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Mercury Roundup (Oct. 12): Pottsgrove’s Shivak nets 2 OT game-winner over OJR

After relinquishing a lead late in regulation, the Pottsgrove boys soccer team found a way to bounce back in Monday’s game against Owen J. Roberts — even if it did take a little time.

With four minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the second over time, Landon Shivak found the back of the net for the Falcons, sending his squad to a 2-1 Pioneer Athletic Conference victory. The win gave Pottsgrove (2-2-1) its second in three games following an 0-2-1 start to the season, while the Wildcats fell to 1-5.

Shane Gleason put Pottsgrove on the board first, scoring with 30:34 left in the second half to give his team a 1-0 lead. OJR’s Julian Fuanro scored off an assist from PJ DePorry with 26 seconds left in regulation to knot the score, 1-1, and send the game into overtime before Shivak won it for the Falcons.

Girls Soccer

Daniel Boone 4, Muhlenberg 1 >> Kiley McEntee, Nylah Cody, Maggie Holloway and Gabby Fontana found the back of the net in Monday’s Berks matchup.

Holloway and Nicole Brown added assists, while Jenna Heasley made one save in goal.

Field Hockey

Upper Perkiomen 2, Owen J. Roberts 0 >> Two fourth-quarter goals powered the Indians to Monday’s PAC win.

Bella Carpenter (assisted by Colleen Crenti) and Ashlyn Gatto both scored goals for UP in the final period to keep the Indians at the top of the league standings with a 5-0-1 mark.

Amy Erb and Reilley Hagarty combined for five saves in the Owen J. Roberts (3-3) goal, while Lynssi Joyce saved 11 shots for Upper Perk.

Spring-Ford 6, Pottsgrove 1 >> Alysia Collins’ two goals sparked the Rams to a PAC victory Monday — their first of the season.

Alexa Collins, Nina Scott,  Alyssa Mozi and Emma Friend also tallied scores for Spring-Ford (1-5)with Abbey Boyer picking up two assists. Mackenzie Savage made five saves for the Rams.

Riley Simon scored for Pottsgrove (0-6), which also got four-save goalkeeping from Mackenzie Johnson.

Girls Volleyball

Boyertown 3, Spring-Ford 1 >> Despite dropping the first set of Monday’s PAC match, Boyertown (6-0)maintained its unbeaten mark with a four-set victory, winning 17-25, 24-14, 25-19 and 25-15.

Maddie Lebiedzinski (26 digs), Gabby Studevan (22 digs, 15 serve points), Clarke Gilmore (9 Kills) and Ally Plitnick (12 assists) were standouts for the Rams (2-4).

Perkiomen Valley 3, Pottsgrove 0 >> The Vikings improved to 5-1 with Monday’s PAC win over the Falcons, winning 25-10, 25-22 and 25-16 to set up a battle for first place Wednesday against Boyertown.

Isabel Clauhs, Senior (2 aces, 9 kills), Ella Beckman (2 aces, 8 kills, 12 assists), Lilah Maus, Junior (4 kills), and Camila Leyes (1 digs, 1 assist) shone for the Vikings.

Methacton 3, Owen J. Roberts 0 >> The Warriors swept the Wildcats 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 in Monday’s PAC match.

Statistical stars for Methacton (4-2) were Melinda Eglinton (9 kills, 23 digs), Mandy Baldwin (9 kills, 11 digs), Ali Hazlett (12 kills, 1 dig), Meghan Haftl (30 assists, 2 aces, 1 dig), Emma Ginther (14 digs, 2 aces, 1 assist), Madi Roth (1 ace, 9 digs) and Emme Brunt (3 aces, 4 digs).

Bridget Kowalski (6 digs), Ellie Kalbach (15 assists), Jessica Taney (3 blocks, 5 kills) stood out for OJR among others.

Wilson 3, Daniel Boone 0 >> The Blazers dropped Wednesday’s Berks match in straight sets. For Boone. Aubrey Hunt (9 kills, 4 aces, 2 blocks), Ashley Kriebel (7 kills, 7 digs, 2 blocks) and Jayda Kugler (18 assists, 1 ace, 4 digs) were standouts in the loss.

Girls Tennis

Perkiomen Valley 7, Pottsgrove 0 >> The Vikings swept the Falcons in Monday’s PAC match, not dropping any sets in the process.

The doubles teams of Sam Swarr/Sydney Boardman and Victoria Anglace/Hannah Cox  did not drop a game in their matches, while Gracie Strohecker lost just one game in first singles.

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