High School Soccer

District Twelve Play-in Round: B Division gets straight A’s

Photo: Furness coach Licinio Ferrera talks to a player. Courtesy of Furness Soccer.

Catholic League

On Friday, tenth place Conwell-Egan faced off with seventh place Carroll for a berth in the quarterfinals. Carroll struck seventeen minutes in, but CEC equalized just three minutes later on a penalty. Carroll would have the last word, or goal, in the second half for the win. Carroll will play Judge on Tuesday. Judge won narrowly 1-0 when the teams met in the regular season, but will likely dominant possession in the game.

Ninth place Bonner-Prendergast battled eighth place Ryan later on Friday evening. The game was end to end, but no one found the skeleton key through one hundred minutes and the game went to penalties. Bonner scored. Ryan scored. Bonner scored. Ryan missed. Bonner scored their third. Ryan also connected with twine. Bonner found the fourth, and Ryan needed to score. Ryan failed to convert, and Bonner will advance to the quarterfinals on Tuesday, playing No. 1 La Salle away.

The other two quarterfinal games will be fifth place finisher Roman at Lansdale, which promises to be an exciting close game. Roman beat Lansdale 1-0 in the regular season.

Third place Wood will face sixth place Prep, a game that also promises to be exciting. Prep won narrowly, 1-0, when the teams met in the regular season.

Public League

First place B Division team Furness faced eighth place A Division team Prep on Thursday, and handled the game, despite missing Jawad Khan, the midfield spark to Furness’ attack. Jose Mendez finally capitalized on the chances Furness was creating in the 33rd minute. Prep responded with hard work and high pressure to start the second half, but Furness rode the pressure and then found a second goal.

The final score was 3-0, with three different Furness players contributing goals. Furness advances to the quarterfinal, where the team will face number one team Northeast.

Also on Thursday, second place B Divison side Benjamin Franklin faced seventh place A Division side Lincoln. Ben Franklin players Ismaila Saka and Manuel Salazar fed goal monster Nyumah Koleh and he tallied three in the first half. Lincoln tried to find a second half fight back, but one goal was not enough. Benjamin Franklin advances to the quarterfinal, playing Fels.

For the first time in a while, the B Division won against the A, in this case both matches.

The other Thursday game featured sixth place team A Division team Olney versus C Division team Swenson. The A Division team won by a narrow margin with a final scoreline of 2-1. Olney advances to face Washington in the quarterfinal. Washington won this game in the regular season.

On Friday, fifth place A division side Philadelphia Academy Charter hammered MaST Charter 8-0. The result sends PACS into a quarterfinal with Central, 3:00pm on Tuesday at Gratz Supersite.

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