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Mercury Roundup (April 21): Spring-Ford caps unbeaten PAC season with 4-3 win over Perkiomen Valley

Boys Tennis

Spring-Ford 4, Perkiomen Valley 3: The Rams completed a sweep through the Pioneer Athletic Conference ranks Thursday by edging the Vikings, winning the league’s dual-match championship in the process.
A 2-1 edge in singles proved the difference for Spring-Ford (11-0), Cameron Moore winning first singles in straight sets while Henry Damiani was extended to three sets at third singles. Two of PV’s wins were in doubles matches extended to three sets.

Singles: Cameron Moore (SF) def. Henry Ye 6-2, 6-0; Evan Bolton (PV) def. Navein Suresh 2-0, default; Henry Damiani (SF) def. Ricardo Spadea 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-1.
Doubles: EliVolcsko/Evan Butler (PV) def. Ethan Shakour/Jake Kolevas 6-1, 4-6, 7-5; Yash Rohera/Neng Jiang (SF) def. Nolan Heyl/Evan Lichtenstein 7-5, 2-6, 6-2; Colin Ousey/Ricky Watson (PV) def. Jacob Collier/Sean Lambert 7-6 (1-0), 4-6, 6-4; Sahil Desai/Arnav Gupta (SF) def. Alex Turley/Jacob Cocadze 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

Owen J. Roberts 7, Norristown 0
Highlights: The Wildcats dropped just five games throughout the lineup Thursday in their sweep of the Eagles.
The singles bracket of Talan Nguyen, Jack Sawicki and Blake Brennan all won by 6-0, 6-0 scores. Norristown’s best individual showing wa at first doubles, where Gerardo Lopez and Adan Morales won four games.

Singles: Talan Nguyen (OJR) def. Dane Crook 6-0, 6-0; Jack Sawicki (OJR) def. Jhonny Cedillos 6-0, 6-0; Blake Brennan (OJR) def. Jamieson Ta 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Liam Sanders/Akash Prabu (OJR) def. Gerardo Lopez/Adan Morales 6-3, 6-1; Owen Lake/Chase Schultz (OJR) def. Jun Rojas/Jerry Garces 6-1, 6-0; Joey Kish/Will Cano (OJR) def. Angel Sanchez/Gale Palestino 6-0, 6-0; Garret Sloan/Nick Parr (OJR) def. Davis Quinonez/Wilson Prieto 6-0, 6-0.

Pottsgrove 4, Pope John Paul II 3
Highlights: A sweep of the singles bracket set the tone for the Falcons’ narrow win over the Golden Panthers Thursday.
The clincher for Pottsgrove was the doubles team of Declan Tabor and Nathan Kratz scoring a straight-set victory at the second spot. PJP’s best individual showing came from Tommy Wysocki and James Pickell at fourth doubles.

Singles: Troy Watts (Pg) def. Aidan McCared 6-0, 6-0; Wyatt Lear (Pg) def. Michael Fiore 6-0, 6-1; Michael Krueger (Pg) def. Alex Loughran 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Ben Laster/Christian Bourbon (PJP) def. Harry Grant/Evyn Brogley 6-6 (7-4), 6-4; Declan Tabor/Nathan Kratz (Pg) def. VJ Whitaker/Andres Lugo 6-3, 6-4; Owen Love/Sam Simonic (PJP) def, Guy Walker/Steve McPhillimey 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Tommy Wysocki/James Pickell (PJP) def. James Fabian/Curran Antonio 6-2, 6-3.


Methacton 7, Norristown 1: Matthew Christian worked a three-hit shutout for five innings Thursday, and the Warriors bunched their scoring in the third and fourth innings on the way to a PAC Liberty victory over the Eagles.

Christian also helped the offense with a double and two RBI. Tyler Weil-Kasper gave Methacton another two-RBI outing.



Pope John Paul II 16, Pottstown 0, 3 inn.: Aidan Sgarra and Frank Dimaio teamed up on a three-inning no-hitter while the Golden Panthers stretched a nine-hit offense into enough runs to bring their PAC Frontier game with the Trojans to a conclusion early.

Three walks were all that stood between PJP and a perfect game. At the plate, Nik Rubendall and David Wagner each drove in pairs of runs for the Panthers


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Methacton 11, Norristown 1: Courtney Freese and Megan Lineen combined to two-hit the Eagles while the Warriors used a seven-run fifth inning to bring the mercy rule into effect Thursday.



Spring-Ford 15, Perkiomen Valley 5: For the second time in as many nights, the Rams put 15 on the scoreboard with help from a three-homer performance against the Vikings.

Caitlin Ashley, Jules Scogna and Riley Gancasz all went “yard” in plating seven runs. Four of the RBI came from Scogna. who threw one-hit ball for two innings before the mound duties were turned over to Jessica Fliszar.

Boys Lacrosse

Methacton 5, Perkiomen Valley 4: Gunnar Seaman went on a scoring tear Thursday, netting all the Warriors’ goals while their defense kept the Vikings at bay down the stretch of their PAC contest.
Dane Hagen scored twice to lead PV.

Perk Valley 0 2 1 1 – 4
Methacton 2 1 2 0 – 5
Goals: PV – Dane Hagen 2, MShea Fusco 1, Dallas Pulliam 1. Me – Gunnar Seaman 5.
Assists: PV – Matt Farrington 1. Me – Matt D’Orsogna 2, Will Little 1.
Saves: PV – Caleb Woolsey 3. Me – Owen Avelar 12.

Girls Lacrosse

Upper Perkiomen 15, Pope John Paul II 10: MaryKate Sitko grabbed a share of game scoring honors Thursday in the Indians’ PAC Freedom victory over the Golden Panthers.
Sitko’s six-goal outing was complemented by four from teammate Lindsay Bieler and a hat trick by Payton Bettys. PJP’s Jill Cobaugh matched Sitko’s scoring output with her own six-spot.

Upper Perkiomen 10 5 – 15
Pope John Paul II 7 3 – 10
Goals: UP – MaryKate Sitko 6, Lindsay Bieler 4, Payton Bettys 3, Abby Orsini 1, Maggie Milkowich 1. PJP – Jill Cobaugh 6, Ava Zepp 3, Marissa Memmo 1.
Assists: UP – Lindsay Bieler 3, MaryKate Sitko 2. PJP – Marissa Memmo 1.
Saves: UP – Angelina Glackin 6. PJP – Alexia Swartz 12.

Owen J. Roberts 16, Boyertown 4: Alexa Vogelman and Gabbi Koury each scored six goals to lead the Wildcats’ charge in Thursday’s PAC Liberty contest with the Bears.
Delaney Fox was Boyertown’s scoring leader with two tallies.

Owen J. Roberts 7 9 – 16
Boyertown 2 2 – 4
Goals: OJR – Alexa Vogelman 6, Gabbi Koury 6, Gracyn Smith 1, Kalli Mullen 1, Sierra Milano 1, Lexi Muir 1. Bt – Delaney Fox 2, Emma Beidler 1, Alina Friz 1.
Assists: Bt – Emma Moyer 1, Alina Friz 1.
Saves: Bt – Elli Ferraro 14.

Upper Merion 9, Pottstown 2: The Vikings had a fully balanced offense Thursday, getting goals and assists from 12 different players in their PAC Frontier game with the Trojans.

Brynn McClune, who did all Pottstown’s scoring, ended up the game’s leader with her two goals.

Goals: Pt – B. McClune 2. UMe – Olivia Smith 1, Brooke Olsen 1, Ashley Evitts 1, Julianna Callison 1, Camryn Frebowitz 1, Addie Eaton 1, Anna Salamy 1, Sam Walmsley 1, Skylar McCollum 1.
Assists: UMe – Audrey Schuebel 1, Melissa McCabe 1, Chelsea Smith 1.

Perkiomen Valley 14, Spring-Ford 9: Janna Nuss headed a trio of multiple-goal scorers that steered the Vikings to victory over the Rams Thursday.
Nuss’ five-goal game was complemented by hat tricks by teammates Mackenzie Rotay and Mackenzie Hanlon. Alyssa Mozi was Spring-Ford’s scoring leader with two goals.

Goals: PV – Janna Nuss 5, Mackenzie Rotay 3, Mackenzie Hanlon 3, Gianna Sealiti 1, Ellie Armbruster 1, Emily Carney 1. SF – Alyssa Mozi 2, Madison Pierce 1, Alexis Sowers 1, Emma Sowers 1, Gianna DiBattista 1, Summer Smith 1, Morgan Pizzi 1, Anna DiPaoli 1.
Assists: PV – Mackenzie Rotay 1, Mackenzie Hanlon 1, Gianna Sealiti 1. SF – Gianna DiBattista 1, Aurora Ferguson 1.

Phoenixville 21, Pottsgrove 8: Gianna Thaxton and Jaime Michaud each scored six goals to lead the Phantoms to victory over the Falcons Thursday.
Sydney Wasdick was Pottsgrove’s scoring leader with five tallies.

Goals: Pg – Sydney Wasdick 5, Katie Bean 2, Alaura O’Neill 1. Px – Gianna Thaxton 6, Jaime Michaud 6, Natalie White 4, Ella Siaton 2, Kathryn Jacketti 1, Caroline Flick 1, Rachel Tuckman 1.
Assists: Pg – Katie Bean 1, Sydney Wasdick 1. Px – Kira O’Donnell 2.
Saves: Pg – Lily Guerrette 6. Px – Maddy Schramm 6.

Twin Valley 17, Daniel Boone 0: Julia Givens had one goal and five assists and Anna Kaplan two goals and three assists to lead the Raiders past the Blazers Thursday.

Goals: TV – Anna Kaplan 2, Kylie Duke 2, Kaitlyn Davis 2, Emma Raines 2, Julia Givens 1, Anna Givens 1, Chelsea Hurley 1, Hadley Munn 1, Jessie Robinette 1, Alexa Duke 1, Sam Rhoads 1, Jade Shearer 1, Emma Winther 1.
Assists: TV – Julia Givens 5, Anna Kaplan 3, Anna Givens 2, Kylie Duke 1, Chelsea Hurley 1, Hadley Munn 1, Jessie Robinette 1, Morgan Raines 1.
Saves: TV – Paige Borkowski 1. DB – Avery Ruth 7.

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