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Mercury Roundup: Dougherty delivers Perkiomen Valley 2-1 OT win on Senior Night

Perk Valley's Cristina Dougherty (24) runs with the ball as Methacton's Elena Snodgrass defends in a past game. Dougherty scored two goals including the OT game-winner in a win over Boyertown Wednesday. (Owen McCue - MediaNews Group)
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Perkiomen Valley 2, Boyertown 1 >> Cristina Dougherty’s goals including an overtime game-winner helped the Vikings mark their Senior Night in proper fashion Wednesday, fueling the hosts’ offense in a PAC game with the Bears on the new stadium turf at Perkiomen Valley.

Dougherty, a co-captain and LaSalle University commit, and classmates Anna Dawson and fellow co-captain Saige Shine were key to PV (5-3-1) keeping Boyertown bottled up inside its 50 for the fourth quarter. Lauren Keyte set up Dougherty’s first goal on a corner to level the game 1-1 while she scored the decider at the 12:52 mark in overtime.

Boyertown’s tally was secured by Katelyn Dulin off the assist by Lauren Eaves in the third quarter.

Owen J. Roberts 5, Pottsgrove 0 >> Rylee Laloup figured in on three of the Wildcats’ goals Wednesday, sparking their PAC victory over the Falcons.

Laloup scored twice — assisted once by Payton Hanson — and getting the assist on Emily Himmelreich’s game-capping tally. Ava Clemson and Lilly Gariti did the rest of OJR’s scoring with Raina Smolij getting credit for an assist.

Roberts had big edges on Pottsgrove in shots on goal (26-1) and corners (18-1). Reilley Hagerty and Amy Erb (saves on two shots) combined in goal to produce the clean sheet while Makenzie Johnson had six saves for the Falcons.

Berks Catholic 4, Daniel Boone 0 >> Julia Bressler had a goal and three assists to help the Saints wrap up a Berks League Division II title Wednesday with a win over the Blazers.

Ashley Finkbiner had nine saves in goal for Boone (3-4-1, 7-5-1), which had a 5-4 edge in corners but was outshot 13-5.

Girls soccer

Spring-Ford 4, Perkiomen Valley 0 >> Reese Kershner had two goals and an assist, and Hope Flanegin had a goal and an assist. as the Rams rolled the Vikings in Wednesday’s PAC action.

Katie Sites accounted for Spring-Ford’s fourth goal of the night, while Rian Kengor had an assist. Riley Wallace and Erika Eickhoff combined for the clean sheet, Spring-Ford’s seventh of the season.

Daniel Boone 7, Muhlenberg 0 >> Lily Ferguson had two goals and an assist and Kiley McEntee had two goals as the Blazers (8-2, 10-3) beat the Muhls (0-10, 0-11).

Nylah Cody had a goal and an assist for Boone, whose other scoring came from Katie Esenwein and Maggie Holloway. Nicole Brown was credited with three assists, and Amy Schafer and Alexandra Woodcock with one apiece, while Jenna Heasley had to make five saves to record the shutout.

Girls Volleyball

Spring-Ford 3, Owen J. Roberts 0 >> The Rams swept the Wildcats in Wednesday’s PAC match by set scores of 25-18, 25-18 and 25-14.

Statistical stars for OJR were Bridget Kowalski (one ace, two assists, 21 digs), Ellie Kalbach (one ace, two kills, 15 assists, five digs), Hannah Lewiski (one block assist, one dig), Jessica Taney (five kills, two solo blocks, two block assists), Abby Mattis (one ace, one kill, one assist, one block assist, seven digs), Meghan Touhey (eight kills, one assist, 11 digs), Caroline Halsey (three kills, one solo block, one block assist, one dig) amd Madison Harvey (one assist, one block assist, nine digs).

Perkiomen Valley 3, Methacton 2 >> The Vikings were extended to five sets in Wednesday’s PAC match with the Warriors, but they rallied for the victory. Set scores were 23-25, 28-26, 25-14, 15-25 and 15-10.

PV was led by Isabel Clauhs (17 kills, two blocks, three blocking assists, 14 digs), Naomi Clauhs (12 kills, two aces, 15 assists, 17 digs), Ashley Bolan (two aces, 10 digs) and Abby Souder (14 digs). Methacton’s statistical leaders were Alli Hazlett (17 kills, two digs, three blocks), Melinda Eglinton (13 kills, one assist, 27 digs), Meghan Haftl (45 assists, three aces, 13 digs), Andria Santangelo (11 kills, five digs), Kayla Ginther (nine kills, three aces, eight digs), Emma Ginther (40 digs, two aces) and Mandy Baldwin (four kills, two aces, 29 digs).

Daniel Boone 3, Schuylkill Valley 0 >> The Blazers swept Wednesday’s Berks League match with the Panthers, getting their first victory of the season in 12 outings.

Boone was led by Aubrey Hunt (14 kills, one block, one ace), Ashley Kriebel (10 kills, eight digs). Jayda Kugler (26 assists, three aces, five digs) and Trinity Moyer (three aces).

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