High School Soccer

District 12 Boys Soccer: Week Two

Photo: Lansdale’s Jake Saba, who scored winning goal over Ryan. Courtesy of Joe Wilson.

Public League B Division

September 9, 2014: Masterman hadn’t won a game since the 2012 District 12 1A title game. That year the team was almost all seniors, and Masterman had a rebuilding year in the tough A Division, and their best result was a tie against also relegated Frankford. Then they faced a tough Benjamin Franklin team in their first match, and lost 6-1. It must have felt like another long year was in front of the Pioneer’s. But last Tuesday they found a result, dominating the match against Kensington. Center attacking midfielder Liam Shanahan found himself in the right place four times, scoring with his head and his feet, four times. Masterman’s goalie Andrew Seibert had eight saves for the shutout. Masterman had one other player score for a final scoreline of 5-0.

Coach Mary Claire Curran said, “Seamus Gleason at center defensive mid is our engine.” Gleason covered lots of ground, winning the ball and getting it to his teammates in good positions.

Najee Morrison, a leader on Kensington’s backline commented that his team would have “to practice a lot.” Kensington will feel B Division is tough after losing their first two, but they are a talented side.

Furness couldn’t get past E&S for forty minutes, but Jose Mendez, Ehdo Lwe and Jawad Khan each scored in the second half for a 3-0 win for Furness.

Frankford powered to a 4-0 win against MLK.

September 11, 2014: Ben Franklin was missing a key player when they dropped the game to a hard working E&S side, 3-2. Masterman got its second win of the week, beating Boys Latin 3-0. Frankford lost to High School of the Future 1-2. Furness won 1-0 over Franklin Learning Center, a forfeit due to numbers.

Public League A Division

September 8, 2014: Bartram and Palumbo fought their way to a 2-2 draw. Northeast beat Olney 4-0. Washington beat Prep Charter 3-0. Lincoln beat PACS 4-3, and Fels beat Southern 2-0. Central saw FTC fight back to leave the game tied 1-1 at the end of the regulation. Central won in overtime on a controversial penalty, 2-1.

September 10, 2014:Northeast and Central remain perfect in league. Central sophomore Ade Solebo hit a wonder shot into the upper ninety with his left to beat Washington 2-1 in overtime. Northeast beat Bartram 4-2. PACS beat Fels 2-1. Olney beat Lincoln 3-2. FTC had a strong showing against Palumbo, winning 5-1. Prep Charter got their first win, narrowly edging Southern 1-0.

Catholic League

September 9, 2014: Father Judge eeked out a 1-0 win over Archbishop Carroll. St. Joes got the same result against Conwell-Egan, while La Salle blasted seven answered goals past Bonner.

Archbishop Wood, looking more and more like the best team in the league, hammered Springside Chestnut Hill 5-0. Wood has a perfect record in all competitions, and has beaten North Penn. The Inquirer has a nice article on Ryan Helmsley, Wood’s senior goalie.

Roman handled O’Hara 2-0. Lansdale showed they are back this year, posting a 1-0 win over Ryan.

September 11, 2014: Wood won again, beating O’Hara 2-0. Joe Krantz pointed out that beyond Ryan Helmsley’s excellent goalkeeping, Wood’s defensive line is a source of success, saying that Brendan Marshall, Sean Kelly, Dave Bateman, and Kevin Woodring are supplying “outstanding” defense in front of Helmsley.

September 12, 2014: Roman beat McDevitt 2-0. La Salle pushed five unanswered past Carroll. Ryan’s Monte Guess won the game with four minutes remaining against Bonner-Prendergast for a 1-0 scoreline.

Shane Kelly Soccer Showcase

Fans came out in the rain to watch the games. Washington beat FTC 3-1, while Northeast beat Ryan 4-1. LaSalle and Holy Ghost Prep fought to a 1-1 tie, while Judge beat Central 2-0. The event raised over five thousand dollars in memory of Shane Kelly. The money will create soccer scholarships for city kids.

Games to Watch

Judge visits Roman September 17, 2014 at Lighthouse Fields, 7:15pm. This will be the first meeting of the heavy weights in the Catholic League. Judge will face St. Joes on Friday.

Frankford faces Benjamin Franklin September 18, 2014 at Ben Franklin’s field. This game has implications for the playoff race in the B-Division.

One Comment

  1. Correction- The Judge Roman game is at UGH.

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