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Thursday, September 4, 2008 THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER www.philly.com B D9 High Schools Field Hockey Notebook A spot opens in state field District 1 Class AA teams will be vying for three berths instead of two in the PIAA playoffs. By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER District 1 Class AA field hockey teams will have an increased opportunity to make the PIAA playoffs this year. Sheila Murphy, district liaison for field hockey, said this week that the top three finishers in Class AA (smaller schools) in the district will qualify for the state playoffs, instead of just the top two. The number had been three qualifiers up until four years ago but was reduced to two based on the number of AA schools in the district. "Some of the AAA schools have apparently dropped down this year," Murphy said. "There will be a consolation game to determine the third-place finisher." Six teams from District 1 will qualify for the AAA state playoffs. That number was seven until District 12 was formed with the Philadelphia Public League schools. With the addition of 11 Catholic League schools this year, District 12 will have 18 schools playing field hockey, most of them in Class AA. Ready to go. Now that she is back from a trip to Europe with her Germantown Academy teammates and has made her college choice, Rachel Magerman is ready to concentrate on the coming high school season. The junior made an oral commitment earlier this year to play for North Carolina, the current NCAA champion. Last season, she scored 17 goals and had a school-record 18 assists as the Patriots went 17-5-2. Although Germantown Academy won only one of three games against teams from Germany and the Netherlands on the trip abroad, Magerman managed to score three goals and add a couple of assists. The team also visited Bel gium. "It was just a great time to be together," said Magerman, a member of the U.S. under-19 team, of her trip with the Patriots. "We spent 10 days there." The GA players were responsible for paying their way on the trip. "My parents helped fund my trip, but I'm trying to do some chores around the house to make up for it," she said with big grin. "My mom Tonja coached our third team last fall, so she's been a big help to me" in field hockey. Games to watch. Although it's early in the field hockey season, a few games in the next few days could go a long way in determining just how good some teams are going to be. Host Perkiomen Valley, trying to stay on top of the Pioneer Athletic Conference, should have its hands full with league newcomer Meth-acton tomorrow. The Vikings are ranked No. 5 by The Inquirer, while Methacton is No. 9. Another top game tomorrow features No. 8 Souderton at No. 10 Hatboro-Horsham in a Suburban One League Continental Conference matchup. In a big Athletic Association of Catholic Academies matchup tomorrow, No. 4 Me-rion Mercy visits No. 3 Villa Maria Academy. Archbishop Carroll, which joined the PIAA this year along with the rest of the Catholic League, has big games Saturday and Monday with Notre Dame Academy and Germantown Academy, respectively. Both Notre Dame Academy and Germantown Academy are are ranked in The Inquirer's top 10. The Patriots are the three-time defending Catholic League champs. hiwP Pf 1 M II I . . . '. "- . Germantown Academy's Rachel Magerman, a junior, has orally committed to North Carolina. Last season, she scored 17 goals and had a school-record 1 8 assists for the Patriots. Contact staff writer Don Beideman at 610-696-2652 or dbeidemanphillynews.com. ftfte Inquirer FIELD HOCKEY Records through Tuesday. 1. Strath Haven 0-0 The Panthers return seven field players from last season, when they went 1 8-2 and reached the District 1 Class AAA playoffs. 2. Neshaminy 1-0-1 Chelsea Rota, with 35 goals in two seasons, and workhorse right wing Maureen Schneider should put the Redskins in the playoff picture. 3. Villa Maria Academy 1-1 The Hurricanes' loss was a 4-1 game to nationally ranked Wyoming Seminary. Look for them in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies race. 4. Merion Mercy 2-0 Merion appears ready to battle Villa Maria and Mount St. Joseph for the AACA title. It is led by senior all-state selection Allison Moran. 5. Perkiomen Valley 0-0 The Vikings could continue atop the Pioneer Athletic Conference behind midfielder Andrea Biegalski, who is headed to Ohio University. 6. Notre Dame Academy 2-0 The Irish could be the sleeper of the season. Although they are a young team, they have quite a bit of experience. 7. Germantown Academy 0-0 Junior Rachel Magerman, a member of the U.S. under-19 team, will lead the Patriots in their pursuit of the Inter-Academic League crown. 8. Souderton 1-0 Are the Indians another sleeper? Veteran coach Mary Ann Harris always seems to get the best out of the Big Red's talent. 9. Methacton 0-0 Nicole Dudek Bauer, aformer Souderton standout, will lead the Warriors in their first year in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. 10. Hatboro-Horsham 0-0-1 The Hatters will try to win for coach Marie Schmucker. She is on a leave of absence while being treated for breast cancer. Her assistant, Krista Greene, takes over. Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Archbishop Carroll, Cardinal O'Hara, Council Rock North, Episcopal Academy, Haverford High, Mount St. Joseph, Radnor. Don Beideman Vogel's 0T goal lifts Hatboro-Horsham By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Hannah Vogel took a lead pass from Colleen Eppinger and banged home a goal yesterday to give visiting Hatboro-Horsham a 4-3 overtime field hockey win over Council Rock North. Vogel's second goal of the nonleague game came 3 minutes, 5 seconds into the 15-minute, sudden-death period. For the Hatters (1-1), the win capped a rally in which they came from two goals down in the last five minutes. After Hatboro-Horsham took a 1-0 lead late in the first half, the Indians vaulted in front, 3-1, on a pair of goals by Elly Plappert and one by Casey Atta-nasio within a six-minute stretch in the second half. When Attanasio scored on a pass from Clare Roche to make it 3-1, only 6:24 remained. But the Hatters, who lost to Neshaminy in overtime on Friday, weren't done. Junior Lauren Purvis scored the first of her two goals with a little less than five minutes to play, cutting North's lead to 3-2. Purvis came back with another critical goal on a penalty stroke to send the game into overtime. The stroke was assessed because North goalie Amanda Krause was lying on the ball. "I told myself I needed to score," Purvis said. " T can do this for the team.' I had a good feeling about it." Her stroke went just to the right of Krause. Vogel had nothing but praise for the pass she took from Eppinger for the game-winner. "I was just glad to be in the right place to get it," Vogel said. Eppinger said the two had nothing special worked out as they headed into the seven-on-seven overtime period. "We were a little frustrated after giving up the 1-0 lead," she said, noting that the 90-degree temperature and high humidity didn't help either team. "I got a surge of energy in the overtime and I scooted the ball to her." The first 27 minutes of the game were scoreless until Vogel came through with her first goal. Midway through the second half, North had three offensive penalty corners before Plappert was able to capitalize on one, making it 1-1. SARAH J. GLOVER Inquirer Staff Photographer Converging on the ball are Council Rock North's Casey Doyle (5) and Hatboro-Horsham's Kristen Hill during the overtime field hockey win by the Hatters. The Indians' first-year coach, Heather Whalin, said the loss was tough for her young squad. But she was confident that her players would bounce back. "We have only three returnees from last year," Whalin said. "I think we'll take some lessons away from this game." Whalin took over for Susan Schwartz, who moved to London because her hus band's work took him there. Hatboro-Horsham Council Rock North Goals: HH-Hannah Vogel 2, Lauren Purvis 2. CRN-Elly Plappert 2, Casey Attanasio. Saves: HHJenna Phillips 7. CRN-Amanda Krause 5. Contact staff writer Don Beideman at 610-696-2652 or dbeidemanphillynews.com. Southeastern Pennsylvania Boys' Sports Rico's penalty kick lifts Episcopal, 1-0 Sophomore Milton Rico made the most of his penalty-kick chance to give Episcopal Academy a 1-0 nonleague soccer win at Germantown Friends yesterday. Rico blasted home his chance 20 minutes into the first half after his senior teammate, Sean Mclntyre, was taken down in the box. Goalie Hayden Walling took care of whatever scoring opportunities the Tigers had, turning back all eight shots he faced. Germantown Friends goalie Zach Feinberger had six saves. In other nonleague games: Dillon Goss and Manson Day-Noah each scored twice for host Academy Park in a 7-3 win over Christian Academy. Marple Newtown got a pair of goals from Matt Marianski in a 3-1 win at Interboro. Christopher Dock's Colin Moyer scored in a 1-0 win at North Penn. Kevin Woodard scored 30 seconds into overtime on a ball he hit over a teammate's head to give host Abington a 1-0 win over Upper Dublin. Michael Lambing scored on a free kick two minutes into the second half to give host Central Bucks South a 1-0 win over Cheltenham. Andrew Weyerhauser's second goal of the game, on a Derek Newsome assist, broke a tie and gave Hatboro-Horsham a 2-1 win at Council Rock South. Sean Peckham's goal from eight yards in the third minute of the second overtime gave host Central Bucks East a 1-0 win over Holy Ghost Prep. Zach Turchi's goal on a penalty kick turned out to be the game-winner for host Neshaminy in a 4-1 win over Wis-sahickon. Turchi's goal gave the Redskins a 2-1 lead on the way to a 3-1 halftime advantage. Nick Matthews scored for the Trojans. Dan Foley, Rick Dominco and Tristan Emig also scored for Neshaminy. Malcolm LeBourne scored twice for Hill School in its 4-0 win over visiting Friends' Central. Host Friends Select scored a pair of goals in each half to beat Neuman-Goretti, 4-2. Oliver Ingram, Brad Presant, Zach Winthrop and Sam Win-ward scored for the Falcons. Jesse Unangst's two goals proved to be the difference for Pennridge in a 3-1 win at Boyertown. Dan McNamera scored on a header with 10 minutes left to give Council Rock North a 2-1 win at Germantown Academy. McNamera headed in a corner kick from Steven Neumann, who scored the Indians' other goal. Dan Lovitz scored for the Patriots. Kevin Stewart's goal in the 12th minute stood up for host Lower Moreland in a 2-0 win over George School. Central. Lower Merion got goals from Julian Aoyama, Danny DiLullo, Nick Bibbs and Jordan Obrant in a 4-1 win over visiting Springfield (Delaware County). Lawrence Sobah scored his second goal of the game two minutes into overtime to give Upper Darby a 2-1 win at Har-riton. Patrick Lawson scored for the Rams. Pioneer Athletic. Patrick Stephens' goal in the game's 57th minute was all that separated host Owen J. Roberts from rival Spring-Ford, 1-0. Ollie Alfonsi and Jose Sandoval each scored twice for Phoenixvile in its 6-1 win at Pottstown. Tanner Johnson and Effrain Covea also scored for the Phantoms. Kyle Dentler scored for Pottstown. Host Perkiomen Valley got nine saves from goalie John Murphy in a 3-0 win over Methacton. Matt McGowan, Kristi Bello and Doug Kosiba scored the goals. Southeastern Pennsylvania Girls' Sports Tole's hat trick powers Ryan past St. Hubert Had Megan Tole missed the bus to Mayfair, Archbishop Ryan and St. Hubert might have played to a soccer tie yesterday. She didn't, though. Instead, she led her Archbishop Ryan teammates to a 4-1 Catholic League Red Division win at St. Hubert. Tole scored three goals, including two in the first half, as the Ragdolls raced to a 2-0 lead. Sophomore Jamie Knopka scored twice for host Hallah-an in a 2-0 win over Bishop McDevitt. Melissa Benson, Dana Ros-ney, Sarah Cayer and Alexa Kajkowski scored for Little Flower in a 4-1 win at Archbishop Carroll. Lansdale Catholic got goals from Megan Poiesz, Jessica Cunning and Maura Gifford in a 3-1 win at Cardinal Dougherty. Bridget Connell scored three goals for host Archbishop Wood in a 4-0 win over Conwell-Egan. Central. Alexa Hoffman's unassisted goal 15 minutes into the first half gave Harriton a 1-0 win at Upper Darby. Nonleague. Kelsey Chapman scored with two minutes left to give Springside a 2-1 win at Shipley. Adrianna Sciascia scored five minutes into the second overtime on a direct kick to give Neumann-Goretti a 2-1 win at Chichester. Field Hockey Jenkintown got three goals from Karly Eyre in a 5-0 Bicentennial League win at Mor-risville. Catholic Academies. Meghan Kellett scored twice for host Villa Maria in a 6-0 win over Sacred Heart. Kelly D'Addona and Sarah Hofpodar scored for host Merion Mercy in a 2-0 win over Gwynedd-Mercy. Kayla Keeney scored with three minutes left to give Villa Joseph Marie a 2-1 win at Nazareth Academy. Central. Kristen Dornenburg had 15 saves for Haverford High in its scoreless tie at Strath Haven. Pioneer Athletic. Emily Kellett scored twice for Methacton in a 4-0 win at rival Spring-Ford. Cabi Hatch and Audrey Mal-loy scored for host Upper Perkiomen in a 2-0 win over Phoenixville. Devon Yocum's goal six minutes into the game stood up for Pottstown in a 1-0 win at Pottsgrove. Perkiomen Valley needed four goals from Andrea Biegalski to beat visiting Boyertown, 5-4. Nonleague. Jenny Thiess scored to give host Plymouth Whitemarsh a 1-0 win over North Penn. Amy Cross scored twice to lead Upper Dublin to a 5-1 win at rival Abington. Corinne O'Kane and Alicia Govannicci scored for host Cardinal O'Hara in a 2-0 win over Interboro. Kelli Lyons scored with eight minutes left to give host St. Basil a 2-1 win over Archbishop Ryan. Lilly Cramer's two gave Germantown Academy a 4-2 win at Archbishop Wood. Leah Herndon scored for host Pennridge in a 1-0 win over William Tennent. Brianna Davis scored with 16 seconds left to give Christian Academy a 1-1 tie at Germantown Friends. Jen Buell scored the game-winning goal to give Lower Moreland a 3-2 win at Academy of the New Church. Teammate Alaina Trentalange scored her first varsity goal. Tricia Connolly's two goals led host Upper Moreland past Lansdale Catholic, 5-0. Caitlin Vasey scored a goal and assisted on another as Central Bucks East won at Council Rock South, 2-1. Isabel Janmey and Nicole Lord each had a goal and an assist for host Penncrest in a 3-1 win over Academy Park.

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