New season. Different players. Same result.
On Saturday, the Father Judge soccer team had a chance to become the first Catholic League squad in 18 years to play in four consecutive league title games.
Standing on the precipice of a three-peat, something the girls soccer program at Archbishop Ryan had never done, the Ragdolls did the only thing they could think of before Sunday afternoon’s Catholic League championship game:
Kaitlyn McFadden was just about the last person on anyone’s list to score the game-winning goal and send Archbishop Ryan to its third straight Catholic League girls soccer championship game.
The game was over and players from both teams had just participated in the traditional collective handshake near midfield.
Below is a list of results and an upcoming schedule for remaining games for the boys and girls Public & Catholic League soccer playoffs. Continue to monitor the Northeast Times’ website (www.northeasttimes.com/sports) for additional scores, updates and web-only game stories.
In sports, the concept of deja vu sometimes has a cosmic way of spinning full circle.
Frankford football has been around forever, and the Pioneers’ stadium shows it.
When Thursday night’s Catholic League girls soccer semifinals come around and Little Flower’s David steps on to the field to face the mighty Goliath of Archbishop Ryan at 7 p.m., Casey Brown knows nobody will give her team much of a chance to win.
Last year, as a No. 7 seed in the Catholic League soccer playoffs, first-year head coach Mike Bradby took his Archbishop Ryan boys on an improbable run to the semifinals.