3) Sewickley Academy