Mercury Roundup (10.14): Owen J. Roberts hands Methacton first loss

Field hockey

Owen J. Roberts 2, Methacton 1 >> Payton Hansen and Rylee Laloup tallied goals as the Wildcats handed the Warriors their first loss of the season in Wednesday’s PAC win.

Reilley Hagarty (1) and Amy Erb (3) combined for four saves to protect the Wildcats’ lead. Jess Stravinsky scored for Methacton, while Gabby DiPrinzio made four saves.

Spring-Ford 1, Perkiomen Valley 1 >> After a scoreless first half, second-half goals by Rams’ Alexa Collins and PV’s Cristina Dougherty helped the two teams finish in a PAC draw Wednesday.

Collins scored on a reverse shot with 11:52 in the third period to put Spring-Ford up 1-0. Dougherty, assisted by Anna Dawson, tied the game on a corner with 3:49 to go in the fourth period. Ashley Derrick made five saves for PV.

Daniel Boone 3, Muhlenberg 0 >> Hannah Huddleson had two goals and an assist to help the Blazers blank the Muhls in Wednesday’s Berks League action.

Marlee Fetrow also scored for Boone, and Clara Lacek was credited with an assist. Ashley Finkbiner nailed down the shutout for Boone (3-2-1, 6-3-1) needing to make just two saves.

Girls tennis

Spring-Ford 7, Owen J. Roberts 0 >> The Rams won Wednesday’s PAC meet with the Wildcats, and a rematch of the league single tournament’s finalists.

Mia Matriccino, winner over OJR’s Allison Root this past weekend, repeated their result from that previous meeting with a 6-0, 6-4 win. Singles play between the teams was highlighted by Spring-Ford’s Isabel Mejia and Cady Krause winning their respective second- and third-singles contests by 6-0, 6-0 scores.

Perkiomen Valley 7, Pottsgrove 0 >> The Vikings dropped just seven games in singles play on the way to a sweep of the Falcons Wednesday.

Gracie Strohecker had PV’s best individual showing, a 6-1, 6-0 win at first singles. Pottsgrove’s best performance came from its second-doubles duo of Caroline Schwartz and Elizabeth Snavely, which extended its duel with the Vikes’ Smiki Sastrusalya/Rachel Koenig tandem to three sets.

Boyertown 5, Upper Perkiomen 2 >> A sweep of the singles bracket made the difference for the Bears in Wednesday’s PAC match with the Indians.

Kara Bussinger and Olivia Vangell each dropped just two games in singles to underscore Boyertown’s domination of that bracket. UP’s points in doubles came from the Liz Grezcek/M’Lynn Poulson and Sara Andrasek/Cassidy Bush teams at the first and second slots, respectively.

Boys golf

Spring-Ford 197, Owen J. Roberts 199 >> In a highly-contested PAC match Wednesday, the Rams edged the Wildcats at Turtle Creek Golf Club.

Garrett Wible was low scorer with a 37, one stroke over par and one better than teammate Luke Watson and OJR’s Stefania Fedun and Jared Berish. A one-stroke edge between the teams’ next three scorers proved part of the difference in the team outcome, which left Spring-Ford finishing the season at 7-1.

Girls soccer

Daniel Boone 4, Twin Valley 2 >> Nylah Cody and Maggie Holloway each scored in the final three minutes Wednesday as the Blazers (6-2, 8-3) snapped a 2-2 tie and defeated the Raiders in Berks League action

Cody and Holloway each finished with pairs of goals and assists. Boone (6-2, 8-3) also got an assist from Nicole Brown and six-save goaltending from Jenna Heasley.

Girls volleyball

Spring-Ford 3, Methacton 1 >> In a close PAC match Wednesday, the Rams prevailed over the Warriors. Set scores were 27-25, 25-17, 20-25 and 25-22.

Spring-Ford’s statistical standouts were led by the 14-kill efforts of Clarke Gilmore and Sara Fritzinger. Others were Ally Plitnick (23 assists), Anoushka Patel (19 assists, 10 digs), Maddie Lebiedzinski (27 digs, three assists) and Kylie Michal (nine blocks, four kills).

Methacton’s stars were Mandy Baldwin (11 kills, five aces, 14 digs), Meghan Haftl (31 assists, one ace, 12 digs

Melinda Eglinton  8 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace,12 digs), Kayla Ginther (six kills, five aces. 17 digs), Alli Hazlett (nine kills, two digs, two blocks) and Emma Ginther (14 digs, one ace, one assist).

Pottsgrove 3, Owen J. Roberts 0 >> The Falcons swept Wednesday’s match with the Wildcats by set scores of 25-16, 25-21 and 25-19.

Pottsgrove’s statistical leaders were Bridget Kowalski (15 digs), Ellie Kalbach (three aces, one kill, 15 assists, three digs), Hannah Lewiski (two aces, two kills, one block, 12 digs), Jessica Taney (five kills, one block, two digs). Abby Mattis (three kills, one block, five digs), Meghan Touhey (two aces, three kills, one assist, 10 digs) and Caroline Halsey (two kills).

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.

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