Rustin, Unionville, Kennett, Shanahan take district openers

(12) West Chester Rustin 16, (21) Hatboro Horsham 10 – The Golden Knights (15-3) stretched their winning streak to five behind a strong second half and the combined 12 goals posted by Ava Kane, Ashley Chisholm and Grace Plona in the opening round of the District 1-3A playoffs Tuesday.
Leading by just 7-6 at the break, Rustin turned it up in the second half with a 9-4 advantage to advance to the second round of districts Thursday (7 pm) at No. 5 Abington, which drew a first-round bye.
WC Rustin                     7-9-16
Hatboro-Horsham         6-4-10
WC Rustin
Ava Kane 5 goals
Ashley Chisholm 4g
Grace Piona 3g
Katie Stubits 2g
Shannon Drakely 1g
Emily Supplee 1g
Gabrielle Liott 5g, 2a
Cam Ryan 2g, 1a
Audrey Leibfreid 1g
Lindsey Coats 1g
Megan Acker 1g
Ariel 12 saves
(16) Unionville 16, (17) Wissahickon 10 – The Indians (12-7) moved on to the second round of the District 1-AAA playoffs with the opening-round triumph, triggered by Mina Scott’s game-high seven goals. Unionville draws top-seeded Harriton on the road Thursday (4 pm).
R Glackin 3 goals 
M Blair 2 goals
Mina Scott 7 goals 
S Garvey 3 goals 1 assist 
Lily Dietrich 1 goal 
M Kirk 7 saves
Sam Intrieri 3g
Sophia Chiodo Ortiz 3g
Emma Baker 3g
Quinn Gaffey 1g
(20) Kennett 13, (13) Spring-Ford 11 – Claire Borman scored four goals, Lily Sandusky and Maddie Fowler registered hat tricks and Sydney Heimann was solid in goal with six saves for the Blue Demons (13-6) in their opening-round triumph in the District 1-3A playoffs.
Kennett, which set the tone with a 10-4 edge in the first half, plays at Ches-Mont League rival and fourth-seeded Downingtown West in the second round Thursday (4 pm).
(4) Bishop Shanahan 15, (13) Strath Haven 7 – The Eagles advanced to the quarterfinals of the District 1-AA tournament with the wire-to-wire victory, sparked by Jess Holowsko’s four goals and hat tricks from Gianna DeCesaris and Liv Murphy. Jess Gorr was strong in goal with 12 saves for Shanahan (14-5), which hosts (5) Upper Moreland Thursday (4 pm) with a state playoff bid hanging in the balance.
Bishop Shanahan
Jess Gorr (G): 12
Jess Holowsko: 4G, 2CT
Gianna DeCesaris: 3G, 1GB, 1DC
Monica Manley: 2G, 2A, 5DC, 1GB
Michelle Warren: 1G, 1A, 1DC
Liv Murphy: 3G, 1GB
Ellie Udo: 2G, 4DC, 1GB
Darby Whalen: 2A, 2CT, 2GB
Strath Haven
Gillian Brennan: 4G
Devon Maillet: 2G
Danelle Mcneely: 1G, 2A
Lizzie Healy 1A
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