Postseason wrap-up

Fath­er Judge cel­eb­rates a goal, put­ting them up 1-0 over Ro­man Cath­ol­ic, dur­ing a play­off game at North­east High School on Monday, Oc­to­ber 31. Kev­in Cook/for the Times


Cent­ral, 28; North­east, 20: Pub­lic League de­fend­ing cham­pi­on North­east High School suffered a chilling loss to Cent­ral High in the first round of the Pub­lic League Class AAAA play­offs on Fri­day af­ter­noon. 

Ju­ni­or run­ning back Mar­quise Ed­wards rushed for 44 yards and a touch­down. He also grabbed an in­ter­cep­tion. Wide re­ceiv­er Devon Dillard caught three passes for 122 yards and two touch­downs. 

The Vik­ings’ ju­ni­or quar­ter­back, Har­old Al­ex­an­der, com­pleted sev­en of 17 at­tempts for 158 yards and a pair of TDs. 

Al­though their post­season run is over, North­east still has sev­er­al non-league games to play and will con­clude its sea­son with the an­nu­al Thanks­giv­ing Day game against Cent­ral. 

Boys soc­cer

Fath­er Judge, 3; Ro­man Cath­ol­ic, 0: The Fath­er Judge soc­cer squad ous­ted Ro­man Cath­ol­ic in style dur­ing the Cath­ol­ic League semi­finals on Hal­loween night. 

Nick Battaglia and Kev­in Pohl, both three-year varsity play­ers and team cap­tains, net­ted one goal each. Von­tez Hil­liard, a for­ward and mid­field­er, scored as well. Goal­keep­er Dylan Trush re­cor­ded six saves. 

The Cru­saders are sched­uled to face La Salle in the Cath­ol­ic League cham­pi­on­ship on Wed­nes­day at 3:15 p.m. 

Cent­ral, 4; Ab­ra­ham Lin­coln, 2: The Ab­ra­ham Lin­coln soc­cer team lost to Cent­ral in the Pub­lic League Class AAA quarterfi­nals on Oct. 25. Mid­field­er Danny Montano and Tasham Ab­dulra­sool had goals for Lin­coln.

The Railsplit­ters end their sea­son with a 7-6 over­all re­cord. 

North­east, 4; Samuel Fels, 1: After down­ing de­fend­ing Pub­lic League cham­pi­on Bartram, 1-0, in the Class AAA quarterfi­nals on Oct. 25, the Samuel Fels soc­cer team fell to North­east High in the semi­finals two days later. 

The Pan­thers fin­ish their sea­son 10-3 over­all, in­clud­ing five shutouts. 

George Wash­ing­ton, 3; Cent­ral 2: George Wash­ing­ton High School squeezed past Cent­ral in the Pub­lic League Class AAA semi­finals to ex­tend their un­defeated sea­son. 

Fresh­man standout Mo­hamed Conde net­ted two goals, and seni­or All-Pub­lic for­ward Wilo Mim­bar scored once. Wash­ing­ton goalie Danny Para­skevov had five saves.

George Wash­ing­ton was slated to face North­east High School in the Pub­lic League cham­pi­on­ship on Tues­day even­ing, but the game was played after the Times went to press this week. Vis­it on Wed­nes­day for a full re­port on the title match-up. 

Frank­ford did not qual­i­fy for post­season play. 

Girls soc­cer

Arch­bish­op Wood, 5; Arch­bish­op Ry­an, 0: Ry­an’s soc­cer team failed to score dur­ing the Cath­ol­ic League semi­final game with Arch­bish­op Wood on Hal­loween.

The Rag­dolls had earned a place in the semi­finals after de­feat­ing St. Hubert, 2-1, in the quarterfi­nals on Oct. 26. 

Little Flower, 2; Lans­dale Cath­ol­ic, 1: Reg­u­la­tion time was not enough for a team to emerge as the win­ner in the Cath­ol­ic League semi­finals on Hal­loween. Little Flower seni­or mid­field­er Court­ney Widen­er had tied the game with a late second-half goal.

Two minutes in­to over­time, the Sen­tinels tri­umphed on a goal by Bri­anna Con­nelly. Goal­tender Megan Cul­len had eight saves. 

Little Flower is slated to face Arch­bish­op Wood in the Cath­ol­ic League cham­pi­on­ship on Thursday at 6 p.m. Check out next week’s North­east Times for com­plete game cov­er­age.  ull;•

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