It was a good start to the state-level postseason for the Hill School girls soccer team.
The Blues opened play in the PAISAA playoffs Wednesday by visiting George School. And they overcame a lower-seed placement to handle their seventh-seeded hosts, 3-1.
Chyanna Antonio, Schuyler Metzger and Elizabeth Sitko all scored goals for the 10th-seeded Hill. Julia Hernan made the output stand up with eight-save goaltending.
The Blues' next game will be Tuesday (Nov. 12) at second-seeded Penn Charter, which received a bye as the second seed in the 13-school field.
PAISAA: The Hill School has drawn the top seed for the PAISAA playoffs, which commenced this week with six games.
The Blues and Haverford School drew first-round byes as the bracket's respective first and second seeds. They will play the winner of the first-rounder between eighth-seeded Friends Central at ninth-seeded Malvern Prep, hosting the quarterfinal-round contest at a date and time to be announced.
Albright 124, Ursinus 81: In a non-conference matchup of two nationally-ranked teams, the Lions upended the Bears.For Ursinus (2-1), freshman Marcus Wagner took home the only first place finish on the night as he won the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:54.69. Second-place finishers were Wagner in the 1000 free at 10:06.11, sophomore Chris Hoops in the 100 butterfly at 54.64, freshman Chase Renninger in the 100 back at 53.29 and senior Charles Messa in the 100 breast at 1:04.59.
Senior Alexander Pandelidis (200 free, 1:50.46); senior John Wieczorek (50 free, 22.23); junior Jacob Robinson (200 IM, 2:05.42 and 100 breast, 1:06.06); junior Ben Jumper (100 free, 50.62); freshman William Benn (100 back, 54.87), sophomore Keith Larkin (100 breast, 1:06.06) and junior Josef Gershun (500 free, 5:01.80) all took third in their respective events.
The team of Renninger, freshman Spencer Collopy, senior Alexander Pandelidis and senior John Wieczorek were first in the 200 free relay at 1:30.30,. The team of William Benn, Messa, Hoops and Renninger were second in the 200 medley relay at 1:42.57.
Ursinus 113, Albright 92: The nationally-ranked Bears tuned up for their big meet against defending conference champion Gettysburg with a win over the Lions.
Ursinus (3-0), ranked 27th by CollegeSwimming, swept both relays and took first in six events on the night. Two swimmers took first in two events as senior Malena Lair Ferrari won both the 1000 free at 10:51.27 and the 500 free at 5:17.67, and sophomore Corinne Capodanno took the 100 butterfly (1:00.27) and 200 free (1:57.33).
Freshman Alli Hemp won the 50 free at 25.49, while fellow freshman Katie Pielmeier won the 100 breast at 1:10.77. Freshman Micaela Lyons (50 free, 25.69), sophomore Kyleigh Hamilton (200 IM, 2:21.87), junior Chelsea Kozior (100 free, 57.05) and Pielmeier (100 back, 1:03.66) took second on the night.
The team of freshman Marisa Ferrari, Lyons, Capodanno and Lair Ferrari won the 200 free relay at 1:41.98. The team of Lyons, Pielmeier, Hemp and Kozior were first in the 200 medley at 1:55.82.