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Mercury Roundup: Perkiomen School wins Tri-County titles

Before last week, the Perkiomen School girls volleyball team had lost three times to Academy of the New Church in the 2019 season.

Those three losses seem like ancient history after the two teams’ most recent match.

The Panthers proved they could beat ANC with a five-set win Oct. 15 to end the regular season tied for a share of the Tri-County League title. Perk School followed that up in the postseason with a 3-0 sweep over ANC in Thursday’s TCL championship match, winning by scores of 25-21, 25-17 and 25-19.

Lualis Alvarado had 25 kills, Paola Mejias had 29 assists and Sophia Taylor had four kills and three tips to help the Panthers claim the championship win.

Pope John Paul II 3, Mount Saint Joseph 0 >> The Golden Panthers won in straight set (26-24, 25-17 and 25-19) to earn a trip to the District 1-3A championship game. 

PJP will face Villa Maria at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harrtion High School in a rematch of last year’s district championship, which Villa won 3-0. PJP has now appeared in a district title game in all seven seasons since 2013.

Sarah Ward and Hanna Tulli had 10 kills followed by seven kills for Julia Durand to lead PJP in Thursday’s win. Chelseas Harvey had 33 assists and two aces. Téa Pasquale finished with 15 digs and three aces.

Downingtown East 3, Methacton 0 >> The Warriors’ season ended with a 25-12, 25-10, 25-15 sweep at the hands of third-seeded Downingtown East in the District 1-4A second round.

Elly Brunt had 24 digs. Melinda Eglinton tallied five kills, one ace, seven digs and a block. Alli Hazlett finished with five kills and one block, and Sydney Zerbe added three kills one ace, four digs, one block. Maid Roth rounded out the Warriors’ leaders with 14 assists and two digs.

Girls soccer

Spring-Ford 1, Downingtown East 0 OT >> Vania Mokonchu scored the game-winner in the second overtime to lift the No. 11 seed Rams past No. 6 Downingtown East in a second round District 1-4A playoff game.

Spring-Ford (17-5) advanced to face No. 3 Conestoga Saturday at 2 p.m.

Girls tennis

Perkiomen School 4, Barrack Ac. 1 >> The Panthers won the Tri-County League’s team tournament Thursday, capping the day with their domination of J.M. Barrack Hebrew Academy.

Perkiomen swept the singles bracket against Barrack, Julia Kelly handled Megan Grob at first singles 6-2, 6-4; Kate Galant topped Shira Stein at second singles 6-2, 6-0; and Helena Balzer outlasted Janie Hershman at third singles 7-5, 6-0.

In doubles play, the Panthers’ first team of Abirami Chinnakarruppan and Sara Oswald beat Ruby Benjamin and Sami Savitz 6-1, 7-6. Barrack’s second-doubles tandem of Marie Rudolph and Alsu Stepanova won 6-4, 7-5.

Perkiomen scored nine points to Barrack’s six. Kimberton Waldorf had four, and AIM Academy one in a competition that included Delaware Valley Friends School.

Boys golf

Perkiomen School golf won it’s annual Fall invitational.  Perkiomen led the field of 5 teams in the 18 hole match played at Buttervalley, par 72. The Panthers finished with a team score of 259 followed by AIM Academy with a 261, followed by Church Farm School, Collegium Charter and Woodlynde school. Andrew Miller from AIM led the field with a 77. Perkiomen’s score were Ben Griffaton 82, Pierce Laessig 85 and Alexa Eisenbeis 92.

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