Shanahan, Downingtown East in state’s Final Four

Photo by Anne Neborak/Digital First Media
Bishop Shanahan 12, Gwynedd Mercy 11 – Alyssa Manley and Kenzie Staska collected hat tricks while Jess Gorr posted 12 saves as the Eagles held off Gwynedd Mercy’s late rally in the District 1-2A quarterfinals at Harriton Saturday.
Shanahan led 12-5 with 16:08 left, but Gwynedd got three goals from Lizzy Ferguson within five minutes and pulled within 12-11 on a goal by Kendall Seifert with 2:36 to play. The Eagles then gained possession and ran out the clock.
Shanahan plays District 1 champion Radnor Tuesday (4 pm) at Harriton for a berth in the state finals.
Bishop Shanahan
Kenzie Staska 3 goals
Alyssa Manley 3 goals 1 asst
Smith 2 goals 2 asst
Cooper 2 goals
Holowsko 1 goal 2 assts
Erin O’Donnell 1 goal
Gorr 12 saves
PIAA Class 3A Quarterfinals
(1-6) Downingtown East 19, (7-2) Fox Chapel 7
Downingtown East plays (1-2) Springfield in the state semifinals Tuesday (12 pm) at Henderson
Downingtown East
Tori Barretta 4g
Maggie Flynn 3g
Emily Wurzel 3g
Hannah Wurzel 3g
Livi Lawton 2g
Fanelli 1g
Hunter 1g
Person 1g
Webb 1g
Goalie saves- Robinson 7
Another great defensive game with scoring contributions from a variety of players. 3 middies Wurzel sisters and Lawton were a huge impact on the circle. Defenders to mention Allison Sheridan and Elise Person
Fox Chapel
McCrady 3g
Dcunna 2g
Hardiman 1g
Goodwin 1g
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