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Mount lacrosse tops Gwynedd, 8-5, in AACA debut

This shot by Mount sophomore Stevie Wells opened the scoring in last Tuesday’s match against Gwynedd Mercy.

In Mount St. Joseph Academy’s league lacrosse opener last Tuesday, the host Magic earned a 4-3 halftime edge, but slipped back into a 4-4 tie with the Gwynedd-Mercy Monarchs early in the second period.

Taking advantage of several penalties called against the visitors, the Mount funneled in four straight man-up goals, then Gwynedd scored once in the closing minutes for an 8-5 final tally.

One player on each side registered a hat trick in the contest. Junior Nicole Schuster (who has already given a verbal commitment to play NCAA Division I field hockey at Boston College) scored three of the Mount’s last six goals in the game, while Gwynedd got three goals and an assist from Calli Foley, also an 11th grader.



CHA & Mount track go on Jenkintown junket

Mount St. Joseph track tri-captains (left to right) Sarah Pinchock, Laura Thistle, and Jackie Nucero at the Brother Jerome Invitational   (Photo by Chris Thistle)

After seeing the same old faces at practice for the last few weeks, the track and field athletes at Chestnut Hill Academy and Mount St. Joseph Academy mingled with teams from around the Delaware Valley last Saturday as they participated in the annual Brother Jerome Invitational at St. Basil Academy in Jenkintown.

The Blue Devils looked sharp in their first multi-meet of the spring, hauling a total of five gold medals back to Chestnut Hill. Phil Thomas, a senior headed to the University of Rhode Island, won the high jump and the long jump, and junior Ibraheim Campbell took top honors in the 110 meter high hurdles.

The other two gold medals stemmed from group efforts in relay races. Campbell ran the second leg and Thomas the third leg in the 4 x 100, with seniors Alex Logue and Julian Brown leading off and anchoring the race respectively. Their winning time of 43.7 seconds established a new record for the CHA program and for the Brother Jerome meet.



CHA, Springside crews out in force for Flick 3

In their second session of Manny Flick racing, the Chestnut Hill Academy and Springside School crew had the full fleet in action on the Schuylkill last Sunday.

Among the top performers for Springside were the varsity, JV and novice quads and the JV double, while for CHA the highlights were provided by the JV and novice quads, the lightweight double, and the varsity single.



Mount softball fields seasoned roster

With a 7-7 record in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies last spring, Mount St. Joseph Academy’s softball team missed the league tourney by one place in the rankings, but the 2009 Magic feel they can earn a playoff berth this spring as all but three of last year’s varsity players are back in action.



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