Mercury Roundup: Watts powers Pottsgrove soccer by Methacton

Boys soccer

Pottsgrove 1, Methacton 0 >> Troy Watts’ quick strike Tuesday proved enough for the Falcons to win their PAC game with the Warriors.

Watts, assisted by Shane Gleason, connected in the first minute. Luke Kaiser made the score stand up with four-save goaltending in the Pottsgrove nets; Methacton’s goaltending duties were shared by Charlie Bordonarro (two saves) and Steven Remish (three).

Owen J. Roberts 4, Perkiomen Valley 2 >> Stephen Mullen and PJ DePorry struck for two goals apiece as the Wildcats doubled up the Vikings in PAC play.

Mullen delivered a cross to DePorry for a goal in the opening minute and later added two strikes and assisted on another DePorry goal in the second half to seal the outcome. Pierce Marks had an assist for OJR.

For Perk Valley, Matt Holmes had a goal and assist and Javier Schorle picked up the other goal.

Upper Perkiomen 1, Spring-Ford 0 >> The Indians put it all together in an impressive win over perennial PAC contender Spring-Ford, riding a stellar defensive effort and capitalizing on a first-half goal from Jimmy Friedman.

The decisive moment came when Friedman took a long throw from Cole Kendra and chipped it into the net. Upper Perk was boosted by goalkeeper Matt Wanamaker and defenders Keaton Furning, Jack Cupitt, Michael Fisher and Dillon Brendle to keep the Rams off the scoreboard.

Daniel Boone 0, Gov. Mifflin 0 >> The Blazers and Mustangs played all even through regulation and two overtimes of Tuesday’s Berks League game.
Boone had a slight edge on Mifflin in corners (8-7) while the Mustangs led 4-3 in shots on goal. Zach Fink made four saves in goal for the Blazers.

Girls soccer

Spring-Ford 1, Upper Perkiomen 0 >> Reese Kershner’s first-half strike was all the Rams would need as they edged the previously-undefeated Indians in PAC action Tuesday

Spring-Ford goalkeeper Riley Wallace needed to make just two saves to pick up her second clean sheet of the season. The Rams outshot the Tribe, 14-2, on the night. Upper Perk goalie Gabby Neal recorded 13 saves.

Methacton 2, Pottsgrove 0 >> Madia Mazzucola figured in on both the Warriors’ goals Tuesday, helping them blank the Falcons in their PAC matchup.

The Warrior senior scored in the 14th minute, as she put the ball right under the crossbar off a Ruby Murray cross. She then assisted on classmate Julia McCann’s goal in the 66th minute, a left footed blast from just outside the 18.

Mairi Smith made three saves for Methacton, as did Emily Byron for Pottsgrove. The Warriors held a 12-3 advantage in shots on goal.

Boys cross country

Boone goes 1-2 >> Luke Gehringer and Cody Miller were the Blazers’ leading runners during Tuesday’s four-school Berks League meet. Daniel Boone handled host Tulpehocken 25-32, but it was outrun by Exeter 18-39 and Gov. Mifflin 26-33.

Gehringer placed fifth behind Exeter’s race-leading quartet, and Miller was one spot back in sixth. Harrison Leister also cracked the Top 15, coming home 13th.

Girls cross country

Blazers go 1-2 >> Ashley Benoit and Natalee Kryman went 1-2 for Daniel Boone during Tuesday’s four-school Berks League meet. The Blazers outran host Tulpehoken 15-50 but were topped by Exeter (21-37) and Gov. Mifflin (17-44).

Benoit was seventh overall, one spot ahead of Kryman. They were joined in the Top 15 by Renee Camburn, who placed 15th.

Girls volleyball

Wilson 3, Daniel Boone 0 >> The Bulldogs swept the Blazers in Tuesday’s Berks League match by set scores of 25-5, 25-15 and 25-6.
For the Blazers (0-5, 0-6), Aubrey Hunt had eight kills and two digs; Ashley Kriebel had five kills and four digs; and Maiya Piccarretta had four digs.

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