After defeating Souderton to earn a berth into the PIAA-AAAA tournament, Methacton dropped its contest to Garnet Valley, 47-41, in the 9th and 10th playback game on Friday night.
With the loss, Methacton earned the No. 10 seed in the PIAA-AAAA playoffs. The team will face District 3 champion, Wilson, in the state playoff opener.
Jenna Carroll, recognized earlier for reaching the 1,000 point mark, scored 11 while Kelly Glatthorn chipped in with 19 as Methacton fell behind by five in the first. Glatthorn and Carroll provided the majority of the team's scoring as the Warriors got it to as close as three before Garnet Valley used a 10-point fourth quarter to expand its lead, securing the victory.
Jaguars sophomore Madison Ireland finished tied with a team-high 12 points as junior Macy Goldbach poured in 12 as well. Jordan Ireland finished with 11 points while going 6-for-8 from the foul line.
Garnet Valley will face Archbishop Carroll in the PIAA opening round.
Southeast Region AA: Two Pope John Paul II wrestlers made it through the opening night of the Southeast Region AA tournament while seeing three other teammates eliminated.
NicK Yerger and Kirk Cherneskie were dropped into wrestlebacks, but both won consolation bouts to qualify for Saturday's action. Yerger pinned Bishop McDevitt's Artemio Rodriguez at 113 while Cherneskie scored a 6-1 decision on Lower Moreland's Patrick Giordano at 182.
PJP wrestlers prevented from further advancement were Sean McQuaid (132), Vinnie Togno (145) and Luke Genetti (195).
Ursinus 13, Albright 8: Despite the cold weather, the Ursinus lacrosse team scorched the net for 13 goals on Friday afternoon in a win over Albright at Patterson Field in its season opener.
The Bears had a 10-3 halftime edge as they scored on 13 of their 19 shots on the day. Ursinus broke open a 4-3 game with six straight goals to end the first half, three of them by freshman forward Jayme Verman, who finished with a team-high four goals. Amber Moyer and Mary Deliberti each finished with three on the afternoon.
Albright (1-1) was led by four goals from Guiliana Rizzotti and three from Amanda Smith.
Deliberti finished with five draw controls and three caused turnovers, with her and Brynn Dietzel each grabbing three ground balls.
Sophomore goalkeeper Margaret Philbin had eight saves.