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Mercury Roundup (Sept. 28): Norristown boys soccer wins first-ever PAC Liberty Division game

Boys Soccer

Norristown 5, Methacton 3

Highlights: Diego Guzman had a hat trick and an assist as he helped deliver Norristown its first Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty Division victory since the Eagles’ joined the league in 2016. Brandon Torres and Gabe Borroso rounded out the Eagles’ scoring.

Goals: Nt – Diego Guzman 3, Brandon Torres, Gabe Borroso; Me – Brayden Ahlum, Zach Willen, Braden Kavanagh.
Assists: Nt – Adan Morales 2, Renato Castillo, Diego Guzman; Me – Willen, Lucas Capelini
Saves: Nt -J immy Moreno 5; Me – Steven Remish 3

Phoenixville 5, Pottsgrove 0

Highlights: Evan DesMarais scored a pair of goals and Efe Ulcay and Ricky Kaniewski had multi-point games in the Phantoms’ takedown of the Falcons Tuesday.

Pottsgrove 0 0 – 0
Phoenixville 2 3 – 5

Goals: Px-Evan DesMarais (2), Efe Ulcay, Sandro Vennera, Ben Stern.  
Assists: Px-Ricky Kaniewski (2), Efe Ulcay, and Eric Palena.  
Saves: Px-Matt Bahnsen/Jason O’Neill 5.

Upper Perkiomen 4, Pope John Paul II 0

HIGHLIGHTS: Balance at the offensive end was key to the Indians blanking the Golden Panthers (1-4, 1-7) in their PAC Frontier Division matchup.
Mateo Schneidt, Ethan Barr, Blake Schwenk and Ben Goodrich all scored for UP (4-1, 7-3) in the first half. Goodrich’s goal was on a penalty kick after teammate Matt Milkowich was taken down in the box.

Pope John Paul II 0 0 – 0
Upper Perkiomen 4 0 – 4

Goals: UP – Mateo Schneidt 1, Ethan Barr 1, Blake Schwenk 1, Ben Goodrich 1.
Assists: UP – Matthew Fisher 1, Aiden Heiser 1, Jimmy Friedman 1.

Owen J. Roberts 2, Boyertown 1

HIGHLIGHTS: Ethan Williams’ first-half brace and Andrew Keddie’s 10-save goalkeeping helped the Wildcats deal the reigning PAC champion Bears their first PAC loss of the season. Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 23rd minute and doubled his total nine minutes later. Beckett Wenger added a consolation goal for Boyertown.

Owen J. Roberts 2 0 – 2
Boyertown 0 1 – 1

Goals: OJR-Ethan Williams 2. B-Beckett Wenger
Assists: B-Macade Knoblauch
Saves: OJR-Andrew Keddie 10; B-Nick Rothenberger 4.

Girls Soccer

Pottsgrove 1, Phoenixville 0

HIGHLIGHTS: Emily Vishio set up Avery Makoid for the game-winner in the second half as the Falcons knocked off the Phantoms in a PAC Frontier Division contest Tuesday. Ella Smith recorded nine saves for the shutout. Counterpart Ella Stout had a 10-save day for Phoenixville.

Pottsgrove 0 1 – 1
Phoenixville 0 0 – 0

Goals: Pg-Avery Makoid.
Assists: Pg-Emily Vishio.
Saves: Pg-Smith 9; Px-Stout 10.

Upper Perkiomen 4, Pope John Paul II 0

HIGHLIGHTS: The Indians did all their scoring in a nine-minute period of the second half to secure the PAC Frontier Division win over the Golden Panthers.
Mary Kate Sitko figured in on three of UP’s goals, netting one and assisting on two others.

Upper Perkiomen 0 4 – 4
Pope John Paul II 0 0 – 0

Goals: UP – Sarah Fisher 1, Jada Roderick 1, Mary Kate Sitko 1, Sara Edwards 1.
Assists: UP – Mary Kate Sitko 2, Sam Kozminski 1.
Saves: UP – Gabby Neal 7. PJP – Kyanni Escudero 10.

Methacton 8, Norristown 0

HIGHLIGHTS: Aubrey Beaugard and Kirsten O’Brien each scored pairs of goals to key the Warriors’ romp over the Eagles in PAC Liberty Division play.

Kendall Ricca and Mia Chan were each credited with pairs of assists for Methacton.

Goals: Me – Aubrey Beaugard 2, Kirsten O’Brien 2, Ruby Murray 1, Kendall Ricca 1, Liv Navarrete 1, Jules Sipia 1.
Assists: Me – Kendall Ricca 2, Mia Chan 2, Shannon O’Brien 1, Camryn Steere 1.
Saves: Me – Riley McDonald, Mairi Smith, Misha Patel 4 (combined).

Penn-Jersey League
Perkiomen School 6, Villa Victoria 0

HIGHLIGHTS: Cece Vassallo’s two-goal showing headed the Panthers’ offense in their game with Villa Victoria.
Vassallo’s tallies were the first two for Perkiomen, which did all its scoring in the first half.

Villa Victoria 0 0 – 0
Perkiomen School 6 0 – 6

Goals: PS – Cece Vassallo 2, Bria Moyer 1, Gabby Jones 1, Cheyenne McCloud 1, Taylor Decker 1.
Assists: PS – Rylee Walsh 1.
Saves: VV – 9. PS – 5.

Field Hockey

Methacton 16, Norristown 0

HIGHLIGHTS: The Warriors got offensive contributions from 16 players Tuesday as they rolled over the Eagles in PAC Liberty Division play.
Celia Long, Jayme Weber and Jess Serafin each scored pairs of goals for Methacton while Carmela Maro, Elena Snodgrass and Nicole Ubele were each credited with pairs of assists.

Norristown 0 0 – 0
Methacton 13 3 – 16

Goals: Methacton – Celia Long 2, Jayme Weber 2, Jess Sarafin 2, Abby Reger 1, Addie Kleckner 1, Bayla Lower 1, Bene Catoia 1, Elena Snodgrass 1, Lily Dewan 1, Madison Noh 1, Renee Blake 1, Sammy Fuchs 1, Glada Catoia 1.
Assists: Carmela Maro 2, Elena Snodgrass 2, Nicole Ubele 2, Bayla Plower 1, Bene Catoia 1, Jess Serafin 1, Lily Dewan 1, Madison Noh 1, Olivia Coppa 1.

Upper Perkiomen 7, Pope John Paul II 0

HIGHLIGHTS: The Indians went on a scoring tear in the first half of their PAC Frontier Division game with the Golden Panthers, collecting all their points by halftime.
Jesse Traynor figured in on three UP goals, scoring one and assisting on two others.

Pope John Paul II 0 0 – 0
Upper Perkiomen 7 0 – 7

Goals: UP – Jesse Traynor 1, Sarah Steinman 1, Jade Traynor 1, Ashlyn Gatto 1, Madison Conti 1, Julia Traynor 1, Gianna Flemming 1.
Assists: UP – Jesse Traynor 2, Sarah Steinman 1, Jade Traynor 1, Ashlyn Gatto 1.
Saves: PJP – 28. UP – Lynnsi Joyce 3.

Girls Tennis

Spring-Ford 7, Phoenixville 0

Singles: Mia Matriccino (SF) def. Rachel Wascoe 6-0, 6-0; Isabel Mejia (SF) def. Elizabeth Snavely 6-0, 6-1; Cady Krause (SF) def. Elise Pham 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Alexis Luo/Evelyn Mejia (SF) def. Madeline Kerry/Lexi Moyer 6-0, 6-1; Chloe Moore/Lana Hang (SF) def. Maeve Bishop/Morgan Schulz 6-0, 6-1: Kate Klein/Brooke McPike (SF) def. Sophia Pratte/Gwen Natale 6-0, 6-0; Katie Tiffan/Kacie Rohn (SF) def. Leah Firster/Allison Slifer 6-0, 6-1,

Boyertown 5, Pope John Paul II 2

Singles: Kara Bussinger (Bt) def. Tess Crossan 6-4, 6-1; Olivia Vangeli (Bt) def. Mia Delmoro 6-4, 6-2; Brenna Bussinger (Bt) def. Kelly O’Connor 7-5, 6-1.
Doubles: Catie Fiore/Mia Zernick (PJP) def. Abby Cadwallader/Allie Schell 6-0, 5-7, 6-4; Brenna Henry/Katrina Claack (Bt) def. Claire Schiele/Amy Kost 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (7-1); Lauren Campbell/Grace Fisher (Bt) def. Sofia Pieri/Danielle Campanella 7-5, 3-6, 6-2; Victoria/Molly Houchins (PJP) def. Lila Schmid/Rebecca Sandoval 3-6, 6-4. 6-4.

Girls Volleyball

Methacton 3, Owen J. Roberts 1

HIGHLIGHTS: The Warriors won in four sets, 25-15, 25-12, 20-25, 25-12. Methacton (4-2 PAC, 5-6 overall) was led by Mel Eglinton and Mandy Baldwin with 10 kills each. Meg Haftl led the offense with 25 assists.

 

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