Mercury Roundup (Oct. 22): PAC boys soccer wins for Owen J. Roberts, Pottsgrove

Boys soccer

Owen J. Roberts 2, Perkiomen Valley 1 >> P.J. Deporry and Julian Funaro fueled the Wildcats’ offense in Thursday’s PAC win over the Vikings.

DePorry scored both Roberts goals in an 8-1/2 minute span of the first half, with Funaro assisting. Owen Love had PV’s lone point at the 11:32 mark in the second half.

Pottsgrove 2, Methacton 0 >> Shane Gleason had both the Falcons’ goals Thursday as they blanked the Warriors in PAC play.

Gleason’s first score was assisted by Mike Troutman. Pottsgrove outshot Methacton 7-2 and needed goalkeeper Luke Kaiser to make just one save for the clean sheet; Methacton’s Charlie Bordonaro and Steven Remish had a combined seven stops.

Phoenixville 2, Pope John Paul II 1 >> Goals by Sandro Vennera and Mitch Pechacek led the Phantoms to a PAC non-league win over the Golden Panthers.

Ben Rubinich scored at 5:25 left in the second half for PJP.

Daniel Boone 5, Muhlenberg 0 >> Justin Fetrow and Cam Henry each figured in on pairs of goals Thursday as the Blazers romped over the Muhls in Berks League play.

Fetrow and Henry each had goals and assists for Boone, whose other tallies were provided by Tyler and Connor Stuart and Chad Brown. Ethan and Luke Harper were credited with other assists while Zach Fick (three) and Ben Amtsberg had a combined four saves in the shutout.

Girls soccer

Methacton 2, Pottsgrove 1 >> Ruby Murray’s two-goal showing keyed the Warriors in Thursday’s PAC win over the Falcons.

Avery Makoid opened the scoring for Pottsgrove late in the first half (38th minute) off a corner kick. Murray answered one minute later on a penalty kick, as freshman Aubrey Beaugard was taken down inside the box; she then scored her 2nd of the game five minutes into the second half, finishing off a shot from distance into the far post side netting, from an Beaugard pass.

Methacton goalkeeper Mairi Smith and Pottsgrove keeper Corrine Hudock each made four saves. Methacton led in shots, 19-11.

Spring-Ford 3, Upper Perkiomen 1 >> Ally McVey had a pair of goals and Molly Thomas added a third as the Rams knocked off the Indians in Thursday’s PAC game.

Reese Kershner added an assist in the win for Spring-Ford. Kyra Lesko scored for Upper Perkiomen.

Owen J. Roberts 2, Perkiomen Valley 0 >> Alexa Vogelman and Avery White scored second-half goals to lift the Wildcats over the Vikings in PAC play Thursday.

Olivia Kqira made four saves to record the clean sheet for Roberts. Riley Hill made nine saves in the PV cage.

Phoenixville 1, Upper Merion 0 >> Ava Labik had the game’s lone goal, giving the Phantoms their margin of victory over the Vikings in Thursday’s non-league pairing of PAC member schools.

Caroline Flick assisted Labik on her scoring play. It proved enough with goalkeeper Ella Stout making three saves, while UM’s Sarah Adams made nine stops.

Field hockey

Daniel Boone 2, Muhlenberg 1 >> Clara Lacek and Hannah Huddleson did the scoring for the Blazers as they edged the Muhls in Thursday’s Berks League action.

Boone had overwhelming leads in shots on goal (16-1) and corners (11-2). Goalie Ashley Finkbiner had one save on the day.

Girls volleyball

Boyertown 3, Upper Merion 0 >> The Bears maintained their season-long roll Thursday by sweeping the Vikings in a non-league pairing of PAC member schools. Set scores were 25-21, 25-16 and 25-20.

For the freshly-minted league champions, Adrianna Derstine had 13 kills and Emma Ludwig knocked down 18 kills.

Pope John Paul II 3, Perkiomen Valley 1 >> The Golden Panthers came on strong Thursday to beat the Vikings in a non-league match between PAC member schools. PV took the opening set 25-22 before PJP ran the table 25-23, 25-14 and 25-18.

The Vikes’ statistical stars were Ella Beckman (three aces, four kills, 14 assists, five digs), Isabel Clauhs (two aces, 13 kills, two blocks, five digs), Naomi Clauhs (14 kills, three blocks, 15 assists, 10 digs), Samantha Corey (five kills, two blocks, three digs) and Abby Souder (three aces, 15 digs).

Owen J. Roberts 3, Phoenixville 0 >> The Wildcats swept the Phantoms in Thursday’s PAC match by set scores of 29-27, 25-22 and 25-20.

Owen J’s statistical stars were Bridget Kowalski (two aces, two assist, 15 digs), Ellie Kalbach (one kill, 19 assists, eight digs), Hannah Lewiski (two kills, one digs), Jessica Taney (one ace, five kills, one block), Abby Mattis (two aces, one assist, one kill, six digs), Meghan Touhey (three aces, nine kills, 12 digs), Caroline Halsey (one ace, five kills, one block assist, one dig), Madison Harvey (two aces, 17 digs) and Sarah Mominey (one assist, five digs).

Daniel Boone 3, Muhlenberg 1 >> The Blazers handled the Muhls in Thursday’s Berks League match. Set scores were 25-20, 25-18, 26-28 and 25-14.
Boone was led by Aubrey Hunt (14 kills, one block), Ashley Kriebel (13 kills, seven digs, two aces), Jayda Kugler (29 assists, six digs) and Jimmie Lewis (two kills, five digs).

Girls tennis

Hill School 5, Perkiomen School 0 >> The Blues swept all matches in straight sets to blank the Panthers in Thursday’s non-league contest.

The Hill’s best individual showing came at first doubles, where Ava Carosella and Cate Jacobs scored a 6-1, 6-0 win. Sara Oswald had the best outing for Perkiomen, winning five games at third singles.

Spring-Ford 7, Pope John Paul II 0 >> The Rams, fresh off their District 1 team tournament championship, used a tweaked lineup to sweep the Golden Panthers in Thursday’s non-league meeting of PAC member schools.

Spring-Ford’s singles bracket of Cady Krause, Alexis Luo and Evelyn Mejia dropped just two games in their straight-sets run. PJP’s best individual showing came from its fourth-doubles team of Mia Zernick and Kayla Croigen, which forced a tiebreaker match.

Boys golf

Hill School 137, Perkiomen School 150 >> In a modified non-league match Thursday at Brookside Country Club, the Blues outshot the Panthers in both teams’ season openers.

Each team was comprised of four players, and the team score was determined by counting the lowest three of the four scores. Hill freshman Evan Sun was the low man for the day, and he was followed by Patrick Dollhopf one shot behind. Andres Villarreal and Jake Fleck also had good rounds.

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