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Mercury Roundup (April 22): Tight wins for Pope John Paul II, Upper Merion boys lacrosse teams

Boys lacrosse

Upper Merion 7, Owen J. Roberts 6 >> Brayden Marino scored with 3 seconds remaining for the Vikings in Thursday’s dramatic PAC win over the Wildcats.

While Casey Lamey led the way for UM with his hat trick, Marino scored both his goals in the fourth quarter. Will Whitlock had a hat trick of his own for OJR while Josh Devine (two) and Dylan Mercadante (one goal, one assist) completed the team’s scoring.


Pope John Paul II 8, Pottsgrove 7 >> Though the Falcons had two of the game’s top three scorers, the Golden Panthers showed more offensive balance as they pulled the narrow PAC game Thursday.

Justin Westcoat had a game-high four goals for Pottsgrove while Rylee Howard added a hat trick. But Luke Sykes (two assists), Cole Miller (assist), Ambrose Collilouri (assist), Shane Flynn and Eric Zadroga scored behind Connor Gucwa’s hat trick to secure the victory for PJP.


Track box scores, game schedules and recent news on the Pioneer Athletic Conference Boys Lacrosse page:

Spring-Ford 15, Boyertown 5 >> Headed by Will Bonowitz’s game-high four goals, the Rams handled the Bears in Thursday’s PAC game.

Behind Bonowitz, Spring-Ford got hat tricks from Christian Marchini and Nick Teets (two assists), two goals apiece from Kyle Huston (one assist) and Joey Chillano and a solo tally from Will Fish (two assists). Jonathan Mayan had two goals and two assists to lead Boyertown, whose other goals came from Aidan McFalls, Lane Yergey and Adam Gallagher.


Twin Valley 14, Daniel Boone 0 >> Ryan Scheivert had four goals and one assist and Vinny Marchese made seven saves as the Raiders shut out the Blazers in Berks League play Thursday.

Vinny Ciotti had four saves in goal for Boone (2-3, 3-6).

Girls lacrosse

Boyertown 19, Norristown 1 >> With 18 players in the scoring act Thursday, the Bears rolled over the Eagles in their PAC Liberty Division contest.

Emma Beidler headed Boyertown’s balanced offense with two goals and a pair of assists. Allie Schell, Reagan Harner, Hailey Gruber, Jordan Woodring, Ali Pioli, Grace Rinehimer and Alina Fretz each had goals and assists, amply supporting the two-save goaltending of Elli Ferraro as the Bears took a 13-0 lead in the first half.

Norristown’s lone goal was scored by Azijiona Goltson.


Track box scores, game schedules and recent news on the Pioneer Athletic Conference Girls Lacrosse page:

Upper Merion 14, Upper Perkiomen 5 >> Cat Merritt figured in on 12 of the Vikings’ goals as they rolled over the Indians in Thursday’s PAC Frontier Division game to reach 5-0 in the PAC Frontier.

Merritt had a game-high seven goals to go with five assists, and Sam Walmsley (two assists) and Olivia Smith added pairs of goals. Bella Carpenter’s hat trick was the offensive highlight for UP, which got 14-save goalkeeping from Makenzie Bettys.


Pottsgrove 18, Pope John Paul II 6 >> Sydney Wasdick figured in on eight of the Falcons’ goals Thursday as they handled the Golden Panthers in their PAC Frontier Division game.

Wasdick had a game-high six goals while assisting on two others. Riley Simon (one assist) kicked in with five goals and Sydney Tornetta (two assists) four, with Alaura O’Neill adding two and Katie Bean (five assists) one.

Kallan Bustynowicz had a hat trick for PJP, which got two from Kasie Costalas and Jill Cobaugh one. Grace Drewicz had a 17-save day in goal.


Phoenixville 21, Pottstown 4 >> Alana Lathan netted a game-high seven goals Thursday, heading the Phantoms’ potent offense in their PAC Frontier Division game with the Trojans.

Andrea Hook and Gianna Thaxton added four-goal outings while Kathryn Jacketti and Jaime Michaud kicked in pairs of goals for Phoenixville. Destri Royce and Tatum Robbins accounted for Pottstown’s points with two goals each.


Methacton 12, Perkiomen Valley 11 >> The Warriors made a one-goal lead on the Vikings hold up through a tight second half on the way to Thursday’s PAC Liberty Division victory.

Michelle Zhai, Jayme Weber and Megan Sanelli all turned in hat tricks for Methacton. Maya Fulmer had a hat trick and one assist to lead PV, with Kiki Rotay, Kaleigh Funk and Jana Nuss each scoring twice. Lauren Foley had a 20-save day in goal for the Vikes.


Owen J. Roberts 15, Spring-Ford 2 >> The Wildcats were led by sophomores Gabbi Koury and Alexa Vogelman, and junior Gracyn Smith who accounted for 11 goals and seven assists in Thursday’s PAC Liberty Division romp over the Rams.

Freshman goalkeeper Korrigan Sweeney was steadfast in goal for OJR with eight saves.

Spring-Ford’s goals were scored by Alyssa Mozi and Mac Maloney.


Twin Valley 17, Daniel Boone 1 >> Anna Kaplan had four goals and three assists to lead the Raiders past the Blazers in Thursday’s Berks League game.

Boone’s goal was scored by Mia Rhoads, with McKenna Smith on the assist. Ashley Finkbiner made 13 saves in the nets for the Blazers (2-3, 3-6).


Spring-Ford 3, Owen J. Roberts 2 >> The Rams bunched three of their six hits together Thursday, plating the run necessary for them to edge the Wildcats in their PAC Liberty Division matchup.

Lexi Wescott hit a one-out single, then scored off Elli Jarrell’s hit for the ultimate game-winner in the fourth inning. Pitcher Bri Peck got Spring-Ford (5-0, 7-0) on the scoreboard in the first with a two-run homer that scored Morgan Lester (single) ahead of her.

OJR, which outhit the Rams by a 10-6 margin, got both its runs in the top of the second. Charlotte Skonieczny, one of three ‘Cats to hit safely in the frame, was credited with an RBI.

Jules Scogna threw five innings of scoreless relief for SF, striking out six.


Boys tennis

Phoenixville 5, Perkiomen Valley 2

Singles: Aaron Fry (PV) def. Josh Starczewski 6-4. 3-6. 6-2; Carter Young (PV) def. Nico Rombla 6-3, 3-6, 6-2; David Clipper (Px) def. Evan Bolton 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles: Anthony DeLuca/Oliver Gordon (Px) def. Jeremy Holder/Henry Ye 6-2, 6-2; Dylan Eliasson/Braden Mahar (Px) def. Evan Butler/Eli Volcsko 6-1, 6-4; Gavin Perillo/Brendan Flick (Px) def. Nick Russo/Ricardo Spadea 6-3, 6-2; Luka Eaton/Brandon Beckler (Px) def. Justin Tagert/Alex Turley 6-2, 6-2.

Boyertown 7, Pottstown 0

Singles: Karl Stork (Bt) def. Kishan Patel 6-1, 6-3; Carmen Rosselli (Bt) def. Jonah Grice 6-0, 6-0; Conner McNeil (Bt) def. Darren Groff 6-0, 6-4.

Doubles: Brent Holzman/Scott Levengood (Bt) def. Ethan Yost/Luscious Long 6-0, 6-0; Aidan Seyler/Zach Davis (Bt) def. Dominic DiPietro/Mehki Jenkins-Glover 6-1, 6-2; Luke Brisbois/Jacob Boughter (Bt) def. Jacob Moser/Tyler Harper 6-1, 6-2; Zach McDonald/Jager Wahl (Bt) def. Adam Green/Diego Marana Jaime 6-1, 6-1.

Daniel Boone 3, Gov. Mifflin 2

Singles: Danny Mitchell (GM) def. David Kim 6-1, 6-0; Evan Miller (DB) def. Josh Little 6-3, 6-0; Sam Shank (DB) def. Cole Epting 5-1, default.

Doubles: Giovanni LaLuna/Trevor Schoenen (GM) def. Jared Miller/Owen Blume 6-4, 3-6, 10-6; Brandon Myers/Dean Marlowe (DB) def. Mark Hofmann/Ethan Sea 2-6, default.

Boys volleyball

Daniel Boone 3, Fleetwood 0 >> Jack Hummel was one of the Blazers’ statistical stars during Thursday’s Berks League sweep of the Tigers. Boone won by set scores of 25-16, 25-20 and 25-21.

Hummel had six kills, six digs, one block and two aces for the Blazers (2-3, 7-4), Logan Emory had five kills, three blocks and three digs and Josh Smith had five kills and two blocks.

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