UHS Sports shorts Oct. 27

• The girls’ varsity ice hockey team skated to a victory in their season opener game on Oct. 14 against Downingtown West by a score of 8-4. Claire Donovan scored three goals, Jordan Hower scored two, while Madison Doucette, Kaelen Speck and Hannah Close scored one each. Katie Anderson had two assists and Madison Doucette and Hannah Close each had one assist. Defense stayed strong and denied their opponent from succeeding at the net. The girls play their next game on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:45 p.m. at the Barn (Upland Country Day School) against Owen J Roberts HS.

• The JV boys’ ice hockey team defeated Avon Grove on Friday night by a score of 9 to 3. Ben Brucker scored 6 goals, Josh Wilkins scored 2 goals and Tait Mott scored once. Strong defensive effort by Bryce Halsey and Michael Hochhaus along with goalie Keigan Craig held the Avon Grove team to 3 goals. The JV team plays again on Friday, October 28th at Iceline at 9:15 p.m. against Henderson.

• Men's soccer ended the 2016 season with a sweep at Perkiomen Valley Saturday. JV won 1-0 as Nick Simpson tucked the ball in the net off a Kyle Lyon's corner kick. Varsity also won 1-0 as Hunter Firment scored the lone goal.

• The UHS JV girls’ soccer squad ended its season at home against Downingtown West lAst week. Despite inspired play from all athletes, including game MVP Erin O'Leary and her defensive counterpart Hannah Firment, the team walked off the pitch with a 0-1 loss. Thanks to the leadership of co-captains Claire Matson and Hadley McKnight, the team finished with a winning record of 8-5-2. While this is certainly an accomplishment, the greatest achievement of the season is undoubtedly the overall improvement of each player, proof that the UHS soccer program can look forward to continued success in the future.

• The cross-country program competed on the track on Oct. 19 in their annual 3200 at Henderson. The boys were led from sub 10-minute performances by freshman Cole Walker and sophomore James Conway.  The top five averaged an impressive 10:04 as they prepare for districts next week. The girls were led from personal bests from seniors Jillian Brislin, Anna Juul and Kaylee McCarthy.

• The Unionville Indians girls’ volleyball team lost five sets to Downingtown West 25-8, 25-22, 19-25, 15-25, and 11-15. The Indians were led by strong play from Alli Lowe (18 Kills, 3 Aces, and 19 Digs) and Natalie Mills (12 Kills and 12 Digs). This brings the Indians to 6-7 in the league and 8-12 overall.

• The varsity boys’ ice hockey team tied Springfield last night 4-4. Ben Brucker scored 2 goals while Joey Impagliazzo and Paul Malone each added 1 goal. Assists were made by Tyler Glennon,Aiden Masters and Tait Mott. Strong defensive plays were made by Cade Lenkaitis, Bryce Halsey and Michael Hochhaus. Goalie, Ben Basilio, made some great saves in net. The team next faces off against Downingtown East on Monday, October 31st.

• The JV volleyball team finished their last match of the season with a win vs. Downingtown West with set scores of 25-13 and 25-18.  The team was led by Catherine Odom and Morgan Canino's serving and Sisi Snavely's offense.

• Unionville varsity field hockey team beat Downingtown West with a score of 2 to 0. Katie Anderson scored 1 goal and had 1 assist. Maddie McDonough scored 1 goal and Annie McDonough made 1 assist. Defensive players Carly Hewes, Caroline Fisher, Rebecca Peakes, and Kailey Mannello played an outstanding game. Lizzie Gaebel made 6 key saves in goal.


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