Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Flying Cardinals join Upper Moreland in finishing the season 14-4.
With the Flying Cardinals 8-1 win over Upper Merion on Monday, Upper Dublin can officially stake their claim to a portion of the American Conference Championship of the Suburban One League. The American Conference consists of seven teams, and each team plays the other six teams three times during the season. Both Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland finished the season with records of 14-4, but the Flying Cardinals swept the three-game season series against the Bears. Upper Morelands only other loss of the season was to Wissahickon. Despite the sweep, both teams will share this year's title, as the championship is decided by overall record, and not head to head matchups. In the clinching game against Upper Merion, Pitcher Jesse Kohler tossed a …
Kelly Cross leads the Flying Cardinals to a first-round playoff victory over Downington West.
Still riding their momentum from going undefeated in league-play, the Upper Dublin girls lacrosse team defeated Downington West, 20-11, in the first round of district playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. Kelly Cross lead the way with six goals and four assists, and Michele DeVincent added another four goals and an assist. Emily Hitchings and Taylor D'Ginto had three goals a piece, and Julie Cross, Brooke Callahan and Anna Trentini rounded out the scoring for the Flying Cards. Freshman netminder Sarah Gallagher had seven saves for the Upper Dublin squad, who will face a rematch with Conestoga on Thursday. THe Flying Cards lost their regular-season matchup with Conestoga, 14-9.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A group of players, family and friends address the school board regarding the forced-resignation of long-time girl's basketball coach, Vince Catanzaro.
An emotionally charged group of residents hijacked the Upper Dublin School Board meeting on Monday night, in an effort to convince the board to reinstate long-time girl’s basketball coach, Vince Catanzaro, who was forced to resign two weeks ago. Supporters claim that the forced resignation came as a result of a complaint filed with the school board by a parent who witnessed Catanzaro yelling at a player. Despite recommendations to retain the coach by Upper Dublin Athletic Director Hope Donnell, Principal Charles Rittenhouse and Superintendent Michael Pladus, the school board declined to renew Catanzaro’s contract. “I am -- to say the least -- appalled at his firing,” said Mary Cappelli, as she addressed the nine-member board. “I don’t get …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Catanzaro, who won more than 200 games during his tenure as coach for the Upper Dublin girl's basketball team, was forced to resign two weeks ago.
The Upper Dublin Patch has learned that a group of Vince Catanzaro supporters will once again attend tonight's meeting of the School Board of Upper Dublin, in the hopes of having the board overturn their previous decision to decline to renew the long-time coach's contract. During last week's UDSD workshop meeting, a group of family members, basketball players, and parents attempted to convince the board to change their minds and reinstate Catanzaro, but the board stood their ground and declined to take any action to reverse their previous decision. Though no explanation was given as to why the board declined to renew Catanzaro's contract, a report in the Ambler Gazette references comments made by supporters stating the forced resignation …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Kelly Cross and Brooke Callahan combine for eight goals and five assists, as the Flying Cards get back to their winning ways.
The Upper Dublin girls lacrosse team got back to their winning ways on Thursday, beating Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 17-4, and finishing their league-season with a perfect record of 12-0. Kelly Cross and Brooke Callahan combined for eight goals and five assists, and Taylor D'Ginto, Michele DeVincent, and Julie Cross scored two goals each. Emily Hitchings, Anna Trentini and Shelby Kenny rounded out the scoring with a goal a piece. The win wraps up an undefeated league-season for the Flying Cardinal, who are 12-0 in Suburban One League play and 15-2 overall.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Ganderton leads the way as the Lady Cards peek above .500
The Upper Dublin softball team earned their eighth win of the season on Monday afternoon, beating Germantown Academy 9-4 and bringing their record above .500 for the first time in weeks. Pitcher Kristin Ganderton lead the way for the Lady Cards, striking out five for the win while allowing only two earned runs and chipping in two RBI. Rachel Stingel helped power the offense by going 3-4 with four runs acored, and Rachel Matricardi also chipped in going 1-3 with three RBI. The Upper Dublin squad is now 8-7 on the season, though they remain a sub-.500 team in league play with a 4-5 record.
Sarah Gallagher's 16 saves weren't enough to keep the Flying Cards' win-streak alive.
The Upper Dublin girls lacrosse team lost their second game of the season on Monday afternoon, falling to the Conestoga Pioneers squad 14-9. Flying Cardinals goalie Sarah Gallagher had 16 saves on the afternoon, and Kelly Cross added to her monstrous season with another four goals and three assists. Emily Hitchings added a hat trick with three goals, and Brooke Callahan and Julie Cross scored a goal each. The loss is the second non-league play loss for the Upper Dublin squad, who remains undefeated in the American Conference of the Suburban One League with a record of 11-0.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Kelly Cross has a monstrous game for the Flying Cards, contributing four goals and five assists
The Upper Dublin girls lacrosse team defeated Upper Merion, 15-2, on Tuesday afternoon, extending their win streak and solidifying themselves atop the American Conference of the Suburban One League. Kelly Cross had a monstrous game, scoring four goals with an additional five assists. Brooke Callahan chipped in with three goals and an assist, and Taylor D'Ginto, Michele DeVincent and Julie Cross scored two goals apiece. The Flying Cards are now 9-0 in league play, and 12-1 overall.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Fielding issues resurface as the Lady Cards drop their second straight.
The Upper Dublin softball team dropped their second straight game on Monday afternoon, losing to Upper Merion 4-3 as errors once again plagued the team. Pitcher Kristin Ganderton was one of a few brights spots for the Lady Cards, striking out six while walking one and allowing two earned-runs. She also went 2-3 at the plate with an RBI, and Rachel Matricardi chipped going 1-3 with two runs scored. The difference in this game was fielding, as Upper Merion committed only one error, while the Upper Dublin squad committed five. The loss puts the Flying Cards at 3-5 in league play, and 6-7 overall.
Kelly Cross leads the way over the Eagles with four goals and four assists.
The Upper Dublin girls lacrosse advanced their win streak on Monday afternoon, beating the Norristown Eagles 16-1 and preserving their undefeated record in league play. Kelly Cross lead the way for the Cards, scoring four goald and adding another four assists. Both Brooke Callahan and Taylor D'Ginto had a hat trick, and Julie Cross added in two goals and two assists. Rachel DiFrangia, Michele DeVincent and Julie Heller rounded out the rest of the scoring. The Flying Cards are now 8-0 in league play, and 11-1 overall