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Mercury Roundup (10.13): PJP’s Bosio opens season with hat trick in win over Phoenixville

Pope John Paul II’s Ben Bosio made his first game of the season count Tuesday against Phoenixville.

With both boys soccer teams playing their first games of the fall, Bosio’s hat trick helped the Golden Panthers to a 3-0 victory.

Tommy Rutkowski, Brett McMenamin and Ben Rubinich assisted on Bosio’s three scores, while Dylan Russ made eight saves for a shutout in PJP’s net.

Perkiomen Valley 1, Spring-Ford 0 >> Owen Slack’s first-half goal stood up as the winner in Tuesday’s PAC contest.

Matt Holmes crossed to Slack with 3:32 left in the first half to put PV up, and Matt Holmes, Trey Busedu and Steve Warren led the defense for the Vikings to help preserve the shutout in front of keeper Michael Renner, who made five saves.

James Needles saved four shots for Spring-Ford, which couldn’t convert on any of its eight corners in the game.

Owen J. Roberts 2, Methacton 0 >> PJ DePorry scored both of the Wildcats’ goals in Tuesday’s PAC win.

DePorry tallied his first goal off an assist from Aidan Kollar with 49.6 seconds left in the first half and added an insurance score with 35 minutes to go in the game.

Andrew Keddie made five saves to keep the clean sheet for OJR.

Girls Soccer

Spring-Ford 1, Perkiomen Valley (OT) >> Ally McVey scored the game’s lone goal off a defensive misclear to give the Rams an overtime PAC victory Tuesday.

McVey’s goal was the lone blemish on the day for PV keeper Riley Hill, who made 12 saves. Spring-Ford goalie Riley Wallace made three saves to record the shutout.

Pottsgrove 2, Boyertown 1 >> Hailey Strain’s 62nd minute goal off an assist from Avery Makoid provided the difference for the Falcons in Tuesday’s PAC matchup.

Boyertown’s Sam Devlin opened the game’s scoring in the fourth minute. Pottsgrove responded six minutes later with Lana Sorg scoring off an assist from Eliana Paez.

Owen J. Roberts 1, Methacton 0 >> Gabby Koury struck from 30 yards out with six minutes to play to lift the Wildcats. Sam Hughes posted the clean sheet in goal to help OJR improve to 6-0-1.

Pope John Paul II 1, Phoenixville 0 >> Cameron Schuler had the game’s lone goal Tuesday, lifting the Golden Panthers over the Phantoms in PAC play.

Schuler, scoring four minutes into the second half, was assisted by Lainey Owens. Gina Marinelli made seven goalkeeper saves to record the clean sheet, and Ella Stout had eight for Phoenixville.

Field Hockey

Methacton 4, Boyertown 1 >> With Maddie Noh scoring twice Tuesday, the Warriors handled the Bears in their PAC contest, staying unbeaten and keeping pace with Upper Perk for first place.

Bayla Plower scored Methacton’s first goal 11:52 in the second quarter, then assisted on Alexa Kratz’s tally at 12:14 in the third. Elise DeWan, Elena Snodgrass and Bene Catola were credited for assists and Gabby DiPrinzio made 10 goalie saves.

Boyertown’s goal came from Lauren Eves.

Berks Catholic 6, Daniel Boone 0 >> Julia Bressler had two goals and two assists and Ava Perella scored two goals to lead the Saints over the Blazers in Monday’s Berks League action.

Ashley Finkbiner had a nine-save day in goal for Boone (2-2-1, 5-3-1).

Boys Cross Country

Methacton 15, Pottsgrove 55 >> The Warriors had the top eight finishers in Tuesday’s PAC meet.

Vaughan Lackman won the race with a time of 17:27, followed by Chris McGlynn (18:21), Chris Spletzer (18:30) and Charlie D’Orazio. Brendan Vaughan (19:17) and Jase Smith (19:31) finished ninth and 10th for Pottsgrove, respectively.

Perkiomen Valley 18, Upper Merion 37  >> Kabiru Brown (17:13) and Dan Hayman (17:42) went 1-2 for PV in Tuesday’s PAC win. Parker Edge finished third for Upper Merion.

Boone goes 1-2 >> The Blazers were headed by Luke Gehringer and Cory Miller in their four-school Berks League meet Tuesday. Daniel Boone edged Oley Valley 27-28 but lost to Twin Valley (15-460 and Wilson (27-29).

Gehringer was sixth in the final finishing order, and Miller was one back of him in seventh.

Lansdale Catholic 24, Pope John Paul II 31 >> The Crusaders went 1-2 Tuesday as they topped the Golden Panthers in a non-league meet.

PJP’s leading runners were Jason DiMarco and Pat McCafferty, who finished 3-4 with respective times of 19:31 and 19:46.

Girls Cross Country

Methacton 15, Pottsgrove 55 >> The Warriors had the top six finishers and nine of the top 10 runners, including race winner Molly Thomas (21:05) in Tuesday’s PAC win over the Falcons.

Bipasha Molston (22:18) and Iris Gong (22:27) followed Thomas for a 1-2-3 Warriors finish. Pottsgrove’s Noelle Barone (24:45) finished seventh to give the Falcons their top finish.

Perkiomen Valley 15, Upper Merion 50 >> Sienna Miller won Tuesday’s PAC race with a time of 19:29 as PV swept the top 10 spots. Summer Watts finished second followed by Delaney O’Sullivan and Megan Furlong.

Boone goes 2-1 >> Natalie Kryman and Ashley Benoit went 1-2 for the Blazers in Tuesday’s four-school Berks League meet. Daniel Boone outran Oley Valley (23-34) and Twin Valley (24-31) but lost to Wilson 22-37.

Kryman was third in 21:26 while Benoit finished fourth. Renee Camburn gave the Blazers another Top 10 runner, placing ninth.

Pope John Paul II 19, Lansdale Catholic 46 >> Gianna Cagliola claimed overall race honors for the Golden Panthers as they outran the Crusaders in a non-league meet Tuesday.

Cagliola clocked a 21:02 ahead of LC’s Bella Greco. Katy Todd, Colleen Schiele and Alyssa DeSantis all finished in the Top Five for PJP.

Girls Tennis

Phoenixville 7, Pottsgrove 0 >> The Phantoms won all three singles matches and the two doubles that were played Tuesday.

Caroline Mercer, Vicky Deluca and Kiley Mangialardi won singles matches, while Annie Asher/Rachel Wascoe and Caroline Schwartz/Elizabeth Snavely won in doubles.

Perkiomen Valley 7, Upper Perkiomen 0 >> The Vikings dropped just five games in singles play Tuesday in their PAC sweep of the Indians.

PV’s best individual effort came from its first-doubles team of Sam Swarr and Sydney Boardman, who went 6-0, 6-0. UP’s second-doubles duo of Sara Andrasek and Cassidy Bush was its best entry, extending its duel to a tiebreaker three sets.

Girls Golf

Boyertown 225, Hatboro-Horsham 230 >> While Hatboro’s Sammy Fuchs (47) was the low scorer, the Bears came away with Tuesday’s PAC victory.

Emily Burger (51) and Kylie Wood (52) were the low scorers for Boyertown, followed by Larissa Sotingco, Maddie Brennan and Autumn Nuss.

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