Downingtown East, Unionville capture season openers

UWCHLAN – Downingtown East opened its season with a 2-1 victory over St. Joseph’s Prep as Zach Delone (Matt Pyle assist) and Joey Martini (free kick) connected for goals.
D-East 2, St. Joseph’s Prep 1
SJP          0-1-1
D-East     1-1-2
D-East goals: East: Zach Delone from Matt Pyle; Joey Martini (free kick)
Prep: Joe Tobin
Goalie saves: Good (DE) 2, Hartey (SJP) 6
D-East stand outs: Joey Martini, Cesar, Matt Pyle
Unionville 3, Garnet Valley 0 – The Indians exploded for three second-half goals to take their season opener as Hunter Firment came through with one goal and two assists. Also for Unionville, Tommy Kelly and Eric Greer picked up goals while Jordan Marlowe and Kevin Dougherty had strong efforts in the midfield.
Unionville         0-3-3
Garnet Valley   0-0-0
Unionville goals: Firment, Kelly, Greer
Goalie saves: Pepper (U) 7, Dolce (U) 2, Davis (GV) 12
Owen J. Roberts 1, Henderson 1 (OJR wins 3-1 on PKs) – Kevin Kiefer provided  a 1-0 led with a goal in the 66th minute of the second half, but the Warriors were unable to muster any more offense in dropping their season opener on penalty kicks at the Henderson Invitational.
Nick Daniel had six saves for the Warriors, who posted advantages of 11-8 in shots and 9-5 in corner kicks.
Kennett 4, Haverford 0 – Nick Bryson posted a hat trick and Dan Kurzig added a single strike to lift the Blue Demons to victory in their nonleague season opener.
Kennett        2-2-4
Haverford    0-0-0
Goalie saves: Almanga (K) 6
Great Valley 2, Phoenixville 2 – The Patriots notched the season-opening, nonleague tie in the Route 29 Series behind goals from Luke Wilson and Matt Wellener. Quintin Wrabley finished with eight saves for Great Valley.
Strath Haven 1, Rustin 0 – The Golden Knights were unable to find the net in dropping their season opener.
Strath Haven   1-0-1
Rustin              0-0-0
Strath Haven goal: Kadoch
Goalie saves: Ataves (SH) 4, Burns (SH) 4; DiStefano (WCR) 1
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