Unionville, West Chester East eliminated in state quarterfinals

REIFFTON – Unionville was unable to sustain a strong start in dropping a 2-1 season-ending decision to District 3 champion Palmyra in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals Saturday at Exeter High School.
The Ches-Mont League American Division champion Indians, who finished 20-3, drew first blood with 11:19 left in the first half when Kate Anderson scored off a corner assist from Annie McDonough but were shut out the rest of the way despite recording an 11-7 advantage in shots.
The Cougars got one goal and one assist from Jessica Dembrowski, including the game-winning strike with 3:32 left in regulation. Palmyra faces (3-3) Lower Dauphin (1-0 over 11-2 Stroudsburg) in the state semifinals Tuesday (time, site TBA)
Class AAA quarterfinals
At Exeter High School
(3-1) Palmyra 2, (1-3) Unionville 1
Unionville      1  0 – 1
Palmyra          1   1 – 2
Unionville goal: Kate Anderson (Annie McDonough assist)
Palmyra goals: Kylie Bomgardner (Jessica Dembrowski assist); Dembrowski (Katelyn Mack assist)
Goalie saves: Lizzie Gaebel (U) 5, Cheyenne Sprecher (P) 10
(2-2) Crestwood 5, (1-4) West Chester East 1 – The Vikings dropped the Class AA quarterfinal clash at Emmaus despite getting one goal from Kelly Conlon (assisted by Nicole Fredricks) and three saves apiece from goalies Nikki Bentley and Carli Fulton.
Coming off a 4-3 win over Southern Lehigh in the opening round, WC East finishes its season at 15-10. The Comets meet District 1 champion Mercy Mercy in the state semifinals Tuesday (site, time TBA).
Crestwood 5, West Chester East 1
WC East      0  1 –  1
Crestwood  2  3 – 5
Shots: Crestwood 16, WC East 8. Corners: Crestwood 9, WC East 6
First half
C-Katie Karpinski (Morghan Murphy assist) 11:52
C-Arden Morgans (Sarah Richards) 2:37
Second half
C-Emma Janosczyk (Mackenzie Kile) 29:04
WCE-Kelly Conlon (Nicole Fredricks) 23:38
C-Murphy (Karpinski) 7:30
C-Jordan Olenginski. 0:42
Goalie saves: WCE 6 (Nikki Bentley 3, Carli Fulton 3), Crestwood 4 (Marlee Dillon)
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