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Downingtown West, Downingtown East drop into loser’s bracket

(14) Methacton 2, (6) Downingtown West 1, shootout – The Whippets ruled the stat sheet but were unable to finish at the cage with any frequency while dropping the District 1-3A quarterfinal decision Friday.
Claudia Jaszczak scored the equalizer after the break for D-West, which will face neighborhood rival Downingtown East with a state playoff bid hanging in the balance Tuesday (7 pm).
Alexa Kratz and Rachel Alderfer connected for goals in the shootout as the Warriors (14-7) punched their ticket to the state playoffs.
Methacton goalie Molly Frey was brilliant all day, collecting 26 saves in regulation and overtime before stopping four more D-West shots in the shootout. Alderfer had a first-half goal to provide an early 1-0 lead but the Whippets drew even when Jaszczak found the range.
Methacton      1-0-0-0-1-2
D-West             0-1-0-0-0-1
Corners: D-West 31-6. Methacton goal: Rachel Alderfer. D-West goal: Claudia Jaszczak. Methacton shootout goals: Alexa Kratz, Alderfer. Defensive save: Liz Chipman (M). Goalie saves: Molly Frey (M) 26/4
 
 (2) Perkiomen Valley 5, (10) Downingtown East 0 – The Cougars fell into the loser’s bracket with the lopsided district loss. Goalies Ava Irwin and Lil Hisey combined for seven saves for D-East, which will face D-West Tuesday (7 pm) in playbacks.
D-East             0-0-0
Perk Valley     2-3-5
Shots: PV 11-0. Corners: PV 11-1. Goalie saves: Ava Irwin (DE) 6, Lil Hisey (DE) 1, Ashley Derrick (PV) 0
First Half  
PV-Gabby Martina (Assist Saige Shine), Field Goal, 21:18
PV-Katie Wuerstle (Unassisted), Field Goal, 19:50
Second Half
PV-Gabby Martina (Assist Saige Shine), Field Goal, 26:29
PV-Arianna Martina (Assist G. Martina), Corner, 14:14
PV-Cristina Dougherty (Assist G. Martina), Field Goal, 12:36
 
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