The District One postseason has finally arrived, although it looks and feels very different.
Only the district champions will advance to states and there are no consolations: it’s one-and-done.
Follow our reporters for live updates from Monday’s slate of games:
Boys soccer: Pennridge at Abington | Rick Woelfel
Girls soccer: Neshaminy at Hatboro-Horsham | Joe Fite
Field hockey: North Penn at Central Bucks East | Karen Sangillo
Check back later for photo galleries from field hockey and boys soccer.
Scroll down to view a live Twitter feed. And visit the District One website for more information and brackets.
All games Monday, Nov. 2
No. 12 Pennridge 1, No. 5 Abington 0: Pennridge and Abington played for high stakes Monday night. At evening’s end, one team would be going home for good.
Carlos Erazo made sure it wouldn’t be the Rams. The senior midfielder scored off a set piece with 47 seconds left in regulation time to give 12th-seeded Pennridge a 1-0 win over fifth-seeded Abington Monday night in the opening round of the PIAA District One Class 4A boys’ soccer tournament at Schwarzman Stadium.
Erazo noted the goal was the culmination of 80 minutes of hard work. “It was really all a team effort,” he said. “No matter what, no matter who scored it. I don’t care if I scored it, it was all a team effort. We all came in every day and worked as hard as we could.”
As much as the victory, Erazo celebrated the chance to play at least one more game for the Rams; they’ll host Upper Dublin Thursday night in the district quarterfinals.
The result brought Abington’s season to an end but Randy Garber, the Galloping Ghosts’ veteran coach, looked at the up side.
“We were fortunate our administration allowed us to play a fall season and get 10 games in and then a playoff. It’s a blessing,” he said. “We’re very, very fortunate.
“These seniors, we have 14 of them, could very easily, their senior year, not played a lick of soccer their senior year.”
No. 6 North Penn 1, No. 11 Perkiomen Valley 0: Jojo Dalwaldi put a header from Josh Jones into the net in overtime to give North Penn the win over Perkiomen Valley.
No. 1 West Chester East 1, No. 16 Souderton 1 (5-4 PK): The Indians held off top-seeded West Chester East through regulation and double overtime, and were one penalty kick short of pulling off a major upset. WC East ultimately advanced, winning 5-4 on penalty kicks.
No. 15 Pennsbury 1, No. 2 William Tennent 1 (3-1 PK): The 15th-seeded Falcons shocked the No. 2 Panthers, winning 3-1 in penalty kicks in the 4A opener. Zach Summer put Pennsbury on the board in the first half, slotting a pass from Josh Rodriguez into the net. The Panthers tied the game in the second half, but the Falcons prevailed after a scoreless double overtime, netting two crucial penalty kicks from Mike Caissie.
No. 14 Central Bucks South 3, No. 3 Unionville 0:
No. 7 Neshaminy 3, No. 10 Great Valley 0:
No. 13 Upper Dublin 2, No. 4 Downingtown West 0
No. 9 Spring Ford 1, No. 8 Boyertown 0
No. 1 Upper Moreland 1, No. 4 Bishop Shanahan 0
No. 2 Pottsgrove 1, No. 3 Holy Ghost Prep 0
New Hope Solebury (2-5-1) vs TBD
No. 2 Delco Christian 1, No. 3 Dock Mennonite Academy 0
No. 4 The Christian Academy (4-5-1) at No. 1 Faith Christian (11-1-0)Scroll past the live tweets for girls soccer and field hockey
All games Monday, Nov. 2
No. 8 Hatboro-Horsham 2, No. 9 Neshaminy 0: Hatboro-Horsham sophomore midfielder Caroline Shegogue was in the right place at the time for the Hatters on Monday night. Twice.
Shegogue scored on a rebound in the fourth minute and connected again in the 72nd minute to lead No. 8 seed Hatboro-Horsham past visiting No. 9 seed Neshaminy, 2-0, in the opening round of the District One Class 4A girls’ soccer playoffs.
It was the first playoff win in three tries for Hatters’ third-year coach Kelsey Daley. The Hatters will now face the winner of the Downingtown East-Council Rock North game in a quarterfinal matchup on Thursday.
“We saw some film on them at the end of the week and we knew that the flanks were always open for us and that’s probably one of our strongest points,” Daley said. “So I just said to keep going out wide and Caroline was there every single time and finished for us.”
Not to be overlooked is Hatboro-Horsham’s defense which held Neshaminy to eight shots including three in the first half. Hatters’ goal keeper Sam Hollish stopped four shots, all in the first half.
No. 2 Abington 3, No. 15 West Chester Rustin 2: The Ghosts found themselves down two goals in the opening minutes, but Casey Touey ensured the offense wouldn’t pull a disappearing act. Touey’s pair of goals in the second half tied the game, and Myana Bebee-Gomberg scored the go-ahead goal as no. 2 Abington defeated 15th-seeded West Chester Rustin in the 4A opener. Piper McGinley had an assist on the game winner, while Alexis Ditri made a diving save on a WC Rustin penalty kick to keep the Ghosts on top.
No. 3 Pennridge 6, No. 14 Great Valley 1: The No. 3 Rams scored three goals in each half and handled the visiting No. 14 seed Patriots. Lindsey DeHaven paced Pennridge with a goal in each half while Liv Grenda, Joey Tomlinson and Lindsey Balmer also chipped in with goals.
No. 5 Spring-Ford 1, No. 12 Central Bucks West 0: Liv Curry scored in the 63rd minute to hand the fifth-seeded Rams a win over the visiting No. 12 seed Bucks. West, which got nine goals this season from Taylor Moyer, finished the season with a 6-4-1 record.
No. 11 Pennsbury 2, No. 6 Council Rock South 1
No. 7 Avon Grove 1, No. 10 William Tennent 0
No. 1 Downingtown East 1, No. 16 Council Rock North 0
No. 13 Unionville (5-3) at No. 4 Owen Roberts (10-1-1), 7 p.m.
No. 3 Gwynedd Mercy 3, No. 6 Upper Moreland 1: Samanth Berish gave the Monarch’s all the offense they needed, and then some, as third-seeded Gwynedd Mercy topped sixth-seeded Upper Moreland 3-1 in the 3A opener. Berish scored all three goals to earn the hat trick, with assists from Halle Coller and Lynley Koschineg. Grace Galbreath notched nine saves in goal for the Monarchs. Kathryn Morrow scored for the Golden Bears, and Natalie Walton recorded eight saves.
No. 8 Upper Perkiomen (5-7) at No. 1 Villa Joseph Marie (8-0), 3:30 p.m.
No. 5 Phoenixville (2-3-1) at No. 4 Pope John Paul II (4-3), 3 p.m.
No. 2 Villa Maria 3, No. 7 West Chester East 0
No. 1 Dock Mennonite 1, No. 4 Delco Christian 0
No. 3 Calvary Christian 3, No. 2 Faith Christian 0
Class 2A final (Wednesday, Nov. 4)
No. 2 St. Basil (1-5-1) at No. 1 New Hope-Solebury (3-5-1), 7 p.m.
No. 5 Central Bucks East 2, No. 12 North Penn 1: The Central Bucks East field hockey team had to play from behind, a spot the Patriots don’t typically find themselves in.
But they prevailed, besting fellow Suburban One League Colonial Division member North Penn, 2-1, in Monday’s opening round of the District One Class 3A tournament.
The fifth seed Patriots will host No. 13 Great Valley, a 2-1 winner over fourth seed West Chester Henderson in Thursday’s quarterfinals.
All of the scoring occurred in the first quarter.
The Knights struck first with their first shot on goal. Erin O’Donnell found the back of the net with 9:33 remaining in the period.
“We always try to score first so when they scored first, that really motivated us to get moving,” CB East’s Paige Keller said. “I think we worked a lot harder after that. We want our season to go on as long as possible and we knew we needed to win for that to happen.”
CB East tied it up on a corner at 6:56 when Sophia Parker took a ball from Phia Mannino and directed it into the cage. Grace Bethke scored what proved to be the winner for the Patriots with 1:55 remaining, also on a corner.
“We were ready to go and we scored first: North Penn coach Shannon McCracken said. “We gave them everything we had. It’s always tough to play someone from your division but our division is so strong that four of the six teams got into the playoff so we played good competition.
“We thought seeing them again we’d give them a good game, and we did.”
No. 8 Wissahickon 3, No. 9 Souderton 2: Aiden Drabick posted a hat trick as eighth-seeded Wissahickon slipped past ninth-seeded Souderton in the closely-contested 3A opener. After falling behind 2-0, Lauren Kenah and Josie Doughty tied the game for the Indians, but Drabick’s third goal in the third quarter put the Trojans back on top.
No. 16 Central Bucks South 2, No. 1 Downingtown West 1
No. 6 Kennett 3, No. 11 Council Rock South 1
No. 3 Plymouth Whitemarsh 1, No. 14 Avon Grove 0
No. 13 Great Valley 2, No. 4 West Chester Henderson 1
No. 7 Methacton 2, No. 10 Perkiomen Valley 0
No. 15 Owen J. Roberts (7-5) at No. 2 Neshaminy (10-1), 3 p.m. — ppd. to Tuesday, Nov. 3 because of field conditions
No. 1 Villa Maria 7, No. 8 West Chester East 1
No. 2 Upper Perkiomen 5, No. 7 Upper Dublin 0
No. 5 Bishop Shanahan (4-2-1) at No. 4 Merion Mercy (6-2) at Proving Grounds, 4 p.m.
No. 6 Phoenixville (4-2) at No. 3 Gwynedd Mercy (7-1), TBA
No. 4 Jenkintown (9-3) at No. 1 Springfield (Montco) (8-0), 4 p.m.
No. 3 New Hope-Solebury (7-2) at No. 2 Dock Mennonite (12-1), 3:45 p.m.