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Mercury Roundup (Sept. 22-23): McCorkell helps shoot PV past Boyertown

Sept. 23

Girls golf

Perkiomen Valley 189, Boyertown 198 >> Abigail McCorkell shot a blistering round Wednesday as the Vikings handled the Bears in their Pioneer Athletic Conference match.

McCorkell’s nine-hole score of 41 was comfortably ahead of teammate Tori Bruno’s 45. Kylie Wood was low scorer for Boyertown with a 45.

Methacton 195, Boyertown 216 >> Riley Thomas edged Kylie Wood for low-score honors Tuesday, and the Warriors turned in the next three cardings on the way to a Pioneer Athletic Conference victory over the Bears at Skippack Golf Club.

Thomas’ 44 was one stroke better than Wood’s 45. Behind them, Boyertown got 50s from Sarah Lawrie and Kate Thomas and a 51 from Catherine Connolly.

Boys cross country

Blazers sweep >> With only three runners finishing in the Top 10, the Blazers were still able to outrun the opposition in their four-school Berks League match. Boone edged host Conrad Weiser 29-30 while handling Berks Catholic (26-33) and Fleetwood (22-35).

Corey Miller was Boone’s leading runner, fourth in the overall finishing order. Luke Gehringer followed eighth and Harrison Leister 10th, ahead of teammates Ethan Harper (12th) and Matthew Ferenz (13th).

Girls cross country

Boone goes 1-2 >> Ashley Benoit was the Blazers star in Tuesday’s four-school Berks League meet, which saw them come away with one victory. Boone handled Fleetwood 17-46 but was outrun by host Conrad Weiser (25-30) and Berks Catholic (21-37).

Benoit placed third in a time of 20:44. She was one of only two Boone runners to finish in the Top 10, Natalee Kryman seventh.

Sept. 22

It had low scores aplenty Tuesday.

The Boyertown boys golf team saw four players card sub-40 rounds at Gilbertsville Golf Course.

Their play was key to the Bears outshooting Pottsgrove in their Pioneer Athletic Conference match, 196-226.

John Engle was low man, scoring a nine-hole round of 37 for the Bears. Brandon Staniszewski was one stroke back at 38, and Josh Bardsley and Peyton Moyer added 39s.

Steve Rinda shot a 40 to lead the Falcons. He was followed by Pottsgrove’s Michael Fenton, who had a 42.

Upper Perkiomen 226, Upper Merion 240 >> Nate Reinhart claimed low-score honors Tuesday, leading the Indians pasts the Vikings in their PAC match at Macoby Run Golf Club.

Reinhart carded a 42 to edge UM’s Audrey Schuebel, who had a 43. UP posted the next three scores from Zack Silver (45), Conor Martin and Brandon Rozanski (both 46s), and Zach Gehman followed with a 47 matched by the Vikes’ Jack Rogers.

Spring-Ford 199, Perkiomen Valley 200 >> Their scoring down the lineup nullified the Vikings’ power up high and enabled the Rams to squeak out a victory in Tuesday’s PAC match at Raven’s Claw Golf Course.

PV got a two-under-par 34 from Chris Cowgill, and Jack Colyer finished ahead of Spring-Ford’s trio of Luke Watson, Garrett Wible and Joe Niblock (all 39s). But the Rams got a 40 from Jack Blackmore and and 42 from Robert McNelly to outshoot the PV trio of Ryan Horenci and Andrew Cowgill (both 41s) and Nick Torrillo (46).

Girls golf

Perkiomen Valley 199, Phoenixville 202 >> Though they compiled two of the three low scores, the Phantoms were edged by the Vikings in Monday’s Pioneer Athletic Conference match.

Kate Roberts was low golfer for Phoenixville with a 42 — one stroke better than the 43 of PV’s Abigail McCorkell — while Chelsea Frampton followed with a 46. But the Vikes ran off scores by Sara Schoenewald (50), Sofia Killar (52) and Tori Bruno (54) alongside the 54 Taryn Blitzer shot for Phoenixville.

Girls tennis

Daniel Boone 4, Muhlenberg 1 >> After spotting the Muhls a point at first singles, the Blazers ran through the rest of the lineup to win Monday’s Berks League match.

Boone (2-2, 5-5) got its best individual showings at the other two singles spots. Jordyn Houck and Katie Shank took second and third singles, respectively, by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores.

Girls volleyball

Academy of the New Church 3. West-Mont 1 >> A third-set victory was all the Wings could muster Tuesday as they fell to ANC in a close non-league match Set scores were 25-20, 25-27, 12-25 and 25-23.

Kaylee Hunsberger Knapp had eight aces and three kills for West-Mont, with Lindsay Houck posting six aces and six digs.

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