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Mercury Roundup Sept. 13

Girls soccer

Pottstown 2, Upper Merion 1 (OT)  >> Calista Daye netted the game-winning goal off of an assist from Yaz Paez to give the Trojans their first victory of the season. Julianna Figueroa scored first for Pottstown to give them a one-goal lead on their PAC Frontier opponent.
Upper Merion’s Sophia Lamesta scored late in the second half to tie the game for the Vikings.

Pottstown goalie Emme Wolfel made five saves in the win.

Friends Central 6, Perkiomen School 0 >> The Panthers dropped their non-league matchup to the Phoenix on Friday.

Phoenixville 1, Pope John Paul II 0 >> Kim Labik’s late goal proved enough for the Phantoms to prevail over the Golden Panthers in their PAC Frontier Division game Thursday.

Labik scored with 1:33 left in the second half. Ella Stout turned away five shots at goal — the same number as PJP’s Stacy Kormos — to give Phoenixville the clean sheet.

Pottsgrove 1, Upper Perkiomen 0 >> Chloe Shivak-Manogue scored in the 38th minute Thursday, lifting the Falcons over the Indians in their PAC Frontier Division game.

Shivak-Manogue’s tally held up with Summer Walker’s three goalkeeper saves for the clean sheet. UP got 11-save goaltending from Hannah Landis.

Spring-Ford 1, Boyertown 0 >> Ally McVey scored on a breakaway in the first half for the game’s lone goal Thursday in a matchup of PAC Liberty leaders. S-F goalie Riley Wallace made seven saves in the shutout.

Boys soccer

Pottsgrove 1, Upper Moreland 0 >> Pottsgrove’s Junior Shane Gleason knocked in a corner from Ethan Pace early in the second half to give the Falcons a non-league win over the Golden Bears Friday.

Spring-Ford 3, Wissahickon 2 (2OT) >> Spring-Ford junior Tommy Bodenschatz was the hero for the Rams, netting a header with three minutes left in the second overtime Friday night. Senior Brett Gulati made the assist as well as tallying the other two goals in the non-league victory. Colin Trainor recorded two assists on the night, giving him the school record with 29.
Matthew Henderson netted both goals in the comeback effort for the Trojans.  

Boyertown 1, Spring-Ford 0 >> The Bears dealt the Rams their first loss of the season in a matchup of PAC Liberty leaders Thursday night.
Mason Kurtz gave eight-save goalkeeping to Boyertown, which scored on an own goal in the 79th minute with Drew Benning the last Bears player to get a touch.

Pottsgrove 3, Upper Perkiomen 0 >> Ryan Curnew’s two-goal showing Thursday led the Falcons to victory over the Indians in their PAC Frontier Division matchup.
Shane Gleason had the other score for Pottsgrove. Ethan Pace and Landon Shivak were credited with assists.

Methacton 3, Perkiomen Valley 1 >> Balanced scoring was key to the Warriors’ PAC Liberty Division win over the Vikings Thursday.
Brett Eberly, Zach Stevenson and Nick Ahlum all tallied in the second half for Methacton, which got six-save goaltending from Tyler Andorf. Mark Pirrone had PV’s lone goal — also in the second half — with Jack Moyer (three) and Luke Speers (two) sharing time in goal.

Phoenixville 2, Pope John Paul II 0 >> Dylan Russ’ goalkeeping was the bright spot for the Golden Panthers in Thursday’s PAC Frontier Division loss to the Phantoms.

Russ had 12 saves for PJP, which saw Phoenixville score in each half: The first at the 23:50 mark, the second at 23:55.

Field hockey

Owen J. Roberts 10, Norristown 0 >> Jenna Kirby and Emma Kircher tallied hat tricks as the Wildcats scored nine first-half goal en route to the PAC Liberty win.

Taylor Marburger scored twice in the game, and Julia Lamb added a goal and an assist. Rylee Laloup and Raina Smolij rounded out OJR’s scorers, while Maddie Wisen added an assist.

Spring-Ford 2, Boyertown 0 >> Katie Crist and Mackenna Maloney broke a scoreless game with second-half goals to lead the Rams to the PAC Liberty win.

Julia Corropolese and Alexa Collins had assists. Laura Wigand saved six shots for the Bears

Upper Merion 2, Pottstown 1 >> Upper Merion senior Sammy Deskiewicz netted the game-winner in this PAC Frontier showdown. Ella Menke also scored for the Vikings early in the second half.

The Trojans’ lone goal came in the first half from Debra Laula, assisted by Destri Roye. Lillian Stirk recorded seven saves in goal.

Methacton 3, Perkiomen Valley 2 >> The Warriors balanced offensive attack gave them the edge over PAC Liberty Division rival Perkiomen Valley.

Elena Snodgrass, Alexa Kratz, and Bayla Plower all found the back of the net for Methacton, while Kelly O’Donnell and Sarah Woolston recorded five and seven saves, respectively.

Senior Katie Wuerstle scored both goals for the Vikings in the loss.

Phoenixville 4, Pope John Paul II 1 >> Cassidy Stevens and Katie Baker both netted two goals for the Phantoms on their way to a three-score PAC Frontier victory Friday night. Aubrie Breisblatt assisted on two goals.

The Panthers’ Chiky Escudero recorded 15 saves in-goal.

Upper Perkiomen 3, Pottsgrove 0 >> Kate Rodenberger, Kylene Gooch, and AiYi Young were the three goal-scorers for Upper Perkiomen en route to a PAC Frontier victory. Upper Perkiomen keeps its perfect PAC record.

Schuylkill Valley 3, Daniel Boone 0 >> Ashley Birmingham had two goals as the Panthers beat the Blazers in Thursday’s Berks League game.
Ashley Finkbiner had seven-save goaltending for Boone (1-2, 1-4).

Boys’ Cross Country

Harrier Invitational >> Owen J. Roberts won the meet on Friday, placing four runners in the top six finishers. Senior Vincent Fennell won the 2-mile effort in a time of 10:19 with fellow Wildcats Matt Muthler and Cole Smith coming in at third and fourth with respective times of 10:33 and 10:39.

Pope John Paul II’s team came in at sixth place in the team scores. Junior Jack Brosius led the Panthers with a time of 11:16.

Pottstown’s team score put them in seventh place at the meet on Friday, and Darius Smallwood finished in fifth place with a time of 10:41.

Girls’ Cross Country

Harrier Invitational >> The Owen J. Roberts Wildcats finished with a team score that earned them second place behind Governor Mifflin. OJR freshman Claire Zubey won the race with a time of 11:57. Hannah Kopec and Sabryna Collins placed fifth and sixth with times of 12:35 and 12:37, respectively.

Pope John Paul II finished in third, with a pack of four girls taking the 10th through the 13th spots, Gianna Cagliola, Bella Greco, Katy Todd, and Natalie Florig.

Boys golf

Spring-Ford 201, Perkiomen Valley 208 >> Luke Watson shot even par, and the day’s lone sub-40 round, to lead the Rams past the Vikings in Thursday’s PAC match at Turtle Creek.

Watson’s 36 gave him low-man honors ahead of PV’s Kyle Colombo, who carded a 40. Spring-Ford had three golfers at 41 — Noah Kim, George Wicks, Joey Chilano — while the Vikes had a pair of 41s from Ryan HOrenci and Jack Colyer.

Daniel Boone 205, Conrad Weiser 225 >> Colton Yenser went two-under on Arrowhead’s Blue Course Thursday, leading the Blazers past the Scout in their Berks League match.

Yenser’s 44 left him with the lone sub-50 score for the match. Braylon Kuhn followed with a 52 for Boone, matching CW low man Drew Druckenmiller.

Girls Tennis

Perkiomen Valley 7, Upper Perkiomen 0 >> The Vikings were carried by strong performance across the board, sweeping their way to a PAC Frontier victory. The doubles group of Meghana Sahasrabuddhe and Kaitlyn Murphy finished without dropping a set.

Spring-Ford 7, Great Valley 0 >> The Rams were led by No. 1 freshman singles player Cady Krause who won in the contest of the night, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4).

Volleyball

Perkiomen Valley 3, Phoenixville 0 >> The Vikings won their sets in scores of  25-8, 25-13, and 25-11 on their way to PAC Frontier victory.  Perkiomen Valley was led by Ella Beckman who recorded five aces, 11 assists, and three digs,  Lilah Maus with five kills, and Anna Proto with 8 digs and 2 aces. Phoenixville’s defense was led by Avery Stackhouse with 8 digs, LeiLu Campbell with 14 digs, and Maria Coll with 7 digs. Riley Daher added on with three kills and 2 blocks.

Perkiomen School 3, Plumstead 2  >> The Panthers won their match with set scores of 25-17, 10-25, 16-25, 25-21, and 15-11.

Boyertown 3, Upper Merion 2 >> The Bears knocked off perennial power Upper Merion in five sets, 18-25, 27-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-10, to improve to 5-0.

The Bears were lea by Emily Wolfe with 24 kills, 13 digs and 4 blocks. Julia Smith was huge on defense with 52 digs. Alexa Mack added 12 digs on defense for the Bears and Emma Ludwig had 48 assists along with 25 digs. Jess Ahart and Adrianna Derstine added 9 and 17 kills, respectively.

Pope John Paul II 3, Perkiomen Valley 0 >> The Golden Panthers swept their PAC divisional crossover match with the Vikings Thursday by set scores of 25-13, 25-23 and 25-21.

Statitstical stars for PJP were Hanna Hulli (12 kills), Sarah Ward (13 kills, three aces), Haley Spotts (four kills), Chelsea Harvey (29 assists, two aces, six digs), Tea Pasquale (12 digs) and Jessie Donovan (10 digs, five aces). Leading the way for PV were Isabel Clauhs (five kills, one block), Cami Leyes (12 digs, two  aces) and Allie Haflett (seven kills).

Muhlenberg 3, Daniel Boone 2 >> The Muhls rallied from an early deficit to overtake the Blazers in their Berks League match. Set scores were 19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 20-25 and 15-12.

For Boone, Val Klick had 11 kills, four blocks and two aces; Aubrey Hunt 11 kills, three blocks and six digs; and JJ Valentin 24 assists and 20 digs.

Ridley 3, Phoenixville 0 >> The Green Raiders handled the Phantoms in Thursday’s non-league pairing by set scores of 28-26, 25-11 and 25-15.
Phoenixville’s statistical stars were Alexa Grammerstorf  (three kills, two digs), Avery Stackhouse (three aces, one kill, three digs), Riley Daher (three kills, three blocks), Natalie Detweiler (four kills, eight digs) and LeiLu Campbell (nine digs).

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