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Mercury Roundup (April 17): Pottsgrove’s Tornetta scores 100th goal in win over Upper Perk

Girls lacrosse

Sydney Tornetta posted the latest of her career hat tricks Saturday.

The effort did more than just leave her even with Upper Perkiomen’s Lindsay Bieler for game scoring honors … much, much more.

In addition to helping secure a 10-8 victory for Pottsgrove, the three-goal performance enabled the senior attack to reach the 100th goal of her scholastic career. She also assisted on another goal to help the Falcons keep the Indians at bay through a 6-5 first half.

Alaura O’Neill and Riley Simon (one assist) had two-goal games for the Falcons, Lily Guerrette had seven saves in goal.

UP’s other scores came from Olivia Rogers, Josie Mertz, Kyra Lesko, Marykate Sitko (one assist) and Bella Carpenter.

Perkiomen Valley 15, Boyertown 6 >> Kaleigh Funk hit the nets for a game-high six goals Saturday, heading a potent offensive that put the Vikings past the Bears in their PAC Liberty Division game.

Anna Dawson chipped with four goals while Jana Nuss added a hat trick. Allie Schell scored two goals to lead Boyertown.

Upper Merion 12, Phoenixville 7 >> Cat Merritt scored six times to claim game honors, and the Vikings came on stronger in the second half Saturday to roll up a PAC Frontier Division win on the Phantoms.

Ashley Evitts and Julianna Callison chipped in with two-goal efforts to help pad UM’s 7-5 halftime advantage. Phoenixville was led by Gianna Thaxton’s hat trick, Jamie Michaud’s two tallies and a single goal from Alana Lathan.

Methacton 10, Spring-Ford 8 >> Hat tricks by Megan Sanelli and Delaney Smith lifted the Warriors over the Rams in Saturday’s PAC Liberty Division contest.

Alyssa Mozi had a three-goal day for Spring-Ford.

Owen J. Roberts 20, Norristown 0 >> Emily Himmelreich’s hat trick paced the way for the Wildcats in Friday’s PAC Liberty win over the Eagles.

Blakely Doyle (assist), Ava Clemson and Kallie Mullen (7 DCs, 3 GBs) each added a pair of goals in the OJR win. Maggie Kilgallon and Morgan Karas chipped in a goal apiece and both racked up three assists as well. Gracyn Smith and Lexi Muir added a goal and two assists each.

Boys lacrosse

Perkiomen Valley 15, Upper Merion 2 >> After a slow start, the Vikings took control with a 6-0 second quarter to cruise to victory over their PAC hosts Saturday.

After getting nine shots on goal in the first quarter, PV got itself dialed the rest of the way. Jack Scaliti led the way with a two-goal, two-assist game while teammates Dane Hagen, Matt Farrington and Dillon Kane had other two-goal outings. Jacob Klosinski had two saves in goal.

Spring-Ford 17, Pope John Paul II 4 >> Nick Teets’ hat trick headed an offense that got scoring from 11 different players on the way to Saturday’s PAC romp over the Golden Panthers.

Justin Wixted (three assists), Christian Marchini, Aaron Judge and Will Bonowitz each kicked in with pairs of goals for Spring-Ford, Ambrose Colilouri scored twice for PJP, with Dan Maine (11) and Sean Fallon making a combined 12 stops in goal.

Baseball

Owen J. Roberts 2, Boyertown 1 >> Scoring twice in the top of the fifth inning, the Wildcats erased the Bears’ tenuous early lead to prevail in Saturday’s PAC Liberty Division matchup.

Dean Mihos and Sam Morris drove in the runs for Owen J. to make a winner of starting pitcher Jarred Berish, who scattered four hits and fanned four over five innings. Boyertown’s starting pitcher, Cole Hertzler, plated Ethan Martin in the first inning for his team’s lone run.

Daniel Boone 7, Conrad Weiser 3 >> The Blazers pulled out a back and forth affair with the Scouts Saturday by scoring five times in the fifth inning.

For the Blazers, Zach Scherzer was 2-for-2 with a triple, two runs scored, two RBI and a walk. Tyler McKinney also added two hits and two RBI. 

Softball

Owen J. Roberts 10, Boyertown 5 >> The Wildcats did all their scoring in their first two at-bats, then held the Bears at bay down the stretch to win Saturday’s PAC Liberty Division tilt.

Jordan Sylvia had a two-RBI day for Roberts, which plated six of its runs in the second. Morgan Sauers had two hits — one a double — and Nicole Kratz also hit safely twice for Boyertown.

Boys golf

Hill School 7, Mercersburg Acad. 2 >> The Blues travelled to Mercersburg Academy to play an 18-hole match at Chambersburg Country Club on Saturday. In this annual event, nine players from each team compete in match play from the blue tees. 

The Hill earned a decisive 7-2 victory, winning seven of the nine matches sparked by a total of 13 birdies. Billy Gussler and Lucas Steinmetz each closed out their opponents early on the back nine. Thomas Beaudoin and Marcus Smith also had comfortable wins. Andy Gan and Nick Rafetto both managed to win on the final holes of their matches.   

The match is unusual both in format and in competition as the focus is on camaraderie and sportsmanship rather than on winning. All players paused at the turn to enjoy a snack (following all protocols) and the players really enjoyed the fellowship of the day. 

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