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Shanahan rolls into District 1-2A final; Downingtown East, Avon Grove clinch state bids

(1) Bishop Shanahan 17, (5) Holy Ghost Prep 2 – The top-seeded Eagles (17-1) blew out to a 12-1 halftime lead and never looked back Tuesday en route to the District 1-AA semifinal romp.
Shanahan, which got five goals from Kyle Gucwa, four strikes each from Bryan Rafferty and Owen Murray and brilliant 16-17 faceoff work from Tyler Kingsbury, moves on to face second-seeded Strath Haven Thursday for the district championship at a site and time to be determined. Strath Haven blanked Springfield (Montco) 15-0 in Tuesday’s other semifinal. 
The win also secures state playoffs spots for the two district finalists.
Shanahan                   8-4-3-2 – 17
Holy Ghost                 1-0-0-1 – 2
Shanahan
Bryan Rafferty 4G 1A
Owen Murray 4G 2A
Kyle Gucwa 5G 1A
Vinnie Riccardo 1G
Owen Mehok 1G
Brendan Oakes 1G
Gabe Goforth 1G
Nc Pezone 3 saves
Tyler Kingsbury 16/17 FO’s
Holy Ghost Prep
Zach May 10 Saves -Eclipsed 700 career Saves 
Ben Morschauser-2G
Dan Forsythe 1A
B. Morschauser 2G
 
(25) Downingtown East 7, (5) Central Bucks West 2 – The Cougars (10-11) continued their Cinderella Run in District 1-3A playbacks, locking up a PIAA playoff spot behind a shutdown defensive effort and two goals apiece from Cooper DiCicco and Brian Miller. D-East will play at Ches-Mont rival Avon Grove Thursday at 1 pm for fifth place in the district.
Downingtown East                3-1-1-2 – 7 
Central Bucks West              0-2-0-0 – 2
D-East
Cooper Dicicco 2G 1A
Brian Miller 2G
Like Wetzel 1G
Dillon Hammer 1G
Jared Kolinsky 1G
Grady Meredith 1A
Mike Ostertag 1A
Nico Iacovino 9 Saves
 
(7) Avon Grove 11, (14) Upper Dublin 7 – Zach Augustine cashed four goals and two assists, Jackson Mueller and Jeff DeVoll contributed two goals each and goalie Zac Hanway posted 11 saves as the Red Devils (13-5) clinched a state playoff berth with the wire-to-wire win in District 1-3A playbacks.
Avon Grove              4-2-3-2 – 11
Upper Dublin            1-2-0-4 – 7
Avon Grove 
Colby Riddell 1g 1a
Jeff DeVoll 2g
Jackson Muller 2g 1a
Zach Augustine 4g 2a
Xavier Salley 1g
Carson Peck 1g 1a
Saves Zac Hanway 11
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