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Mercury Roundup (Oct. 7): Williams, Owen J. Roberts upset Perkiomen Valley, 2-1

Boys Soccer

Owen J. Roberts 2, Perkiomen Valley 1

Highlights: Ethan Williams netted the ultimate game-winning goal for the Wildcats at the 13:14 mark of the second half of this PAC Liberty Division contest.
Finn Purtle set up Williams for his goal, which broke up a 1-1 tie forged by PV with 24:46 remaining in the second half.
Perkiomen Valley 0 1 – 1
Owen J. Roberts 1 1 – 2
Goals: PV – Owen Slack 1. OJR – Isaac Stephenson 1, Ethan Williams 1.
Assists: PV – Leo Kanopka 1. OJR – Lane Safran 1, Finn Purtle 1.
Saves: OJR – Andrew Keddie 5. PV – Justin Angelo 4.

Boys Soccer: Pioneer Athletic Conference standings

Pottsgrove 5, Pottstown 0

Highlights: Troy Watts’ two-goal showing keyed the Falcons’ victory over the Trojans in their PAC Frontier Division matchup.
Jeremy Thompson, who had one of Pottsgrove’s other goals, was also credited with a pair of assists.
Pottstown 0 0 – 0
Pottsgrove 4 1 – 5
Goals: Pg – Troy Watts 2, Chris Drager 1, Landon Shivak 1, Jeremy Thompson 1.
Assists: Pg – Jeremy Thompson 2, Landon Shivak 1.

Phoenixville 3, Upper Perkiomen 2

Highlights: With Efe Ulcay scoring twice, the Phantoms outlasted the Indians in their PAC Frontier Division game that went two overtimes before being resolved.
Matt Bahnsen’s play in the Phoenixville nets was highlighted by his stop of a penalty kick.
Phoenixville 2 0 0 1 – 3
Upper Perkiomen 0 2 0 0 – 2
Goals: Px – Efe Ulcay 2, Evan DesMarias 1.
Saves: Px – Matt Bahnsen 8.

Norristown 2, Spring-Ford 0


Goals: N: Diego Guzman, Adan Morales.

Saves: SF: Logan Hyduke 3. N: Alex Rosas 6.

Corners: SF: 3. N: 1

Berks League
Fleetwood 4, Daniel Boone 0

Highlights: Tucker Griffin’s nine-save goaltending was the bright spot for the Blazers (5-6, 5-8-1) in their Berks League game with the Tigers.

Girls Soccer

Spring-Ford 8, Norristown 0

Highlights: Haley Dennison had a pair of goals to lead Spring-Ford in an 8-0 win over Norristown tonight in PAC Liberty Division action.

Lena Ackerman, Sarah Hang, Kristina Cirino, Megan Kurian, Mackenzie Hanley and Regan Cleary each had solo rallies, while Sarah Donohue, Katie Higgins and Mackenzie Pettinelli combined for the clean sheet in goal without having to make a save on the day.

Girls Soccer: Pioneer Athletic Conference standings


Upper Perkiomen 5, Phoenixville 0

Highlights: Mary Kate Sitko had a pair of goals and one assist in leading the Indians past the Phantoms in their PAC Frontier Division game,
Gabby Neal needed to make just two saves in goal to record her 10th shutout of the year.

Upper Perkiomen 2 3 – 5
Phoenixville 0 0 – 0

Goals: UP – Mary Kate Sitko 2, Sarah Fisher 1, Sam Kozminski 1, Sara Edwards 1.
Assists: UP – Mary Kate Sitko 1, Sarah Fisher 1, Morgan Sweed 1.
Saves: UP – Gabby Neal 2. Px – Maddie Schram 8.

Owen J. Roberts 3, Perkiomen Valley 0

Highlights: Alexa Vogelman got the Wildcats going in their PAC Liberty Division contest with the Vikings by scoring in each quarter.
Rachel Epps needed to make only two stops in goal to get the clean sheet.
Owen J. Roberts 1 2 – 3
Perkiomen Valley 0 0 – 0
Goals: OJR – Alexa Vogelman 2, Avery White 1.
Assists: OJR – Fiona Sanders 1.
Saves: OJR – Rachel Epps 2. PV – Kailie Picard 6.

Boyertown 2, Methacton 1 OT

Highlights: Sam Devlin scored the game-winner 23 seconds into overtime by outpacing a pair of defenders and scoring to give Boyertown a 2-1 OT PAC Liberty win.
Methacton got on the board in the first half when a Kirsten O’Brien free kick from 40 yards out was knocked down by keeper DiSantis but the rebound put in by Mia Chan. Boyertown answered after the break on a Karly Sheahan one-timer with 15 minutes left in regulation.
Methacton 1 0 0 – 1
Boyertown 0 1 1 – 2

Field Hockey

Phoenixville 4, Pottsgrove 1

Highlights: Julia Grosso scored twice to help the Phantoms top the Falcons in their PAC Frontier Division game.
Goals: Px – Julia Grosso 2, Gianna Thaxton 1, Nicole Thompson 1.
Assists: Px – Nicole Thompson 1.
Saves: Pg – McKenzie Johnson 11. Px – Sophia Greenwalt 7.

Berks League
Daniel Boone 1, Schuylkill Valley 0

Highlights: Clara Lacek scored an unassisted goal to lift the Blazers over the Panthers in a Berks League game that went into overtime.
Sophia Keim needed to make only two stops in goal to get the clean sheet for Boone (11-4).

Wilson 2, Spring-Ford 0

Highlights: Katie McCreary and Isabella Butler were the bright spots for the Rams in their non-league game with the Bulldogs.
McCreary and Butler combined for seven stops in goal.

Girls Volleyball

Pope John Paul II 3, Boyertown 1

Highlights: The Golden Panthers ran the table after an opening-set loss, handling the Bears in their PAC match. Set scores were 17-25, 25-15, 26-14, 25-22.
Boyertown’s statistical leaders were Adrianna Derstine (14 kills, 10 digs), Allison Pioli (5 kills, 12 digs), Emma Smith (14 digs) and Grace Rinehimer (24 assists, 10 digs).

Springfield-Delco 3, Methacton 2

Highlights: The Warriors took Springfield-Delco to the limit before coming up short of their non-league hosts. Set scores were 23-25, 21-25, 25-10, 25-23 and 14-16.
Methacton was led by Mel Eglinton with 14 kills and 4 aces, Emma Schaffer with 10 kills, Meg Haftl with 31 assists and Halla Takyeldin with 11 aces.

Girls tennis

Owen J. Roberts 4, Upper Perkiomen 3

Singles: Allison Root (OJR) def. Hope Thompson 6-0, 6-0; Sonya Soeder (OJR) def. Sara Andrasek 6-0, 6-1; Alexis Withers (OJR) def. Elyssa Sledgen 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Kate Callahan/Isabel Withers (OJR) def. M’Lynn Poulson/Liz Greczek 6-2, 6-3; Emily Vogel/Cassidy Bush (UP) def. Carlee Bonanno/Alina Orgechowski 6-0, 6-1; Addison Rennells/Emi Sensinger (UP) def. Lauren Koster/Caroline Aldred 6-1, 6-1; Alayna Phillips/Jada Leidy (UP) def. Ava Sellers/Faith Turnbull 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-2.

Conestoga 5, Spring-Ford 2

Singles: Mia Matriccino (SF) def. Leena Kwak 6-0, 6-0; Ananya Krishna (Con) def. Isabel Mejia 6-2, 6-1; Cady Krause (SF) def. Kate Emmanuel 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles: Felicia Manful/Bella Chen (Con) def. Brooke McPike/Evelyn Mejia 7-6 (10-8) 6-1; Melissa Fan/Jennifer He (Con) def. Chloe Moore/Lana Hang 6-3, 6-2; Michelle Han/Zoe Davies (Con) def. Kacie Rohn/Katie Tiffan 6-1, 6-0; Malena Nassie/Tamara Rushby (Con) def. Catherine Schappell/Ally Kernen 6-2, 6-2.

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