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Mercury-Area Field Hockey Roundup: Guinan’s late goal lifts OJR past Perk Valley

Owen J. Roberts 1, Perkiomen Valley 0 >> Bridget Guinan scored the deciding goal with two minutes left in regulation as the Wildcats picked up a big early victory against the visiting Vikings.

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Natalie Fuertsch registered an assist in the win for OJR, which out shot PV 13-5 and held the advantage in penalty corners (12-7).

PV’s Miranda Wesley made six saves in the loss.

Spring-Ford 9, Norristown 1 >> Lexie Nugent’s hat trick keyed a potent offensive that lifted the Rams to a lopsided victory over the Eagles in PAC play.

Nugent also assisted on a pair of SF goals. Caroline Todd had two goals and one assist, with Shannon Kennedy (two assists), Alexa Habermehl, Erin Wilson and Angelina Pinciotti also getting into the scoring act.

Kristen Grebe (three) and Lexi Ciano handled the Rams’ goaltending duties. Norristown’s scoring came from Georgia Werkiser in the second half, with Basimah Curry adding 14-save goaltending.

Pope John Paul II 4, Pottstown 1 >> The Golden Panthers used a three-goal first-half surge to down the Trojans in both teams’ PAC opener.

Jackie Lerro scored twice while Madison Green and Kendra Sykes each scored a goal in the win for PJP. Katie McGuigan finished with two saves in goal. Taylor Mickletz got Pottstown on the board during the second half.

Upper Perkiomen 12, Phoenixville 1 >> Abrianna Gatto had a part in six of the Tribe’s goals in a PAC win over the Phantoms.

Gatto scored five times and added an assist while Kathryn Lehman, Liz Fox and Kaylie Siwy each notched a pair of goals in the win. Hope Flack posted four assists and Liz Pierson made three saves in goal. Katie Baker scored Phoenixville’s lone goal.

Upper Merion 6, Pottsgrove 1 >> Rella Staley registered a hat trick to lead the Vikings to their first Pioneer Athletic Conference win with a decision over the Falcons.

Behind Staley, Deann Boyer, Molly Weyland and Nitzy Urias each registered solo tallies.

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