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Mercury roundup (Oct. 1): Mia Matriccino, Allison Root place in District 1 3A singles championship

From left to right, Unionville’s Grace Li, Owen J. Roberts’ Allison Root, Spring-Ford’s Mia Matriccino and Council Rock South’s Dasha Chichkina pose with their medals following the District 1 Class 3A girls tennis singles championship on Saturday. All four qualify for the PIAA tournament. Photo courtesy Todd Reagan


Spring-Ford’s Mia Matriccino took third place at the District 1 Class 3A singles championship with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 win over Owen J. Roberts’ Allison Root, who took fourth. Unionville’s Grace Li won the title with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Council Rock South’s Dasha Chichkina. All four qualify for the PIAA championships, which will be held Nov. 4-5 at Hershey.

Lower Moreland’s Hannah Kideckel won the 2A title with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory over Merion Mercy’s Ashley Gomes.


Upper Perkiomen 2, Northwestern Lehigh 1
Sarah Fisher scored a pair of goals to lift Upper Perkiomen, 2-1 over Northwestern Lehigh. Kyra Lesko assisted Fisher’s first goal in the 50th minute before the second unassisted score nine minutes later. Syenna Flores cut it to a one-goal game on a penalty kick in the 69th minute.

Upper Perkiomen outshot Northwestern Lehigh 7-6. Ava Long and Naomi Glassberg both made five saves for Upper Perkiomen and Northwestern Lehigh respectively.

Upper Perkiomen 0 2-2
Northwestern Lehigh 0 1-1
U-Sarah Fisher (Kyra Lesko), 50th minute
U-Sarah Fisher, 59th minute
N-Syenna Flores (penalty kick), 69th minute
Shots: UP-7, NL-6
Saves: UP-5 (Ava Long), NL-5 (Naomi Glassberg)

Germantown Academy 4, Hill School 1
Caroline Brandt scored the lone goal for Hill School in a 4-1 loss to Germantown Academy off an assist by Kate O’Brien.


Northwestern Lehigh 4, Upper Perkiomen 1
Matthew Fisher assisted Luke Gerstenberg for Upper Perkiomen’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Northwestern Lehigh.

West Chester Rustin 1, Phoenixville 1 (2 OT)


Owen J. Roberts 3, Harriton 1
Katie Arcara made 21 kills and 14 digs in a four-set win for Owen J. Roberts over Harriton. Meghan Touhey had 12 kills, four aces and two blocks. Sarah Mominey put up 38 assists with two aces.


Hill School 2, West Essex (N.J.) 0
Second-half goals from Riley Savage and Jayden Scarletto lifted Hill School 2-0 over West Essex (N.J.). Michigan commit Hala Silverstein came up with seven saves for Hill.

Methacton 4, Souderton 3 (OT)
Lily DeWan scored the game-winner in overtime for Methacton in a 4-3 win over Souderton. Elise DeWan (one assist), Giada Catoia and Lea DeWan added goals for the Warriors while Ceci Rehak made an assist. Emily Drake made six saves in net for Methacton while Olivia Kline made a defensive save.

Ava Jones (one assist), Ava Shaw (one assist) and Angela Borisow scored goals for Souderton and Tatum Andrews made an assist. Meredith DeMarzio added three saves. Souderton had 13 corners to Methacton’s nine.

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