Oley Valley, Wilson, Berks Catholic, Twin Valley open Berks field hockey playoffs with wins



The top four seeds advanced to the Berks Field Hockey League playoff semifinals with wins on Monday.

In the quarterfinals, seed Oley Valley beat eighth seed Conrad Weiser 8-0 at Oley, second seed Wilson beat seventh seed Governor Mifflin 7-0 at West Lawn, the third-seeded Berks Catholic beat sixth-seeded Wyomissing 6-1 at Forino Sports Complex, and fourth-seeded Twin Valley beat fifth-seeded Daniel Boone 3-1 at Twin Valley.

In Wednesday’s semi-finals at 7 p.m., the two-time defending champions Raiders will face the Lynx at Oley in a rematch of last year’s County Final at 7 p.m., while the Saints will face the Bulldogs at West Lawn.

The final is Saturday at Alvernia University at 7 p.m.

For Berks II champion Oley (17-1-1), Olivia Thompson had two goals and an assist, Taylor Vaccaro had two goals and Alexandra Lopez and Karlee Howard each had a goal and an assist. Morgan Snyder and Mia Woodard also scored for the Lynx, who edged the Scouts 21-0 and had a 12-0 edge in the corners.

Natalie Biancone made 13 saves for Weiser (10-9).

For champion Berks I Wilson (17-1-1), Erika Culp had three goals and two assists, and Emma Staron and Mia Riccitelli each had one goal and one assist. Ashlyn Rowe and Catherine Arentz also scored for the Bulldogs.

Wilson, who has won 17 straight county quarterfinal games, had a 16-3 advantage over Mifflin (9-9).

For Berks III champion Berks Catholic (17-2), Aubreigh Uba had three goals and an assist, Mallory Buzydlowski had two goals and an assist and Nancy Larkin had a goal and an assist.

Skylar Maggs scored a goal and Kaitlyn Brunner made 17 saves for champion Berks IV Wyomissing (14-5).

The Saints outshot the Spartans 23-4.

Twin Valley (12-7) picked up its third win this season over Daniel Boone (9-8).

No other information was reported.

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