Villa Maria’s field hockey team defeated Merion Mercy 4-1 on Saturday, November 7, to win the 2015 PIAA District 1 Class AA championship. Villa Maria took the lead quickly, scoring within the first four minutes of the game. Two more Villa goals made the score 3-0 at halftime. In the second half Villa added another goal on a penalty stroke, and Merion Mercy scored once as well. Medals and a trophy were awarded in a ceremony after the game.
Both teams advance to the state playoffs. Villa Maria will face Boiling Springs High School in a game scheduled for November 10 in Quakertown.