That type of game was fine with host St. Pius X, but maybe even more to the liking of first-place Phoenixville, which gained the lead late in the first half and never let up in a 5-2 win.

Jennie Moore scored twice for the Phantoms (6-0 PAC-10, 6-1 overall) and Courtney Valko, Genny Stone and Paige Henzie each knocked in one goal apiece.

Brittany Rechtin and Regan Mooney scored for the Winged Lions (3-2-1 PAC-10, 4-3-1).

"This field is fast," Phantom coach John Tornetta said of the St. Pius X football field. "We came in anticipating a fast field. We like a fast field. We like to be aggressive. You know it's going to come fast, but they turned their feet and were ready to play."

It took the Phantoms only 1:03 to get on the board when Moore scored off a penalty corner, and Rechtin tied it for the Lions with 6:30 to go until the half.

But Valko put the visitors up for good with just seven seconds left until the break off assists by Brittany Rabena and Moore.

It didn't take long for the Phantoms to score again, this time in the second half, as Stone notched her goal just 3:38 after the intermission.

Moore then made it 4-1 with 7:40 to go, but the Winged Lions' Regan Mooney scored off a pass from Ryan Mooney with 5:38 left to make a two-goal game at 4-2.

But the Phantoms regained the momentum, and Heinze completed the day's scoring off a corner after time had expired.

"Pius did a nice job," said Tornetta. "We knew they were going to be strong. They're playing tough teams well."

"We would prefer a fast field," said St. Pius coach Cathy Daller. "Phoenixville did well - another strong offense, like Perkiomen Valley. Defensively, we had some problems. We dropped out of position. It's just very disappointing."

Phoenixville wound up with a 15-9 advantage in penalty corners and 14-8 edge in shots, including a 7-2 differential in that category in the second half.

"We pride ourselves on fitness," said Tornetta. "We try to run teams ... make teams chase us. Hopefully, they slow down and we don't."

The Phantom coach was pleased with the play of Moore and the rest of the team.

"Jennie Moore did an outstanding job, aggressively controlling the midfield and putting two more goals in," he said. "And three of our other forwards scored. Linda Gambone did a nice job in the second half and made some nice adjustments on defense. Kendall (Wells) did a nice job slowing down the play. Lindsay (Neal) did an excellent job just getting the ball wide and opening it up. Their off-the -ball movement was good today."

On the positive side for Pius, the Winged Lions are still firmly in second place in their division after two losses to division leaders this week and still have slightly more than half the regular season to go.

"We'll just keep our heads up," said coach Daller. "We're not going to give up and we've got another chance against Phoenixville."

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