New Hope-Solebury field hockey defeated Upper Perkiomen, 4-3 in double overtime, on Friday to move on to the District One Class AA semifinals on Tuesday against Gwynedd Mercy Academy. Cameron Costello assisted Brianna McGarry on the game-winning goal.
Pennridge field hockey, with only one win to its credit heading into its season finale, shocked Quakertown, 3-2, on Thursday afternoon. The Panthers, who are seeded 26th in the upcoming District One Class AAA tournament, did score the final two goals in the contest, both off the stick of Emma McLaughlin, but it wasn’t enough. Larisa Motts had a goal and an assist for the Rams. Kellie Drugotch and Kirsten Moyer also scored, while Kari Moyer and Meghan Griffin added assists. Pennridge goalie Carly Wingate made 10 saves.
Emma McLaughlin had two goals and two assists as Quakertown field hockey got by Central Bucks East, 4-2, on Thursday. Elaina Abramson and Gabby Dontonville also scored for the Panthers. Megan Thompson added an assist. Riley Donnelly had both tallies for the Patriots. CB East had more corners, 11-6. Quakertown goalie Rylee Lawler made seven saves. Betty Wesney stopped two for CB East. “We’ve been working on our transitions from offense to defense in the past few weeks and it is starting to click for the girls,” Panthers head coach Alyssa Maltese said. “We still have some work to do, but the girls are excited to play and learn. We did much better at possessing the ball and moving the ball around the field instead of always going forward, but we still have some work to do on finishing plays in our attacking circle. We are looking to build on this momentum as we finish the last two games of regular season.”
Quakertown field hockey lost a heartbreaker, 3-2 in overtime, to Mount St. Joseph’s on Wednesday. Gabby Dontonville and Emma McLaughlin scored for the Panthers. McLaughlin added an assist. For Quakertown, Hillary Scott had two defensive saves and Katie Moyer had one.
Solebury School field hockey lost by one, 3-2, to the Hun School on Monday. Denia Campbell scored both goals for the Spartans, bringing her season total to 10.
Quakertown field hockey finished in a 2-2 tie with Hatboro-Horsham on Monday. Emma McLaughlin scored both goals for the Panthers. Becky Gerhart assisted on her second tally. Quakertown had more corners, 11-7; the Hatters more shots, 13-10.
Denia Campbell scored two goals and Stacia Babicki one as Solebury School field hockey shut down West-Mont Christian, 3-0, on Wednesday.
Emma McLaughlin fed Becky Gerhart for the game-winner with 4:53 remaining in overtime as Quakertown field hockey took a huge game from North Penn, 4-3, on Wednesday. Megan Thompson scored in the first half for the Panthers on a penalty stroke. Gerhart (McLaughlin assist) and Gabby Dontonville pumped in second-half goals for Quakertown, which outshot North Penn, 18-16, for the game and had more corners, 14-10. Goalie Rylee Lawler made 12 saves.
Souderton edged Quakertown field hockey, 5-3, on Monday. Emma McLaughlin punched in two goals and had an assist for the Panthers. Elaina Abramson also scored and Hillary Scott had an assist.
Solebury School field hockey made it interesting, outscoring Friends Select, 3-1, in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as Friends pulled out a 5-3 victory on Friday. Friends Select led, 4-0, at intermission.