Downingtown West clinches state playoff bid: Great Valley, Shanahan fall

(6) Downingtown West 6, (10) Downingtown East 0 – Ciana Riccardo collected two goals and one assist, Mia Garber added a pair of goals and JJ Smyth chipped in with one goal and two assists to carry the Whippets (16-5) to victory in the playback phase of the District 1-3A playoffs Tuesday.
Maddie Nguyen posted the shutout for D-West, which clinched a state berth with the win and will host (8) Souderton (3-2 winner over (12) CB South) Friday (3 pm) for fifth place in the district. The Cougars finish the season at 15-7.
D-East      0-0-0
D-West     3-3-6
D-West: Ciana Riccardo 2tg, 1a; Mia Garber 2g; JJ Smyth 1g, 2a; Claudia Jaszczak 1g, Anna Miller 1a
(8) Merion Mercy 2, (4) Great Valley 0 – Emily Hauck and Victoria Arra connected for goals off assists from Tori Natale as the Golden Bears (13-7-1) advanced to the District 1-2A championship game with the win over the state-playoff qualifying Patriots, who will play at Mount St. Joseph Academy Friday (3:30 pm) for third place in the district.
Merion Mercy       1-1-2
Great Valley          0-0-0
Merion Mercy goals (assist): Emily Hauck (Tori Natale), Victoria Arra (Natale)

(6) Gwynedd Mercy 6, (7) Bishop Shanahan 2 – The Eagles were eliminated in the playback phase of the District 1-2A playoffs, concluding their season at 12-8-1.

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