OJR’s Gerber twins a nightmare for opposing teams

Owen J. Roberts head coach Clarence Jennelle was perplexed.

During practice last Thursday, trying to guide his team through two-on-one drills, the longtime head coach had a hard time deciphering which of the Gerber twins he was really talking to.

He eventually figured it out but other coaches in the PAC-10 haven’t been so lucky.

There are tells that differentiate Corinne and Courtney Gerber, whether it be the different color sticks they use (Courtney uses silver, Corinne uses gold), or the different color goggles they wear (Courtney wears orange, Corinne wears blue), but the chemistry between these two players have caused double vision for opposing coaches as the Gerber twins have helped pace OJR to a 6-1 league record midway through the season.

“We have the same mindset when we’re out on the field,’ Courtney Gerber said. “We’ve been taught the same way. I know where Corinne is going to be. We go to everything together and we do the same stuff at the same time.’

Corinne Gerber’s nine goals is good for second in the PAC-10 behind only Phoenixville’s Bailey Quinn, while Courtney Gerber’s exceptional play in the midfield has helped pace the Wildcats to 24 goals — good for third best in the PAC-10.

It is all gravy added to the year that the twins have already had.

The duo, playing field hockey since the seventh grade, recently came off a National Indoor Tournament U-16 title with the Knights of X-Calibur, guided under the head coaching of Jennelle, as well as a title at the Disney Field Hockey Showcase, located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in February.

“We were together for all of this and played together,’ Corinne Gerber said. “It was a big accomplishment.’

But whether through club play or school play, the twins attribute all of that success to the tutelage of Jennelle.

“I like playing with Clarence because he is a really good coach,’ Corinne Gerber said. “He helps me a lot with all his knowledge and experience in field hockey.’

“He helps me a lot,’ Courtney Gerber added almost simultaneously. “He gets frustrated at times but you have to look at what he’s saying. He’s a really good coach. I’ve gotten better because of him.’

With six PAC-10 games remaining on their schedule, the Gerber twins and OJR are eager to try and make a run at their second straight PAC-10 title game.

“I want everyone on the team to play as best as they can,’ Courtney Gerber said. “I just want everyone to be motivated and play together. If we do that then we can be really good.’



Phoenixville continued its winning ways last week as Bailey Quinn scored two goals, including the decider with 22 seconds left in the Phantoms’ 2-1 victory over Methacton on Wednesday. The Phantoms then topped Bishop Shanahan, Haley White’s old team, on Friday.

The Warriors’ Julia Dickinson scored her first varsity goal in the loss to Phoenixville.

Perkiomen Valley won its Play for the Cure contest against Pottstown, 7-0, on Wednesday. Goalie Ebony Reddick had another strong showing in that game for Pottstown as she stopped 39 of the Vikings’ 47 shots.

Boyertown got its PAC-10 victory this week with a 5-0 victory over Pottsgrove.


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